Storm is coming what do you do?

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Motomom34, May 11, 2014.


  1. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    This may have already been discussed but it is always good to test our preparedness.

    A storm is coming either a giant snow storm or a hurricane, some weather incident that gives you time to get ready. You may lose power and heat. You worked all week but have the weekend off. The storm is to hit on Sunday. What do you do? Are you getting ready? I want input to see if I need to add to my list. I think I have everything covered just in case.What do you have in place by Sunday to ensure your families survival?
     
  2. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    I will go first, please let me know if I am missing anything.

    By Sunday morning

    Gas tanks are full
    propane tanks are full- for the bbq
    laundry done
    dishwasher done
    1- bathtub filled
    battery supply checked, flash lights are working
    flash light in each room/ candle on the counter
    cast iron pans out & washed- in case I need to use on grill
    generator starts
    peculator is washed and ready
    make sure I have dog food
    check bottled water
     
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  3. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    If you are Prep'ed in your normal Life, then the only thing you need to deal with is Energy, and Water....

    Energy: 1 week Minimum Supply
    All Backups Tested and operational....
    All Fuel Tanks topped off....

    Water: 1 week Minimum Supply
    Backup Potable Water Storage topped off and checked.....
    Emergency Water (Bottled) checked and ready.....

    Now if your NOT Prep'ed already, you need to at least have a 72 Hour Kit available....

    72 Hour Kit:
    Everything you and your family needs to live, ONLY off the 72 Hour Kit.....
     
  4. cdnboy66

    cdnboy66 Monkey++

    grab some fuel stabilizer just in case you don't use it all. that way it can sit for a bit before being used.

    Got candles to read by, and a good fire extinguisher if the candles fall over
     
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  5. cdnboy66

    cdnboy66 Monkey++

    oh, and a good supply of water for flushing toilets if the water pressure drops, toilet paper/and or wet wipes and a disposal system in place because you don't want to flush those
     
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  6. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    I'd get as much firewood on the porch and in the house as possible, and make sure all the water storage containers are full. Food is not an issue, we're always okay on that, never have less than a week's supply in our house at any given time. Not counting the canned goods.
     
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  7. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Plywood stores under the bed if nowhere else,a few 2X4s, and a couple or more silver tarps with appropriate nails/screws. Handy for many things and cheap if you need it.
     
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  8. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    @cdnboy66 very good. I need to check to see if we have any. I did here that Stabil 360 is coming out. Supposed to be better then regular.

    @techsar I have never thought of that. I have plastic but where is my duct tape? That is a good thing to put on my list to have handy. Never thought of wipes either. Very good.
     
  9. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    If you use tarps to patch holes/etc then roll the ends in a board before nailing/screwing/or weighting down. Add a few boards every 4-5 feet to keep the tarp from rippling up. Put them on vertically so rain will not puddle behind them. W/O tying them down securely a high wind will send them sailing. We have ample plywood/screws for window repairs. Leave a small hole so you will not be blind in the panels.
     
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  10. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Most important, just make sure you have the stuff in hand already, i.e., the preps are already done. Double check that Plan B is as ready as Plan A.
     
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  11. Dawg23

    Dawg23 do or do not, there is no try

    i didnt see this mentioned, cordless tools - batteries fully charged, chainsaw fueled, with replacement chain, bar and chain oil... for debris removal, etc.
     
  12. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    Oh and I'd make sure I've got the candles easy accessible, and my battery lantern and our extra batteries.
     
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  13. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    a few days notice of Wind/Rain , make sure I go town & buy 3 gallons of organic home milk for 32.00 , (dairy system in the critters gets effected , so best to let them milk it over & treat the other critters who are also effected) . Fuel is always @ a few months + , from lighter fluid ,white gas,petrol (3 types) , diesel,propane & wood is 2 years ahead. Winter = Nothing but all the critters ,2 & 4 legged get extra treats & time off play in snow / rubs / games etc. We treat the isolation as a fun time & the routine is maintained.
     
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  14. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    New thing I saw in Cosco was a lantern that runs off of 4 D cells, or 8 D cells (over double the run time) but the lantern is LED, 360 degree. No fire hazard, and bright enough for a camp area or a room. I hope to get several soon.
     
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  15. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    make sure you have meds, any prescription, and common stuff, gauze, tape, antiseptic, antibiotic. Tea tree oil is incredible. Lavender oil for burns.
     
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  16. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    good thought.
     
  17. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    If you have a herd or assorted animals bring them in close and do not leave them out to roam the property or pasture any more than needed. That will make it easier to feed them if the snow gets deep quick.... as well as the young ones, this time of year they should be kept an eye on and not have to struggle if that can be prevented.
     
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  18. fedorthedog

    fedorthedog Monkey++

    extra hay in the live stock bed and coop, make sure wood tarps are tied down. feed stock, fire wood bin full chain saw and fuel in the back of the truck with chains and ropes, make sure vehicle are full of gas. bring lanterns in to the house and start the coffee
     
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  19. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    As I've seen , & learn't to read the critters , Talking heads can spew , but most critters know! I local ranch critters & feeding is brought to them , did the other way years ago with huge head, never a break !!

    I read the birds to dogs & watch the tree's , you kinda get a feel & the critters want to stay close , so you know , a storm is brewing ,, It's the frigging Shakin NOT stirred (earth shiver) that gets all riled .. After all the Calming , I get to have a Scotch & just listen .
     
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  20. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    The animals do seem to know ahead of time what weather is coming. I watched the elk and deer feed for two days before the storm, it seemed non-stop.
     
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