Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Meat, Dec 20, 2017.

  1. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    That’s the last thing I said to my co-workers as they attempted to get home after the train derailment on Monday. What a mess! I know a few folks that finally got home at midnight.
    As for me I was perfectly fine. I had almost everything I needed stashed in my commuter. I just stayed right in the parking lot of the show-up. I had my phone, my book, my 12 volt heat blanket(aww) and a warm sleeping bag. Of course a weapon. :D My biggest mistake was not having 4 or 5 days worth of food which I plan on remedying this weekend.
    Just thought I’d relay this mainly because this came out of nowhere, midday. I’d feel comfortable saying 99% of folks were completely unprepared. Thanks in part to this site I was part of the 1%. :D
  2. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

  3. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    If you are going to use an electric blanket , you might consider a battery isolator and a second battery so your not draining down your primary battery for starting the car. We do this on campers, RVs and boats all the time. saves a lot of misery.
  4. Lancer

    Lancer TANSTAFL! Site Supporter+++

    My GHB will cover such an event if need be. I plan on a five day trek should I ever need to walk home. I do not have a second battery though. Need to think about that one...
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  5. Seepalaces

    Seepalaces Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    I visit my mom at least once a week and it's around a hundred mile trip. I try to keep everything I need to walk either way for shtf. I could live in the car for at least a week as long as I'm near a water source.
  6. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I keep water in my car but have to be mindful to rotate it. Extreme heat in the summer allegedly turns the water toxic from the bottles and then in the winter it freezes. It is hard to keep drinkable water in one vehicle IMO.
  7. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    I’ve got a battery pack/compressor in the commuter. All this weight is affecting my mileage though. *shakes my fist*. :D
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2017
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  8. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    I keep a Schumacher charger/compressor pack in my van, as well as other stuff - auto road emergency items and a GHB.
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  9. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Great minds run in the same channels, Meat.
    Wife and I have purchased bags, one for each vehicle, that has emergency supplies and have been gradually filling them with things like emergency sleeping bags, blankets, crude tools, food, light sticks, etc.
    Good man. You even got to try out your preps and find out what works and what doesn't.
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