My Prepperversary

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  1. Unistat76

    Unistat76 Nerd Supporter Bushclass I

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    August 13, 2003 was the start of the Northeast Blackout. It lasted 3 days for me. My wife and I had been married for just under 2 years.

    Day one, when I found out the water faucets weren't working, I realized it was a really big problem.

    Day two, my parent's had power. Their little city (my hometown) has its own power plant and got started up much quicker. We spent the day there, but went home that night.

    Day 3 the power came on by morning. I remember lying in bed listening to the "youths" outside having fun. I thought to myself, "If this goes another two days, that won't be a party. It'll be a riot."

    I always flirted with emergency preparedness before, but that got my wife on board and got us serious.

    Happy prepperversary!
     
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    So, for our enlightenment, what have you done to be better prepared since ‘03? :4:
     
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    It's good to heart those kinds of stories--they put things into perspective.
     
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    I raided my parents stockpile of Y2k preps. I think that about covers it.
     
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    I was expecting a 20 KW generator, 5000 gallon fuel tank, 10,000 gallon water tank and some other stuff.
     
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    Well, 3500 Watts & 130 gallons. Sorry to disappoint, lol.

    Hear is some of the food storage. These were taken a couple of years ago. It expands and shrinks a little as we rotate stuff in and out. Really, it's probably only what my grandparents or greatgrandparentd would have normally kept on hand.

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    That seems quite reasonable. :p
     
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    And you are right. Looks like a fairly normal pantry. PANTRY? More food than necessary for the next meal? o_O
     
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    Planning is always a good idea.
     
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    My 'versayy' day(s) are Oct 16 to Oct 28.
     
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    My "Golden" prepperversary is coming up. August 17-30, 1969. The eye of Hurricane Camille came ashore about 75 miles west of us. The storm surge and wind-driven waves came straight up Mobile Bay.
     
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    Looks like you have enough coffee for a couple weeks!
     
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    Need Moar honey and toilet paper. Can never have too much toilet paper.

    On a side note....us guys often forget some important prep items for the women in the house, feminine products, especially. Peek in your wife's and/or daughter's stuff, find out what they use and what brands, and order it from Amazon. (That way you don't have to face the cashier's amused stare.)
     
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    Legit point.

    Our personal hygiene stuff is in another closet, closer to the bathrooms.

    We try to keep a 3-6 month supply of most stuff we need, even non-critical items. As mentioned, the coffee will run out before then, but we got lots of instant for a true coffee-pocalypse.
     
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