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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: What to do if the SHTF and I am out…..way out.

September 24, 2017 Rosemead 0

I like the storage Idea.

Money maybe your biggest problem, is there a scenario where the banks don’t close, ATM’s don’t stop working? Flying around with rolls of silver dollars is sure to get you strange looks (allthough quarters in a sock can make a weapon), take something that can be sold or traded. Rolex watches come to mind.

Statistics: Posted by Rosemead — Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:46 am


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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Water and Southern California

September 2, 2017 Rosemead 0
DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:

handyman777 wrote:You could try using water bricks: be creative and turn them into end tables or coffee tables; with a sheet over the bricks to hide them and a board or glass top. Careful on how much weight is on the table top.
I thought about doing this as a shelving unit, but not sure on how much weight the bricks will hold. I figure if you don’t over load the shelves it should work::::T.P.,blankets, lite prep items, etc. things that won’t add a lot of weight.
I also have a well, but I do store water just in case.

If you do use your water from your water heater turn off your power supply to it, GAS/ELECTRIC.
until water/power is restored. This could burn up your heating element and now you have to repair/replace your water heater. or start a fire.

^^^^^^THIS!^^^^^^^

I cant recommend them enough Rosemead. the waterbricks are amazing for living in an apartment. 3.5gal each…stackable, lockable, build furniture, fills crevices like under a bed, behind the couch, entertainment center, upper back area of closets, in garage storage unit. 100X worth the cost if you take strength and flexibility into account….can take them camping, 1 in the car when traveling, etc.

I have about 20-30 of them…had them filled for about 1-1/2 year now and no algae with normal bleach prep and just tap water…it’s about time to rotate it out I guess. rotated out 2 50 gals 2 weeks ago.

Anyways…strongly recommend them. they’re almost indestructible.

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You know I have seen the advertisements and it never occurred to me, they are just what I need. I will defiantly be getting some. Yeah, make something, a table.

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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Water and Southern California

September 1, 2017 Rosemead 0

The city of Colton suffered a lighting strike on their electrical switch yard this morning at 7 am. 50,000 people are with out power, but it also took 2 water pumps down. The hottest day this year and there is no power or water. Edison says it will be 8 to 9 hours to get back.

This got we to mentally review my water preps. And immediately plan A has an issue. For “planning purposes”, I was counting on the water running for three days after a power outage. This how long I figured the backup generators would run. It looks like I will have to make some changes. Just don’t know what. Three days would allow me to fill my bathtub bobs, giving us 200 gallons, another 30 gallons in the water heater, and as many bottles as we can fill, or fifty gallons each for the four of us.

Living upstairs in a condo limits any water storage. So any ideas?

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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Water and Southern California

September 1, 2017 Rosemead 0

The city of Colton suffered a lighting strike on their electrical switch yard this morning at 7 am. 50,000 people are with out power, but it also took 2 water pumps down. The hottest day this year and there is no power or water. Edison says it will be 8 to 9 hours to get back.

This got we to mentally review my water preps. And immediately plan A has an issue. For “planning purposes”, I was counting on the water running for three days after a power outage. This how long I figured the backup generators would run. It looks like I will have to make some changes. Just don’t know what. Three days would allow me to fill my bathtub bobs, giving us 200 gallons, another 30 gallons in the water heater, and as many bottles as we can fill, or fifty gallons each for the four of us.

Living upstairs in a condo limits any water storage. So any ideas?

Statistics: Posted by Rosemead — Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:27 pm


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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Things that make you go hmmmm

August 20, 2017 Rosemead 0

What an interesting turn we have taken.

Born and raise in Southern California, with the exception of a couple of years in the Air Force, have never lived anywhere else. ( You don’t get to pick where you are born). I would not consider moving, but for the socialists taking over and turning violent, as their dream does not work out.

Convincing family to move to cold areas is going to be difficult. And it may take a catastrophe to get them moving. Yes I can see myself walking, pushing a cart, just like any other refuge. ( I may want to look for a cart.) Prep’s or no prep’s.

So I got to side with DbK, easy to say, hard to implement.

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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Things that make you go hmmmm

August 20, 2017 Rosemead 0

What an interesting turn we have taken.

Born and raise in Southern California, with the exception of a couple of years in the Air Force, have never lived anywhere else. ( You don’t get to pick where you are born). I would not consider moving, but for the socialists taking over and turning violent, as their dream does not work out.

Convincing family to move to cold areas is going to be difficult. And it may take a catastrophe to get them moving. Yes I can see myself walking, pushing a cart, just like any other refuge. ( I may want to look for a cart.) Prep’s or no prep’s.

So I got to side with DbK, easy to say, hard to implement.

Statistics: Posted by Rosemead — Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:40 am


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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Things that make you go hmmmm

August 19, 2017 Rosemead 0
Illini Warrior wrote:
definitely been an upsurge in crime across the board – could be that this parking garage has been hit with vandalism or maybe other crime – the owner is getting grief from the patrons and/or the insurance company ….

Yes, homeless is way up, lot’s of people living on the street, part of what scares me.

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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Things that make you go hmmmm

August 19, 2017 Rosemead 0
Illini Warrior wrote:
definitely been an upsurge in crime across the board – could be that this parking garage has been hit with vandalism or maybe other crime – the owner is getting grief from the patrons and/or the insurance company ….

Yes, homeless is way up, lot’s of people living on the street, part of what scares me.

Statistics: Posted by Rosemead — Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:49 pm


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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Things that make you go hmmmm

August 19, 2017 Rosemead 0
Blondie wrote:
For those who say you need to get out, but it’s not up to you, who is it up to? If someone else is calling the shots that keeps everyone in a risky situation you need to have a serious discussion.

I stayed put for a long time for “the sake of my kids”. Now I’m so far behind of where I need to be it’s not funny. You can’t buy more time.

Dad past in 2015, mother-in-law passed last Easter, my mother is currently in a home. I have six female family members, two of the other males have passed, and two are deployed over seas. It is going to be difficult to move everybody. (herding cats comes to mine).

I have been looking at homes, Sheridan Wy, Amarillo TX, and Ft. Smith Ar.

No you can’t buy more time.

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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Things that make you go hmmmm

August 19, 2017 Rosemead 0
Blondie wrote:
For those who say you need to get out, but it’s not up to you, who is it up to? If someone else is calling the shots that keeps everyone in a risky situation you need to have a serious discussion.

I stayed put for a long time for “the sake of my kids”. Now I’m so far behind of where I need to be it’s not funny. You can’t buy more time.

Dad past in 2015, mother-in-law passed last Easter, my mother is currently in a home. I have six female family members, two of the other males have passed, and two are deployed over seas. It is going to be difficult to move everybody. (herding cats comes to mine).

I have been looking at homes, Sheridan Wy, Amarillo TX, and Ft. Smith Ar.

No you can’t buy more time.

Statistics: Posted by Rosemead — Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:42 pm


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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Things that make you go hmmmm

August 19, 2017 Rosemead 0

Back in the 80’s I was in the National Guard, Disaster Preparedness NCO. In California that is mostly earth quakes. Been living with this for awhile.

No, I can’t leave, yet, either.

Every morning I get up, watch the news and wade through the murders and car crashes, to make the decision: “Am I going in today, or is it too dangerous”.

My biggest concern is something happening to me and leaving the family to fend for their selves. Yes, I do what I can, with what I have. And pray it will be enough.

And it is good to now that I am not alone. In what I’m seeing.

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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Things that make you go hmmmm

August 19, 2017 Rosemead 0

Back in the 80’s I was in the National Guard, Disaster Preparedness NCO. In California that is mostly earth quakes. Been living with this for awhile.

No, I can’t leave, yet, either.

Every morning I get up, watch the news and wade through the murders and car crashes, to make the decision: “Am I going in today, or is it too dangerous”.

My biggest concern is something happening to me and leaving the family to fend for their selves. Yes, I do what I can, with what I have. And pray it will be enough.

And it is good to now that I am not alone. In what I’m seeing.

Statistics: Posted by Rosemead — Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:35 am


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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Things that make you go hmmmm

August 19, 2017 Rosemead 0

Back in the 80’s I was in the National Guard, Disaster Preparedness NCO. In California that is mostly earth quakes. Been living with this for awhile.

No, I can’t leave, yet, either.

Every morning I get up, watch the news and wade through the murders and car crashes, to make the decision: “Am I going in today, or is it too dangerous”.

My biggest concern is something happening to me and leaving the family to fend for their selves. Yes, I do what I can, with what I have. And pray it will be enough.

And it is good to now that I am not alone. In what I’m seeing.

Statistics: Posted by Rosemead — Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:35 am


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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Things that make you go hmmmm

August 19, 2017 Rosemead 0

I work in down town Los Angeles. I am a service tech for parking lot equipment. Ticket dispensers, fee computers, change machines and gates.
One of our biggest customers has asked us to fix some slide gates. Not what we do. He states that the slide gate company’s have a two month back log, and he wants this gate fix soonest.

This gate has not worked in twenty plus years, and I have to ask my self, what is he seeing, to give him such a sense of urgency.

So the question is: are you seeing a “sense of urgency” in people? Non prepper people, business people? Are there people waking up and not saying anything?

Statistics: Posted by Rosemead — Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:06 pm