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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.

Statistics: Posted by Rosemead — Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:59 pm


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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 • 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