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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Harvey – Irma Survivers/ Preppers

September 13, 2017 anita 0

Yes, let’s hear them.

I’ll add one from Sandy. This was pre-generator. I have a solar Goal Zero deep-cell battery that I had charged prior to the storm. I could hook it to the router in the evening and run WI-FI throughout the house, and we could use our computers. It was a real lifeline.

I was able to take the battery/laptops to the office and recharge during the day so that they were fully charged at night. If I had had to rely on the solar charging, I wouldn’t have been able to run everything every night. I’ve also been able to run the fan for the fireplace insert with the battery. Those things have been a good investment.

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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Harvey – Irma Survivers/ Preppers

September 13, 2017 anita 0

Yes, let’s hear them.

I’ll add one from Sandy. This was pre-generator. I have a solar Goal Zero deep-cell battery that I had charged prior to the storm. I could hook it to the router in the evening and run WI-FI throughout the house, and we could use our computers. It was a real lifeline.

I was able to take the battery/laptops to the office and recharge during the day so that they were fully charged at night. If I had had to rely on the solar charging, I wouldn’t have been able to run everything every night. I’ve also been able to run the fan for the fireplace insert with the battery. Those things have been a good investment.

Statistics: Posted by anita — Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:27 am


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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Well, are you stocking up??

September 8, 2017 IceFire 0

Catfeet, you might want to try something my Dad always did (and I do now) when the trees are loaded down. To keep the branches from breaking, we would always thin out the smaller fruits in the bunches, and then prop up the branches with 2x4s. The 2x4s provide support for the branches, and help keep the branches from bending too much, and then breaking.

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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Well, are you stocking up??

September 8, 2017 IceFire 0

Catfeet, you might want to try something my Dad always did (and I do now) when the trees are loaded down. To keep the branches from breaking, we would always thin out the smaller fruits in the bunches, and then prop up the branches with 2x4s. The 2x4s provide support for the branches, and help keep the branches from bending too much, and then breaking.

Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:53 pm


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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Well, are you stocking up??

September 8, 2017 IceFire 0

Catfeet, you might want to try something my Dad always did (and I do now) when the trees are loaded down. To keep the branches from breaking, we would always thin out the smaller fruits in the bunches, and then prop up the branches with 2x4s. The 2x4s provide support for the branches, and help keep the branches from bending too much, and then breaking.

Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:53 pm


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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Well, are you stocking up??

September 6, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

With more NK talk, missile tests and now an H-bomb – goodness gracious. We are concerned about an EMP so doing a little more research.

We are looking at keeping certain quantities of certain pantry goods all the time now. We have been in our little house almost a year so we have a better idea of our eating patterns now that we aren’t near our kids any more.
Filled in some gaps over the last 2 weeks, stocked up on drinking water, paper towels, soap, OTC meds and canning jars.

And of course keeping all cars filled – all our gas cans are currently full as are the extra propane tanks.

Mrs FP

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:57 pm


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

September 3, 2017 Cast Iron 0
DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:
CI!!! good to see ya man! where ya been?

Driven, greetings and salutations.

Once the weather changed, the farm spun up, work, family . . . life (!), I have not been on line much.

The recent events of Charlottesville, protests, counter-protests, etc. made me realize I need to pay more attention to things going on in the world aside what the goats, pigs, cows, rabbits, chickens, ducks and gardens are doing.

My apologies for the thread jack.

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

September 2, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

CI!!! good to see ya man! where ya been?

It’s a good point on the weight but it most likely wont be an issue.

But that’s another good thing about the bricks….Weight distribution. You can stack as little or as muck in an area as fits your needs.(Think dead closet space with an upper shelf, etc…only adding one or two there)

Anyways…check them out.

I had a small issue with a single gasket in my order and called them asking for a replacement. The OWNER actually called me and gave me his personal cell #….A good ol’ boy, well to do….didn’t have to call me personally but did. Had a really long conversation with him….amazing.

I bought them in a special sort of way in a highly discounted rate from Wise foods….If interested in buying them in boxes of 8, let me know and I’ll give the details. PM me.

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:23 am


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

September 2, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

CI!!! good to see ya man! where ya been?

It’s a good point on the weight but it most likely wont be an issue.

But that’s another good thing about the bricks….Weight distribution. You can stack as little or as muck in an area as fits your needs.(Think dead closet space with an upper shelf, etc…only adding one or two there)

Anyways…check them out.

I had a small issue with a single gasket in my order and called them asking for a replacement. The OWNER actually called me and gave me his personal cell #….A good ol’ boy, well to do….didn’t have to call me personally but did. Had a really long conversation with him….amazing.

I bought them in a special sort of way in a highly discounted rate from Wise foods….If interested in buying them in boxes of 8, let me know and I’ll give the details. PM me.

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:23 am


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

September 2, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

CI!!! good to see ya man! where ya been?

It’s a good point on the weight but it most likely wont be an issue.

But that’s another good thing about the bricks….Weight distribution. You can stack as little or as muck in an area as fits your needs.(Think dead closet space with an upper shelf, etc…only adding one or two there)

Anyways…check them out.

I had a small issue with a single gasket in my order and called them asking for a replacement. The OWNER actually called me and gave me his personal cell #….A good ol’ boy, well to do….didn’t have to call me personally but did. Had a really long conversation with him….amazing.

I bought them in a special sort of way in a highly discounted rate from Wise foods….If interested in buying them in boxes of 8, let me know and I’ll give the details. PM me.

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:23 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.

.

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 • Re: Water and Southern California

September 1, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
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.

.

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:48 am


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

September 1, 2017 handyman777 0

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.

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:02 am


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

September 1, 2017 daaswampman 0

I live in the country with a well – so I have little to offer in your situation. Except don’t depend on a water heater unless you are familiar with them and know everything is working properly! Even a slightly leaky pressure relief valve (very common problem and a reason for the drip pan) can allow water to siphon to a lowest level. An easy fix if you are familiar with plumbing issues. Swamp

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

September 1, 2017 daaswampman 0

I live in the country with a well – so I have little to offer in your situation. Except don’t depend on a water heater unless you are familiar with them and know everything is working properly! Even a slightly leaky pressure relief valve (very common problem and a reason for the drip pan) can allow water to siphon to a lowest level. An easy fix if you are familiar with plumbing issues. Swamp

Statistics: Posted by daaswampman — Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:42 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