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Old 09-08-17, 12:18 PM
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Are you prepared?

with all these huricanes comeing are you prepared? me ive been ready for years
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Old 09-08-17, 12:19 PM
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I think I've got 30kg of nutella in the cellar so that is like calories for our whole block for a month.
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Old 09-08-17, 12:22 PM
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I think I've got 30kg of nutella in the cellar so that is like calories for our whole block for a month.
ill trade you d cell batts
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Old 09-08-17, 12:23 PM
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Hurricanes don't hit where I live. But otherwise I have at least 3 weeks worth of water, canned goods and supplies... cause on the west coast we get unpredictable earthquakes... we don't have the luxury of watching the thing approach for several days in advance.
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Old 09-08-17, 12:43 PM
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Hurricanes don't hit where I live. But otherwise I have at least 3 weeks worth of water, canned goods and supplies... cause on the west coast we get unpredictable earthquakes... we don't have the luxury of watching the thing approach for several days in advance.
wont be a huricane here but the stores are selling out..they say we will have 60 mh winds
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Old 09-08-17, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
wont be a huricane here but the stores are selling out..they say we will have 60 mh winds
Expect trees and power lines to go down. 60MPH is a lot of wind.

I've been out sailing in 40knot winds, and the rain stung my face when it hit. Made me wish I was wearing a face mask.

I hope the damage is minimal where you are... just get prepared and stay that way. It's easy to cycle through the goods on a periodic basis and keep some ready supply on hand... keeps you out of the "sold out" zone.
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Old 09-08-17, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
Expect trees and power lines to go down. 60MPH is a lot of wind.

I've been out sailing in 40knot winds, and the rain stung my face when it hit. Made me wish I was wearing a face mask.

I hope the damage is minimal where you are... just get prepared and stay that way. It's easy to cycle through the goods on a periodic basis and keep some ready supply on hand... keeps you out of the "sold out" zone.
yeah i ride a motorbike 365 days a year it is amaxeing how painful can be at 30 mph
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Old 09-08-17, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
yeah i ride a motorbike 365 days a year it is amaxeing how painful can be at 30 mph
30 isn't bad, heck, I've done that on a bicycle... 40 begins to sting, especially if it is cold... I've never been on a MC without a full face shield over 40MPH. Yeah, I've been on a MC over 60MPH... but with full leather jacket and gloves.
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Old 09-08-17, 01:22 PM
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i hate rideing in rain i also cant see due to glasses geting wet
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Old 09-08-17, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
i hate rideing in rain i also cant see due to glasses geting wet
Likewise plus cold and wet is not my thing.
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Old 09-08-17, 01:29 PM
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My preparation includes not living in Florida. ever.



wet but not that cold here... Ice on the street for a week every few years,

rained last night here. Yay!







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Old 09-08-17, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
ill trade you d cell batts
"You want 20 C battery?"

"No, D mother f..., D!:
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Old 09-08-17, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by chewybrian View Post
"You want 20 C battery?"

"No, D mother f..., D!:
lol it took me a bit to get it radioman
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Old 09-08-17, 02:14 PM
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I live in Maine. We don't get hurricanes. We don't get earthquakes. We almost never get the kind of forest fires you see out West. We have one of the lowest crime rates in the country.

Once in a while we get a big ass snowstorm and lose power for a few days. So all a prepper needs is a credit card for the Doubletree hotel. What can I say, I like choc chip cookies.
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Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
ill trade you d cell batts
What uses those anymore? I'll stick to 18650's.
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Old 09-08-17, 05:18 PM
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What uses those anymore? I'll stick to 18650's.
We have a pair of old fashioned (looking) LED flashlights that use D-cells. They last forever.
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Old 09-08-17, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
My preparation includes not living Florida, ever.
Ditto, any southern state actually. I like four distinct seasons, even snow.

Side note, any state that routinely is threatened by hurricanes should make "Isaac's Storm" mandatory reading in high schools and for new residents.
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Old 09-08-17, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
What uses those anymore? I'll stick to 18650's.
i have like 10 18650 from panasnic to others i take some from laptop that broke
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Old 09-10-17, 04:02 AM
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Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
We have a pair of old fashioned (looking) LED flashlights that use D-cells. They last forever.
I have this coleman lantern looking thing that has LEDs and uses D cells. It puts out bright light... forever.
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What uses those anymore? I'll stick to 18650's.
Great capacity, I just didn't like the lack of good cheap chargers, and the one that I paid almost a hundred bucks for would miss the termination point and get them super hot some times. 18650's solve that problem pretty well, as do whatever you call the proprietary Streamlight batteries, though I don't much suggest streamlight on account of sneakily poor designs and horrible warranty service.
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I try to stay prepared. I bathe.
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60MPH is a lot of wind.
Not a good time for moving a mobile home.
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Old 09-11-17, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
What uses those anymore? I'll stick to 18650's.
I only use 18650s and AA.
My legacy C and D devices uses AA to C/D adapters.
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Old 09-12-17, 12:23 AM
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I moved to Miami just before Andrew, and that was a hell of a storm. There were many to follow that, the last one being Wilma in 2005. Irma has turned out to be not nearly as bad as Wilma. Since Wilma, no Hurricane has hit America until Harvey, nearly three weeks ago (a 12 year break, the longest in modern history). If you think two hurricanes in just over two weeks is a lot, the record between two consecutive hurricanes hitting America is only 23 hours.

When I lived in Florida, I worked in law enforcement, and was always prepared. Most of the work was keeping people off the streets and away from the beach. During Wilma, a crazy woman stripped off her clothes and tried to commit suicide by drowning herself in the sea. When I got out to try and catch her, the wind blew the door to my cruiser against the fender, and wouldn't close, and I and another officer got sand-blasted pulling her off the beach. Wilma as the third storm to hit that summer, after Katrina and Rita.

My vehicles are always fully fueled in the summer time, I keep a stock of food and water as well. There is nothing worse than having to wait in long lines at the last minute, but every year thousands of people always wait until the last minute, or until it is too late.

I only use 18650s and AA.

I used a pair of 6 volt golf cart batteries, charged by a pair of 100 watt solar panels, and a power inverter. I got enough power to run the fridge, tv, and charge other things.
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Originally Posted by Michigander View Post
Great capacity, I just didn't like the lack of good cheap chargers, and the one that I paid almost a hundred bucks for would miss the termination point and get them super hot some times. 18650's solve that problem pretty well, as do whatever you call the proprietary Streamlight batteries, though I don't much suggest streamlight on account of sneakily poor designs and horrible warranty service.
This one works fine:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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