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CountryLady

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Assorted Preparedness & Disaster Mgmt Tips
« on: August 08, 2011, 03:53:33 AM »

Sometimes we come across an idea or tip we want to share, but don't know just where to post it. Now we have this thread as a collection point for all our assorted "Neat Prep & Disaster Mgmt Ideas".

Let's make this a treasure chest of helpful tidbits. :ty2
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Re: Assorted Preparedness Tips
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2011, 04:07:33 AM »

I like to keep a small 2-4 person pop-up tent in my car. It can provide privacy in various situations that would be stressful without it, such as when:
      1- stuck in traffic gridlock & need to go to the bathroom.
      2- needing to get out of the hot sun.
      3- being in a public shelter with no privacy at all.
      4- needing a calming place for kids, pets or self anywhere/anytime.
      5- to get away from a broken down car on the highway.

 
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Re: Assorted Preparedness & Disaster Mgmt Tips
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2011, 10:35:46 AM »

Put in small zip-lock bag:

full-size kitchen matches
sandpaper for striker
birthday candles

By using those zip bags that are just big enough for the matches to fit in.
That way they can be tucked in anywhere.

The sandpaper works better than the match striker and lasts longer.
Plus it has other uses as well.

One of those birthday candles are designed to relight themselves when blown out.
are great for starting fires especially when there is a breeze.
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Re: Assorted Preparedness & Disaster Mgmt Tips
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2011, 09:36:23 AM »

CL reminder on the sunporch--

Don't for get to change our Bug Out Bags from one season to the next.

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Re: Assorted Preparedness & Disaster Mgmt Tips
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2011, 04:39:27 PM »

Speaking of ziplock baggies, I put some folded toilet tissue in a small baggie sized about one inch by two inches.  It compresses very well and fits easily in my wallet or even more easily in my wife or the girls' purses.  It has come in handy on occasion for its intended use but could be just as good for starting a fire or band-aid.  No baggie to put it in?  How 'bout plastic wrap?
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Re: Assorted Preparedness & Disaster Mgmt Tips
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2012, 01:14:17 PM »

I really like this idea of individual packs of antiseptic.

Also this idea would work well with all sorts of things

You can find instructions and a very nice pictorial here

http://www.briangreen.net/2011/07/diy-single-use-antibiotic-packs.html
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