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Title: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: edinct on September 23, 2008, 07:30:28 AM
What has everyone planned to do in an emergency situation?
I always have crutches nearby, say if a fire started in my home, or I needed to get out quick I could always hop or sit on the floor and slide around. If someone broke into my house though, being on the floor or crutches would really be of no use, (there is always something next to the bed for protection, and I mean from intruders ;). Have you seen how fast you can put your leg/legs/arm/arms on? I just want to hear what others have planned.
See-ya
ED
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: Annie on September 23, 2008, 08:17:37 AM
What has everyone planned to do in an emergency situation?
I always have crutches nearby, say if a fire started in my home, or I needed to get out quick I could always hop or sit on the floor and slide around. If someone broke into my house though, being on the floor or crutches would really be of no use, (there is always something next to the bed for protection, and I mean from intruders ;). Have you seen how fast you can put your leg/legs/arm/arms on? I just want to hear what others have planned.
See-ya
ED

Errr ... nothing in the way of protection from intruders - just the mobile and hubby when he's home.  Perhaps I live in less dangerous locality ED.

 I do have smoke detectors though.

Apart from that the legs are always near the bed, and as I live in a bungalow can always make a quick exit through the window.
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: pegleg jack on September 23, 2008, 08:49:20 AM
Ed, you have broght up a real good question, and i think that each and everyone of us sould set down and plan this out including my self, have never really thought about it. As for someone breaking in the house, it dosent happen that much down here, mainly because of the right to carry law that we have, and i do have a pistol next to my night stand and it is loaded for bear, as for a fire, i need to do some planning on that one.

SO come on people, lets hear some idea's on this and see what we can come up with that might or may help others!!!!!
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: Annie on September 23, 2008, 12:52:18 PM
Ed, you have broght up a real good question, and i think that each and everyone of us sould set down and plan this out including my self, have never really thought about it. As for someone breaking in the house, it dosent happen that much down here, mainly because of the right to carry law that we have, and i do have a pistol next to my night stand and it is loaded for bear, as for a fire, i need to do some planning on that one.

SO come on people, lets hear some idea's on this and see what we can come up with that might or may help others!!!!!

Shortly after I had my accident, we lived in a house, and my dad had got a long length of strong rope, it was already tied on to the end of my bed and was for me to get myself out of the window with if there was a fire.  Probably would have done it in those days too - not sure now though.
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: Myffanwy on September 23, 2008, 02:10:03 PM
When I moved here to Vancouver Island, off the N. American west coast, 14 years ago, there was always talk about the "big one" coming, even in the front of the phone book, what to do when the big earthquake hit.  I hadn't given that much thought before moving here from waaaay back east, so it was a bit nerve-wracking.  But you can't think about it all the time, and the novelty of it soon wore off.  However, we do have provisions in the house: water, food, batteries, solar radio, etc...and I always keep my leg near the bed, WITH the very necessary air valve IN the leg and extra pull socks all over the room in different drawers, etc.  I think I should tie the leg to the bed post though...hmm.

The thing is we live a block from the water, though behind a fairly sizeable cliff.  If there's a tsunami, which there likely would be, I'll either be washed away (my little "cardboard" house won't withstand a whole lot!) or the water will just come to my window on the second floor.  I suppose I should put a canoe on the roof! 

It is good to give these things some thought. :-\
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: snowbear on September 23, 2008, 03:21:55 PM
I keep my crutches near by too. I also have a sticker in the windows that says disabled person inside. Like the Tot finder ones  only its for disabled you many get them form your fire department.
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: lion_king on September 23, 2008, 07:26:34 PM
Since my wife became a RAK last year after her car accident, I've been staying home with her all the time except the time that I have to go to grocery stores or to pick up carryout food. I think the best protection is to keep some companions, even a little pet should help. We got a male Maltese last August and he really helps a lot as for my wife's recovering process.

Cellular phones won't do any good if an emergency situation happens, for example, during the CHINO HILLS earthquake, I was driving on the street and our mobile phone services were down for at least 45 mins, so I am planning to subscribe an SATELLITE PHONE later.

My wife can move around without her prosthesis by sitting on the floor and using her both hands, the only thing worries me is our condo, it has 3 levels and all of the bedrooms are on the top (3rd) floor, so I'd rather spend as much time as I can to stay home. Maybe an single story house is a better choice for all the amputees, the "long, strong rope" mentioned by Annie is a good idea, too.
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: Steve C on September 24, 2008, 04:07:18 AM
I live in the sticks. Actually I live about 20 miles past the sticks. Even though the chance of being burgled is probably worse in the inner city it does happen out here. Having a pricey jeep doesn't help. I bought a bungalow so escape is fairly easy, out the window. All the windows open fully. As far as home invasion I have thought about it some degree. My main deterrent is a dog. Millie will bark at the same people she's known for years. Of course if the burglar were to throw a ball she'd chase it.
I always keep the doors and windows locked at night and have torches (flashlights) in a places to help me have a peek around if I do hear anything. The one in the bedroom is the same basic type the cops use (long black metal 'Maglite') and would give a fairly nasty thump if swung.
I don't have a house alarm but I may get one, or even just the box that bolts on the wall. They see the box and have to assume I have the alarm. I have a big dog house for the dog that I keep in plain sight. Thats almost as good as the bolt on house alarm.
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: Annie on September 24, 2008, 04:22:06 AM
When I moved here to Vancouver Island, off the N. American west coast, 14 years ago, there was always talk about the "big one" coming, even in the front of the phone book, what to do when the big earthquake hit.  I hadn't given that much thought before moving here from waaaay back east, so it was a bit nerve-wracking.  But you can't think about it all the time, and the novelty of it soon wore off.  However, we do have provisions in the house: water, food, batteries, solar radio, etc...and I always keep my leg near the bed, WITH the very necessary air valve IN the leg and extra pull socks all over the room in different drawers, etc.  I think I should tie the leg to the bed post though...hmm.

The thing is we live a block from the water, though behind a fairly sizeable cliff.  If there's a tsunami, which there likely would be, I'll either be washed away (my little "cardboard" house won't withstand a whole lot!) or the water will just come to my window on the second floor.  I suppose I should put a canoe on the roof! 

It is good to give these things some thought. :-\

Like Myffanwy says it is good to give these things some thought.  We don't have much chance of earthquakes where I am, but like she says you can't think about it all the time,and I think I gave much more thought to this when I was a new amputee than I do now, and then again when I had three young children I was on my own in the house with, then I probably wouldn't have bothered with putting the legs on, I would have just used my knees to get to them quickly.

 I think fire used to be the main thing which concerned me, and it still does.  I am paranoid about switches being off and doors being closed, and drive my family mad. I had watched a house go up in flames virtually in front of me when I was a small child, the woman survived but was badly burnt, it was very quick, we had just been talking to her at the gate and we crossed the road to go into a local shop and within minutes the whole house was ablaze.  However, I live near a prison and we did have a couple of prisoners break out some years back, they were thought to be hiding out in my neighbourhood, hubby was away so I did actually take a kitchen knife to bed with me, heaven knows what I thought I was going to do with it!
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: Dick Stevens on September 24, 2008, 11:38:06 AM
We are pretty well set in case of fire.  As a double amp, I use a wheelchair at night.  All on one story, so I could escape out any window, or roll out either the front door or thru garage.  We have interconnected smoke detectors and a CO detector.  (Standard eqipment in these rather new homes.)

Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: Myffanwy on September 24, 2008, 01:15:31 PM
That's right.  You know, I don't think about the possibility of fires enough.  I mentioned my "cardboard" house, which btw is a townhouse or a row house.  So I could be really careful, but my neighbours might not be.  I do however have hardwired smoke detectors which are tested annually.  But, yes, hmm, fires... :-\
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: annieg on September 24, 2008, 08:30:51 PM
I think about getting out of the house quickly often.  I feel safe when my husband is around but when he's away I worry.  I keep my leg right next to the bed but it does take time to get it on.  My bedroom is on the second floor so it would be difficult to get out.  I thought I was the only one who worried about this.  Maybe some good ideas will come up.  Thanks
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: guzzitx on September 24, 2008, 11:59:59 PM
Maybe I'm outta line.
Mean no harm to anybody.
Long as it stays that way, we're all good.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y114/toddhaven/gunz002.jpg)

I figure better to have it and never need it.
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: Myffanwy on September 25, 2008, 01:51:48 AM
Ah, you must be from the wild, wild west.  Let me guess: you're voting Republican?   :-\
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: Steve C on September 25, 2008, 03:48:29 AM
where do you live, Iraq?
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: Dick Stevens on September 25, 2008, 05:30:03 AM
Steve:

Agreed.  I have no need for all that weaponry.  Folks around here are rather civilized.  Besides, with my luck I'd shoot myself in the foot.  Oh .... as a DBKA, I guess it wouldn't matter much, eh?  LOL
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: pegleg jack on September 25, 2008, 09:01:09 AM
Annieg, this is just a thought i had, being that you sleep on the second floor have you ever thought about installing a slide like the ones they have on airplanes on one of your windows, have never priced them but it would be on fast way for you to get out in case of a fire.
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: Annie on September 25, 2008, 12:20:42 PM
Annieg, this is just a thought i had, being that you sleep on the second floor have you ever thought about installing a slide like the ones they have on airplanes on one of your windows, have never priced them but it would be on fast way for you to get out in case of a fire.

Sorry, think you misunderstood me.  Initially, after my amputation I still lived in my parents house and slept on the second floor, thats why I had the rope,  but these days I live in a bungalow so could get out easily.
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: Myffanwy on September 25, 2008, 02:54:43 PM
But I'm still on the second floor, PLJ!  In a cardboard box!  That might just be a good idea for me, thanks!  Or at least the rope.  But, you know, I'm a terrible procrastinator...probably won't do either.  But I will look into a sign for my bedroom window...thanks whoever suggested that one. ;)
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: annieg on September 25, 2008, 08:23:30 PM
Annie,  I think we are getting mixed up with the similar names.  I've been on this forum for quite a while but don't write too often.   I wonder if there is a way I can change my name a bit so it won't be so confusing.  annieg
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: guzzitx on September 25, 2008, 11:08:59 PM
Ah, you must be from the wild, wild west.  Let me guess: you're voting Republican?   :-\

No Wild West.
And no Republican.
I resent the insult.
More Libertarian, actually.
You have absolutely nothing to fear from me, unless you intend to invade my home or
harm me or my family.
Funny thing about guns.
I know probably 50 friends who I know carry guns on a regular basis.
I see them in customers' cars all the time.
We have a regular motorcycle riders dinner group on Tuesday night. I know at least 5 of the 10 people are carrying pistols.
No swagger, no posturing.
Does not faze me in the slightest. Comforting, even.
I would feel perfectly comfortable around any of them, in any situation.
The type of person who has trained, certified, and practiced with a weapon, who understands the effects of using a weapon,  is not the type of yahoo who shoots at people on the freeway after being cut off in traffic.
I understand many here will hold different opinions.
We already have laws against unlawful behavior.
I don't feel outlawing a tool is the way to prevent violence.
If it is the answer to violence, it looks like knives are on the way out in Jolly Ol'.

Hurricane Ike rolled through almost 2 weeks ago.
A brother is still without power.
The day after the storm, a huge storm rolled though, I had no power, and the rain poured down from 2 am to 5:15 am. I finally got up, opened the front door, and saw the water had risen
3/4 of the way up my driveway. Perhaps 4 foot elevation change.
I tell myself the rain will let up.
It rains for another hour. I disconnect computer, putit on the bed in the spare room, move valuables to the top shelf of closets,
really start to pucker.
I figure if the water gets high enough, I get on the bed, then swim out a window.
My attic is blocked by my motorcycle, which is blocked in by my car. In a garage leading down to a flooded driveway.

On a lighter note, the rain let up, the waters receded. I drove to another brothers' house to charge my cell phone(which was deader than Elvis), and drank a cold beer.
I've had better days.
 
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: pegleg jack on September 26, 2008, 08:27:32 AM
Quzzitx, you must be down here in good old east texas somewhere.
We lost power for 4 days and i live up in JACKSONVILLE, and they got to me as fast as they could after they found out i couldnot or had a hard time getting in and out of my house without my electric lift i use.

I take it that you have gone throught the safety course that is required to carry a concealed weapon, the chief of police here in town has suggested that i take it and start carrying on myself because of being a douple amputee. And like you have stated, i too am not afraid to knock someone down, for i have done it before over in NAM. So too just dont mess with my family by breaking into my house cause i will use it and have no regrets what so ever, i only have two guns, one pistol and a carbine for hunting and target shooting, Dont see the need for any more.

Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: uScott on September 26, 2008, 11:28:08 AM
I keep a few weapons on hand (I don't advertise what kinds), and I dearly hope that I'll never, ever need them.  I don't vote Republican, nor Democrat, as a rule -- both parties want to deprive me of valued liberties.  How sad that I can only vote for whoever will do the least damage this time....

As for emergency evacuation, I think it's a good idea to have a backup plan other than taking time to get into your leg(s).  I use crutches off and on, often enough to be proficient, and that would be my first choice for getting out of the house fast.  If you can't use crutches, make sure you can wheelchair or buttscoot effectively if need be (not just to the door, but as far as you have to go to reach safety).  And having an alternate escape route in mind can't hurt, e.g. if your main route can be blocked (stairs on fire, etc).

It probably wouldn't be a bad idea to keep a "bug-out bag" ready, loaded with a couple days' worth of clothing, medications, personal items, cash/credit card, list of phone numbers, etc., all packed to be water-tight.  That could make a huge difference if you find yourself suddenly homeless and living in a shelter or motel room for some reason.
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: Oneblueleg on September 26, 2008, 12:13:13 PM
Maybe I'm outta line.
Mean no harm to anybody.
Long as it stays that way, we're all good.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y114/toddhaven/gunz002.jpg)

I figure better to have it and never need it.


Oh dear.... we've been here before... how incredibly sad... I'm so glad I don't have insecurities, or constitution for that matter
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: pegleg jack on September 26, 2008, 10:12:21 PM
Oneblueleg, i know where you are coming from, and there is a lot of truth to it. But this is going to come up agaian and agian i am sorry to say. At this time and place you may live in an area where this is not need or cared for, but what about in the future, things change and some time change in a big hurry and faster than we can or care to have happen. So far there hasnt been need for me to worry about it to much down here in EAST TEXAS, as of yet. because of some of the laws that they have and stand by, one example is the tresspassing law,  if you have some break into your house and you catch him or her in there, you can waste them and nothing is said, agian i am sorry to say it has happened, but this is the way the world looks to me, these kids growing up now days, most of them donot have respect for other peoples proporty in any way shape or form.

Another example is watch what happen when moma and kids go shopping, just after they get into the store the kids all got in differant directions getting in and openning things that they are not going to buy, but moma just looks the other way, and i have seen them even laugh about it and think it is cute.
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: guzzitx on September 26, 2008, 11:07:35 PM
Don't forget.
When seconds count, the police are only minutes away. :D


Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: guzzitx on September 26, 2008, 11:13:58 PM
Oh dear.... we've been here before... how incredibly sad... I'm so glad I don't have insecurities, or constitution for that matter
Why sad?
Well, that's why they make chocolate and vanilla.
I'm quite happy with my choices, and wish you the best with yours.

Did you mean Constitution? The document means much to me.
As much as a Bible to some others.
I hold it in that high regard.
The treatment it has received in the last 100 years causes me great distress.
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: Mitchee on September 27, 2008, 12:37:37 AM
I know that the gun topic has been discussed before.  Here is my 2 cents worth.  Although I do not hunt or eat meat, I believe in the right to bear arms.  I do not disrespect those who choose to hunt or eat meat, as that is their choice.  I grew up in a family of hunters, so I am the minority.  I do believe in the right to bear arms.  I hope that I never have to use a gun but if need to I am prepared to use a firearm.  I own several Glock pistols and multiple shotguns/rifles.  I feel safe where I live but I must admit that I enjoy the freedom of deciding whether or not I want to be armed.  I grew up with the understanding that you never point a weapon (gun) at anyone unless you intend to cause harm.  With that being said, I can say that I have never pointed a gun at someone but I would if I had to.  I was trained in the proper management of a firearm and unfortunately that is where I think our country has strayed.  The media, video games, lack of parental involvement, etc has glorified violence.  Firearm safety is paramount to gun ownership.  Criminals will always have weapons and the law abiding citizens should have the legal right to defend themselves.  I dread the day when Americans can not defend themselves.   

Michelle
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: Annie on September 27, 2008, 05:19:35 AM
Annie,  I think we are getting mixed up with the similar names.  I've been on this forum for quite a while but don't write too often.   I wonder if there is a way I can change my name a bit so it won't be so confusing.  annieg

Sorry Annieg.
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: snowbear on September 27, 2008, 08:01:52 AM
I thin Ann and Annie are ok spelled differently I noticed.!
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: snowbear on September 30, 2008, 05:06:37 PM
WOW that is scary!
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: Joe A. on September 30, 2008, 07:57:43 PM
Hmmmm... A very interesting topic. What to do... What to do...
I suppose it depends greatly on the alleged emergency. Let's see.

If it were a fire, I would stand outside with a shotgun and not allow anyone to even attempt to put the fire out. I love getting all new shit and have an, "All new shit" clause in my homeowners policy.

For a prison break, I would provide the escapees with a few hundred in cash, the keys to the car or truck of their choice and a weapon or two providing they took my wife as a hostage. If not then the deal is off and I gleefuly kill them with my bare hands just for wasting my time.

For earthquakes I suggest sex.

A real emergency is when the batteries go dead in the remote control. Now that there spells trouble in anyones book. For that I buy them in a brick at Sam's club.

I'm Joe A. and I approve this massage
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: pegleg jack on September 30, 2008, 08:34:16 PM
Joe, glad to see you back and posting agian, and i can say this for sure YOU ARE STILL FULL OF IT, LMAO on this one.
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: snowbear on September 30, 2008, 08:38:43 PM
Hello Joe A. Hope your feeling well.
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: uScott on October 01, 2008, 02:01:20 PM
For a prison break, I would provide the escapees with a few hundred in cash, the keys to the car or truck of their choice and a weapon or two providing they took my wife as a hostage. If not then the deal is off and I gleefuly kill them with my bare hands just for wasting my time.

On a slightly serious note, I grew up in a house just a few miles from the state prison.  My parents had a policy of leaving their cars in the driveway unlocked with the keys in the ignition.  The idea being that if an escaped con made it to our place, we'd prefer they just take a car and leave rather than break into the house looking for keys.  In practice, escapees tended to run in the other direction, into town rather than out to the countryside.  Easier to hide amongst other people than among the cows and hayfields, I suppose.

Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: Mitchee on October 01, 2008, 03:34:14 PM
I live 2 blocks from a state prison.  I don't worry about an escape.  There has never been one.  If someone does escape, I highly doubt that they will be walking around my subdivision.  Most likely they have already made plans to be picked up.  A potential prison break is not one of the things that I worry about.


Joe A., welcome back!   
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: ann on October 01, 2008, 06:51:30 PM
'Joe' so glad you're here to give us advice ;)  Now the one about sex in an earthquake...hmmm, that might be one I'd like to try..  Heehee..    And did you approve this message or massage...massage I like.

 ;)
ann
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: snowbear on October 05, 2008, 11:38:26 AM
I Carrie pepper spry it keeps the creeps away!
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: SusanN366 on October 05, 2008, 08:59:52 PM
What has everyone planned to do in an emergency situation?
I always have crutches nearby, say if a fire started in my home, or I needed to get out quick I could always hop or sit on the floor and slide around. If someone broke into my house though, being on the floor or crutches would really be of no use, (there is always something next to the bed for protection, and I mean from intruders ;). Have you seen how fast you can put your leg/legs/arm/arms on? I just want to hear what others have planned.
See-ya
ED

I've actually been in this situation, about 30 years ago.  I was awakened by sounds in the next room and realized a burglar was in my apartment.  I quietly reached over and threw a dress over my head, grabbed my crutches (which are always close by my bed, with a spare pair in my car trunk), and just started hobbling like mad toward the door, screaming "help" the whole way.  I made it out the door just as he ran past me.  There happened to be a policeman in the parking lot who had just pulled over a speeder, and when he heard me yelling, he came running over; he did a thorough search but the burglar was never found.  I've thought about that night often, and I don't think I'd do anything differently, even if I had two legs. 

And one of the worst moments of the whole episode was realizing that in my frantic hurry to get out of the apartment, I had put my dress on inside-out.  Major crime victim faux-pas  ;).
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: Joe A. on October 05, 2008, 09:01:21 PM
Yes Snowbear, but have you ever asked yourself just what is attracting the Creeps?
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: snowbear on October 05, 2008, 10:25:29 PM
A creep is a creep they have a problem not me! :)
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: Steve C on October 06, 2008, 09:27:19 AM
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And one of the worst moments of the whole episode was realizing that in my frantic hurry to get out of the apartment, I had put my dress on inside-out.  Major crime victim faux-pas  ;).

When I lived in California I ran outside wearing nothing but my underwear during a earthquake. People just kind of looked and shook their heads. When I got used to earthquakes I would just roll over and go back to sleep.
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: guzzitx on October 06, 2008, 10:59:12 PM
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And one of the worst moments of the whole episode was realizing that in my frantic hurry to get out of the apartment, I had put my dress on inside-out.  Major crime victim faux-pas  ;).

When I lived in California I ran outside wearing nothing but my underwear during a earthquake. People just kind of looked and shook their heads. When I got used to earthquakes I would just roll over and go back to sleep.


Add one to the number of reasons I shall never live in California.
We know hurricanes are coming 4-7 days in advance.
Imagine the response in California given such notice....
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: snowbear on October 07, 2008, 06:14:07 AM
Geese I'll take snow any day over that!
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: pegleg jack on October 07, 2008, 08:56:28 AM
Guzzitx, what about TORNADOS, you usually get about 10 mins warning on them, and i have lived in california and have gone through some pretty big shakers.

We were on a tornado watch last night and up until 10:30 this morning down here in EAST TEXAS.

So it dosent matter where you live there is something that will get to you.
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: snowbear on October 07, 2008, 05:46:27 PM
Well we get snow. Sometimes 2 feet of snow. ::) But we are all use to it and handle it well. Some people are candy a** and will not drive it in. Not me!
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: guzzitx on October 07, 2008, 11:00:02 PM
Guzzitx, what about TORNADOS, you usually get about 10 mins warning on them, and i have lived in california and have gone through some pretty big shakers.

We were on a tornado watch last night and up until 10:30 this morning down here in EAST TEXAS.

So it dosent matter where you live there is something that will get to you.
PLJ,
my point is that I keep the same canned veggies, crackers, PB. and similar survival food all the time.
It just makes sense.
What if I get sick?
What if the national power grid goes down?
what if aliens invade?
It stuns me that people can't look after themselves for a few days.
We saw people lined up at McDonald's like it was manna from heaven.
I was eating peanut butter and crackers. Soup on the side. How hard is this?
p.s. --for the poor, soup in a can is cheaper than Big Macs.
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: pegleg jack on October 08, 2008, 09:12:42 AM
Guzzitx, what makes it so sad is people now days are not shown how to surfive, when something like happened down here last month, we were with out power for 4 days, but we made it through with very little lost of anything, so now i am making it a little easier for us, and going to get and have installed a 6400 watt generater, so that we dont have to run around looking for ice to save our food, and have to cook on the bar_que unit out side.

hey i was right in there with you and was eating slam spam one my self and drinking ice water, and you are darn tooting it is cheaper than a big MAC any day, although we did eat out, some cause our favorate resturant still had power and i love biskets and gravy. have been trying to get them to make what we called SOS, that we had in the navy. but so far no go and there is a lot of retired navy people down here.
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: Joe A. on October 13, 2008, 12:30:03 PM
Y'all aint ready for this but I still have 2 cases of tasty delicious Spam from 1999. It's still good. Fry it up with some peppers, onions, shrimp and a tad of Ginger yummmm No Ka 'oi.
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: snowbear on October 13, 2008, 04:22:05 PM
Y'all aint ready for this but I still have 2 cases of tasty delicious Spam from 1999. It's still good. Fry it up with some peppers, onions, shrimp and a tad of Ginger yummmm No Ka 'oi.


NASTY stuff! :)
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: pegleg jack on October 13, 2008, 07:15:35 PM
Snowbear, dont think so, for i had slam  spam sandwiches for dinner last night and i loved it, i like it chopped up with scrambled eggs and toast.

also had a big helping of tater salud, with them.
Title: Re: emergency situation, what if?
Post by: snowbear on October 13, 2008, 09:42:46 PM
 :o ??? ::) ICKY!