Disaster Preparedness

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Robbvious, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Cranky Yankee

    Cranky Yankee Cranky old ######

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    none of us are allowed firearms or we would use them on each other in the TS fuel lines
    i havnt been home in 10 weeks and dont eat the fast food junk so there must be enough stuff in here to survive if i could just find it
     
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  2. crb

    crb Road Train Member

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    Fyi there us no law against having firearms in commercial vehicles! It has been discussed here before. Oh I am talking stateside, Canada is a different topic.

    I gave 7-10 MRE'S in the side box also. We usually have a case or two of water on the truck. Fuel isn't a concern for me as I'm rarely more than 700 miles from home. We can run approx 1,000 miles on a full tank.
     
  3. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Well, if you believe a certain judge in TX - if Obama is re-elected it might come to civil war.

    I have a bit of food and some drinks. The amounts vary as to when I eat and drink them and when I can find time to re-stock.
    I have a couple small knives, and a very big Sting at home (if I could manage to get there once trouble breaks).
    That's me and my truck.

    I don't prepare in any special way.
    I just try to have what I need as I need it.

    And face it...
    There is only so much room in a 'little' truck.
     
  4. The prepared trucker

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    I keep an extensive kit mostly food I want to keep moving and not have to waste time foraging in the event I have to put foot to pavement
    In my pack I keep
    15 lbs of rice
    Several bags of beef jerky
    Summer sausage
    2 tubs of peanut butter
    4 vacuum sealed pizza crusts
    Trail mix
    Instant potatoes
    Instant coffee and drink mixes
    Freeze dried meals
    Survival food bars
    Water bladder
    Sawyer mini water filter
    2 canteens with cups
    Mess kit
    Fire kit
    Medical kit
    Small machete
    Folding saw
    A couple knives
    Head lamp
    Rechargeable flashlight
    Solar battery bank
    Tarp
    Sleeping bag
    Fishing kit
    Sewing kit
    Extra straps and buckles
     
  5. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    We are already on a warfooting here in Arkansas, At least several of us. We have been ready for years in a variety of ways too much to list.

    As a sign of pending trouble later this year the ammunition came out of deep storage. They are ready to go in the ammo boxes etc. Not much, I wont live long enough to fire em all in that horrible day. In other words there is no point in keeping thousands on hand. Just enough to where you can sling a bag over the shoulder and go. And that is the bag for several days minimum.

    If the power failed and not expected to return then there is still light and heat, but would have to wait until the oxygen shipments stop and the associated deaths of those dependant on it before I fire them up. (Open flame and oxygen do not mix)
     
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  6. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Sheesh , where do u sleep at , with all that stuff ? Lol
     
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  7. tommymonza

    tommymonza Road Train Member

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    I’ve got a mixed box of Playboys and Penthouse magazines from 1987 and some Beer.
     
  8. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    NOW thats more like it !!
     
  9. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    I like your thinking, I just make sure I have clean underwear.
     
  10. TravR1

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    I have a garage full of butt wipes.
     
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