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Old 08-31-2017, 10:41 PM   #61
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Wild fire evacuations

We deal with wild fire evacuations often. We pack up our motor-home & the car, get our 2 cats and go to Red Cross center that is open. Last year was tough, because they had to evacuate the evacuation center couple of times.
So it isn't just a threat of big earthquake, that made us prep. We also carry get home bags - roads can be closed anytime & for any reason.
Hard to say what it was, when it isn't.
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:50 AM   #62
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Ten years ago we were flooded. Some shocks to our nonexistent plan was that our banks, credit cards, bank cards were knocked out too. We rebuilt, but the area no longer felt safe. Now we are on high ground. Our whole state is under water if we are flooded again.

We live in a tornado prone area, and have hardened an area of our home as tornado resistant. Our real preps are in tools. I've built and rebuilt two homes and have a stock of tools, generators, and materials to build a basic shelter in a day or two with heat, potable water, sewer, sanitation, first aid and electricity. The most useful guns are nail guns and screw guns, with their ammo is my experience.

Now, it is natural to plan for self sufficiency. Our next vehicle will be a van and have added extended camping features added to boondock camp for a few days to a month at a time. I'm waiting for the next tax year to buy and outfit. We love travel and nature. I can hardly wait.
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