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Things I'll have to do differently when I'm out in
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Paula    Posted 08-20-2003 at 08:39:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'll be six miles up the side of a mountain. Not isolated,
but things like the closest grocery story is in the nearest
town (15minutes down the mountain and 10minutes to
the town). By no means Wyoming or anything like that,
but definitely less convenient - and God help me when
it snows! So here's my growing list of things to do
differently:

1. Shopping - more bulk, fewer trips for a loaf of bread. I
think I might actually join one of those warehouse clubs
since I'll be or should be buying in larger quantities. I"ll
invest in a chest freezer. Already have a large pantry.

2. Better first aid kit. I figure I'll stock more than gauze,
swabs bandaids and rubbing alcohol.

3. Fire extinguishers.

4. A gun. Haven't owned one since college. Sold mine
when I thought I'd be going back to Trinidad. I have a
machete,as do all good West Indians, but I'd probably
reinvest in a revolver.

5. Emergency supplies.
I already keep a stock of batteries. But I have one
wussy flashlight. I guess a better flashlight (at least
one), some candles, a couple of lanterns and a battery
operated radio.

What else?
Paula


Maggie/TX    Posted 08-20-2003 at 11:54:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Think about what is important to you when the electricity goes off. To me, a necessity is a way of making coffee without electricity, so a camp style coffee pot and a way of heating the water. Maybe a Coleman stove. Stock of non-perishable food. Extra jugs of water. Plenty of matches and/or those long lighters. WD-40 and duct tape. (grin)


Paula    Posted 08-20-2003 at 12:40:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
OF COURSE! WD-40 and duct tape! How could I have
forgotten those mainstays.

Thanks,
Paula


Salmoneye    Posted 08-20-2003 at 09:50:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
A 20 guage would serve you better than a revolver...You can load it up or down and hunt anything with one...Also good for home protection...



Paula    Posted 08-20-2003 at 10:07:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
In my experience, women should have hand guns for
home defense. To put it crudely, its hard to shoot
someone with a rifle close up. Maybe one of each. I do
like the M-1 Garand. Don't really like shotguns, the
sensation is disquieting.

Paula


slim    Posted 08-20-2003 at 10:11:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Believe me, it's also "disquieting" to look into the barrel of one. Gets your attention very fast.

slim


LOL    Posted 08-20-2003 at 10:11:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Garrands are great...Just not for home defence...And unless you are a darn good shot, you will more than likely not have much left of the bunny/squirrel/grouse that you are trying to put on the table...

Salmoneye


Paula    Posted 08-20-2003 at 10:26:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
LOL! I wouldn't use it for hunting. I'm no hunter
anyway. I got a machete for close up stuff (like the
possum the dogs got that didn't know it was dead). I
prefer revolvers anyway. Don't like many rifles. I
probably wouldn't find an M-1 when I'm ready anyway.

Shrug.
Paula


C Kulig    Posted 08-20-2003 at 08:50:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
A backup generater would come in handy when the lights go out.


Clipper    Posted 08-20-2003 at 09:07:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kerosene lanterns are handy....extra blankets/quilts....a small propane space heater...make yer own bread-makes the house/cabin smell great....


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