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What do you have in your emergency kit?
« on: November 01, 2017, 12:12:26 PM »
What would you take with you if you got a call to leave your neighborhood?
http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/mema/be-prepared/kit/
Do you have an emergency kit?
If so, what did you include?
A copy of you photo ID?
Your prescriptions pills?
A burner cell phone?
What else?

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Re: What do you have in your emergency kit?
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 10:56:05 AM »
Britta Water Filter still in box - can be used to filter water in times of need. I have lots of water lakes and ponds and streams around me.
Geiger Counter - Yup it cost me $390 but I can determine radioactive hot spots from safer areas as well as avoid ingesting radioactive contaminated food etc.
Cash Money - In case banks are closed and currency still have value you might be able to use it.

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Re: What do you have in your emergency kit?
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 10:28:50 PM »
Good Point!  :)
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Cash Money - In case banks are closed and currency still have value you might be able to use it.

A credit r debit card is of little value if the electricity is down in a large area.

The link below is from r a government agency.
http://insideenergy.org/2014/08/18/power-outages-on-the-rise-across-the-u-s/
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Between 2000 and 2014, the number of reported power outages including weather-related outages rose across the entire country. Why? An aging infrastructure, combined with a growing population and more frequent extreme weather, are straining the electric grid.
The map is old, but makes the point. The USA has had major power failures on the east cost. We have them here also in the west, but are more often local and related to other things, like floods or fires.

A small 12 volt DC to 120 VAC invert er might be a nice thing to have in the trunk of your car. Some seniors need to have oxygen machines  using 120 VAC.