When you know a big storm of some kind is coming, do you stock up on groceries and supplies?

Bignuf Bignuf
What, exactly, do you stock up on when you go shopping??
06/06/2013
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SydneyScreams SydneyScreams
Batteries, beer, bottled water, canned goods, foods that don't require refrigeration.
06/06/2013
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Charcoal, long lighters, nonperishable foods, rubbing alcohol, gasoline, first aid kit refills, baby wipes, ice, dog food. We have containers to fill with water.

We've also been through enough hurricanes to gauge our need for supplies by what type and path it takes. My area is pretty lax about Andrea (the current storm) - we're just watching out for flooding is all.
06/06/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
I usually have enough canned food, but I check on batteries and the like
06/06/2013
alliegator alliegator
Not usually. I mostly laugh at people who panic and rush for bottled water at the suggestion of a storm. If for sure a really big one is coming, I'll check that gas is int he car and get some food that doesn't require cooking (bread, peanut butter, fresh fruit) in case the power goes out.
06/06/2013
LoveX LoveX
No, I stockpile anyways, so I usually have a lot.
06/06/2013
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
Not usually because we normally have all things needed on hand since we live in a state surrounded by water. We always await hurricanes and tropical storms.
06/06/2013
spiced spiced
I have a checklist that includes not only shopping, but also stuff to do around the house (flashlights, radio, everything squared away in the yard and in the basement, etc). If we don't have enough non-perishable foods to last 3-4 days, I go and get some more. But I prefer not to shop right before a storm, because it's always crowded and slow checking out.
06/06/2013
Kitt Katt Kitt Katt
Storm or no storm, we always keep a good supply of food on hand.
06/07/2013
Rossie Rossie
We always have everything well-stocked, but I might get additional canned foods and batteries.
06/07/2013
Zombirella Zombirella
I live in a place where even a tornado is a rare thing, yet I swear EVERY time we get bad storms coming through people run to the store. We did have bad winds a few years ago that took power out for about 5 days for many cities near me as well as mine, right in the dead of the summer heat! Luckily we had a generator that could run our fridge and deep freezer so we didn't lose our food. We can have harsh winters here, but none that we have gone stock up crazy for. We always have a good stock of food and drinks here though so I think we'd be fine.
06/07/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
We don't have bad storms here in So CA - but we have sudden earthquakes. Frankly we're not well prepared - we do have a lot food on hand, so we'd be OK except if there is a huge quake that disrupts food for more than 2 weeks.
06/07/2013
kendra30752 kendra30752
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Originally posted by Bignuf
What, exactly, do you stock up on when you go shopping??
No, we don't.
06/07/2013
sunflower sunflower
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Originally posted by Bignuf
What, exactly, do you stock up on when you go shopping??
I live in Michigan so there haven't been any big disasters (except tornados but was not in the area where the bad ones have been). I love that people throw Hurricane Parties where they stock up on food and candles and just sit around and get drunk until the storm is over. I didn't know that was a thing before I joined the internet lol.
06/07/2013
eri86 eri86
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Originally posted by SydneyScreams
Batteries, beer, bottled water, canned goods, foods that don't require refrigeration.
Beer? Really?
06/07/2013
sunflower sunflower
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Originally posted by eri86
Beer? Really?
It's a thing.
And it even has a wikipedia page.
06/07/2013
mpfm mpfm
The worst we have here is snow storms. I always make sure we have food for a few days and batteries.
06/07/2013
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by sunflower
I live in Michigan so there haven't been any big disasters (except tornados but was not in the area where the bad ones have been). I love that people throw Hurricane Parties where they stock up on food and candles and just sit around and get ... More
Oh, it'd definitely a thing - my neighbors have been throwing them every time a hurricane comes through. Togas, beer, and everything.

The best example of it is from the show "Key West" in the episode about the town preparing for Hurricane Andrew.
06/07/2013
sunflower sunflower
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
Oh, it'd definitely a thing - my neighbors have been throwing them every time a hurricane comes through. Togas, beer, and everything.

The best example of it is from the show "Key West" in the episode about the town preparing for Hurricane Andrew.
Togas, beer, and impending doom sound like a great combination IMO. I would definitely participate.
06/07/2013
Mr. E Mr. E
I top off the gas in our vehicles and several gas cans, enough to power the generator for at least a week. I also always keep a spare propane tank for cooking. On two occasions we have lost power for extended periods of time, 5-7 days.
06/07/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
We don't get storms that are bad enough to require emergency groceries or supplies.
06/07/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
Between the snow storms and nor-easters, I have been trapped in my house for about a week at a time, often without electricity. We stock up on bottled water, canned goods (in case we have power and can use the microwave), and non-perishable ready-to-eat items. Also, everyone in my household ensures that we have our medications and vitamins.
06/07/2013
SMichelle SMichelle
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Originally posted by PropertyOfPotter
We don't get storms that are bad enough to require emergency groceries or supplies.
Same here.
06/07/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
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Originally posted by Bignuf
What, exactly, do you stock up on when you go shopping??
We do not, however we will run a bathtub full of water so that we have some for the animals and such, just in case. We live in the countryside, so if our power goes out, we can't bring up water.
06/07/2013
LoveBug721 LoveBug721
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Originally posted by Bignuf
What, exactly, do you stock up on when you go shopping??
toilet paper, food, batteries, flashlights
08/03/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by SydneyScreams
Batteries, beer, bottled water, canned goods, foods that don't require refrigeration.
Hummmm...I never recall seeing "beer" on any of the standard "preparedness" lists. However, it is a good source of calories and carbs....so......?
08/03/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by LoveBug721
toilet paper, food, batteries, flashlights
It is amazing how quickly TP shelves are barren!!!
08/03/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by surreptitious
We do not, however we will run a bathtub full of water so that we have some for the animals and such, just in case. We live in the countryside, so if our power goes out, we can't bring up water.
Water in a tub is contaminated very quickly. However, something like this can help...a LOT

link
08/03/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Mr. E
I top off the gas in our vehicles and several gas cans, enough to power the generator for at least a week. I also always keep a spare propane tank for cooking. On two occasions we have lost power for extended periods of time, 5-7 days.
Wow. Even with bad coastal storms, to date we have never been "dark" for more then about 24 hours. What part of the USA do you live???
08/03/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by sunflower
Togas, beer, and impending doom sound like a great combination IMO. I would definitely participate.
I keep searching the Red Cross Store and other emergency supply centers and cannot seem to find those darned Toga's in stock!!!????
08/03/2013
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