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

Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by PropertyOfPotter
We don't get storms that are bad enough to require emergency groceries or supplies.
Lucky you. What part of the planet do you live on, that doesn't have "bad" storms????
08/03/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by 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 ... More
Why the "rubbing alcohol"??????
08/03/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by LoveX
No, I stockpile anyways, so I usually have a lot.
As long as you rotate your stock, to keep it "in date", that is really the way to go.
08/03/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by *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.
Hawaii???
08/03/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by 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 ... More
Five days IS a long time without power. Glad you had that generator, for sure.
08/03/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by 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.
A quake can be more disruptive then a storm, in that it breaks roads and main lines for gas, power..etc. You can really end up in the dark for weeks, as you experienced. Many more "breaks" happen in the grid too..and many are underground. A chore to fix.
08/03/2013
SecretCouple SecretCouple
Yes, but only for items that need to be replenished. Everyone should have an Emergency Kit, no matter where you live, in case of a natural or man-made disaster! I don't do it for winter storms, either, just major natural disasters, for us a tropical storm, hurricane or Nor'Easter. Going through two "Hurricanes" in two years and a strong Nor'Easter after Sandy and being without electricity for more than 2 weeks each time, my Emergency Kit is ready. However, when I have warning, I always stock up. I make sure all the vehicles and gas cans are full and check the propane and keep 2 extra tanks available. I check the water supply and constantly rotate and replenish water during the year. I turn the refrigerator and freezer up and start making ice cubes and large blocks of ice to pack the freezer with. This will give me 12-24 hours longer of not having to worry about losing frozen and refrigerated items. We make sure we get extra batteries, check the Weather Radio and charge up our laptops and cell phones. As for food, we try to avoid frozen all together and stock up on a couple of days of refrigerated items in case we can't get out. These can always be put into a cooler. We then try to find healthy, but simple and non-perishable foods to keep on hand so that we can cook on the grill or burner. As the storm hits, I plug the bathtub and fill it to the top with water to use for cleaning, washing and flushing the toilet, just in case we lose city water. It's like camping, pretty much, only a lot longer and not really a vacation.
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