The Hurricane Prep Thread

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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby m4a1mustang » Sat, 27 Aug 2011 14:38:14

Pants... uncheck

I'm ready!
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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby OakRidgeStars » Sat, 27 Aug 2011 14:42:25

And don't forget the Flash Light :clap:



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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby SHMIV » Sat, 27 Aug 2011 15:50:29

Well, I live in a 33 year old motor home, so I preemptively tarped my house (Old camper; don't trust the roof to not leak in heavy rains)

Aside from that, I've got water and coffee, a case of beer, a carton of cigs, a flashlight, and a loaded shotgun.

Yeah, I even have my guitars... with a battery powered amp for the electric.
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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby Palladin » Sat, 27 Aug 2011 17:01:42

Pignose? :clap:

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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby allingeneral » Sat, 27 Aug 2011 21:02:54

Power's out. Generator's running. We nuked some hotdogs for dinner. Glad we have Directv instead of cable, as the TV still works. Getting internet through my droidx since cable internet is down.

Went for a drive a couple of hours ago. A lot of rain, but wind hasn't been *too* bad. We saw several trees down and a lot of debris on the road.
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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby m4a1mustang » Sat, 27 Aug 2011 23:15:27

Not much here aside from a lot of rain and some light wind. I think that's the brunt of it out this way.
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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby OakRidgeStars » Sun, 28 Aug 2011 07:18:57

The power never went out here. Just lots of rain and wind.

Overall, not as bad as Isabel. Now it's clean up time.


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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby mamabearCali » Sun, 28 Aug 2011 08:42:18

Well here we had a bunch of wind and rain and a tree fell on our neighbors house. We lost power for about 12 hours, but other than that all I well.
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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby meak99 » Sun, 28 Aug 2011 20:39:46

Our power is still out, and estimated to be out for a few days. Not looking good, time to start saving for a generator. All I really want is AC.... or at the very least, a fan.


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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby mamabearCali » Mon, 29 Aug 2011 10:57:26

so sorry your power is out--really stinks. Have a ton of friends in the same boat.
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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby SHMIV » Mon, 29 Aug 2011 23:38:09

Well, my power went out at quarter to 5 on Sat. Came back on today. Internet came back at around 11 pm. My cell service is still pretty spotty, though.

My boss is mad that her house still has no power, but my raggedy old camper does, lol.

I tell you what, riding out a hurricane in a camper, in the dark, and hearing every little thing fall... Something as small as a pine cone makes a very loud noise when it hits a sheet metal roof.

While all turned out well, I think that I would rather not repeat the experience, lol.
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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby Skeptic » Tue, 30 Aug 2011 15:59:20

After the quake we realized out genset had a problem. Long and short of it we went through hell to get a part to get it started. Could not procure said part, but spent several days calling and driving around.
Then we did not lose power at all. No damage at the homestead either from the hurricane or the quake (ok well I may need to have an expert clear me from the quake since we live only like 5 miles from the epicenter. Even the aftershocks have been disconcerting)

Still glad for we did not lose power, though :clap:


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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby Moonduck » Thu, 01 Sep 2011 09:32:14

Out of power for a coupla days and had one little leak. That was it. It wasn't even noisy, as I boarded up my windows this time.

The boarding system was neat. Basically cut a window-sized sheet of plywood and drilled holes for carriage bolts. Ran the bolts through and secured them, then drilled a 2x4 to use as a crossbar. Slide the plywood through the window diagonally, tilt it up, and slide the crossbar onto the bolts, then cinch it down with proper nuts. The crossbar holds the plywood in place nicely, and I don't have to be up on a ladder (3 story townhouse) trying to wrestle plywood onto the windows. And I made sure that I bought good fittings and plywood, so I can put the whole shebang into the shed with no problems.


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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby mamabearCali » Thu, 01 Sep 2011 10:50:21

OK note for any and all spouses of utilities/saftey workers. My husband left on Sunday at 5 am--he is still out there today and there is no hope for him to be home before Sat or Sunday. I need more locks on the door, better blinds in the house, and a dog because all the bumps in the night are keeping me up all night long. It does not help that we keep having aftershocks which actually do make things go bump in the night. So be ready to be the only one at home to defending your children if your spouse works in any public capacity.

Also as soon as I am not pregnant I need a better method of carrying my weapon--because the flash bang method works for out of the house, but not so much for when I am doing the mundane things like washing dishes and bathing children. I had been keeping it with the action open and a magazine next to it on the dresser under a small baby blanket. However last night when I was about to go to bed there was series of bumps and knocks with in the house that scared me half to death and I realized that there was no way if someone was at the bottom of the stairs that I could get to the weapon load it and rack it in time to defend my children and I. So instead I slept in a light pair of pants with a pocket knife in the pocket. But I need to find a decent way (more comfortable) to carry. Probably I should look to a very stable OWB holster with a good belt and some pants with large belt loops.

What do yall think
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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby Jakeiscrazy » Thu, 01 Sep 2011 17:12:54

Sounds like OWB would fit the bill. Would be a pain to sleep with though.
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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby bryanrheem » Thu, 01 Sep 2011 23:03:02

a good pair of pants, belt and holster will work just fine as you are around the house. For bed, there are several companies that make bedside holsters that would work for you also.

I hear there are STILL folks in VA that don't have power!?!? That seems crazy!


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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby jdonovan » Fri, 02 Sep 2011 06:39:21

bryanrheem wrote:a good pair of pants, belt and holster will
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be really tough for someone who is currently pregnant. I'm assuming she is far enough along that the growing belly has moved her into loosely tied and/or stretch waistband garments.

If you need to move the carry location off your waist, then its mostly going to have to be a cross-draw shoulder rig, or possibly ankle. All the decent thigh rigs I've seen still require a belt to anchor them to.


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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby jrswanson1 » Fri, 02 Sep 2011 09:25:13

Mamabear, a decent shoulder holster would be your best bet. But I will guarentee that your shoulders will start aching after a few hours. Ankle holsters are more pain than they're worth.

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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby CCFan » Fri, 02 Sep 2011 22:17:08

What about a GunVault? A Minivault isn't too expensive, keep it close at hand and at the same time away from little hands... Have a few in our household, never more than a few seconds away from being armed to the teeth, but never have to worry about the kids, either...
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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby OakRidgeStars » Sat, 03 Sep 2011 10:53:29

Time to bring this thread back on point. We have two active storms to keep an eye on.

http://www.stormpulse.com/

Hurricane Katia is beginning to look like it might threaten the east coast after all. It looks like time to put up more preps just in case.


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