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The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby OakRidgeStars » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 18:29:04

What are you stocking up on in preparation for the storm?.

I'm picking up extra groceries (mostly non-perishables), water, batteries, etc.

Grabbed some jumbo blue tarps, rope, duct tape at the new Northern by Janaf. You never know.

I also grabbed a 1200 rd case of Russian 7.62x39. Just in case. Call first before coming over.

Whatcha got?


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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby allingeneral » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 18:35:32

Moved boat from slip to trailer to back yard.

Filled generator with fuel and moved it into place, then took gas cans to Sheetz to refill them.

Will get groceries tomorrow - hope there's still something left...

That's all for now.
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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby OakRidgeStars » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 18:40:13

Excellent resource for tracking the storm:

http://www.stormpulse.com/hurricane-irene-2011


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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby meak99 » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 19:15:33

Water, water, Coleman camp fuel, full gas tanks in the car and more water. If the power goes out, so does the well. A generator is high on my list of preparedness supplies to get.


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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby Palladin » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 19:21:47

I could go off the grid tonite, but the missus won't hear of it...
Now is the time for all good men to get off their rusty dustys...


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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby Hiwaytahell » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 20:23:47

Beer.
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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby meak99 » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 20:26:02

Hiwaytahell wrote:Beer.


Isn't that a necessity that one should stock a large supply of at all times anyways?


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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby Hiwaytahell » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 20:31:37

Yes, it is Matt.

Are you ready for the run to the money?
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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby meak99 » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 20:33:48

Bring it.


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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby Hiwaytahell » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 20:37:06

Here we go buddy.
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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby meak99 » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 20:38:42

Let's at least talk guns. We're all always saving up for our next score. Mine's probably a .357 wheel gun. You?


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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby Hiwaytahell » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 20:48:20

Just got my AR upper today. Going to put it together this weekend. BEEN ALOT OF FUN PUTTING THE LOWER TOGETHER. My first time. Thank god for you tube videos.
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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby Hiwaytahell » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 20:49:55

What .357 are you going for?
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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby meak99 » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 20:51:47

Don't know yet, just starting to research. Recommendations?


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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby gunderwood » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 20:55:06

Post whores. :whistle:
sudo modprobe commonsense
FATAL: Module commonsense not found.


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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby meak99 » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 20:56:24

Well look at you :clap:


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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby Hiwaytahell » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 20:56:59

My dad gave me his S&W 686 some years ago. I love shooting it. Bought a Ruger LCR in .357 ...seem to fragile in my opinion.
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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby gunderwood » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 21:00:55

I don't need to really go out and get anything. There are long term upgrades like a generator, but I'm pretty much set for a few weeks if needed.
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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby Jakeiscrazy » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 21:45:16

Got everything I need with the exception of some extra batteries for my flashlights and headlamps. Also need Gorilla tape. Don't waste your money on duct tape go with the good stuff. As always bottles of water full, candles on hand, spare food ready and extra propane for camping stove and grill. The defense aspect is as good as it's gonna get for now, 10/22 with stock 10 round mags(need some 25 rounders). A generator would be nice. If I had another week to prepare I think I wouldn't have any problem building one of those alternator lawnmower generators.
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Re: The Hurricane Prep Thread

Postby wally626 » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 21:50:08

Since Isabel I moved to a new house 7 feet higher above sea level, with better drainage. The new place is next to the only substation on the Peninsula that did not go down in Isabel. We were out 8 days, my friend next to the substation, about 1 mile away from my old house was out for 10 minutes. Subdivision with underground utilities is 1 pole away from substation. Of course this did not stop a six hour outage a couple of years back when a driver knocked down the pole. :doh: Installed a whole house generator and switched to gas hot water. My wife has stocked the house full of food, water, batteries. New place has no trees close to house. So unless the winds get too high I should be good to go. That being said a drift to the East would be welcome. Saturday morning need to bring in the trash cans and tie down the grill and pop some popcorn.


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