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Preparation Guidelines

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  • Apartments & Other Small Living Areas


    How do you store the necessary food, water & medical supplies needed for a lengthy Emergency Sitting In Place situation? Some tips can be found here ...
    Moderator: ReadyMom
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    avatarSmall Space Idea...
    Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:52 pm
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  • Babies & Pregnancy


    Babies may be small ... but they come with large demands. There's a lot to consider to care for them, in an emergency situation. Before their birth, pregnant moms have a lot to consider in advanced preparations.
    Moderator: ReadyMom
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    30 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Baby Wipes
    Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:35 pm
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  • Bags-'Bug Out Bags', '72 Hour Bags' & Other Emergency Bags


    Look here to find out about bags that are pre-packed and ready to grab in an emergency or emergency items you carry with you on a daily basis.
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    32 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Food for Your Ba...
    Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:20 am
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  • Batteries


    Lots of things to consider when using batteries. What Size do you need? How can you recharge them? What is a 'Solar' or 'Marine' battery and much more.
    Moderator: ReadyMom
    8 Topics
    16 Posts
    avatarRechargable Batt...
    Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:05 am
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  • Beverages


    You don't have to drink just water. There are recipes for juices, teas, wines and other libations found here!
    Moderator: ReadyMom
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    4 Posts
    avatarHomemade Drinks...
    Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:18 pm
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  • Caches-Hidey Holes & Secret Stashes


    Do you keep all your emergency supplies in one place? Or do you hide some? This is where you can find discussion on WHAT a cache is, WHAT to put in your cache, Why you should consider having one (or several), HOW to make one.
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    6 Posts
    avatarCaches-General I...
    Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:18 am
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  • Children


    Prepping with children has it's special concerns: Items to stock, foods they will eat, putting easy-to-follow plans in place, having emergency supplies within their reach, self reliance. Could your children help themselves, if needed?
    Moderator: ReadyMom
    6 Topics
    18 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Preparing Childr...
    Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:44 am
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  • Cleaning Up Without Water & Cleaning & Cleaners


    A clean home is a happy home. Can't get to a store? Need a cleaning product? Try some of these homemade versions.
    Moderator: ReadyMom
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    12 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Borax-So Many Us...
    Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:45 am
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  • Clothing & Shoes


    Make good clothing choices. Growing kids. You work in an office now, but not during SHTF. Gardening & more manual labor. What fabrics? Lots of jeans? Let's talk about this ... Includes: Clothing * Shoes
    13 Topics
    22 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Make Your Own Sh...
    Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:37 am
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  • College Students & Students Away From Home


    Knowing that your college student is prepared to handle an emergency, when they are not able to get home will give them and their family peace of mind.
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    avatarA College Studen...
    Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:25 am
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  • Communications-Phones-Mail-Internet


    Telecommunications systems could be overwhelmed and we could loose use of telephones and internet. If Power goes down for extended periods of time, cordless phones would be useless. And just what do you do with any mail that might come through? Can you touch it? Is it safe? How do you work around internet concerns? Look here for help.
    Moderator: ReadyMom
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    27 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Cell Phones . . ...
    Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:00 pm
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  • Cooking Without Electricity


    Camping Stoves, Solar Ovens, propane & propane storage are just a few of the suggestions found here. Includes: Alternate Ways to Cook & Bake * Fuels For Cooking * Recipes
    Moderator: ReadyMom
    49 Topics
    137 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Fireplace Cookin...
    Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:16 pm
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  • Cool Air (when there's NO air conditioning)


    So, the electricity is OFF, and you are HOT! How do you stay cool? Some inventive ideas can be found here.
    Moderator: ReadyMom
    4 Topics
    9 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Staying Cool-Sol...
    Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:14 pm
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  • Death & Burial


    A challenging, uncomfortable topic for most, but something that may need to be considered, when health care and mortuary facilities are overwhelmed.
    11 Topics
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    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Death in SHTF Sc...
    Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:48 am
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  • Earthquakes


    Earthquakes don't just rumble through the ground and shake your wall, they can rattle your nerves if you hare not sufficiently prepared. Some tips are included here.
    Moderator: ReadyMom
    13 Topics
    30 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Earthquake Resou...
    Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:14 am
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  • Elderly & Disabled-Populations: Require Special Concerns


    Medications, special equipment, emotional concerns are concerns that are somewhat unique in nature for these individuals in times of stress. There are guides and help available to corrdinate emergency pre-planning for those households.
    Moderator: ReadyMom
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    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Planning for Sen...
    Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:42 pm
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  • Electronics-Misc Topics


    Additional ideas for everything electric in our life. Does NOT include generators & solar ... they have their own forum.
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    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Wind Turbine-Mak...
    Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:52 am
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  • Evacuation aka 'Bugging Out'


    There may be times when you need to be prepared to leave home. Would you be ready? What would you take? What about Pets? Can you gather it all quickly? How much do you need? What do you need to do to your home to leave it for an indefinite amount of time?
    Moderator: ReadyMom
    13 Topics
    43 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Get Organized BE...
    Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:07 am
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  • Financial


    Cash. Gold. Silver. Money matters. Especially during a time of emergency, when you may not be able to get to banking facilities to get some. Find out how to prepare here. Includes: Cash * Gold * Silver * Markets
    Moderator: ReadyMom
    14 Topics
    35 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Prescious Metals...
    Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:49 am
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  • Fire Safety


    The threat of fire safety can be of real concern, if you do not have access to your local fire department during a community emergency. Some idea that may help can be found here.
    Moderator: ReadyMom
    6 Topics
    13 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Kitchen Fires
    Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:32 am
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  • Floods


    Floods can affect a single room or an entire community. It will help to have some supplies in place before one affects you. Even just a a Flooded basement can be a hazard to your family in several ways. Find some helpful tips here.
    2 Topics
    2 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Floods-Health Ha...
    Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:39 am
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    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Fats-Oils-Crisco...
    Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:44 am
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  • Foraging


    No Food? Hungry? Plants growing in the wild may save you. Learn what is safe to collect and eat. Berries. Green leaves. Trees and more.
    14 Topics
    52 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Edible Flowers...
    Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:06 pm
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  • Fuel


    Fuel Sources & Storage. Matches, lighters, safety ... you'll find it here.
    Moderator: ReadyMom
    16 Topics
    59 Posts
    avatarWood......
    Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:29 pm
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  • Gardening


    Prices are soaring. Product shortages. You've lost your job. Stores are Closed. Whatever your reason for needing a garden, there's a lot to
    Moderator: ReadyMom
    45 Topics
    106 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Foods that Regro...
    Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:23 am
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  • General Items


    Lots of Lists to choose from in here including items such as paper goods, cleaners, emergency lighting, cooking, tools and much much more! Read them over, combine items from the various lists to make it just right for your particular family or group. There are a lot of good ideas here from a variety of sources.
    Moderator: ReadyMom
    33 Topics
    68 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Petroleum Jelly ...
    Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:02 pm
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  • Generators


    Essential services, including electric may be down, now just during a pandemic but during plenty of other emergency or weather situations. Generators come in all shapes & sizes. Learn more here!
    Moderator: ReadyMom
    8 Topics
    26 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Converting Gasol...
    Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:27 pm
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  • Heat


    Information to help when your home heating system is inoperative for hours or days.
    21 Topics
    36 Posts
    avatarSafety: Stove Pi...
    Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:20 pm
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  • Home Repair & Maintenance


    Like other services, home repair can become a challenge, if you don't have access to the folks in the handy yellow pages! You may have to rely on tools you have at home and a little bit of knowledge to get you through. Find some tips on keeping your house running smoothly and what you need to do so here.
    Moderator: ReadyMom
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    1 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Melting Aluminum...
    Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:10 am
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  • Hunting-Fishing-Trapping & Snaring-Foraging


    Grocery shopping is not an option in a long-term emergency. You need to get your own food. Not a game hunter? There are solutions to help the novice who needs to provide food the old-fashioned way, and not wrapped in cellophane at the local grocer. Look here to find some ideas. Includes Foraging for Food. * Fishing * Foraging * Hunting * Trapping & Snaring *
    Moderator: ReadyMom
    32 Topics
    60 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Noose Stick-For ...
    Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:37 am
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  • Hurricanes & Tornadoes


    Each and every year there are news reports of families that have been devastated by the wrath of wind that has torn through a community. There are preparations you can put in place. Read here to find out more.
    Moderator: ReadyMom
    8 Topics
    13 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Tornados-General...
    Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:28 pm
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  • Hygiene-Personal Hygiene


    Trying to continue regular hygiene habits when supplies are limited my get difficult. Suggestions found here.
    Moderator: ReadyMom
    18 Topics
    39 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Shaving . . . . ...
    Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:18 am
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  • Laundry


    How can you get this done, when there is no electric? Plus recipes for home-made laundry detergent.
    3 Topics
    10 Posts
    avatarWashing Cloths O...
    Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:57 am
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  • Lights/Lighting


    LED's,Flashlights,Solar Lighting,Propane Camping Lanterns ... the alternate options to electricity are varied and discussions & information can be found here.
    Moderator: ReadyMom
    15 Topics
    51 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Candles . . . ...
    Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:30 pm
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  • Livestock


    Animals will be a necessary for survival, when there are no stores to go to. Chickens, goats, rabbits are common 'small' animals for suburban families. Any livestock can be discussed here.
    4 Topics
    23 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Chickens . . . ....
    Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:23 pm
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  • Masks-Non Medical


    Look here for information on masks that are NOT for medical use. Masks for medical use can be found in the Medical Forum.
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    2 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Gas Masks & Gas ...
    Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:25 am
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  • Medical Concerns


    Lists for First Aid Kits, Over-The-Counter (OTC)Medicines to keep on hand,Masks & Protective Gear info,How-To Information for home care of family members and lots more. Includes: Dental * Pandemic Flu Concerns * Masks, Gloves and other Protective Gear
    Moderator: ReadyMom
    91 Topics
    357 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Home Remedies
    Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:03 am
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  • Music


    Silence may be golden, but music is so uplifting. Recorded music or musical instruments. Look for it here.
    3 Topics
    5 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67String Instrumen...
    Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:36 am
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  • Nuclear Attacks


    A nuclear attack is one of the most frightening things that could happen. A nuclear blast can occur on the ground or in the air (an electromagnetic pulse "EMP"). What can you do to prepare?
    Moderator: ReadyMom
    19 Topics
    65 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67EMP-What to do I...
    Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:31 am
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  • Pets


    How do we protect and care for our faithful friends? Some of the answers can be found here.
    Moderator: ReadyMom
    11 Topics
    27 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Dogs-Best Choice...
    Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:39 pm
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  • Quarantine


    Isolation of households ... 'SIP' (Sheltering In Place) ... Quarentine ... they all mean the same thing: STAY PUT.
    Moderator: ReadyMom
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    4 Posts
    avatarHow to Prep For ...
    Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:55 pm
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  • Rodents, Rats, Mice, Bugs and other annoying critters


    The decline in the number of cats and dogs might result in an explosion of rats and mice and other small animal pests. The increase in trash not properly disposed of may increase those pests AND other creepy crawlers. How do we prepare for that possiblity?
    Moderator: ReadyMom
    15 Topics
    49 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Natural Remedies...
    Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:39 am
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  • Sanitation


    Trash, alternate 'Pottie' ideas and Waste Management ideas
    Moderator: ReadyMom
    13 Topics
    38 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Sanitation-A Gen...
    Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:13 am
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  • Security & Safety


    Ideas on keeping your home safe. The possibiity of 'civil unrest' is always there, in extreme situations. Some ideas to help you through this are found here. Includes: Guns/FireArms & Ammo
    Moderator: ReadyMom
    23 Topics
    76 Posts
    avatarNeed for Guns Du...
    Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:01 am
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  • Sewing, Knitting & Crocheting


    Basic skills that you might need, if you cannot get to a store. How to fix a pair of socks (have you EVER done that before or did you just toss them out and buy a new pair?). Crochet & Knitting skills for blankets, footwear, household items. Lots of uses for an old skill that many don't have anymore.
    Moderator: ReadyMom
    12 Topics
    23 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Knitting Pattern...
    Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:36 am
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  • Shelters


    If you can't be in the comfort of your own home, need to bug out or travel you'll need shelter. Find out how to make them, here.
    7 Topics
    11 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-6725 Tarp Tent She...
    Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:43 am
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  • Solar Power


    Solar Power The grid is down and affects a significant number of communities. You've lost electricity and don't know how long till it comes back on. Solar power is an alternate energy source that is becoming more and more popular. For emergency situations, solar power can be a life-saver.
    Moderator: ReadyMom
    6 Topics
    14 Posts
    avatarInstalling our R...
    Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:39 am
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  • Time, Telling Time & Time Pieces


    How to tell time w/out your electric or battery operated clock! Includes Time Pieces, Ways to Use Nature, Calendar ideas.
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    7 Posts
    avatarTimers for use p...
    Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:38 pm
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    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Shovels . . . . ...
    Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:02 pm
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  • Transportation-Getting Around or NO cars!


    Gas is at a minimum or not available. You need to 'get around', get water, wood, other supplies. How do you do it? How do you maintain 'alternate transporation'?
    Moderator: ReadyMom
    8 Topics
    39 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67Traveling by Foo...
    Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:08 am
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  • Utilities


    Do you know how to turn off your gas or water, if you need to?? Find out here!
    Moderator: ReadyMom
    3 Topics
    7 Posts
    Preparation Guidelines 2-67How to Shut Off ...
    Fri May 17, 2019 11:56 am
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    avatarWater-General In...
    Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:42 am
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  • Websites for Preparation Items


    Sites where you can order Bulk Food (dried goods, 10# cans, long term storage goods, Storage options, etc.) can be found here
    Moderator: ReadyMom
    1 Topics
    3 Posts
    avatarA few useful sit...
    Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:44 am
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  • Floods


    Floods can affect a single room or an entire community. It will help to have some supplies in place before one affects you. Even just a a Flooded basement can be a hazard to your family in several ways. Find some helpful tips here.
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