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Re: [BKARTS] Winter storm survival



Go hang yourself; please stay on topic. Thank you.

Ginnie Mickelson

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From: Silver MayKitten <maykitten1@xxxxxxxxx>
> OK, I am going far off topic; this is not about printing or
> binding, but it is for people I consider to be my friends that
> I am concerned about. The rest of you can go hang.
> 
> Do be careful in storm conditions. It is the time of year for
> the most dangerous storm conditions; icy winter storms that
> disrupt utilities and damage homes, exposing the inhabitants to
> dangerous weather conditions.
> 
> Enjoy being home with your loved ones. Have a good supply of
> candles and batteries? Do you have a good battery radio? Spare
> bulbs for the flashlights? 
> 
> Do you have a nice supply of canned foods? You should have
> enough for your family for two weeks. That includes cat food
> and litter.
> 
> I am aware that some of the modern gas stoves that have
> electric ignition will not let you turn on the knob without
> power. If you have a range that needs electricity to operate,
> do you have a two burner camp stove that can be used inside?
> (The single burner LP cassette stoves are best.) A couple of
> cassette stoves is a good idea anyway. Do you have extra
> canisters of gas?
> 
> Space heaters that use the same style of canister are available
> and should be placed in each toilet and two in the kitchen to
> guard against pipes freezing.
> 
> Have you checked the contents of your first aid kit? Are the
> pills and medicines within their expiration date? Don't forget
> that antiseptics, Hydrocortisone and Tri-Antibiotic ointments
> expire too.
> 
> Do you have plenty of spare blankets, throws and quilts clean
> and ready to use?
> 
> It pays to have a couple of pry bars, large and a pruning saw
> in case a tree falls and breaks through a window. You also need
> Gaffer's tape and some large sheets of corrugated board in case
> a tree comes through a window or wall. Cardboard isn't much to
> protect you from the weather, but it will keep the wind out.
> 
> In your car have three blankets or comforters per bench seat.
> Carry foods that do not require refrigeration or preparation as
> well as disposable flatware and plates. Have a good first aid
> kit that is up-to-date, and other necessities like jumper
> cables, a spare battery/air compressor unit, a box knife to cut
> seat belts with in case of an accident, or for self defense. A
> couple of pry bars and a small pruning saw may come in handy.
> Get a set of local maps that includes town maps.
> 
> MaiKätzchen
> 
> Pagan, Pagan, what are you finding? 
> Yours is the road that winds lonely and far, 
> Strange are the shadows that round you come creeping, 
> Still through the clouds is the glint of a star!
> 
> From the book, Charge of the Goddess 
> BY: Doreen Valiente
> 
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