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Incase of an emergencies

Do you have a kit at home? Food, water, light sources, etc...
I've seem a lot of them on Pinterest. Thought about it but have not.

An example : could your family be comfortable for one week, 7 days without electricity?
Without electricity our well couldn't bring up water, no stove to cook meals, no heat it a/c.

How long could your family go, if everything shut down at this moment?
No trips to store, only what you currently have...

We would be out of water but could probably cook in the fireplace and make it a week maybe, but without that water it would be rough.

 
SassySue123

Asked by SassySue123 at 12:23 AM on Dec. 20, 2012 in Food & Drink

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  • Biggest issue here would be drinking water. We're on a small farm with well and septic. We have a generator to power the well pump, but if gasoline ran short..
    We have a storage tank for gas that they would keep for all the farm equip tractors and stuff. We've just never had it filled.
    We're set with pretty much everything else. Oil lamps, woodstove heat, propane cooktop , i can and preserve from the garden, hunt, and raise chickens.
    adopteeme

    Answer by adopteeme at 1:22 PM on Dec. 20, 2012

  • We'd be totally screwed.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 12:34 AM on Dec. 20, 2012

  • No but I keep saying I am going to do one
    booklover545

    Answer by booklover545 at 11:32 AM on Dec. 24, 2012

  • Guess we'd be walking down the block to the store (even though that's against your rules) LOL
    Kword

    Answer by Kword at 12:41 AM on Dec. 20, 2012

  • Well, I'm assuming the stores would be packed with other people and supplies would be hard to find. The store would only have X amount of bottled water.
    SassySue123

    Comment by SassySue123 (original poster) at 12:51 AM on Dec. 20, 2012

  • We'd be screwed. The only way I have to cook anything on a grill is with a tiny grill that folds up flat. It's great for camping, not so great for roughing it at home. We'd wind up having to eat cold canned green beans.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 12:55 AM on Dec. 20, 2012

  • We'd have a rough time. We'd figure out something, I guess, but it might involve cold canned green beans as well.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 1:25 AM on Dec. 20, 2012

  • We prep, so we'd be okay for awhile
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 3:10 AM on Dec. 20, 2012

  • Well we have frozen milk jugs of water, 3 grills/smokers, a good bit of cereal, a river in easy walking distance(under normal circumstances I wouldn't want to drink it, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.), we also have guns, ammunition,and fair amount of game around. We probably could make it a for a little bit, but we don't have much in the way of canned vegetables. Well we have a good bit of rice and potatoes. I don't think we would make it all winter but, we could go for a little bit.
    mommy_jules

    Answer by mommy_jules at 9:10 AM on Dec. 20, 2012

  • We'd be okay - we live right by my IL's, they have a corn burner for their main heat source, has stove that doesn't need any electricity, between our 2 houses we'd have enough food to last 2 months - not sure if water would be an issue or not.
    idareyou

    Answer by idareyou at 10:10 AM on Dec. 20, 2012