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Fri May 23, 2008 at 09:32:15 AM EDT
This Diary is a rehash of a thread that Ricewiki started way back in March 2006.
| Bronco Bill :: What if You Only Have 24 Hours To Prep?
|Some suggestions from that thread, in no particular order:
ricewiki - at 23:33
OK, as crazy as it sounds... we have talked about the people who will be in this boat. While it is true that one cannot possibly prep all they will need in one day, some people might end up in this situation.
What would we tell someone who only has a day (or two) to prep? It would depend, of course, on how many people they have to prep for, but we can make a list per individual.
I would suggest:
masks and gloves (because clearly you would need to leave house again to get more things you need)
disinfectant hand sanitizer (more than 60% alcohol)
as many bags rice as you can get/carry on one trip
as many jugs water as you can get/carry on one trip
as many cans beans ... ...(as above)
as many rolls toilet paper ... (as above)
as many candles and matches... (as above)
as many batteries (as above)
take out half the cash in your bank acct, or your daily limit
stock up tank of gas
Other than that, what else should someone try to do in 24hrs? The rice and beans could tide them over until they have time to more accurately gauge the size of the emergency. They would still have some leftover food already in the house as well to use up.
I suppose part of this might go back to the thread "what items will be most scarce" - the last-minute prepper should get some of those, possibly. Although, what will be scarce anyway may not necessarily be necessary.
kc_quiet - at 23:41
Last minute OTC meds!
Stuff to make ORS- sugar salt maybe salt substitute for potassium (recipes vary).
As much canned soup as possible - the kind with pull tab tops might be more suitable for younger kids who may be in charge of feeding themselves, unfortunately.
moeb - at 23:50
large rubbing alcohol
any bandages in sight
rice and beans
a large wire whisk
Olymom - at 07:23
Benedryl (fights mucus formation, may reduce cytokine storm)
fuel for the camp stove
bag of onions (sauted onion helps Spam a great deal)
lots of chocolate
Beware of Dog sign
can pie filling (nice treat after days of rice and beans)