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FWEET email coming out this weekend

by: Bronco Bill

Fri Oct 14, 2011 at 22:07:15 PM EDT

If you'd like to be included in the quartely Flu Wiki Emergency Email Test, please send me your contact email address at vaprepper @ gmail . com .
I'll be sending out this quarter's email on Sunday, Oct 16
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January 2011 FWEET sent out today

by: Bronco Bill

Sat Jan 15, 2011 at 19:16:56 PM EST

First quarter FWEET email was sent out today at 4:39pm Wiki Time. If you did not receive it, check your spam folder or filter.
If you would like to be added to the mailing list, send me a note at vaprepper @ gmail . com (without the spaces)

Include your user ID here and your email address.

Thanks everyone

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October 2010 FWEET message

by: Bronco Bill

Fri Oct 15, 2010 at 21:33:58 PM EDT

The last FWEET email of 2010 was sent out tonight at 9:30pm Wiki Time (Eastern).  If you didn't receive it, wait a couple of hours before panicing <?> and thinking the world has ended. It may show up in your Spam mailbox, or Junkmail box.  
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2nd quarter 2010 FWEET email

by: Bronco Bill

Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 20:29:39 PM EDT

The second quarterly FWEET email went out tonight at abot 7:15 Wiki Time (Eastern Time).

If you didn't receive the email, please let me know so I can make sure you're added to the email list.   vaprepper @ gmail.com

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FWEET on April 15

by: Bronco Bill

Mon Apr 12, 2010 at 15:47:19 PM EDT

The FWEET was send on April 15 at approx. 7:30pm Wiki Time.  If you didn't receive an email, and wish to be added to the mailing list, let me know...

On tax day in America, you all should receive a little bonus: The quarterly FWEET email...

If you're not on the email list, and would like to be, send me an email at vaprepper@gmail.com . I'll make sure you get added.  And thanks.

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January 2010 FWEET test has been sent!

by: Bronco Bill

Tue Jan 12, 2010 at 09:26:52 AM EST

The FWEET email was sent out at 5:15pm Wiki Time, January 16 2010,
and you all should receive it
if your email is current.

Sometime during the weekend of January 15-17, you'll be receiving the quarterly FWEET email test.

Remember, this is just a test.

For you folks new to FluWiki, if you'd like to be added to the mailing list, send your username and email address to Bronco Bill at vaprepper @ gmail.com
If you've changed your email address since October 2009, please let me know so I can update the list.
This is open to everyone who is registered here at the Flu Wiki Forum.

Thanks to all...

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Flu Wiki Emergency Email Test for April 2009

by: Bronco Bill

Sun Apr 12, 2009 at 15:21:50 PM EDT

Just a quick note to let everyone know that at 1520 hours, wiki time, the quarterly FWEET was sent to all on the mailing list.  Be sure to check your spam filters to make sure they allow FluWiki emails to come through to you.

If you're not on the mailing list, and you'd like to be added, drop me a note at vaprepper @ gmail dot com

Many emails have bounced already, and it looks like my ISP has split open the distribution list....my apologies.

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Resolve to be Ready...Make a Plan NOW!

by: Bronco Bill

Fri Dec 12, 2008 at 05:14:38 AM EST

I couldn't really find a diary to post this in, as it's nothing to do directly with PanFlu but it is a reminder to everyone to Make a Plan.

Winter is upon us, and with it blizzards, floods, mudslides, and ice storms. In some areas of the country, and the world, these could mean local evacuations. Remember, this is not a plan for SIP, but a plan for short-term evacuation in case of local emergencies. The link takes you to a site that could very well help you fill out that Bug Out Bag you've always dreamed about!

We've heard it before, but it always bears repeating from time to time.

Posted and reprinted with permission of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

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Quarterly Email Test --- FWEET!!

by: Bronco Bill

Tue Oct 07, 2008 at 09:36:13 AM EDT

On Sunday, October 12, a new Flu Wiki Emergency Email Test will be sent out to everyone who is on our mailing list.
The FWEET email was sent at 12:47pm. Please give your Internet Provider a couple of hours to deliver it to your Inbox. Also, make sure your Spam filter is set to accept FluWiki emails

If you'd like to be included in the next mailing (in January 2009), please send your current email address and FluWiki Forum user name to me at vaprepper at gmail dot com

The email should go out around noon or a little after on the 12th.

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What Are You Doing to Get Ready?

by: Bronco Bill

Thu Aug 21, 2008 at 13:51:48 PM EDT

What Are You Doing to Get Ready? - September is National Preparedness Month

This press release was forwarded to me today. Although it focuses mainly on hurricane and storm preps, most of what it says can be applied to PanFlu prepping as well.  Except, of course, for the "3-day" recommendation, since 3-6 months' worth of preps is what we on the wiki recommend for a pandemic preparedness plan.
I've removed the contact numbers for privacy's sake. Reprinted in whole with author permission
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FluWiki Emergency Email Test - July 2008

by: Bronco Bill

Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 09:04:33 AM EDT

It's that time again. I know, I know...I'm late!
But here we are....

The test email was sent out at 2:35pm Wiki Time, July 13, 2008. Please allow a couple of hours for your ISP to deliver the email to your Inbox.  

    Thanks---The Management

If you'd like to be included in the email list, and the quarterly tests, please send your current email addresss AND your FluWiki logon name to vaprepper at gmail dot com (that's me, by the way!).

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Public Health Emergency Medical Counttermeasurs Conference - Thoughts.

by: Kobie

Tue Jul 31, 2007 at 11:05:08 AM EDT

  July 31st to August 2nd is public health emergency medical countermeasures conference.
Along with Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, and others there is a webcast.

  What are your thoughts?

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Basic Emergency Preparation List

by: Annie

Mon Feb 12, 2007 at 22:18:12 PM EST

Your pandemic plan might include the following:

If you're the breadwinner of a family and are involved in an accident or serious illness or disaster, you may not have an income for a month or longer. A one-month supply of food and savings at home can help you care for yourself and family in an emergency situation.

During an emergency disaster situation, we may be living for an extended period of time, (two-three weeks or more), without electricity. Normal communications may be disrupted and difficulties obtaining our wages may occur. Medicare, Medical, Welfare operations may fail. If health and human services are not operational we may have civil unrest. Businesses could have disruptions from electrical outages. The most important thing you can do for yourself and your family is to read the Word of God, pray for preparation guidance and increase your knowledge about any emergency disaster potential's in your area. Then, prepare accordingly. Life will probably be quite a bit different without power.

Having an adequate support network and your own home emergency supplies will increase your ability to cope during a crisis. Find others who have emergency storages and share ideas. Consider emergencies and the ways you can extend yourself to others who may be less prepared if the uncertainties become a reality, (handicapped, elderly, ill). Planning and problem solving without panic are necessary skills we can begin to cultivate to improve coping.

Suggested ONE ADULT, ONE-MONTH emergency supply list, more people/days, multiply accordingly.
Pretend there is no power; no water and you can't go to the store for anything!

_____WATER, store a plastic two liter soda bottle a day per person, plastic two liter soda bottles, fill with tap water and add four to six drops of household chlorine bleach. Store upright behind a couch or against a wall. Quart: use four drops; Five gallons: use half a teaspoon, Ten gallons: use two scant teaspoons, Fifty-five gallons: use two ounces. Remember, tap water may become contaminated if purification plants loose power, Use tap water to fill up a thoroughly cleaned bathtub, use two ounces of bleach, this will provide enough water for two weeks.
_____BLEACH, unscented with 5.25 sodium hypoclorite, 1 gallon Clorox bottle, at 8-16 drops per gallon of water, will disinfect over 7000 gallons of clear water (half that much cloudy water), store with laundry supplies,
_____RADIO, AM/FM store in pillow case + _____Batteries, 3 spare store in freezer
_____FLASHLIGHT 1 store in pillow case + _____Batteries, 1 spare set store in freezer
_____OIL LAMP, cheaper to buy kerosene by the gallon at many gasoline stations, odor, display in home
_____CANDLE, religious candles last 100-120 hours, buy clear glass for better lighting
_____MATCHES, 1 (250) boxes, keep in separate zip lock bags, store in pillow case
_____FUEL, keep your vehicle tank at least half full of fuel, fill your barbeque propane tank, keep spare fuel cans full, out of sun and ventilated. Do NOT store in your vehicle or inside your living quarters.
_____PRESCRIPTION MEDICINES, talk to your physician or pharmacist about storing extra prescription medications. Keep out of children's reach.
_____CASH, [No electricity, No ATM], have enough cash, at home, to support your family for thirty days in used $20.00 or smaller bills. Rolls of quarters may come in handy, cell phones may be down, pay phones may still work. Don't count on your paycheck, social security, child support, welfare, etc. You may need medical care and they may want cash. [Checks may or may not be accepted, nor credit or debit cards in a power outage]. Even with enough money, items just may not be available to buy. Prepare now. Store in an old pillowcase.
_____BILLS Pay your mortgage and bills in advance; avoid late charges due to postal interruptions, etc. You will still be held liable for late penalties. Keep hardcopies of receipts during. Don't count on your Automatic Payments/Deposits, verify before spending.
_____CLOCK, manual wind up, 1, in pillow case
_____CAN OPENER, manual wind up, 1, in pillow case
_____SANITATION, 31 grocery store plastic bags to line the toilet if the power is out for long, the plumbing may fail, store sacks in an old tube sock and dispense from the hole, store in pillow case
_____LARGE TRASH BAG, 1 box, store next to pillow case
_____TOILET PAPER, 9 rolls, store behind toilet, under tank in plastic bag.
_____FOOD, the following is a list for ONE ADULT for ONE MONTH, more people/days, multiplies accordingly. Store inside your living quarters. Store behind a TV, in a box under the ironing board, in small boxes under the bed, be creative...I've read you need about 1858 calories per day.
_____Powdered Milk, 9 boxes of 8 quarts, shelf life: 2-5 years, each when reconstituted, use four 8 oz glasses a day
_____Wheat Germ or shredded wheat or whole wheat, 6 lbs, shelf life: 5 years, use 3 oz a day
_____Peanut Butter, 1, 1 lb 2 oz jar, shelf life: 2 years, use one tablespoon a day
_____Tomato Juice, 8, 30oz cans, shelf life: 3-5 years, drink 8 oz a day
_____Vitamin C, 31 tablets
_____Iodized Salt, 1 container
_____Corn, 31 cans, 15.25 oz cans, one a day
_____SLEEPING BAG or several blankets, no power, no electric heat.
_____FIRST AID KIT Adjust for you and your families needs. Keep in your medicine cabinet, away from kids.
_____First Aid Book, try a used bookstore
_____Poison Control Center emergency number
_____Syrup of Ipecac, (Use to induce vomiting if advised by Poison Control Center)
_____Activated charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Center)
_____Women's Menstrual Pads, and Good for bleeding injuries too.
_____Baking Soda, I've heard it used for upset stomach, cleaning bathtubs, brushing teeth and?
_____Band-Aids, assorted sizes
_____Antibiotic: Triple Ointment or?
_____Antiseptic: Hydrogen Peroxide or Beta dine or?
_____Anti-diarrhea medication
_____Aspirin or Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever
_____Tape: ___ Hypo allergenic adhesive tape or ___cloth tape or ___ paper tape___
_____Thermometer, oral [old fashioned mercury style, no batteries]
_____Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
_____Lip balm
_____Cleansing agent/soap bar
_____Caladryl Anti-Itch Lotion
_____Safety pins, assorted sizes
_____Latex gloves
_____Masks, N-95, surgical, a handkerchief will help!
_____HARD COPIES OF IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS put in a gallon Ziploc bag:
_____a copy of your electric bill-you will need proof of residence in evacuations to return home
_____a copy of your marriage license, a copy birth certificates
_____a cope of insurance papers, car vin numbers, license plate number
_____a list of bank account numbers, credit card numbers, and their contact numbers

Pillow-cases, small suitcases, anything that allows you to easily fill, store, and carry.

These preparations will help in an emergency. This list is not complete but will get you started. Annie

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