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I would also suggest a small photo album of your favorite pics. After all, unless you have them all on-line, that is the one thing most people miss most if they lose everything.
Charge 2 Go™ is the reusable solution for constant wireless mobility. Has a dead cell phone battery ever slowed you down? This is the first reusable cell charger that makes sense. Take it anywhere for up to 3 extra hours of talk time.
Originally posted by worldwatcher
get one of these hand cranked radios with cell phone chargers
I bought one at Target for about $50.00, I think it is an invaluable investment.
Originally posted by Gazrok
A Radio with Batteries – or preferably a portable battery powered tv. This way, you can keep track of the storm as power is likely to go at the worst time, when the storm is about to hit.
Originally posted by eeper69
I got a bunch of bottled water (12 cases) because CNN said the hurricane would hit Austin a few days ago. Well now it isn't hitting here. Does anyone know how long bottled water is good for? I want to keep it on-hand, but don't know how long I can keep it for.
It takes about a 3/4" thick piece of plywood to provide close to the same protection as the Dade County-approved products, and that will make for a very heavy shutter. You can, of course, use thinner plywood, and IBHS recommends plywood over oriented strand board (OSB) because it takes 30% thicker OSB to equal the impact resistance of plywood. Recognize that the resistance to penetration by wind-borne debris is reduced in direct proportion to the thickness of the plywood. In other words, a 3/8" thick plywood shutter would be only about half as effective in resisting penetration as a 3/4" plywood shutter. IBHS recommends 5/8" thick plywood as a minimum unless you are having problems with handling the weight of the shutter
Originally posted by Questor
Where do you get a portable battery powered tv?