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Originally posted by muzzleflash
If you want to be prepared for the worst case scenario (that is survivable), than you will need at least 3 months of food and water supplies.
Originally posted by Chemley
reply to post by AQuestion
Wow! I cannot begin to tell you how much I think about this thoughtful response! I used to think that stocking up on and storing food and possible ammunition was the way to go. Not so much, these days. I now personally believe that it will all be provided, as it were. I suppose a little like a certain exodus from Egypt that I seem to remember hearing / reading about. Time will tell, I guess. In the short term, I thank you for your not extremely subtle reminder (whether intended or not) that it will just be. Thank you again. Peace and love!
Originally posted by brokedown
Remember it took FEMA 5 days to get water to the Astrodome after Katrina.
Our Government in the US is Schizophrenic, on one hand you have a section of the Government urging the Population to actively “Prepare”, then the same Government has authorized by statute the declaration if you are prepared you are a terrorist.
My friends, this is the definition of Schizophrenia.
The very first thing one does in an emergency is
FILL the TUB
with cold water. don’t use hot water this removes the water from the heater.
Originally posted by calnorak
Don't forget water, its recommended to have 1 gallon of water per person for at least 3 days.
Ive been using 2 litre bottles that we use and wash out. Also if a quake hits, if its safe, turn off the water supply to your water heater. Its several gallons of potable water, if you cut it off, then if the city water gets contaminated, you got yourself some bits extra.
Other chemicals of concern
Bisphenol A (BPA) can be a concern for some bottles made of polycarbonate (which shares resin identification code 7 with other plastics). High temperatures and bleaching are believed to increase leaching of BPA. Several countries have banned the use of plastics containing BPA used for water and other food items.
Leaching of phthalates from PVC (resin identification code 3) is also a concern, but PVC is not typically used for water bottles.
"Health advocates also recommend not reusing bottles made from plastic #1 (polyethylene terephthalate, also known as PET or PETE), including most disposable water, soda and juice bottles. According to The Green Guide, such bottles may be safe for one-time use, but re-use should be avoided because studies indicate they may leach DEHA—another probable human carcinogen—when they are in less-than-perfect condition." The website for the American Cancer Society contradicts this.
DEHA is neither regulated nor classified as a human carcinogen by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration, the National Toxicology Program or the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the leading authorities on carcinogenic substances.
In 1991, on the basis of very limited data, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency classified DEHA as a "possible human carcinogen.".....