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Old 10-06-2016, 09:16 PM   #11
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I save 1.75 L liquor bottles, and fill them with water. I store them in the basement, along with my canned goods, Costco spillover, and my power tools (many battery powered). We get tornados here along the river, but we should be good to go if our house flies away.
HA! Better yet when those liquor bottles are filled with LIQUOR!!
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Old 10-06-2016, 09:21 PM   #12
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Funny, tomorrow marks the 9th anniversary that my husband and I left Hawaii and I have not given a single thought to disasters since.
Are there disasters in the desert?
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Old 10-06-2016, 09:25 PM   #13
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actually any dry good or canned food will do...
I wouldn't suggest pasta. You don't want to use precious water to cook it.
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Old 10-06-2016, 09:29 PM   #14
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HA! Better yet when those liquor bottles are filled with LIQUOR!!

Oh yeah. You better believe there's some of that down the basement too! What I like about "used" liquor bottles is, they're probably somewhat sterile, having previously contained vodka. The water is a few years old, but will work fine for washing hair, etc.
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:36 PM   #15
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Oh yeah. You better believe there's some of that down the basement too! What I like about "used" liquor bottles is, they're probably somewhat sterile, having previously contained vodka. The water is a few years old, but will work fine for washing hair, etc.
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I have lots of bottled water, canned goods, manual can opener, blankets, cat food, batteries, flashlights....I should probably be more prepared than I am, considering it's SoCal. I'm out in the middle of nowhere with no tall buildings, but I really shouldn't be complacent about the damage a good sized earthquake can do.

This big one happened 140 years ago in a little town about 80 miles from here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1872_Lone_Pine_earthquake

Important papers, SS card, and documents are in a ready-to-grab folder in the very front of the file cabinet.

Thanks for the food for thought, Aunt Bea.
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Are there disasters in the desert?
There sure can be, GG. I guess it depends on your definition of disaster...our biggest concerns here in my desert area are earthquakes, and flash flooding - windstorms are up on that list too though, they can be strong enough to topple 18 wheelers up on the highway.

Not to mention the ongoing droughts and fires. :-(
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What foods to have on hand for a natural disaster?

We have a good friend whose daughter is high up in the military. He gave us an MRE (meals ready to eat) that she gave him. It sounds disgusting, contains spaghetti with meat sauce, crackers, some green apple candy things, and other stuff along with a little sterno-type heat source, all hermetically sealed. Probably enough to feed DH, Beagle, and me for at least three days.

MREs last for years, though they do have expiration dates.
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There sure can be, GG. I guess it depends on your definition of disaster...our biggest concerns here in my desert area are earthquakes, and flash flooding - windstorms are up on that list too though, they can be strong enough to topple 18 wheelers up on the highway.

Not to mention the ongoing droughts and fires. :-(
I was thinking more about Arizona, I guess, since that's where K'girl is. Of course earthquakes and flooding are disasters. Drought, as terrible as it is, doesn't require emergency supplies, though, does it?

There are there fires in the desert? It doesn't seem like there would be enough fuel to burn people out of their homes. My dad lives in the Sierra Nevadas east of Fresno and he's surrounded by dry pines and other vegetation. If I'm wrong, though, please let me know.
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This was a very sad disaster that happened not terribly far from us:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarnell_Hill_Fire
As for the types of disasters in the "desert", yes it is all relative,
for us in the desert of Arizona it's Fire and in some cases,
Flooding, but we're not in a Floodplain, so...
Everyone keeps what is called defensible space
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defens..._(fire_control)
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