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View Poll Results: What % of Friends/Family are Fully Prepared for Global Disaster (3-18 Month Survival)
Less than 1% 83 44.86%
1-10% 64 34.59%
10-20% 19 10.27%
20-30% 10 5.41%
Greater than 30% 9 4.86%
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Old 12 November 2018, 10:31
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It's not the most aesthetically pleasing but the place I'm fixing up (metal shop) was burned over in 2015 and you really can't tell aside from some small paint damage in over spot. Several neighbors homes burned to the ground.
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Old 12 November 2018, 10:32
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If you're running a Reverse Osmosis system then there should be NO mineral taste, unless the membrane is compromised. Not preaching to the choir but a reverse osmosis system, by definition only allows molecules the size of a water molecule or smaller through the membrane.

The only reason I know this is because I had two 600 gph ROWPUs in my company in Honduras; the 600 gph rating is for seawater. which they could turn into drinking water- it could do approximately 960 gph with 'fresh' (read polluted).

Its like witchcraft...
Ergo my statement of distilled water. The minerals are added just prior to going to the faucet for taste.

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Old 12 November 2018, 10:33
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TFG, it is. Ditto on the valves, makes future servicing of appliances so much easier. There is also one of those Sharkbite disconnect so I can take the whole board off the wall. What kind of mineral system is it? I'm curious because rain water is usually pretty flat like distilled.
It comes with the RO system and is replaced when they send me replacement filters. I will take a picture of it as I just got notified that my new filters are enroute.
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Old 12 November 2018, 10:38
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Given the fires in California, bump for a fresh review on bugging out or sheltering in place (safe from fire but the grid is down until repaired) in a natural disaster.
I am going through my bags and checking for ripped and torn packaging, leaks and other integrity issues as well as for completeness. I think the lesson from the fires is to have it packed and always with you.
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Old 13 November 2018, 15:11
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Ergo my statement of distilled water. The minerals are added just prior to going to the faucet for taste.

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I appreciate the explanation- durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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Old 13 November 2018, 17:14
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I am going through my bags and checking for ripped and torn packaging, leaks and other integrity issues as well as for completeness. I think the lesson from the fires is to have it packed and always with you.
I do the same, as well as inspecting the expiration dates on my first-aid / IFAK contents. Heat / humidity has a horrible effect on basic OTC meds, regardless of packaging.
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Old 18 November 2018, 08:41
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Day 4 with no power here on the Blue Ridge. My generator system is working as expected. I have all the hardware on site to plumb in to my 300gal propane tank. I think after this one I'm just going to go ahead and do it instead of running on 100lb tanks for the generator. It's not a biggie if I'm here, but if the wife is home alone she has to fire the tractor to move the 100lb ones. Just easier to tie into the big tank and be done with it.
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Old 18 November 2018, 08:51
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Same here, this ice storm kicked ass. Glad I was stocked up with chainsaw mix. I'll snap a few pics and post them later on today. Looks like a fucking bomb went off.
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Old 18 November 2018, 09:03
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AEP website says at one time 57k customers were out. I love where I live, citizens were out clearing roads so the AEP and Asplundh crews could get to where the needed to go without cutting their way in. Less sitting around bitching and more action is always a good thing.
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AEP website says at one time 57k customers were out. I love where I live, citizens were out clearing roads so the AEP and Asplundh crews could get to where the needed to go without cutting their way in. Less sitting around bitching and more action is always a good thing.
Yup...same here. The hillbilly mafia gathers with beer and chainsaws in hand, shit gets done.
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Old 18 November 2018, 16:39
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I thought I'd pass this along: this week our Troop's Scoutmaster, former USAF and an engineer, wondered about the Little Buddy heater claim that it can be run in an enclosed space with minimal danger of CO. We were discussing it b/c of the ice storm, and because I put one in place at my parents's house (and then the power went out in the cold, but Dad didn't know how to use it because he never bothered to learn......)

Anyway, he tested it against a CO detector, which he also tested against car exhaust and a camp fire. The detector was fully functional. Virtually no CO generated by the Little Buddy heater. Definitely safe for indoor use, to his surprise. Worth keeping on hand as a backup heat-the-person unit until help comes.
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Old 18 November 2018, 18:29
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We use ours for tent camping frequently, including covering the tent with a tarp when snowing. No issues of CO, cuz....well....we’re still here.
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