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Crazycastor 09-15-2013 04:48 PM

Colorado Preppers
Was just wondering how the preppers in Colorado are doing? How many had to bug out due to the floods and landslides. If they stayed what would they change and if they bugged out was their bag appropiate for the situation.

JonM 09-16-2013 12:10 AM

well we do know one thing...

their bunkers are all full of water.

Crazycastor 09-16-2013 01:18 AM

I bet but maybe those guys up there thought about floods. Hoping to hear from some of them for information the rest of us could use.

Crazycastor 09-16-2013 01:25 AM

From what I understand that same storm that hit them came through the desert where I at. It rained for 3 days. It also knocked out 60 power poles leaving leaving us without water for one day and power for 3 days. Lucky for us I had just bought a outdoor raincatcher for the eves of the house which help out with water for flushing the toilets and washing all our towels due to the back porch flooding from someone leaving the back door open. Was also lucky that I had a generator and stored gas.

ShagNasty1001 09-16-2013 01:39 AM

I think these storms are headed over here to the Midwest since we're finally supposed to have some rain all this week here in oklahoma. It's that or from this hurricane storm coming in

Rick1967 09-16-2013 01:50 AM

So much for all the idiots that think we are all fanatics for being prepared. It is not flooded where I am. But I am sure there are a lot of people wishing they had a bug out bag right about now. A couple MREs, and some sleeping bags would go a long way in a situation like this. An inflatable boat with a set of oars could be a life saver too.

Crazycastor 09-16-2013 04:01 AM

Yea I'm glad I have a bug out bag. But I'm even happier that I did some prepping this past year. It was well worth it. Living out here in the desert I'm pretty much staying put unless my house collapse.

JTJ 09-17-2013 08:34 PM

My wife and I just got back from Lake Powell. The water is very low but coming up from the storm in Colorado. It came up 3' in the last week. Consider that they were dropping 1 foot a day, that is a lot of water. We can go 2 weeks in the motorhome without hookups. That could be stretched in an emergency. RV's make good survival units if you keep them fueled up and ready to go. You can load fresh water if you see something coming or keep a sealed supply to put in after the fact. Solar would add some power if you can get sunshine but we used about 1 gallon of gas a day on the 5500 watt generator while dry camped for 2 weeks. A smaller generator like a Honda 2000 would use less if you were careful with your usage. In a survival setting the Honda 2000 would be plenty of power for an RV. If you dont care about the noise there are lots of inexpensive small generators out there that will do a good job in an emergency.

Crazycastor 09-17-2013 11:49 PM

Yea one thing about buying a generater is people usually go as big as they can. But what they don't realize is the bigger you go the more gas you use. I bought an 8000 watt generator and it used 6 gallons every 12 hours. Doesn't sound too bad but when the power is off for 3 or more days, it gets expensive. Usually the only thing your running is you fridge, freezer, fans and lights. I could have gotten a 3600 watt and used less gas and still run what I ran.

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