NPR joins the prepping bandwagon

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majorhavoc

When National Public Radio starts doing serious pieces on putting together your own disaster preparation go-bag, you know prepping's gone mainstream. 

https://www.npr.org/2023/08/24/1195621892/a-go-bag-is-an-essential-tool-during-natural-disasters-heres-how-to-build-your-o

 
Quote"Being prepared for any type of emergency or disaster can make the difference between life and death," Sherri McKinney [Red Cross national spokesperson] added. "We can't stress that enough. Have a plan, have a kit, and know how to evacuate your area."

Just one question: organic kidney beans and Trader Joe's reduced fat coconut milk, I get - it's NPR.  But why Himalayan pink salt????

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Moab

Quote from: majorhavoc on August 26, 2023, 07:42:29 PMWhen National Public Radio starts doing serious pieces on putting together your own disaster preparation go-bag, you know prepping's gone mainstream.

https://www.npr.org/2023/08/24/1195621892/a-go-bag-is-an-essential-tool-during-natural-disasters-heres-how-to-build-your-o

Quote"Being prepared for any type of emergency or disaster can make the difference between life and death," Sherri McKinney [Red Cross national spokesperson] added. "We can't stress that enough. Have a plan, have a kit, and know how to evacuate your area."

Just one question: organic kidney beans and Trader Joe's reduced fat coconut milk, I get - it's NPR.  But why Himalayan pink salt????


It's to preserve the meat they get with all their guns. ;)
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Zimmy

Quote from: majorhavoc on August 26, 2023, 07:42:29 PMWhen National Public Radio starts doing serious pieces on putting together your own disaster preparation go-bag, you know prepping's gone mainstream.

https://www.npr.org/2023/08/24/1195621892/a-go-bag-is-an-essential-tool-during-natural-disasters-heres-how-to-build-your-o

Quote"Being prepared for any type of emergency or disaster can make the difference between life and death," Sherri McKinney [Red Cross national spokesperson] added. "We can't stress that enough. Have a plan, have a kit, and know how to evacuate your area."

Just one question: organic kidney beans and Trader Joe's reduced fat coconut milk, I get - it's NPR.  But why Himalayan pink salt????


Himalayan salt won't go bad like new salt.  It's proven the test of time.  It has mystic properties and make sherpas so bad ass!

Anianna

Everybody's doing pink salt now, haven't you heard?  White salt is so out of fashion.

What's in the DeWalt case?  I would assume chainsaw, but it doesn't quite look like a chainsaw case.  I could be wrong.

It occurs to me that I no longer have a strap to secure my glasses since I don't do activities that would require it.  I should keep something like that in the go bag. 
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Zimmy

Quote from: Anianna on August 26, 2023, 08:35:17 PMEverybody's doing pink salt now, haven't you heard?  White salt is so out of fashion.

What's in the DeWalt case?  I would assume chainsaw, but it doesn't quite look like a chainsaw case.  I could be wrong.

It occurs to me that I no longer have a strap to secure my glasses since I don't do activities that would require it.  I should keep something like that in the go bag. 
I'm betting the Dewalt case has a car jumper with a variety of plug receptacles.   Just a guess assuming the targeted skill level.

majorhavoc

Quote from: Zimmy on August 26, 2023, 08:42:56 PM
Quote from: Anianna on August 26, 2023, 08:35:17 PMEverybody's doing pink salt now, haven't you heard?  White salt is so out of fashion.

What's in the DeWalt case?  I would assume chainsaw, but it doesn't quite look like a chainsaw case.  I could be wrong.

It occurs to me that I no longer have a strap to secure my glasses since I don't do activities that would require it.  I should keep something like that in the go bag. 
I'm betting the Dewalt case has a car jumper with a variety of plug receptacles.  Just a guess assuming the targeted skill level.
I vote for the chainsaw.  To, you know, fight through to the hordes of undead to get to that FEMA aid station ...
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echo83

Quote from: majorhavoc on August 26, 2023, 08:49:58 PM
Quote from: Zimmy on August 26, 2023, 08:42:56 PM
Quote from: Anianna on August 26, 2023, 08:35:17 PMEverybody's doing pink salt now, haven't you heard?  White salt is so out of fashion.

What's in the DeWalt case?  I would assume chainsaw, but it doesn't quite look like a chainsaw case.  I could be wrong.

It occurs to me that I no longer have a strap to secure my glasses since I don't do activities that would require it.  I should keep something like that in the go bag. 
I'm betting the Dewalt case has a car jumper with a variety of plug receptacles.  Just a guess assuming the targeted skill level.
I vote for the chainsaw.  To, you know, fight through to the hordes of undead to get to that FEMA aid station ...
Sorry, you're all wrong. It's a radio. You know, it may be the apocalypse, but there's no way the fans are gonna miss All Things Considered:clownshoes:

Mixed feelings here. The article is sort of helpful, but the picture kind of screams, "Buy a bunch of stuff in cans. And water. Gotta have water. Check." 

Silver lining? I think it's good to "normalize" prepping. Ever notice how same people who bust your chops (good natured, or otherwise) for carrying a multi tool are always the same people who turn to you when they need a bottle opener?  

Some of them will always keep asking for a bottle opener, but if one of them decides to buy one themselves, I think that's a good thing.

EBuff75

#7
The Detroit Free Press just had a really good article titled "Detroit emergency planners see Maui wildfire lesson: Waiting on instructions can be deadly."  It made some really good points and I was going to share it on here, only to have them switch it from being publicly available to putting it behind their subscriber firewall.  :( 

Here is the preview quote for the article:
Quote"I think we in government have failed in our training of the public," said former Detroit Police Commander Darin Szilagy, a local emergency planner.

The article basically said that people are relying too much on the government and other authorities to tell them what to do.  It also said that we should be training people to be more capable of handling things on their own and making decisions without having to be told by the powers-that-be.  It didn't go into detail on the "here is how you prepare" (other than to point out that everyone should have a go-bag and a basic list of what goes in one), but was more of the mindset of making decisions based on what is happening and having the knowledge and skills to handle yourself without outside assistance. 

Seems like a familiar concept, doesn't it?

Found it!  Archive.org got it before it went behind the paywall: 
https://web.archive.org/web/20230825105220/https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2023/08/25/emergency-preparedness-maui-wildfires-lahaina-disasters/70668571007/

Quote"Train yourself, talk to your friends and family, recognize the signs and don't wait for someone to tell you to go," Szilagy said. "Be your own rescuer."
Sounds like some good advice there!
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Anianna

Related to the picture, if you don't drink coconut milk already, don't include it.  I generally try not to have anything in my stores that I don't generally consume because the last thing you want in an emergency is an upset stomach or diarrhea brought on by something your body isn't used to and decided it didn't want. 

Tummy Drops or similar ginger candy are good to have in your kit for upset stomach. 
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Raptor

Quote from: EBuff75 on August 26, 2023, 09:39:44 PMThe Detroit Free Press just had a really good article titled "Detroit emergency planners see Maui wildfire lesson: Waiting on instructions can be deadly."  It made some really good points and I was going to share it on here, only to have them switch it from being publicly available to putting it behind their subscriber firewall.  :( 

Here is the preview quote for the article:
Quote"I think we in government have failed in our training of the public," said former Detroit Police Commander Darin Szilagy, a local emergency planner.

The article basically said that people are relying too much on the government and other authorities to tell them what to do.  It also said that we should be training people to be more capable of handling things on their own and making decisions without having to be told by the powers-that-be.  It didn't go into detail on the "here is how you prepare" (other than to point out that everyone should have a go-bag and a basic list of what goes in one), but was more of the mindset of making decisions based on what is happening and having the knowledge and skills to handle yourself without outside assistance. 

Seems like a familiar concept, doesn't it?

Found it!  Archive.org got it before it went behind the paywall: 
https://web.archive.org/web/20230825105220/https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2023/08/25/emergency-preparedness-maui-wildfires-lahaina-disasters/70668571007/

Quote"Train yourself, talk to your friends and family, recognize the signs and don't wait for someone to tell you to go," Szilagy said. "Be your own rescuer."
Sounds like some good advice there!
Agreed Great advice....
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MacWa77ace

Quote from: Anianna on August 26, 2023, 08:35:17 PMIt occurs to me that I no longer have a strap to secure my glasses since I don't do activities that would require it.  I should keep something like that in the go bag. 

I'm testing out a new 'to me' type. My glasses and sunglasses either slide down my nose or fall off if I lean forward working on stuff. especially if i'm sweating or moving fast. very annoying.

So I got these which seem to be working fine for my needs. Pretty good and comfortable for a Dollar a piece. And keep glasses exactly where they are supposed to be with the quick adjust strap.

I've tried other kinds but they are for retention only [keeping them from falling totally off] but don't keep them from just sliding out of place.

I'm keeping them permanently on my Sunglasses, and keep a spare set in my EDC for my regular glasses. I only have an issue with my regular glasses if I'm repairing something in my garage and its darker in there so I'm not wearing sunglasses but am usually leaning over and sweating. So I can just pop them on and off as needed.


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Detroit? The government failed there a long time ago.


Quote"Train yourself, talk to your friends and family, recognize the signs and don't wait for someone to tell you to go," Szilagy said. "Be your own rescuer."
QuoteSounds like some good advice there!
Sounds like Katrina was too long ago. Too many people waited for government help that never came. Waited for government warnings that were never issued. Waited for services that that were months away. Medical staff gave up hope and let their patients die or euthanized them. Many police ran away and abandoned their posts. Help was slow in coming and for many never arrived at all.

Be your own rescuer indeed. 

Leave early. Go far. Don't look back.
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"There's plain few problems can't be solved with a little sweat and hard work."

Anianna

Quote from: Uomo Senza Nome on September 02, 2023, 07:59:48 PMDetroit? The government failed there a long time ago.


Quote"Train yourself, talk to your friends and family, recognize the signs and don't wait for someone to tell you to go," Szilagy said. "Be your own rescuer."
QuoteSounds like some good advice there!
Sounds like Katrina was too long ago. Too many people waited for government help that never came. Waited for government warnings that were never issued. Waited for services that that were months away. Medical staff gave up hope and let their patients die or euthanized them. Many police ran away and abandoned their posts. Help was slow in coming and for many never arrived at all.

Be your own rescuer indeed.

Leave early. Go far. Don't look back.
It's like a broken record.  Katrina was not only a glaring example, it wasn't even the most recent.  Too many people aren't paying attention, forget too easily, or just simply think it can't happen to them.

It can and the probability that it will seems to be on the rise.
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flybynight


Quotesimply think it can't happen to them.
This. And the people that think this  also can't be shaken from their belief that if it ever did.  Help would be instantaneous
"Hey idiot, you should feel your pulse, not see it."  Echo 83

majorhavoc

Quote from: flybynight on September 03, 2023, 04:03:03 PM
Quotesimply think it can't happen to them.
This. And the people that think this also can't be shaken from their belief that if it ever did.  Help would be instantaneous
All I know is if things ever go sideways in my AO, I'm expecting my FEMA-issue Himalayan Pink rock salt to be delivered like, yesterday.
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Uomo Senza Nome

Quote from: majorhavoc on September 03, 2023, 04:42:48 PM
Quote from: flybynight on September 03, 2023, 04:03:03 PM
Quotesimply think it can't happen to them.
This. And the people that think this also can't be shaken from their belief that if it ever did.  Help would be instantaneous
All I know is if things ever go sideways in my AO, I'm expecting my FEMA-issue Himalayan Pink rock salt to be delivered like, yesterday.
I keep salt rock lamps on hand for just such an urgent emergency. Sure there may dirt on the outside from sitting in my bedroom but scrape that off and you have pink salty goodness underneath. While you are waiting on your free FEMA salt I will be making ice cream.
"It's what people know about themselves inside that makes 'em afraid. "

"There's plain few problems can't be solved with a little sweat and hard work."

12_Gauge_Chimp

Quote from: flybynight on September 03, 2023, 04:03:03 PM
Quotesimply think it can't happen to them.
This. And the people that think this also can't be shaken from their belief that if it ever did.  Help would be instantaneous

For people like that, the words "I'm from the government and I'm here to help." sound like an angelic choir.

For the rest of us, hearing those words sounds more like Tiny Tim singing "WAP" by Nicki Minaj. :gonk:

Anianna

Quote from: 12_Gauge_Chimp on September 03, 2023, 06:49:25 PMFor people like that, the words "I'm from the government and I'm here to help." sound like an angelic choir.
For the rest of us, hearing those words sounds more like Tiny Tim singing "WAP" by Nicki Minaj. :gonk:
How do I insert the Captain Mal speechless gif here?

https://tenor.com/wxtk.gif
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Failure is the path of least persistence.

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majorhavoc

Quote from: Anianna on September 03, 2023, 06:57:10 PM
Quote from: 12_Gauge_Chimp on September 03, 2023, 06:49:25 PMFor people like that, the words "I'm from the government and I'm here to help." sound like an angelic choir.
For the rest of us, hearing those words sounds more like Tiny Tim singing "WAP" by Nicki Minaj. :gonk:
How do I insert the Captain Mal speechless gif here?

https://tenor.com/wxtk.gif
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I tried to think of a worse song, but that was the only one that popped into my head at the time. :smiley_crocodile:

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