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[–] HarveyKlinger 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Good luck. Stay safe, safe armed with whatever you have, and stay vigilant. If conditions continue where you're at, you're going to see a rise in anger and violence. NEVER be without a good knife (at a minimum). But you're right, any drain on your generator is going to deplete your gas supply.

I live in the US and where it live it seems every time it rains we lose power so many of my neighbors and I have generators. The worst we saw was 2 days without power and I kid you not, there were hundreds of feet of extension cord running from house to house. I never thought of a water tank before though. How big is yours? After it fills with rain water do you purify it for drinking or is it mainly for toilets, bathing, etc? Would love to find out the details.

Again, stay safe and good luck!

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[–] by2inthemorning [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The tank isnt that big it came with the house(woohoo!) holds about 50 gallons . We dont usually fill it with rain water we fill it with the city water but since we dont know when thats coming back ,rain is backup . We mainly use it for cleaning /washing. but we have filters if absolutely needed. I always have water jugs in the back with clean water but Im down to 3 now (oh no!!) Houses arent exactly that close enough to string through house to house like that. Rules dont really apply here (they do but they dont) when it comes to permits and building codes .When I brought my husband here we got here at night. In the morning he said "So this is literally almost a shanty town"? Oh and HA! always a knife trust , always my grandma says im crazy cos I even arm my daughter sometimes depending where we are but we hardly ever leave this town so its not usually a biggie. Thanks for the good luck but I think at least the power will be back by tomorrow . Thats whats really eating people.

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[–] Slayfire122 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

but we have filters if absolutely needed.

Good. People tend to forget about water filters. They'll buy several gallons of water but they don't think about a water filter.

For anyone wondering, get a good backpacking water filter like this one or something similar that filters out the same stuff. Don't get one of those ones that's made to filter tap water. They don't filter out microorganisms or chemicals. They just make the water taste better.

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[–] Atarian 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Work on one gallon a day for each person.

If it's half full, you have 25 person days left for yourself.

Do you have a gun?

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[–] by2inthemorning [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Government interference has definitely fucked us!! I mean yes it is nice to know daddy can pick you up if you fall but it made puerto ricans soft. Amazing agricultural land nobody grows on everyone is too good for that. Everyone used to be self sufficient fix your own ,grow your own , didnt matter how jerry rigged that shit was and how janky it looked goddamit if it worked it works so leave it alone. With everyone putting in there was enough to go around if anything was needed. Its crazy how now theyre all soft reliant upon others how incredible how selfish and cold hearted two generations became . We have chickens running around everywhere theres bananas everywhere and if everyone quit being so fucking lazy and quit cutting down their coffee trees that shit wouldnt keep getting so expensive. The women used to get together when I was younger and shell and roast their coffee and now nothing picking coffee is beneath everyone.They clear their fincas so the fruit doenst make a mess . Can you believe? I hate that I see american nigger culture here.poor as fuck but I got the newest Iphone and cool rims to go with my cool shoes I couldnt afford and Oh my god get dirty never. Where appearance is more important than taking care of yours first. Where you live sounds horrible though reminds me of the whole would you rather die by burning or drowning question.

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[–] magnora 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You can prepare and still get screwed. Preparations can be destroyed by hurricanes.

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[–] Atarian 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'm a recent immigrant to the land of golden soil girt by sea (I'm a pom).

Teach me, great sensei.

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[–] Kal 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

So if your drinking water got cut off you'd be fine?

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[–] SexMachine 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

First I've heard of a "Golden Horde" in a survival situation, but I'd had a personal theory about that exact scenario. Those out on the ranches and in the country might be safe for a few weeks, month tops, but as soon as people from the city start moving outwards, they will be fucked too.

What are the options then? Go further into the woods or further into inhospitable land where others may not consider survivable?

I don't really know, I'm not much of a survivalist.

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[–] hels 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Many Survival sites will tell you to block the road as far from your residence as possible.

If you watch some of the looting videos it is obvious they are just taking what the deem valuable right now. When they are starving and Aid isn't arriving they will go house to house in the city to get food and water. After that the few intelligent ones will drive outside the city looking for food/water.

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[–] drakesdoom 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I personally think be out of town and not visible from a paved road. City folk who go looking for food are going to follow highways and signs for cities. They are not going to wander down a dirt path with no visible buildings.

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[–] by2inthemorning [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Golden Horde? Im looking it up but im seeing stuff about the mongols?

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[–] teatime 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I had to call 911 when I was in PR last time and I was amazed at how long it took someone to find us out in the country. Probably 4 hours, maybe 5? Good thing nobody was dying...

Anyway, wishing you the best of luck and hopefully your neighbors will learn to prepare properly next time.

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[–] by2inthemorning [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Wow 4 hours? Ive learned since then if I need an ambulance or fire truck to call them directly . Same with police . Its an adjustment for sure. Even then I have to tell them what street to come up and the color of the house.

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[–] facevalue 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Be safe. I hear the folks in P.R. are real used to foightin'.

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[–] n0logic 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You live in the country and you do not have a well ? I have 2 , one deep with an electric pump one shallow 80ft 8in with hand draw . also have generator ,solar battery charger , small wind turbine and dc to ac converters . Five days is not really that long for country living when you get to a month it starts to get old .

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[–] by2inthemorning [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

No well yet, but apparently even though regulations and all that good stuff are pretty lax here they are sticklers about wells and make you pay for the priveledge of having one. you are not the first to suggest a wind turbine now it seems like a good investment .Solar charger was a no duh Im amazed that a lot of people dont even have the little cheapie one. % days is nothing when you're prepared I wonder where people would be at at a month. ouch.

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[–] Sour 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Damn I live in Sousa, DR and only lost power for a couple of hours. Best of luck to you guys.

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[–] by2inthemorning [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Power loss is common its this stretch thats been causing people hardship. Theres a lady up the way that has a little kitchen business lost a lot of food and hasnt been able to open because of no power. Why she didnt have a generator is a surprise to me . Hell even if you saw your boxes of food going to waste fry that food up hand it out to your neighbors and curry favors damn. Instead she let that go to the trash.

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[–] Kal 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

any advice for those of us that have never been through something like this? What are you learning?

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[–] by2inthemorning [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Not really learning anything new. The only thing I was surprised about was how few days it took for moods to shift.Thanks to my dad I learned now to always keep sweets on hand. My husband and daughter were raised in the states so not accustomed to this type of lifestyle .you would be amazed how quick throwing a twinkie at somebody improves their mood after a few days of being down.Other than that make sure your neighbors are prepared and take mental notes on who has what around you. they will be a drain on your resources . Nothing that a million survival blogs havent already said before. Sorry im not more helpful but I was raised this way so its really nothing new.

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