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Topic: 20 THINGS YOU WILL NEED TO SURVIVE
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hagman

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Re: 20 THINGS YOU WILL NEED TO SURVIVE
Posted: Aug 23, 2012 3:21 PM
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Am Donnerstag, 23. August 2012 09:17:41 UTC+2 schrieb Graham Cooper:
> #1) Storable Food
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> Food is going to instantly become one of the most valuable commodities
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> in existence in the event of an economic collapse. If you do not have
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> food you are not going to survive. Most American families could not
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> last much longer than a month on what they have in their house right
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> now. So what about you? If disaster struck right now, how long could
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> you survive on what you have? The truth is that we all need to start
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> storing up food. If you and your family run out of food, you will
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> suddenly find yourselves competing with the hordes of hungry people
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> who are looting the stores and roaming the streets looking for
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> something to eat.
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> Of course you can grow your own food, but that is going to take time.
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> So you need to have enough food stored up until the food that you
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> plant has time to grow. But if you have not stored up any seeds you
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> might as well forget it. When the economy totally collapses, the
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> remaining seeds will disappear very quickly. So if you think that you
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> are going to need seeds, now is the time to get them.
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> #2) Clean Water
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> Most people can survive for a number of weeks without food, but
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> without water you will die in just a few days. So where would you get
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> water if the water suddenly stopped flowing out of your taps? Do you
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> have a plan? Is there an abundant supply of clean water near your
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> home? Would you be able to boil water if you need to?
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> Besides storing water and figuring out how you are going to gather
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> water if society breaks down, another thing to consider is water
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> purification tablets. The water you are able to gather during a time
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> of crisis may not be suitable for drinking. So you may find that
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> water purification tablets come in very, very handy.
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> #3) Shelter
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> You can't sleep on the streets, can you? Well, some people will be
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> able to get by living on the streets, but the vast majority of us will
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> need some form of shelter to survive for long. So what would you do
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> if you and your family lost your home or suddenly were forced from
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> your home? Where would you go?
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> The best thing to do is to come up with several plans. Do you have
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> relatives that you can bunk with in case of emergency? Do you own a
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> tent and sleeping bags if you had to rough it? If one day everything
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> hits the fan and you and your family have to "bug out" somewhere,
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> where would that be? You need to have a plan.
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> #4) Warm Clothing
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> If you plan to survive for long in a nightmare economic situation, you
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> are probably going to need some warm, functional clothing. If you
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> live in a cold climate, this is going to mean storing up plenty of
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> blankets and cold weather clothes. If you live in an area where it
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> rains a lot, you will need to be sure to store up some rain gear. If
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> you think you may have to survive outdoors in an emergency situation,
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> make sure that you and your family have something warm to put on your
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> heads. Someday after the economy has collapsed and people are
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> scrambling to survive, a lot of folks are going to end up freezing to
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> death. In fact, in the coldest areas it is actually possible to
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> freeze to death in your own home. Don't let that happen to you.
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> #5) An Axe
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> Staying along the theme of staying warm, you may want to consider
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> investing in a good axe. In the event of a major emergency, gathering
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> firewood will be a priority. Without a good tool to cut the wood with
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> that will be much more difficult.
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> #6) Lighters Or Matches
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> You will also want something to start a fire with. If you can start a
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> fire, you can cook food, you can boil water and you can stay warm. So
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> in a true emergency situation, how do you plan to start a fire? By
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> rubbing sticks together? Now is the time to put away a supply of
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> lighters or matches so that you will be prepared when you really need
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> them.
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> In addition, you may want to consider storing up a good supply of
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> candles. Candles come in quite handy whenever the electricity goes
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> out, and in the event of a long-term economic nightmare we will all
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> see why our forefathers relied on candles so much.
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> #7) Hiking Boots Or Comfortable Shoes
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> When you ask most people to list things necessary for survival, this
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> is not the first or the second thing that comes to mind. But having
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> hiking boots or very comfortable and functional shoes will be
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> absolutely critical. You may very well find yourself in a situation
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> where you and your family must walk everywhere you want to go. So how
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> far do you think you will get in high heels? You will want footwear
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> that you would feel comfortable walking in for hours if necessary.
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> You will also want footwear that will last a long time, because when
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> the economy truly collapses you may not be able to run out to the shoe
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> store and get what you need at that point.
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> #8) A Flashlight And/Or Lantern
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> When the power goes off in your home, what is the first thing that you
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> grab? Just think about it. A flashlight or a lantern of course. In
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> a major emergency, a flashlight or a lantern is going to be a
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> necessity - especially if you need to go anywhere at night.
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> Solar powered or "crank style" flashlights or lanterns will probably
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> be best during a long-term emergency. If you have battery-powered
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> units you will want to begin storing up lots and lots of batteries.
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> #9) A Radio
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> If a major crisis does hit the United States, what will you and your
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> family want? Among other things, you will all want to know what in
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> the world is going on. A radio can be an invaluable tool for keeping
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> up with the news.
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> Once again, solar powered or "crank style" radios will probably work
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> best for the long term. A battery-powered until would work as well -
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> but only for as long as your batteries are able to last.
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> #10) Communication Equipment
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> When things really hit the fan you are going to want to communicate
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> with your family and friends. You will also want to be able to
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> contact an ambulance or law enforcement if necessary. Having an
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> emergency cell phone is great, but it may or may not work during a
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> time of crisis. The Internet also may or may not be available. Be
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> sure to have a plan (whether it be high-tech or low-tech) for staying
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> in communication with others during a major emergency.
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> #11) A Swiss Army Knife
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> If you have ever owned a Swiss Army knife you probably already know
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> how incredibly handy they can be. It can be a very valuable and
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> versatile tool. In a true survival situation, a Swiss Army knife can
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> literally do dozens of different things for you. Make sure that you
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> have at least one stored up for emergencies.
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> #12) Personal Hygiene Items
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> While these may not be absolute "essentials", the truth is that life
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> will get very unpleasant very quickly without them. For example, what
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> would you do without toilet paper? Just think about it. Imagine that
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> you just finished your last roll of toilet paper and now you can't get
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> any more. What would you do?
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> The truth is that soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, toilet
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> paper and other hygiene products are things that we completely take
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> for granted in society today. So what would happen if we could not go
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> out and buy them any longer?
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> #13) A First Aid Kit And Other Medical Supplies
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> One a more serious note, you may not be able to access a hospital or
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> a doctor during a major crisis. In your survival supplies, be
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> absolutely certain that you have a good first aid kit and any other
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> medical supplies that you think you may need.
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> #14) Extra Gasoline
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> There may come a day when gasoline is rationed or is simply not
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> available at all. If that happens, how will you get around? Be
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> certain to have some extra gasoline stored away just in case you find
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> yourself really needing to get somewhere someday.
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> #15) A Sewing Kit
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> If you were not able to run out and buy new clothes for you and your
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> family, what would you do? Well, you would want to repair the clothes
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> that you have and make them last as long as possible. Without a good
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> sewing kit that will be very difficult to do.
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> #16) Self-Defense Equipment
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> Whether it is pepper spray to fend off wild animals or something more
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> "robust" to fend off wild humans, millions of Americans will one day
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> be thankful that they have something to defend themselves with.
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> #17) A Compass
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> In the event of a major emergency, you and your family may find
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> yourselves having to be on the move. If you are in a wilderness area,
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> it will be very hard to tell what direction you are heading without a
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> compass. It is always a good idea to have at least one compass stored
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> up.
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> #18) A Hiking Backpack
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> If you and your family suddenly have to "bug out", what will you carry
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> all of your survival supplies in? Having a good hiking backpack or
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> "survival bag" for everyone in your family is extremely important. If
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> something happened in the city where you live and you suddenly had to
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> "go", what would you put your most important stuff in? How would you
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> carry it all if you had to travel by foot? These are very important
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> things to think about.
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> #19) A Community
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> During a long-term crisis, it is those who are willing to work
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> together that will have the best chance of making it. Whether it is
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> your family, your friends, a church or a local group of people that
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> you know, make sure that you have some people that you can rely on and
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> work together with in the event that everything hits the fan. Loners
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> are going to have a really hard time of surviving for long.
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> #20) A Backup Plan
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> Lastly, it is always, always, always important to have a backup plan
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> for everything.
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> If someone comes in and steals all the food that you have stored up,
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> what are you going to do?
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> If travel is restricted and your can't get to your "bug out" location
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> immediately do you have a Plan B?
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> If you have built your house into an impregnable survival fortress but
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> circumstances force you to leave do you have an alternate plan?
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> The truth is that crisis situations rarely unfold just as we
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> envision. It is important to be flexible and to be ready with backup
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> plans when disaster strikes.
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> You don't want to end up like the folks in New Orleans after Hurricane
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> Katrina. You don't want to have to rely on the government to take
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> care of you if something really bad happens.


If you have lots of #1, but your neighbour has a better #5 or #16
than you do, you may no longer need to worry about #20. :)



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