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poochie
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Houma, la
Member since Apr 2007
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re: Hurricane Preparations – Next time
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You do realize you have to vent any A/C. You can't just put a portable A/C unit in any room without venting the exhaust. You can't create cool air without creating hot air, and the hot air has to go somewhere.


After the past two weeks I am an expert on both types and know exactly how they work.


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Havoc
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re: Hurricane Preparations – Next time
The problem I have as with “prepping” in general is deciding what exactly I’m prepping for, or where to draw the line. If it’s “worst case scenario” well then obviously it’s never ending and very time and money consuming. I think it’s good to delineate exactly what the threshold is and plan based on that. In most real-life examples, in all but the worst cases, there’s a decent timeline of 1-2 weeks for things to improve that could have a good effect on planning, like roads being cleared, reasonable access to gas and food/water, etc.

This didn’t seem to be the case in many/most areas after Katrina, where clearing roads and restoring power seemed to take much longer, but things seem to have improved (gasp*) in the years since, better line maintenance, better planning for clearing, even down to more people owning chainsaws to do some things themselves.

Point being, factoring that in, expected reasonable access to supplies, could be very relevant. Buying and storing less pre-storm specifically. And post storm, most people that stay behind don’t have much to do anyway, so punching out an hour or so to get supplies isn’t a huge inconvenience.


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NOLALGD
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re: Hurricane Preparations – Next time
If you have the means this works. But I wouldn't worry with the potable water totes, it's probably easier to just buy and store 5-10 big jugs of water. If you don't have running water you really can't stay at your house after a storm.


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SantaFe
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2019
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re: Hurricane Preparations – Next time
I have two 55 gallon steel drums for gasoline with a hand pump. I fill them up during the month of May before the hurricanes come to visit. If no storms come I pump the gas into my truck and cars. Yes , I can move the drums myself. Keep a couple of used tires and you can drop the drums off your trailer onto them and then stand them up.


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TDsngumbo
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Alpha Silverfox
Member since Oct 2011
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re: Hurricane Preparations – Next time
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Extra generator oil, oil filters, and air filters on hand.

This was the one thing I didn’t think of and it was very difficult to find oil need for my generator because everyone else was buying it too.


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TDsngumbo
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Member since Oct 2011
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re: Hurricane Preparations – Next time
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Get your wife and kids out, it’s a lot easier to deal with shite without them. They aren’t much help and often a hinderance.

HELL
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YES


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tenfoe
Member since Jun 2011
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re: Hurricane Preparations – Next time
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Get your wife and kids out, it’s a lot easier to deal with shite without them. They aren’t much help and often a hinderance.


Exactly. I didn’t have power for 10 days. It was just me at the house. I put 65 hrs on my generator


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