View Full Version : UAE cabinet OKs plan for three-month gov't food stockpile
04-28-2010, 10:49 PM
Here's hoping Americans get on board with this thinking pronto:
04-29-2010, 12:13 AM
Approved right on time-a day or so ago our carrier Enterprise was low level buzzed by a few Iranian F4's, hmm, do they know something we do not?
04-30-2010, 01:29 PM
I was looking at surplus auctions of stuff in Texas and came across this on the STATE OF TEXAS website portal:
There is ACTUALLY a lot of usable info on this site. God Bless Texas...
Preparing for a Storm
Have a Family Plan
It's important to plan now to protect your families, business, and property. Discuss evacuation plans with your family, friends and relatives BEFORE hurricane season begins, and review your plans from time to time. Here are some planning tips:
*Start putting an emergency supply kit together and double check to ensure supplies are fresh.
*Make a checklist of what you must do before you leave and review it.
*Make sure you and your family members know how to get in touch with each other. Remember that phone service could be disrupted, so have a back-up plan such as an assigned meeting place, use of pagers, e-mail or other technology that does not depend on phone lines. In case telephones and cell towers are not operational, you may want to make a list of contact information on paper that you normally store in electronic devices.
*If you plan to stay in a hotel or motel, make reservations and confirm your reservations before you leave.
*Learn evacuation routes from your area before storm season. Plan for delays and longer drive-times than normal.
*Call 2-1-1 to find out if you live in an evacuation area or you need transportation during a disaster.
*Plan what you are going to do with pets and livestock.
*FEMA for Kids
*Texas Cooperative Extension: Preparing for the Unexpected
Have an Emergency Kit
Having emergency supplies on hand in easy-to-carry containers will serve you well no matter what kind of hazard or emergency you may face. Supplies should include:
* Non-perishable food
* Water (one gallon per person per day)
* Cash (remember that ATMs may be unavailable)
* First-aid kit
* Prescription medications and copies of prescriptions
* Special medical items, such as eyeglasses and hearing aids
* Toilet paper and other personal hygiene products
* Photo identification
* Copies of important documents and records, information to process insurance claims. Maintain in a waterproof container.
* Battery-operated radio, flashlight, batteries, NOAA weather radio
* Road maps
* List of phone numbers of family and friends
* Blankets, pillows, sleeping bags
* Pet supplies
* If there is a baby, include formula, diapers, bottles, powdered milk, medications, baby wipes, and diaper rash ointment.
* If you have a disability or have special healthcare needs, you may require additional items.
There is a TON more info at that link
05-02-2010, 08:07 AM
Our government used to keep a stockpile, but now they just suggest we do.
I'd rather have it under my own control, but it still chaps me that all the positive functions of gov have been pushed aside to grope folks in airports and blow up water plants overseas.
05-02-2010, 02:57 PM
Our canned Civil Defense program was created to save lives, FEMA was created to clean up the bodies.
05-06-2010, 12:23 PM
Actually the government is STILL hoarding food. The problem is it JUST for government employees and their families. Think congress/senate/white house/supreme court and all their staff and all their families.
So don't think for one second the US GOV isn't storing food.
WE WON'T SEE ANY OF IT. That much is for sure. But they ARE getting ready.
A couple of years back the importer for Red Feather butter said the FED.GOV came to his company and literally TOOK two cargo containers full of canned butter and cheese. They paid premium dollars for it, but it set the company back about three months on their orders.
Eventually the importer got several more containers in and filled all the outstanding orders. BUT the FED.GOV just stepped to the front of the line and sux to be us.
THAT'S THE MENTALITY WE ARE DEALING WITH.
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