I haven't read any type of prepper articles in a long time and have gotten very lax.
I got a wake up call from my kid brother who is one of the 1/2 million without electricity down in the mid-atlantic. He is in a small apt with 2 dogs in 103 degrees. No one in my family listens to me about anything so he has no extra water, flashlights, gas, nothing.... right now he has running water but some in his area do not. I don't know if I told him the right thing but i said to take a cold shower and then fill up the bathtub in case the running water stops and he will have a supply for various things. He thought that sounded nuts.
Anyhow, I decided to get back to prep mentality in my own simple way and don't have the vocabulary or expertise that others do. I have a few dumb questions and will probably have more as I continue to read these posts. I'm a city apt dweller and the only way to store water that i know of is in the typical plastic gallon jugs. I've had some of these since '08. Some i've had to throw out cause they split and leaked, many are still ok with the water evaporated by half. If in emergency I can still drink this water in these plastics since 2008? I will replace them this week but I can still drink the water, correct?
I saw a good post where the guy keeps a lot of cool things on his keychain but refers to key 'fob'. What is fob?
I'm not sure what a mag lite or led light is but will start by going to the neighborhood hardware store and asking.
This heat is scary...