Earth quakes, weather, etc can create situations where you’re stuck with no access to utilities or stores.
If you suddenly lost power, water and gas and had to stay put in your home (and property) how long could you last before you would have to have outside help?
Location: OhioI think I’d be good for a whileAll We Do Is SELFILMEDWith where you live if you know what you’re doing you would do fine.I put over a month…truth is bout a week after I ran out of gasoline…
we have a generator… cold enough to keep food…wood burning fireplaces…
but when the gas burns it it will be ruff….Road Warrior time
NeilMajor change in what you do about doing things but if yo stop and think what’s important you can do without a whole bunch of stuff . A hunter and gatherer might be better off at first thn comes the farming. But first you got get through the change.BTW since we live in the rural country we have our own water system the holding tank always holds 500 gal…even when power is out….
NeilI could last a month but in the neighborhood I live in war would break out in 2 or 3 days.
Maybe I should move
Location: LouisianaWhen you say “Stay put in your home”… does that mean you can go out to a nearby river for water or go out to hunt?
As long as i could get to a local river and do a bit of hunting i think i would be ok for quite a while.Reggoh Switchback XT - Still killing!
When you say “Stay put in your home”… does that mean you can go out to a nearby river for water or go out to hunt?
As long as i could get to a local river and do a bit of hunting i think i would be ok for quite a while.[/quote:27pe8kwv]
I’d assume you’d need to stay put a couple of weeks in a worst case situation. New Orleans was pretty dangerous after Katrina. Imagine what LA could be like after a major earthquake if aid didn’t arrive quickly.
BTW since we live in the rural country we have our own water system the holding tank always holds 500 gal…even when power is out….
That’s a good 250 day supply for 2 people.There is also a bomb shelter in basement that could hold thousands of gallons if rainwater was rerouted as a cistern..
Joined: 1/10/2006Depends on when it happened……..in the winter we have the means to keep our food frozen, and with gas, we have the means to keep warm, cook, and such……in the summer, the food would spoil, even though we don’t need to have as much in the way of heat
Joined: 2/22/2005I have a Generator that runs off Natural Gas… I have 2 Gas Wells On My Property… over 3K rounds of Ammo..
Location: Van Wert County, Ohio
I have a Generator that runs off Natural Gas… I have 2 Gas Wells On My Property… over 3K rounds of Ammo..
I’m Good [/quote:1fbsgnkb]
Heck if I ran out of ammo, I could go to the basement and load more.
I think I would be good for a while. Have some food and water. Also have my built on winter coat. I would waste away to nothing for a long long time.
Jeff K in IL
Joined: 11/1/2005Rather long. Need to find some water though.
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