Being prepared for natural disasters

radarmonkey

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I have a medical kit for emergencies for my family as well as others who may be in trouble. Hurricane lamps, Coleman lantern and stove. Three generators in the garage that will work on natural gas, propane or gasoline. And I since I use a CPAP, I converted an old pressure cooker to create distilled water-just in case. MRE"s several buckets of dehydrated foods, and 10 gallons of gasoline mixed with Stabil which I'll still use and refill periodically. Solar powered/charged flashlights (Torch) also.
I do use unleaded gas in the Coleman units though and haven't had any problems so far. When I was a kid I'd have to go to the store and buy Kerosene for the home lighting in a glass Purex gallon bottle for 18 cents per gallon. Which reminds me, I've got to get some more fuel for the lamps. We just don't know what's coming in the months ahead.
*find any bulk kerosene
 

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“if it's winter we would have no heat without the furnace”

Simple for $200 you can buy a ventless heater for gas or propane, it heats 1000 sq ft. It doesn’t need electricity. I have the ability to partition my house off to keep the water from freezing and have actually used this for a month when my main unit went down, worked great.
 

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Holler at me if you find kerosene in bulk please. I'm in Edmond and haven't found any.
I found this: Pendley sells bulk and probably some of the others as well.

Best 7 Kerosene Gas Stations in Oklahoma City, OK with ...


  • Penley Oil. Kerosene Fuel Oils Petroleum Oils. BBB Rating: A+ 63 YEARS. IN BUSINESS. Website Directions. (405) 235-7553. 2627 W Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73107. From Business: Penley Oil Company has been serving Oklahoma with the highest quality fuel & lubricant needs since 1958.
  • Fentress Oil Co Inc. Kerosene Solvents Chemicals 91 YEARS. IN BUSINESS. Website Directions. (405) 843-1670. 901 NW 71st Pl. Oklahoma City, OK 73116. From Business: RelaDyne, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is one of the nation's leading providers of lubricants, fuels, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), and reliability services…
  • Corner Market. Kerosene 20 YEARS. IN BUSINESS. (405) 769-5205. 115 S Westminster Rd. Oklahoma City, OK 73130.
  • Kerosene. (405) 769-5205. 115 S Westminster Rd. Oklahoma City, OK 73130.
 

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I found this: Pendley sells bulk and probably some of the others as well.

Best 7 Kerosene Gas Stations in Oklahoma City, OK with ...


  • Penley Oil. Kerosene Fuel Oils Petroleum Oils. BBB Rating: A+ 63 YEARS. IN BUSINESS. Website Directions. (405) 235-7553. 2627 W Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73107. From Business: Penley Oil Company has been serving Oklahoma with the highest quality fuel & lubricant needs since 1958.
  • Fentress Oil Co Inc. Kerosene Solvents Chemicals 91 YEARS. IN BUSINESS. Website Directions. (405) 843-1670. 901 NW 71st Pl. Oklahoma City, OK 73116. From Business: RelaDyne, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is one of the nation's leading providers of lubricants, fuels, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), and reliability services…
  • Corner Market. Kerosene 20 YEARS. IN BUSINESS. (405) 769-5205. 115 S Westminster Rd. Oklahoma City, OK 73130.
  • Kerosene. (405) 769-5205. 115 S Westminster Rd. Oklahoma City, OK 73130.
Thanks. I know Fentress, I used to deliver there occasionally.
 

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If you ever find yourself in Ohio, this Amish hardware store is certainly worth a visit!!
 

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i often go hiking and take a flashlight,knife,sleeping bag and matches
I kind of miss those days. When a kid I was a wannabe mountain man. I could go to my uncles farm/ranch and set up a camp. There was an artesian well for water and a pond full of fish. I'd stay out there for a week or longer living off the land during the summer using all the tricks learned from reading books about how the mountain men survived.
Enjoy your primitive camps. I'm jealous.
 

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Good thread here with good ideas.
I think it depends on how long you expect to be without public utilities. During the ice storm in Tulsa, was it in 2008? We were without power for six days. Ran the gas fireplace which made enough heat to keep the house around 60 and pipes from freezing. My little generator provided power for most small appliances and lights.

They water rationed us as there was not enough power to run the pumps to refill the water towers until they brought in the industrial generators. I had 20-30 gallons of gas stored for the generator (gas stations had no power) with stabilizer, and a way to purify water if things did not improve. We used all my gear from backpacking years to cook, and generally make things more comfortable.
 
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