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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
11/01/12 6:21 pm

A better (portable) kit would include: 1 month of food for each kit-dependent person, 1 week of rationed water+high volume water filtration system, and a firearm with 50-200 (or more) rounds per person. If a vehicle is available, 20 or so gallons of fuel would be handy as well.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
11/01/12 6:13 pm

It's foolish not to have one. A basic emergency kit should include at least: 1 week of non-perishable food for each person dependent on the kit (i.e. each family member), 2 weeks worth of rationed water, and at least one firearm with 30-50 rounds. Keep in mind, that's a very basic kit.

fuknhaus California
10/31/12 9:50 pm

again Utah. I love polls where Utah stands alone. one good thing about Mormons are survival packs and food storage.

EarlyBird Portland
10/31/12 10:37 am

Well, how about you get your own stuff together and not depend on them to take care of you!

whatsername Hawaii
10/30/12 10:59 pm

Of course the Mormons do.

And when s*** starts to go down they have no intention of sharing with the rest of us.

10/30/12 6:30 am

I'm a little surprised at my home state! We always have a emergency kit on hand. Accidents happen.

galvduck Galveston Island
10/30/12 6:06 am

You need water (among other things). But most important, water. You'll go batspit crazy without proper hydration for your brain and body.

10/30/12 5:41 am

We have had several ice storms bad enough to keep people trapped in their homes here, so yeah we keep an emergency kit and extra food on hand and enough liquid assets to leave town if needed.

weallhave1 Tennessee
10/30/12 4:42 am

Might be too late then.

weallhave1 Tennessee
10/30/12 4:42 am

Crazy Mormons! Don't they know the government is supposed to take care of them?

10/29/12 10:42 pm

Mormons teach preparedness in having a year supply of food storage, and a couple of 72 hour kits on the side.

jms in the middle of Nowhere
10/29/12 9:15 pm

You're already in Nevada. Go find Harry Reid. He's a Mormon. He should be stocked up pretty well!!

10/29/12 9:01 pm

I could survive for maybe a week. With the canned apple sauce we made in 2011 and my stockpile of pasta,

moonshot More often I know nothing
10/29/12 8:09 pm

Does the six pack in the fridge count?

10/29/12 8:07 pm

No, but I will create one after the election if my candidate does not win.

10/29/12 7:54 pm

Probably should. Luckily, in GA, the hurricanes always seem to miss us and earthquakes are a rare occurrence.

ChrisO Pennsylvania
10/29/12 6:43 pm

Yes, it includes stored food, a generator, batteries, radio, fuel and lots of weapons and ammo.

Zackisan VC Member
10/29/12 5:56 pm

Wow wasn't expecting Utah the only state to be prepared for disaster california has earthquakes, the Midwest has tornados and the east coast has blizzards and hurricanes Utah seems pretty peaceful weather wise to me

10/29/12 5:46 pm

Someone below asked why Utah is the only blue state. I'm a Mormon, and we think preparedness and self-reliance are important principles. For that reason, a lot of people in Utah have food storage and the like.

One of the Church's websites talks more about it:

panfish New York
10/29/12 4:50 pm

Most states tend to recommend at least a 72hr. Disaster kit minimum to give them time to mobilize FEMA and related groups. I'm kind of surprised that not even states susceptible to earthquakes, hurricanes, blizzards, and tornados don't have at least half.

Comet? Tennessee
10/29/12 3:43 pm

Why is Utah the only blue? I guess Mormon's emergency stuff is no birth control.

GirlOnFire Ohio
10/29/12 1:12 pm

Food storage! Yeah!

4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
10/29/12 12:46 pm

I'm ready for Armageddon...and anything less.

hazhap1 Las Vegas
10/29/12 12:12 pm

So then we should be safe if we carry a toy, and the zombies are like 5 year olds!

hazhap1 Las Vegas
10/29/12 12:06 pm

Ok so.. Mega disaster hits... Invade Utah to find food and supplies... Got it!

10/29/12 11:39 am

Me personally? No. Knowing the people I live with though it's almost definitely yes.

Weave77 Indianapolis
10/29/12 11:31 am

Hell yes I do! Because remember, if you are not prepared when (not if) the Zombie Apocalypse comes, you nothing more a walking Happy Meal...

ty3desi Massachusetts
10/29/12 10:44 am

I think the question was about the hurrican and not about Utah and their B.O.Bs

timeout Boston Strong
10/29/12 10:39 am

Flashlight check. Water check. Peanut butter check. All set.

dabrat East Coast
10/29/12 9:10 am

Yes got everything i need including food for weeks.

10/29/12 7:42 am

Utah's result is no surprise...

10/29/12 7:07 am

I'm ready. I'm always ready. Zombies, natural disaster, foreign invasion...whatever...I'm ready for it. The hardest part about being in a zombie apocalypse will be pretending I'm not excited.

zorthog The Republic
10/29/12 6:47 am

I have a grab and go type survival kit I bought from The Ready Store. Lasts about 4 days. Also have storage containers for 112 gallons of water.

galvduck Galveston Island
10/29/12 6:47 am

Search around on Google. There are sites and blogs about prepping. Some even have outlined plans for how to stock up using "baby steps" by purchasing a few things at a time over a year ($10 per week or something like that).

Good luck! :)

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
10/29/12 6:37 am

I'm a wannabe prepper, but only have water stored.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/29/12 6:32 am

It should have said the damn for the local waterworks so we need to be prepared actually we are overdue for a big tsunami we get one here about every 300 years and it's been 325 years I must be very foolish.

unclePen Texas
10/29/12 6:24 am

Yep, that's a plan. Maybe shoot a duck or two, rabbit and armadillo

ishady 86451132020
10/29/12 6:12 am

I also have a emergency whistle and a box of saltines that expired in August. I'm in this for the long haul.

galvduck Galveston Island
10/29/12 5:49 am

How about a deck of cards or books to pass time during the power outages? Are all your irreplaceable photos and documents in waterproof containers?

Don't prepare just to SURVIVE a disaster -- Prepare to THRIVE after a disaster.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/29/12 5:26 am

Unfortunately, no. I think if the house was intact, we currently can last for a few days, but an official bug out kit per person would be a great idea.