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Post by Jasmine Grace on Fri May 01, 2009 8:55 pm

Queensland (an Australian state) has told residents to stock pile 14 days worth of food and water (link) and the rest of us are being told to prepare to do the same.

"According to the national "Australian Health Management Plan for
Pandemic Influenza", by this stage the public should be ticking off a
list of precautions such as buying an "emergency pantry" list of
non-perishable food, tissues and painkillers, preparing baby-sitters
for children whose school might close, and even "identify someone who
could help you with food and supplies if you are ill or in
quarantine"."

Source:http://www.theage.com.au/national/a-new-influenza-pandemic-are-we-ready-20090501-aq9v.html?page=-1

I find it interesting that as of this point, there are no confirmed cases or deaths in Australia, but these precautions seem pretty drastic. I understand that there are many cases in America, and one death so far. Are you Americans taking these kinds of precautions?
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Post by submarinepainter on Sat May 02, 2009 7:48 am

They haven't told us to yet but I have all my food and water laid in for 60 days.
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Post by Jasmine Grace on Sat May 02, 2009 8:31 am

60 days? At 3 litres of water a day, thats 180 litres per person. How are you storing all that? Rainwater tank?
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Post by submarinepainter on Sat May 02, 2009 8:59 am

Jasmine Grace wrote:60 days? At 3 litres of water a day, thats 180 litres per person. How are you storing all that? Rainwater tank?

I do have 4 55 gallon Rain barrells and an above ground pool and one of these
http://www.aquatechnology.net/portableceramicfilters.html
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Post by Jasmine Grace on Sat May 02, 2009 11:25 pm

submarinepainter wrote:
Jasmine Grace wrote:60 days? At 3 litres of water a day, thats 180 litres per person. How are you storing all that? Rainwater tank?

I do have 4 55 gallon Rain barrells and an above ground pool and one of these
http://www.aquatechnology.net/portableceramicfilters.html

That is very cool. I have my eye on these
http://www.vestergaard-frandsen.com/lifestraw.htm

So what do you have food wise? We have a lot of dry stuff (pasta, rice etc). Lots of tinned fish, but not much in the way of veggies. Lots of meat in the freezer, but that would go off quickly in the event of a power failure, so we'd have to eat that first. We have some vitamins and pain killers stockpilled too.
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Post by submarinepainter on Sun May 03, 2009 6:31 am

Jasmine Grace wrote:
submarinepainter wrote:
Jasmine Grace wrote:60 days? At 3 litres of water a day, thats 180 litres per person. How are you storing all that? Rainwater tank?

I do have 4 55 gallon Rain barrells and an above ground pool and one of these
http://www.aquatechnology.net/portableceramicfilters.html

That is very cool. I have my eye on these
http://www.vestergaard-frandsen.com/lifestraw.htm

So what do you have food wise? We have a lot of dry stuff (pasta, rice etc). Lots of tinned fish, but not much in the way of veggies. Lots of meat in the freezer, but that would go off quickly in the event of a power failure, so we'd have to eat that first. We have some vitamins and pain killers stockpilled too.


Plenty of canned and dry , I also have a generator and That straw is fantastic ,It says they are not selling them in singles.
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Post by libertarianandproud on Mon May 04, 2009 12:11 pm

The straw is a nice thing to have , I WANT ONE!!!
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Post by Jasmine Grace on Tue May 05, 2009 3:20 am

It says that they sell the straw in packages of 100. I'm not an expert in the American survivalist movement, but it seems like something that you folks would have a market for over there. And they say one straw provides 1 years drinking water for an adult, so you could encourage people to bulk buy Razz
I know I'd buy some and re-sell them, if I could find people here who were interested in that kinda thing. Although our problem in Australia is more a lack of water, not necessarily its cleanliness.
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Post by submarinepainter on Tue May 05, 2009 5:44 pm

Jasmine Grace wrote:It says that they sell the straw in packages of 100. I'm not an expert in the American survivalist movement, but it seems like something that you folks would have a market for over there. And they say one straw provides 1 years drinking water for an adult, so you could encourage people to bulk buy Razz
I know I'd buy some and re-sell them, if I could find people here who were interested in that kinda thing. Although our problem in Australia is more a lack of water, not necessarily its cleanliness.

I need to go back and reread that website, I didn't see where it had any prices or how to by the straws.
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Post by NonConformist on Wed May 06, 2009 1:54 pm

DOnt forget a gun to protect you and your supplies
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Post by submarinepainter on Wed May 06, 2009 5:02 pm

NonConformist wrote:DOnt forget a gun to protect you and your supplies

LoL I thought everyone had guns??!!!
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Post by Jasmine Grace on Thu May 07, 2009 4:47 am

submarinepainter wrote:
NonConformist wrote:DOnt forget a gun to protect you and your supplies

LoL I thought everyone had guns??!!!

Not us Aussies. Well, you have to have a "valid reason" to have a gun here, but funnily enough, the government doesn't think "self defense" is a valid reason.Mad Which is stupid, because the criminals have guns, so whats their valid reason, hm? But anyway, I'd better stop before I go on a rant Razz
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Post by libertarianandproud on Thu May 07, 2009 4:54 am

Conservatives have been saying this for years in The U.S.. I will look later but I have studies that proved armed citizens lower the crime rate,
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Post by Jasmine Grace on Thu May 07, 2009 4:58 am

libertarianandproud wrote:Conservatives have been saying this for years in The U.S.. I will look later but I have studies that proved armed citizens lower the crime rate,

Yea, I'm pretty familiar with a lot of that data. I've done a chunk of research on it, and being able to bear arms just makes sense. Gun rights are just one of the many reasons I'd love to move to America.
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Post by libertarianandproud on Thu May 07, 2009 5:00 am

we would love to have ya!!!
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Post by Jasmine Grace on Thu May 07, 2009 5:07 am

libertarianandproud wrote:we would love to have ya!!!

Lol. I've thought about it Razz I see my spiritual home as being somewhere in America, maybe somewhere in the bible belt (I love that cliched southern drawl Razz). But it seems rather impractical. I hear your immigration laws are pretty strict (for non mexicans anyway:P).
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Post by submarinepainter on Thu May 07, 2009 5:39 pm

Jasmine Grace wrote:
libertarianandproud wrote:we would love to have ya!!!

Lol. I've thought about it Razz I see my spiritual home as being somewhere in America, maybe somewhere in the bible belt (I love that cliched southern drawl Razz). But it seems rather impractical. I hear your immigration laws are pretty strict (for non mexicans anyway:P).

Isn't funny how they make it hard on the honest folks?
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Post by GD2GO on Mon May 11, 2009 1:53 pm

My solution to the mexican flu is simple.

I am not allowing any mexicans within 50 yards of my house.
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Post by Jasmine Grace on Mon May 11, 2009 11:41 pm

So is it all over now? We have a grand total one of ONE mild case in Australia, and we're in our flu season here in the southern hemisphere. The news has been saying "oh, wait til the northern hemisphere has their flu season, then there will be trouble!" but if you have the same amount of trouble that we're having, I wouldn't be too concerned. I guess we'll find out in 6 months time.
Until then, keep your nose clean, wash your hands and stay classy... Very Happy
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Post by libertarianandproud on Tue May 12, 2009 11:00 am

Jasmine Grace wrote:So is it all over now? We have a grand total one of ONE mild case in Australia, and we're in our flu season here in the southern hemisphere. The news has been saying "oh, wait til the northern hemisphere has their flu season, then there will be trouble!" but if you have the same amount of trouble that we're having, I wouldn't be too concerned. I guess we'll find out in 6 months time.
Until then, keep your nose clean, wash your hands and stay classy... Very Happy

thank you
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Post by NonConformist on Thu May 21, 2009 11:23 am

Jasmine, i didnt realize you were an Aussie

AS I understand you can still have bolt action rifles and your country is awash in Enfields

Create a reason thats valid and stock up!

I have 2 Enfields, a No4 and a No5 and love them
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Post by GD2GO on Sat May 23, 2009 8:59 am

I think the Mexican Flu has gone belly up. Funny thing is, we had a stomach virus go around here that put a lot of people in a panic. Media Hype and bad management by Obongo was a bigger problem than the mexican flu.
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Post by Jasmine Grace on Sat May 23, 2009 10:14 pm

NonConformist wrote:Jasmine, i didnt realize you were an Aussie

AS I understand you can still have bolt action rifles and your country is awash in Enfields

Create a reason thats valid and stock up!

I have 2 Enfields, a No4 and a No5 and love them

Oh really ^_^ This news makes me happy

We are currently exploring some opportunities that will enable us to own guns legally. So many hoops to jump through though!
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