Episode 21: How to Prepare For Hurricanes

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Episode 21: How to Prepare For Hurricanes

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss preparing for Hurricanes. Listeners not affected by Hurricanes will find the episode useful when preparing for severe weather.

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Topics:

  • Simple technologies for staying on top of bad weather.
  • Blackout Kits
  • Attic Kits
  • Storing water.
  • Storing food.
  • Tips for preparing your home for hurricane season.
  • Considerations for your vehicles in hurricane season.
  • Gasoline “copy canning” and storage.
  • Pet considerations in hurricane preparations.

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By | 2016-10-15T00:15:40+00:00 June 13th, 2011|Urban Survival Podcast Episodes|4 Comments

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In his free time, Aaron enjoys hogging the remote, surfing, scotch, mental masturbation and debate over philosophical topics, and shooting stuff--usually not all at the same time.

4 Comments

  1. James June 13, 2011 at 5:21 pm - Reply

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  2. Ron Davis June 16, 2011 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    A comment on putting water bottles in the freezer. These become little thermal batteries. It isn’t all about taking up space, it is also about damping the wave from hot to cold and causing the fridge to have to work less often.

    Like most heating/cooling things, there is a compressor that turns off and on based on what a thermostat tells it. If you have water in your freezer, the freeze cuts on and freezes the water. Then it turns off. And it doesn’t turn back on till the temp goes up enough for the thermostat to tell it. Well if it is not full of ice, that takes longer because that ice will cool things even as it melts.

    Another thing I learned from Alton Brown that is useful for survival.

  3. Brian June 19, 2011 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    When I was in Joplin assiting with SAR after the tornado, people were using there Iphones to post on Facebook that they were trapped. It worked well, alittle odd but the instant post from the social media site to family that in turn call the Fire department and gave us the address. It was faster than a text surprisingly.
    Thanks for the podcast, it is a big help. I now have a Bugout Bag set up and use it for calls cause you never know how long you will be on a call.

  4. Bob June 26, 2011 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    A couple of points.

    First, With the use of chemicals like Pri-G and Stabil, even ethanol based fuels can be stored for a couple of years, but retreat every six months.

    Second, the giant tv antennas that we all have had for years STILL WORKS FOR DIGITAL. Most of the VHF analog channels have been moved to frequencies in the UHF band and it your old antenna will still receive the signals. The tuner is what has to be changed out.

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