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How big of a prep geek are you?

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by powersbj, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. powersbj

    powersbj Seattle Area Active Member

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    Who had Potassium Iodide before the Japan earthquake? I'll admit to having a couple packs, for 9 bucks at the time I figured it was a cheap buy in case of an Indian Island or Bangor incident... Come to think of it anyone want to buy some IOSAT... good till 2017 only $500 a pack... You cant put a price on your life!
     
  2. Wenis

    Wenis Tri-Cities, WA Member

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    Pretty geeky myself
     
  3. lonegunman

    lonegunman Eastern Washington Active Member

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    I started by picking a better place to live. Prep all you want, if you live in Seattle you are as good as dead.
     
  4. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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  5. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I am a preparedness geek..but I am not in an area that will be effected by anything but a volcanic event in a serious way. Of course there are some things, like a nuclear war, that no amount of preparedness can mitigate. A major event in the Cascadia subduction zone is the worst case scenario for the Northwest. The geomorphology of the Southern Puget Sound could magnify a tsunami to epic proportions, couple that with the soil liquefaction that will occur in areas built on fill and the result might make Japan look like a picnic.
     
  6. JWest

    JWest Lake Stevens Active Member

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    FOOD WATER AMMO & SUPPLIES
    Not Sheep
    III%
     
  7. powersbj

    powersbj Seattle Area Active Member

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    Dead from what? If your alive your as good as dead no matter where you live. I think eastern WA has more contamination from hanford than we have here on the wet side. So do you risk long term low dose exposer or none with the possibility of a large scale incident?
     
  8. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    If you live in the lowlands around the Sound your main threat is quake and tsunami. Of course if there ever is an all out war the Sound will boil.
     
  9. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    geek [geek]
    (plural geeks)
    n
    1. awkward person: somebody regarded as unattractive and socially awkward (insult)
    2. comput obsessive computer user: somebody who is a proud or enthusiastic user of computers or other technology, sometimes to an excessive degree (informal)
    3. performing arts outrageous carnival performer: a carnival performer whose act consists of outrageous feats such as biting the heads off live animals

    :bluelaugh::bluelaugh::bluelaugh: No I am not a geek.

    jj
     
  10. Thebastidge

    Thebastidge 10411 NE Fourth Plain Blvd Vancouver WA 98662 Well-Known Member

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    Potassium Iodide tablets don't really go bad. The expiration date is more of a formality than anything.
     
  11. moose

    moose northwet coast Well-Known Member

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    I meet all 3 conditions. I'm a super geek!

    Really, my kids have "My dad is a geek" t-shirts.
     
  12. HandLoad

    HandLoad Gig Harbor Member

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    Ordered my KIO3 Tabs @0100 Saturday after the Friday Tsunami - I got mine before they ran out! Already had a NukAlert, and masks for all in My House. Had a Huge Rack of Stores, Massive Watertank, Plenty Weapons, and Double Plenty Ammo. HAM Radio Op. Genset. UTV. Guess I Qualify.
     
  13. s12tactical

    s12tactical portland metro Member

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    What do you think might happen to Seattle...terrorist attack, earthquake or Mount Rainer blowing its top?
     
  14. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Mt. Rainier is considered the most dangerous volcano in North America, precisely because of its vicinity to Seattle. While the other threats are a possibility, another eruption of Rainier is a certainty. I'm not sure if the lahar flows would reach Seattle proper, 50 miles away, but the southern/eastern suburbs are in extreme danger.

    Keith
     
  15. billcoe

    billcoe PDX Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Sheepishly raises hand...."over here"! In fact, they are close to expired.....


    ...anyone else buy enough gas masks for all of the kids on the block? Every darn one. (they've all grown up and moved away now but there's been a couple of replacements show up since :) I causally dropped that fact in front of a couple of the parents that I had purchased an extra gas mask: for their kid...

    ...but not for them.


    <crickets> LOL