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    "It's not a bad idea to have a safety net." Canadian prepper shows others how to deary for disaster.

    The signs must be obvious if the CBC does a piece on prepping but a large number of Canadians still think they'll be taken care of:
    A plethora of information on disaster prep exists online, but a survey commissioned by Public Safety Canada showed that 59 per cent of Canadian respondents had never prepared a family emergency plan, and 60 per cent hadnít gathered or purchased items for an emergency kit (nearly a third of respondents believed they would never need to use one).
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    We were told he wasn't ready, now we know he will never be!

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    It's pretty sad. Before we get a big storm (or hurricane lol) they fill the air waves with warnings to be prepared to have no power for 3 days. Many understand that and do it (or well beyond). But many don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug_M View Post
    It's pretty sad. Before we get a big storm (or hurricane lol) they fill the air waves with warnings to be prepared to have no power for 3 days. Many understand that and do it (or well beyond). But many don't.
    The poor clerks at the grocery store when the news announcing a storm of any sorts, tropical or winter, they're run off their feet from people who stock up on every and anything.

    I'm still generatorless so I can't judge others much.
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    Oh no, I don't have a 'kit', I'm gonna die.
    Don't blame me, I didn't vote for that clown. Oct 20, '15

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rory McCanuck View Post
    Oh no, I don't have a 'kit', I'm gonna die.
    Exactly. If you have ever packed for a day long hunting trip, or a weekend of camping you've unknowingly "prepped" for about 80% of what will affect you.
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    I wonder how many of these people buy( or will buy) a kit then bury it in a closet?Have they opened up and tried to use the products? I see it with people buying a first aid kit with no clue as to what everything is or in some cases no ability to use it.

    Like Camo points out if you hunt or camp you already posses much of the gear along with basic skills like building a fire.

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    80+% of Canadians live in Urban centers, likely figure they're safe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stew View Post
    80+% of Canadians live in Urban centers, likely figure they're safe
    Yup. And then they forget basics like cash.

    In my area (rural, but not prairies rural lol) the big thing people seemed to not prepare for was gas. We filled up our vehicles and gas cans prior to the storm. The day after the hurricane most gas stations in the area had run out of gas.
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    In a departmental emergency planning meeting with 25 ppl, I find I am the only one with an emergency water supply, alternate heat and power, and food for 72+hrs. 3 of the 25 have a go-bag of some sort. If this is representative of society as a whole, its pathetic.

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    Given that three members of the family are special needs, Im 99% focused on "bugging in". I dont plan for just getting by. I plan to be comfortable. I just rotated out my gasoline supply. Ive got 120L set aside for the generator. My eventual goal is to get a 55 gallon/205L drum in the corner of the garage with a manual pump and a hose long enough to reach the vehicles. It would make keeping it fresh as lot easier than it is keeping it in 20L cans.
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