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How to prepare for disaster without going all Doomsday Preppers

I think it's not too tin-foil-hatty to say that we're getting more extreme weather because of climate change. Let's say you're city dwelling DINKs with a cat and you want to kit out one of those under bed storage boxes with supplies (food? candles? batteries? whiskey? tiny cat hard hat? I really have no idea) in case of extreme weather. What would you include? [more inside]
posted by nerdfish on Dec 31, 2013 - 33 answers

Chocolate frosting emergency!

I am making a birthday cake to serve to a bunch of kids, and I just did the first stage of the frosting recipe: I melted 125 grams of chocolate with 75 grams of unsalted butter. Then I realized the next step involves raw eggs, which I'd rather not use in a recipe for young children. (Especially because it will probably sit out for a while before serving.) But I hate to waste the chocolate and butter. Without using raw eggs, what can I do to transform this melted butter/chocolate mixture into a delicious chocolate frosting? [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Nov 21, 2013 - 19 answers

This is Our Emergency

How to create a comprehensive and effective emergency plan? (NYC Edition) [more inside]
posted by melissasaurus on Jul 19, 2013 - 15 answers

Cool disaster gadgets

Building the best emergency kit -- gadget time! [more inside]
posted by ClaudiaCenter on Nov 24, 2012 - 25 answers

When the Big One Hits

Best way to store contacts online for a headcount during a natural disaster? [more inside]
posted by Lettuce_Leaves on Aug 28, 2012 - 8 answers

Need a little relief

Seeking ideas for the types of professional & social resources or services (organizations, agencies, providers, etc.) that would be included on a list of potential referrals to help people across the social spectrum deal with various forms of trauma, catastrophes & highly stressful situations. [more inside]
posted by cuddles.mcsnuggy on Dec 16, 2011 - 6 answers

Looking for a bulletproof web host with built-in colocation and failover.

Looking at setting up a simple web site (no CGI) but needs to be up 24/7 and reasonably disaster proof (earthquake, hurricane, regional fires, etc.). Hosting company needs to be multisite with automagic failover assuming one site goes down. [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Nov 10, 2008 - 7 answers

Can you hear me now?

In the aftermath of major natural disasters like, for example, an earthquake, hurricane or tornado, there exist certain conventions and procedures for communication - like, for example, channel 19 on a CB radio, or the emergency broadcast network on TV. When speaking in terms of RADIO-based communication, what are the protocols and technologies that are in place now that are most likely to be used in a crisis such as this? CB? AM/FM? [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Feb 12, 2008 - 14 answers

Where to buy emergency kit items and water rations in Canada?

Where, in Canada, can I buy emergency/disaster kit items such as water rations? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Nov 24, 2007 - 33 answers

Batten down the hatches!

It’s cyclone season where I am. There’s a pretty good chance we’ll loose power and / or water. What should I put in my emergency food box? [more inside]
posted by t0astie on Feb 7, 2007 - 7 answers

Thunder Dome Goodie Bag

What's your 72 disaster preparedness kit like? [more inside]
posted by Scoo on Sep 14, 2005 - 31 answers

UK emergency/instant shelters at London response site?

Does anyone know the make, brand, or availability of the semi-geodesic three-walled pop-up emergency shelters being used in the London tube bombing response? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Jul 7, 2005 - 3 answers

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