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Survival Kit for an Airhead?

I lost my purse while out shopping and realized that pretty much, my whole life is contained in my purse. If I hadn't found it, I really don't know what I would have/could have done next. I need tips, and tricks for what to do should this happen to me again. If you have ever done the same and have any anecdotes to share, it would be much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by BeBoth on Oct 30, 2015 - 32 answers

Homesteading and self-sufficiency resources (without the bloodshed)

I have become interested in self-sufficiency lately, especially the ability to feed my family from what I grow or produce myself, if not permanently, at least for an extended period of time should the necessity arise. I suppose it is similar to homesteading but I have zero interest in livestock (especially the slaughtering), so maybe it is closer to Depression era survival skills..? [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Jun 19, 2015 - 27 answers

Prep my gift closet

Although I plan ahead for many things, I'm often confounded by last-minute gift needs -- one of my kids' friends has a birthday, and I just found out via FB, "Honey, we were asked to dinner tomorrow" kind of thing. Please help me set up and stock a gift closet so I can cope. [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on Jan 17, 2014 - 35 answers

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

Where can I buy a good, pre-made earthquake kit in Vancouver?

What with recent disasters, and recently moving to BC I'd like to get an earthquake kit. Now, I don't have a car, so I'd like to not having to travel all over the city picking things up in my backpack if possible. So I'd like to buy a pre-made kit. Back in 2007 acoutu was able to get a deal on a "Ready Kit", but those appear to have been discontinued shortly after they were created. [more inside]
posted by Canageek on May 20, 2013 - 7 answers

Preparing for a major all-changing life event

What should I remember to do when preparing for a life event that will take all my time and energy? [more inside]
posted by altolinguistic on May 20, 2013 - 23 answers

The things you don't need until you suddenly do

On a scale of fire extinguisher to avocado slicer, what seldom-used household items leave a person the most screwed if they aren't around when they are required? [more inside]
posted by darksasami on Nov 12, 2012 - 92 answers

I think I would look good in waders.

I realized during Sandy that 1) we don't own any sort of radio; 2) I don't have a UPS for my desktop Mac; and 3) there are surely other things/tools/resources we probably should buy now to prepare for the next big storm. Can you make any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Nov 1, 2012 - 48 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

Preparing for an interview with a thin resume

How do I prepare for an interview for a job that I want, but am most likely not qualified for? [more inside]
posted by tokaidanshi on Aug 16, 2012 - 9 answers

Religious food storage v hoarding laws?

How do religious folk who practice food storage as part of preparedness beliefs and customs deal with actual instances of widespread food shortages? [more inside]
posted by Ahab on Oct 12, 2010 - 12 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

What would MacGyver pack in his survial kit?

Aside from the everyday Emergency Kit contents, what are some useful items to have during a long term emergency? What would MacGyver pack in his long term emergency survival kit? Extra points for creativity, cheapness (in cost, not quality), and simplicity. [more inside]
posted by jytsai on Oct 16, 2007 - 22 answers

How do we break up as smoothly as possible?

I'd like to know what to expect when my girlfriend and I break up. We've been together for nearly 10 years and we have a four-year-old daughter. I've been through breakups before, but never with so much time, energy, or property involved, not to mention a child. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 10, 2007 - 15 answers

just in case reading list

What are the best survivalist's reference books? That is, if the power went out tomorrow for an indefinite period of town, what are the books on first aid, shelter, hunting, farming, nature, tool use & making etc. that you'd want to have and be familiar with?
posted by luriete on Dec 7, 2006 - 22 answers

Hopefully This Stays In The Realm Of Theory

If someone walks into my classroom (filled with students) wielding a gun, what should I do? I have recieved no training or input in this area, and while I cannot imagine it ever happening at my school, if it ever does happen, I'd like to make sure myself and my children see the event through safely.
posted by absalom on Oct 9, 2006 - 33 answers

Quick, Easy and Free Emergency Shelters

I need ideas on emergency shelters, for the homeless in urban environments, as well as for out in the boondocks. Must be inexpensive or free and easy to set up. Please blow my mind.
posted by dropkick on Oct 8, 2006 - 13 answers

Thunder Dome Goodie Bag

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

What the world is in that bag?

So I broke down and got a murse. What small essential things do I need to be carrying around with me at all times? [more inside]
posted by Capn on Jul 13, 2005 - 69 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

Most useful books to have around for rebuilding after the Apocalypse?

Bookfilter: It's the day after the end of the world. What book and or books would you want to be able to rebuild? You know, if you want to be able to hunt, plant crops, make clothes, make tools, etc. How does the well educated gentleman prepare for the Apocalypse, practically? Other than the Foxfire books, what should I buy? [more inside]
posted by geekhorde on Sep 27, 2004 - 20 answers

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