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Wed Aug 28 2019 01:56 PM
Re: Dorian Prep ASK/TELL

To: Colleen (Moderator):

I too have not posted in forever. Nice to see everyone is still here!

I would also suggest your son have a small first aid kit among his storm supplies. Also I don't know if his apartment complex has communal bbqs on site or even allows them on property but, if he has a small bbq (whether propane or charcoal) to make sure he has gas/charcoal/lighter fluid/matches.

I would also highly recommend he purchase dry ice (sold at most Publixs) and keep in his freezer until (if) power goes out. 2 coolers - One with nothing but ice (left in the bags) this can be used to put in drinks, used for compresses (god forbid) or drink if they run out of water and the other cooler put in the dry ice at the bottom and then a layer of aluminum foil then any perishable items on top.

Obvious but sometimes overlooked: Always eat everything from the fridge & freezers first (as they go bad first) before breaking into the dry/canned good supplies.

The fuller his fridge/freezer are the longer they'll stay cold. Fridge unfortunately will only keep temp about 4-5 hrs before it starts dropping however a full freezer will stay for approximately 48 hrs. If neither of these is full, pack all the food in both as close together as possible so it will stay colder longer.

He might want to have some plastic tarps & duct tape on hand. Could come in useful if say a window in his apartment or car gets broken.


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