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9/9/17 6:26 PM 
killerbugs53
Over 4,000 Posts! (5,237)
Palo Cedro, CA

In calif we have earthquakes and fires..this year we had some big ones that got pretty close to where I live.

For me I have 3 cases of water and generally a couple cases of Gatorade at aNY given time..I also have lots of can foods,and I keep a few cases of mre Meal ready to eat...just in case...if need to be I can live off the land,fishing ,hunting things like that...

What are your thoughts with so many people that are not prepared when a natural disaster happens...


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9/9/17 6:32 PM 
Mercedes_3
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New South Wales
Australia


Why do Americans refer to America as the best country in the world?

You're in trillions of debt for starters.

The wages are pathetically dismal .

The many taxes is crazy.

You have Trump egging on North Korea to blow us all up.

Hurricanes/Earthquakes/Bush fires.

We have Bush fires way out in the bush in the sizzling Summer.

Those who refuse to evacuate are either lazy/Poor or material
things mean more which are useless when it's all over.


9/9/17 6:35 PM 
rubyrose2015
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Seagrove, NC


I always have plenty of food in my pantry, plus candles, flashlights, batteries. If I know a major storm might be approaching, I buy more food that doesn't have to be cooked, and water. I do not understand anyone not preparing.

9/9/17 6:38 PM 
killerbugs53
Over 4,000 Posts! (5,237)
Palo Cedro, CA

I do the samething, I always have cases of batteries ,flashlights, propane and things like that also

9/9/17 6:40 PM 
Mercedes_3
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9/9/17 6:41 PM 
rubyrose2015
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Seagrove, NC


I would rather be safe than sorry. It is never a given just where a natural disaster will strike. I bought a couple of electric heaters several years ago, just in case my heat pump went out in the winter. Have never had to use them, but am keeping them.

9/9/17 6:48 PM 
Mercedes_3
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Australia


Quote from killerbugs53:
I do the samething, I always have cases of batteries ,flashlights, propane and things like that also


People who have ^^^^^^^^^ here have all that anyway.


9/9/17 6:48 PM 
killerbugs53
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Palo Cedro, CA

I just never ever really relied on anybody .I've always relied on myself I don't know if that's why I'm the way I am...

9/9/17 6:50 PM 
Mercedes_3
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Quote from killerbugs53:
I just never ever really relied on anybody .I've always relied on myself I don't know if that's why I'm the way I am...



Maybe some have no choice but to rely on others.

There are always people off worse than you which
means you should help them instead of having a
snobby attitude.


9/9/17 6:50 PM 
killerbugs53
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Palo Cedro, CA

Quote from Mercedes_3:
People who have ^^^^^^^^^ here have all that anyway.



You'd be surprised how many people don't have a lot of those things.... or extra to keep them going for a while.


9/9/17 6:51 PM 
rubyrose2015
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Seagrove, NC


Quote from killerbugs53:
I just never ever really relied on anybody .I've always relied on myself I don't know if that's why I'm the way I am...


Me too bugs.


9/9/17 6:51 PM 

l380
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Alabaster, AL

My ex husband is an engineer for the city we live in and years ago he told me that each town or city has stores of bottled water and dry food goods stockpiled for emergencies. If people are caught without emergency prep or just don't have them for whatever reason, these food and water stores are kept in municipal buildings other than police Dept and fire stations. If your town or city has an auditorium, ice skating rink or things like that, stay close to those bldgs because that's where they're kept.

9/9/17 6:52 PM 
rubyrose2015
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Seagrove, NC


Some people just by food week to week and that is fine. I used to do that also, but once I could afford to buy extra I did.

9/9/17 6:53 PM 
Mercedes_3
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New South Wales
Australia


Quote from killerbugs53:
You'd be surprised how many people don't have a lot of those things.... or extra to keep them going for a while.



It's impossible for all in America to afford little luxuries
that mean simple needed things to you and others.

Many class a roof over their head and food as their priorities
because that's all their budget is able to afford.


9/9/17 6:53 PM 
killerbugs53
Over 4,000 Posts! (5,237)
Palo Cedro, CA

Quote from Mercedes_3:
Maybe some have no choice but to rely on others.

There are always people off worse than you which
means you should help them instead of having a
snobby attitude.



I am not trying to be a snob about this...or trying to put people down that don't have much,I am talking about many people do have money but there not prepare when something happens....


9/9/17 6:55 PM 
Mercedes_3
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New South Wales
Australia


Quote from killerbugs53:
I am not trying to be a snob about this...or trying to put people down that don't have much,I am talking about many people do have money but there not prepare when something happens....



I don't live in that environment so to me only
those behind those closed doors have the answers
as to the why's.


9/9/17 6:56 PM 

easttowest72
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Bremen, GA

I'm going to walmart tomorrow. Hopefully they still have milk bread peanut bitter. Ill get candles and drinks.

9/9/17 6:58 PM 

pdforone
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Litchfield, OH


Disasters here usually mean too much snow, I have a wood stove and almost 7 cords of wood. My power has never been out for more that a couple of hours in the 27 years I have lived in this house.

9/9/17 7:00 PM 
rubyrose2015
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Seagrove, NC


Around here, if a storm is approaching people rush to the store and buy out all of the bread and milk right away. I got peanut butter and milk that is in cartons with a long shelf life and keep bread in the freezer. I also bought a lot of Vienna Sausage, which I am not crazy about, but I don't have to cook it. Once you have lost power for ten days, as I did during Hugo, you know the ropes.

9/9/17 7:03 PM 

stl1
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Saint Louis, MO


I bought a small dual-fuel generator that runs on gas or propane and then bought 3 propane tanks to go with the two I already had and filled them up. Not planning on ever running gasoline through it to alleviate carburetor issues with stale gas. Might run a small bedroom window AC, fridge, fans and some LED lights. Hope I never have to use it. I also have an old timey kerosene lamp that always can be counted on.

9/9/17 7:05 PM 
killerbugs53
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Palo Cedro, CA

Quote from pdforone:
Disasters here usually mean too much snow, I have a wood stove and almost 7 cords of wood. My power has never been out for more that a couple of hours in the 27 years I have lived in this house.


When I lived in the mountains years back it snowed alot,I remember losing our power for over a week once, but I had everything I needed to still cook for the family and because we had so much snow that what I used for the things that need to be refrigerated... yeah I have always kept about 10 cord on hand during the winner


9/9/17 7:09 PM 
killerbugs53
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Palo Cedro, CA

Quote from stl1:
I bought a small dual-fuel generator that runs on gas or propane and then bought 3 propane tanks to go with the two I already had and filled them up. Not planning on ever running gasoline through it to alleviate carburetor issues with stale gas. Might run a small bedroom window AC, fridge, fans and some LED lights. Hope I never have to use it. I also have an old timey kerosene lamp that always can be counted on.


That one thing I don't have is a generator, I did look at a few of them at the Honda dealer last year,but never bought one.... it's a good idea to have one


9/9/17 7:09 PM 

sillylaugher61
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snow is the main problem here. I live on a hill top. so we get the worst of the winds but never have a flooding issue.

9/9/17 7:12 PM 

inventtis2
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Grand Rapids, MI

I'm prepared to go full Hannibal the cannibal if necessary There's lots of food running around in the wild.

9/9/17 7:13 PM 
rubyrose2015
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Seagrove, NC


I have watched several documentaries about the Great San Francisco earthquake. Many buildings that were rebuilt were not up to earthquake standards. They said the next one to hit - and it could be tomorrow- would be even more devastating as many more people now live there.

9/9/17 7:32 PM 

uber_goober
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Danielsville, GA

I live close to a town but still in the country. My main concern is water. My well requires electricity to pump. No power means no water. I have a 3000w generator that I can plug into the house to run the well and a few other things. But not the whole house. I keep meaning to get one of my electrician friends to come by and install an interlock switch on my panel. Much safer than using the suicide plug I have now.

But anyway. I keep some non perishable food tucked away for an emergency. And I have 15 gallons of water set aside with preservative for drinking and washing and toilet flushing for quick immediate use. Batteries, lanterns, oil lamps and such are kept on hand always. A kerosene heater and a propane one too with fuel kept in an outbuilding along with the spare gasoline. Got into the habit of it from the last house I lived in. It also only had 5 homes on the road. When electricity went out in ice storms, we were always a last priority with the power company. It was generally an extra day at least for the lights to get turned back on again.




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9/9/17 7:40 PM 
rubyrose2015
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Seagrove, NC


Goober, is Irma expected to hit there?

9/9/17 7:51 PM 
sparks_01
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Ocala, FL

Quote from killerbugs53:
I just never ever really relied on anybody .I've always relied on myself I don't know if that's why I'm the way I am...


Same here,


9/9/17 7:53 PM 
sinceresammy
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Dayton, OH


I checked the wine cellar, and it's fully stocked. Today I added some fresh very thick T-Bones to the freezer. I also saw I had a good selection of frozen vegetables. I have several 1.75L bottles of Ole Ezra Brooks in the liquor cabinet and several bottles of Pepsi.

There are a few Idaho baking potatoes, and in an emergency, I have a box of instant mashed potatoes. The only shortage is salad fixings, but I can sacrifice here if needed. I'll go out Sunday and get some more weather permitting.

So Irma I be ready for you!


9/9/17 7:56 PM 
bluesrule
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Marshalltown, IA


I have a woodburning fireplace in the livingroom and a woodburning stove in the eating area off the kitchen. It has a two burner flat top so I can cook and heat things up on it if needed. The neighbor man and his two sons are allowed to hunt on the property and in return he supplies us with a couple of cords of wood and some venison. If I run low he sells me what I need at a lower cost than his usual price. And his boys deliver it and stack it for me.

Also a diesel fuel generator if needed. Which is handy since we have the two 500 gallon diesel fuel tanks for the tractors and other equipment. Plenty of canned goods from my garden and plenty of deer and other wildlife on the property if it came to needing meat. The weapons needed to hunt and to protect myself and the property. And the skill to use them.

A working windmill down by the barn and a spring fed creek in the timber. All in all, I am pretty much good to go in case of losing my power.





9/9/17 7:58 PM 
rubyrose2015
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Seagrove, NC


Sparks, how is it going there?

9/9/17 8:27 PM 
sparks_01
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Ocala, FL

doing great just got home from chineses food


i laughed my a** off

nobody was out

chinese open

liquor stores open

all 6 walmarts closed

churches are cancelled







9/9/17 8:54 PM 

jer3552
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Vale, OR


I have a map of all the homes of Mormons in my town...those bastards store food in their basements as part of their religion

9/9/17 10:49 PM 

uber_goober
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Danielsville, GA

Quote from bluesrule:
I have a woodburning fireplace in the livingroom and a woodburning stove in the eating area off the kitchen. It has a two burner flat top so I can cook and heat things up on it if needed. The neighbor man and his two sons are allowed to hunt on the property and in return he supplies us with a couple of cords of wood and some venison. If I run low he sells me what I need at a lower cost than his usual price. And his boys deliver it and stack it for me.

Also a diesel fuel generator if needed. Which is handy since we have the two 500 gallon diesel fuel tanks for the tractors and other equipment. Plenty of canned goods from my garden and plenty of deer and other wildlife on the property if it came to needing meat. The weapons needed to hunt and to protect myself and the property. And the skill to use them.

A working windmill down by the barn and a spring fed creek in the timber. All in all, I am pretty much good to go in case of losing my power.





I need to install a wood stove in my living room. More than 3/4 of my land is woods. And there's no fireplace in my house.

Sounds like you got a nice homestead going for you bloozerool!


9/9/17 10:52 PM 
queennawty
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Middlesex
United Kingdom


Quote from bluesrule:
I have a woodburning fireplace in the livingroom and a woodburning stove in the eating area off the kitchen. It has a two burner flat top so I can cook and heat things up on it if needed. The neighbor man and his two sons are allowed to hunt on the property and in return he supplies us with a couple of cords of wood and some venison. If I run low he sells me what I need at a lower cost than his usual price. And his boys deliver it and stack it for me.

Also a diesel fuel generator if needed. Which is handy since we have the two 500 gallon diesel fuel tanks for the tractors and other equipment. Plenty of canned goods from my garden and plenty of deer and other wildlife on the property if it came to needing meat. The weapons needed to hunt and to protect myself and the property. And the skill to use them.

A working windmill down by the barn and a spring fed creek in the timber. All in all, I am pretty much good to go in case of losing my power.






Heaven on earth sounds like


9/9/17 11:23 PM 

M4mischief
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I have a tiny apartment with limited cupboard space and a fridge that isn't even as tall as I am...so I guess what im tryin to say...is NO....

9/9/17 11:27 PM 
bluesrule
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Marshalltown, IA


Quote from uber_goober:
I need to install a wood stove in my living room. More than 3/4 of my land is woods. And there's no fireplace in my house.

Sounds like you got a nice homestead going for you bloozerool!



This is a 4 generation farm and each generation have made improvements. Just over 40 acres of timber but it borders a Wildlife Conservation Area ( 75 acres ) and the river. So abundant wildlife. The windmill is second generation but has seen several improvements and kept in working condition through all those years. I can pull up the pump handle and clean water for the livestock and a cold drink for me. The well for the house of course runs on an electrical pump but can be hooked up to the generator if needed.

We had an ice storm come through last winter and the power was out for three days but between the fireplace and the wood burner the house stayed warm. And we used the generator for the well so we had water. I went down to my neighbors house in one of the tractors, an elderly widowed man, and brought him and his dog up to the house until his power was back on. He is quite the story teller so I enjoyed his company.

But yeah, you should install yourself a wood burner. Even if you don't need it for an emergency they are still enjoyable to sit around. The crackling of the wood burning and the smell...... I love it.




9/10/17 12:57 AM 

driver406
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Saint Paul, MN
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No tornadoes this time of year. Too early for snow thankfully. A heat wave is quite rare, but can happen, but not this year. No chance of flooding. We're at least a mile from the river and even then it's 120 feet straight down. I guess we're good.

9/10/17 1:02 AM 
Mercedes_3
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New South Wales
Australia


I loath the smell of wood stoves and bloody wood fireplaces.

Respiratory hazard and shit for the environment.


9/10/17 1:11 AM 

stratus55
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Jackson, GA

i remember the blizzard of 1993 here in the south,wind blowin 60 miles an hour an trees cracking an breaking everywhere..about 28 degrees in the afternoon..way cool,we got in the buick an drove in the snow to waffle house.........8 inches of snow..might as well be ready..never ready for a tornado,thats the absolute worst,an i heard mexico had a 8.2 quake,wow thats pretty big.........

9/10/17 1:37 AM 

gdaddy47
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Columbia, TN


No but I'm going to get that way.

9/10/17 7:46 AM 
Stopsign_01
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It already hit.....mulletts been posting here for years...

I gots my bug spray ready!!



9/10/17 7:52 AM 

playingindirt
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Eugene, OR


nobody is ever REALLY ready for a natural disaster.

9/10/17 8:00 AM 
killerbugs53
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Palo Cedro, CA

Quote from bluesrule:
I have a woodburning fireplace in the livingroom and a woodburning stove in the eating area off the kitchen. It has a two burner flat top so I can cook and heat things up on it if needed. The neighbor man and his two sons are allowed to hunt on the property and in return he supplies us with a couple of cords of wood and some venison. If I run low he sells me what I need at a lower cost than his usual price. And his boys deliver it and stack it for me.

Also a diesel fuel generator if needed. Which is handy since we have the two 500 gallon diesel fuel tanks for the tractors and other equipment. Plenty of canned goods from my garden and plenty of deer and other wildlife on the property if it came to needing meat. The weapons needed to hunt and to protect myself and the property. And the skill to use them.

A working windmill down by the barn and a spring fed creek in the timber. All in all, I am pretty much good to go in case of losing my power.








Sounds really nice blue


9/10/17 8:05 AM 
killerbugs53
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Palo Cedro, CA

Quote from playingindirt:
nobody is ever REALLY ready for a natural disaster.



True ann,but you can have a buildup of the basic essentials that you will need until help arrived..there is always going to be that what if.


9/10/17 8:10 AM 
sinceresammy
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Dayton, OH


Some of you people certainly live a very primitive life style. I can imagine you wandering around in the woods trapping possums for dinner. I suppose your idea of a good time is to go gathering wood for the fireplace.

Well there might be something positive about your life styles like a vegetable garden.


9/10/17 8:12 AM 

playingindirt
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Eugene, OR


Quote from killerbugs53:
True ann,but you can have a buildup of the basic essentials that you will need until help arrived..there is always going to be that what if.


yes sir that's very true. thinking ahead can make it a little easier to deal with and it can ease your nerves a little if you know it's coming.


9/10/17 8:41 AM 

stl1
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Saint Louis, MO


Quote from bluesrule:
I have a woodburning fireplace in the livingroom and a woodburning stove in the eating area off the kitchen. It has a two burner flat top so I can cook and heat things up on it if needed. The neighbor man and his two sons are allowed to hunt on the property and in return he supplies us with a couple of cords of wood and some venison. If I run low he sells me what I need at a lower cost than his usual price. And his boys deliver it and stack it for me.

Also a diesel fuel generator if needed. Which is handy since we have the two 500 gallon diesel fuel tanks for the tractors and other equipment. Plenty of canned goods from my garden and plenty of deer and other wildlife on the property if it came to needing meat. The weapons needed to hunt and to protect myself and the property. And the skill to use them.

A working windmill down by the barn and a spring fed creek in the timber. All in all, I am pretty much good to go in case of losing my power.







I could never imagine you losing your power, Bluesy.

You are a strong woman!



9/10/17 2:09 PM 
killerbugs53
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Palo Cedro, CA

Quote from playingindirt:
yes sir that's very true. thinking ahead can make it a little easier to deal with and it can ease your nerves a little if you know it's coming.



So true


9/10/17 2:44 PM 
bluesrule
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Marshalltown, IA


Quote from sinceresammy:
Some of you people certainly live a very primitive life style. I can imagine you wandering around in the woods trapping possums for dinner. I suppose your idea of a good time is to go gathering wood for the fireplace.

Well there might be something positive about your life styles like a vegetable garden.




Aww, it's not all that bad. Get up and cook some fat back and beans in the fireplace. Wash the tin plates and cups, sweep the dirt floor and then time to head into town for supplies. Harness and hitch the horses to the wagon, a quick trip to the outhouse and we are off.

Ford the river, fight off a pack of wolves and avoid them pesky Injuns. All in all, just another day.




9/10/17 2:46 PM 

M4mischief
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Grand Prairie, TX
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I was gonna lend you my bow and arrow to fight off them there wolves...but you called me pesky..so not now....

9/10/17 3:16 PM 
bluesrule
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Marshalltown, IA


Quote from M4mischief:
I was gonna lend you my bow and arrow to fight off them there wolves...but you called me pesky..so not now....



Naw, not your tribe. Or mine for that matter. It was those pesky Shitwits. The Slapahos banned them from their lands so we are stuck with them.





9/10/17 3:17 PM 

M4mischief
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Ohhhhhh those heathens.....

9/10/17 3:18 PM 
legit_rockstar
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New Orleans, LA

When your prayers have not yet been answered and you have to brace yourself for the impact..



9/10/17 3:26 PM 
Stopsign_01
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Quote from legit_rockstar:
When your prayers have not yet been answered and you have to brace yourself for the impact..



Bwahahahaha


9/10/17 3:28 PM 
legit_rockstar
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9/10/17 3:36 PM 
Stopsign_01
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I died

9/10/17 5:26 PM 
Stopsign_01
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Londres
Argentina


Getcha one of these!!!

This puppy comes in handy during power outages!!!



Multifunctional son of a b*tch....dayyym.....just remember

Not for use indoors!!!


9/10/17 5:29 PM 
Mercedes_3
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New South Wales
Australia


Quote from Stopsign_01:
Getcha one of these!!!

This puppy comes in handy during power outages!!!



Multifunctional son of a b*tch....dayyym.....just remember

Not for use indoors!!!






9/10/17 5:31 PM 
Stopsign_01
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Londres
Argentina


Remember

LET CHARCOAL COOL COMPLETELY BEFORE USING TOILET