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Published: Friday, Nov. 2 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Mapleton, UT

Nothing beats food storage for the long haul. Wiping out the shelves at the grocery store might give you a 72 hour kit.
A six month supply of food with a plan B for cooking what you've stored is the only way to go.
Then you've got to keep warm.
The portable generators are nice, but only if you can get gasoline.
Standby generators are better because they are built for the weather and use natural gas or propane. Plus they test themselves and you don't have to go out in the rain to start them.
But natural gas is not 100% reliable either, particularly in an earthquake.
So many things to think about. And plans A, B and C are always in order.
Mother Nature can always win if she wants to.

Deep Space 9, Ut

This article was funny. All it showed was that they were not prepared. I would assume that this was the case for most people.

Costco sells buckets that have a month's supply of food in it. Just getting a few of those would have been a better idea than buying power bars.

Colorado Springs, CO

A six-month supply won't help you when your house is burned to the ground. Yes, it's a good idea, but sometimes the circumstances make that useless also.

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