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kronkmusic wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:05 pm
K9s wrote:
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kronkmusic wrote:
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YankeeTarheel wrote:
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In that vein...Famous.Last.Words:
"Hey, it's OK. I'm from New York!"
Oh god don't get me started on New Yorkers...
Maybe if NY would repeal the "Mandatory Retirement in Florida" law, you wouldn't feel that way?

Canadians in Florida... are another matter.
They both have their issues. Canadians don't tip for shit, and New Yorkers tend to bring the attitude that everything in Florida is innately inferior to everything in NY, yet they choose to live here anyway, but by extension we are innately inferior to them. If I have to hear one more time about how NY has the BEST shawarma or curry or Korean tacos or whatever...
I feel for you, they bring their money and attitude. I remember a few decades back in Spain, the Germans were the New Yorkers, they spoke fluent Spanish but were condescending to Spanish waiters and hotel staff. They were the industrial juggernaut of Europe and Spain was the poorman. I don't know if Californians have that same reputation with people in surrounding states, suspect we do.
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thinking of getting a 55 gallon drum for h20...any suggestions?
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senorgrand wrote:
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thinking of getting a 55 gallon drum for h20...any suggestions?
Why? It isn't a hurricane.
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water management is skilled and specified labor. if they come down with the virus, they could shut down. plus, I live in earthquake land, so I should have done this years ago.

Oh, that means it will need a strap...
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highdesert wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:43 pm
kronkmusic wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:05 pm
K9s wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:35 am
kronkmusic wrote:
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Oh god don't get me started on New Yorkers...
Maybe if NY would repeal the "Mandatory Retirement in Florida" law, you wouldn't feel that way?

Canadians in Florida... are another matter.
They both have their issues. Canadians don't tip for shit, and New Yorkers tend to bring the attitude that everything in Florida is innately inferior to everything in NY, yet they choose to live here anyway, but by extension we are innately inferior to them. If I have to hear one more time about how NY has the BEST shawarma or curry or Korean tacos or whatever...
I feel for you, they bring their money and attitude. I remember a few decades back in Spain, the Germans were the New Yorkers, they spoke fluent Spanish but were condescending to Spanish waiters and hotel staff. They were the industrial juggernaut of Europe and Spain was the poorman. I don't know if Californians have that same reputation with people in surrounding states, suspect we do.
Some New Yorkers here complain about everything in Atlanta. I tell them to go back if it is so bad.

Californians are generally naïve and (often) clueless, but not condescending, here. The Angelinos just assume that everyone is materialistic like they are. It is pretty easy to pick them out. Most Californians I know here have learned to keep their mouths shut.
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As I wrote above, one man in my town tested positive. So I took a bicycle ride through the downtown area near the campus of Chico State. Campus is pretty deserted. Sunday usually has lots of foot traffic there. In the city part that abuts campus, FEMA already has one trailer set up, obviously for screening, with one door in, a long hallway, and one door out. Fenced off now. As you all may recall, November 8, 2018 saw the Camp Fire up here, and FEMA is still here. They moved existing resources. But they're here.

Make sure y'all get aerobic exercise. Strength is easy indoors. Stay safe.

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senorgrand wrote:
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water management is skilled and specified labor. if they come down with the virus, they could shut down. plus, I live in earthquake land, so I should have done this years ago.

Oh, that means it will need a strap...
Or multiple smaller containers. If one breaks, you don’t lose all your water. Also, you can move something smaller by hand. I have 9, 7-gallon jugs. Still small enough to lift and move but the larger volume gives a lower cost per gallon.

Reliance Aqua-Tainer. Might be discontinued now but I saw them available here and there.

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Sportsmans Guide has ex-GI 58 gal drums: https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product ... ?a=2165778

These are nice.

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bajajoaquin wrote:
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senorgrand wrote:
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water management is skilled and specified labor. if they come down with the virus, they could shut down. plus, I live in earthquake land, so I should have done this years ago.

Oh, that means it will need a strap...
Or multiple smaller containers. If one breaks, you don’t lose all your water. Also, you can move something smaller by hand. I have 9, 7-gallon jugs. Still small enough to lift and move but the larger volume gives a lower cost per gallon.

Reliance Aqua-Tainer. Might be discontinued now but I saw them available here and there.
I don't know if you want anything this big but you might try your local Craigslist. 250 gallon food grade totes are sold by people all the time
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I was thinking something like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B6BJ28G/?c ... _lig_dp_it
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bajajoaquin wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:21 pm
senorgrand wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:52 pm
water management is skilled and specified labor. if they come down with the virus, they could shut down. plus, I live in earthquake land, so I should have done this years ago.

Oh, that means it will need a strap...
Or multiple smaller containers. If one breaks, you don’t lose all your water. Also, you can move something smaller by hand. I have 9, 7-gallon jugs. Still small enough to lift and move but the larger volume gives a lower cost per gallon.

Reliance Aqua-Tainer. Might be discontinued now but I saw them available here and there.
This.

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Reliance Aqua-Tainer is currently going for $50 on Amazon. That's half the price of a 55 gallon drum.
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Then 55 gal it is!

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Is it going for one for $55? I bought a three-pack for something reasonable. Don’t remember but it wasnt crazy.

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Some places have them for $18...but they aren't in stock.
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senorgrand wrote:
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Some places have them for $18...but they aren't in stock.
If I didn't have any, I'd sell them even cheaper.;)
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There are also stackable 5 gal containers available. As the size gets smaller the cost per gallon goes up. But they have the advantages of being the smaller size.

Remember that you need an opaque container. Keep algae at bay. A tote is a good idea (I’ve been considering for rainwater harvesting), but you need to paint it or otherwise cover it for light.

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5gal HDPE FDA food safe buckets would work in a pinch, and they're cheap and plentiful. If you've got a family of 4 that means you're not opening one without finishing it within 24-48hrs anyway.

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Great idea. They tend to be white, so I’d still be careful about light. But that’s a fantastic idea I might copy.

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Firehouse (the sandwich joint) sells their empty pickle buckets for $3. Food grade as can be, red plastic so low light transmission. The vinegar odor will leave after a rinse or two..

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Personally, I see nothing wrong with pickle flavored water, eh.

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Pickle buckets are great. Other stores will likely give them away for free.

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Words of wisdom from the Grateful Dead, mostly: "You can't touch your face if someone steals it."

Paraphrased from this youtube link from 3/23/1972:

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Went out this morning looking for kleenex, allergy season for me even with antihistamines. Stood in line with other seniors laughing even with the blowing wind, because we can get in early. The manager opens the door and announces that anyone rude to her staff will be banned and she pointed to a woman in line and told her she wasn't allowed in. Of course no kleenex, paper towels only. I'll try at another store tomorrow early.
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