Thursday, April 8, 2021
Net Control: Jo-Ann Stephens
Topic: How to improve our membership numbers
Website-names & photos
Member of the week
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Just in Case: How to be Self-Sufficient when the Unexpected Happens-Kathy Harrison
Net Control: Eddie Hannah KD9HGR
Topic: Car/Travel Safety
Jack-where to place it?
Spare tire-know how to change it?
Kitty litter for traction
Road flares/flare gun
Charging cord for phone
Air pressure gauge
Heavy duty trash bags
Adapter for gas can on late model cars
Keep tank at least half full
Water-drinking, hand washing
Share your planned route
Check in time or points
Watch weather closely
Stay in your car if stranded
If you are evacuating, leave early. Don't get caught in traffic with all of the other procrastinators!
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Net Control: Jen K1BOO
Topic: Getting Your Emergency Plan Together
Like any emergency preparedness, if you never need it, you put way too much into it. And if you do need it, you should have put in more. It has already been a very active storm season this year with
Know the difference between a watch and a warning
-watch is issued in advance when potential conditions are predicted-just a heads up
-warning is issued when either a tornado has been seen either by a person or on radar
Upcoming StormSpotter training at 6:30pm April 7 and 14 for those wanting to take it. It is all online this year and is about 2 hours long. If you can't fit either date into your schedule, there are links to educational resources there as well.
If you ever see Jim Cantore is a rain coat or parka, you need to run!
Sources of information-ham radio, weather radio, am/fm, television (battery, crank, solar)
Batteries, batteries, batteries
Shelter locations in home-basement, inside room with no or small windows like a bathroom or closet, might remove shower doors to another room
Plan a coordinated location in the area or phone contact outside of the area
-Red Cross Emergency app
Emergency freqs and information
-eAUXFOG app https://www.cisa.gov/safecom/eauxfog-mobile-app
Photo ID page with pics, info
Laminate your lists even it is it just with packing tape or clear contact paper
Family/friends contact numbers. If you lose or damage your phone, you will need them
Medications-keep a list of your current medication names and dosages
Physician contact information
Glasses-extra pair and prescription
Insurance contact information and policy numbers (health, auto and home)
Flash drive-password protected
Pet taxi, food, water bowl, bottled water, list of meds, vet information
Cell phone-less signal needed to text than call
Phone charger/power pack
AT&T FirstNet and Verizon Frontline issues-preemption
Pre-paid phone card
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Net Control: Michelle WD9JOY
Topic: Cooking Without Power
Here are some of the ideas I have seen:
Inside ideas vs Outside ideas
a. Aluminum foil packets (use meat thermometer to make sure meat is 165 degrees. (hot
dogs on skewers, wrap potatoes/veggies in foil and leave in fireplace to cook or on top
of wood stove)
b. Skewers (rotate above the flames).
c. Fireplace grate: set it up above the fire and use cast iron skillets to fry up anything. Use
a good dutchoven to cook soups, stews, chili.
2. Canned heat: used by caterers. Use a gel-like fuel that won't spill, easy to start, and will burn
for a couple of hours. (have matches for lighter starter) Sterno is an example.
3. Butane stove (burns cleaner than a camp stove with propane, but be careful)
4. Your car: wrap some food in aluminum foil, open the garage door for ventilation, place it
on the engine (away from moving parts) and close the hood.
Check the temp. of the food. This may be used if you are out of other options.
5. Gas stove cook tops may work even without power, but the oven probably won't
6. Military MRE's-Prepackaged food that lasts 20 years and just needs boiling water added to it.
1. Grill (propane or charcoal)
2. Camp stove (propane)
3. Campfire or Firepit (can use a grill over it or cook things in several layers of foil.
4. Dutch Oven over the firepit or campfire: (Use a campfire tripod to hang over the fire.)
5. Sterno stove: they are portable, weigh less than a pound.
6. Kerosene heater: if the top is flat, you can set a pot of hot water on it, boil beans, pasta,
7. Vagabond stove/tin can stove LINK
8. Alcohol stove
9. Self heating meals LINK
10. Tea light stove LINK
11. Earth oven
12. Rocket stoves LINK
13. Solar power to light fire-magnifying glass, glasses, bottle
14. Casa caja for hog roasting LINK
Grills should be used outdoors and at a safe distance from your home or shelter. Same with camp stoves.
When you use a fireplace, make sure the flue is open and completely unobstructed. Don't use treated wood.
Never use gasoline to start a fire.
Make sure camp fires are controlled with metal or rocks surrounding them.
Never leave a fire, or a candle, without an adult around to keep an eye on it.
Can use dehydrated foods.
Can cook casseroles on a grill or fire.
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Net Control: Jo-Ann KD9ENF
Topic: Emergency Shelter
Type of structure for different types of emergencies: fire, tornado, earthquake
Outbuildings on site: she shed, garage, barn
Tarps, tarps, tarps
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Net Control: Jennifer, K1BOO
Topic: Lighting for Emergencies
Join us on the K9ZEV 2m repeater 147.345 this Thursday at 8pm!!
In the event of a repeater failure, we will move to 443.175 UHF repeater.
Be sure to stop by K9ZEV.ORG or our club Facebook page Miami County Amateur Radio Club - Peru, IN!!
Crank flashlight, AM/FM/NOAA radio, USB charger, SOS alarm
Rechargeable LED lightbulbs 4/$20 Amazon
Rechargeable LED Lightbulbs
Crisco candles-you can use oil lamp or candle wicking, cotton cord, or a commercial candle (taper for large, birthday for mini). For more light (but less time) you can use multiple wicks. I used leftover Crisco (the old stuff getting rank in the back of the cabinet) in a 1/2 pint jar with a birthday candle. It didn't put out much light, but would be good and cheap ambient lighting.
Tea lights in #10 can-#10 can on its side, slightly flattened so it would not roll. Ambient lighting
Glowstick lantern-ambient lighting. I would not reuse the jar so I might not use a canning jar.
Milk jug and flashlight or headlamp- The water didn't seem to have much impact but did offset the weight of the larger flashlight I used. I found that removing the cap and shining the light down into the jug was a little bit more effective.
Milk jug lantern with headlamp
Milk jug lantern with flashlight
Open curtains. That seems like a no-brainer, but would be easily overlooked, especially if you usually keep them closed.
Hard-wired emergency lighting
Flashlights and headlamps
Hurricane oil lanterns/Lamps with paraffin based oil
Solar lights-I never thought to grab them out of the yard!
Bowl/jar of oil with wire coil to hold wick
Candle and reflectors placed in the oven keep the little ones safe while giving them a work surface to play or color.
Rolled strip lighting-DC, found on electronics supply sites
Mirror, pie pan, foil reflect and multiply light
Matches, Bic lighters, grill lighters
Charged HT radio
Charged power bank and cords for flashlight or phone
Small inverter for car $30/Amazon to charge laptop
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Net Control: Jo-Ann, KD9ENF
Topic: Preparing for Spring
Keyhole raised bed with vertical fencing for trellising. Worked great for tomatoes, corn, squash, peppers, marigolds, bush beans and sunflowers.
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