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Offline Mountainman

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Don't Bugout Without Your Meds
« on: July 08, 2013, 12:37:48 AM »
Evenin' All,

I just want to confirm for those individuals or families that have a need for regular medications, that if you are ever in a situation that has you evacuated from your home, that you bring your meds. Not just a 72 hours supply, but all of the meds you have at home.

In our case, the meds are stored in the fridge. We had a short discussion before we packed the meds. We knew that the power was going to be turned off in an hour or two, so we both quickly came to the concensus that all the meds in the fridge had to be packaged into a cooler with an ice pack and then put in the vehicle. We did a big trip last Summer so we were well practiced at keeping the cooler temperature stable for extended periods of time. Luckily, we only had a couple hours until we reached our destination.

That is it for now.

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Re: Don't Bugout Without Your Meds
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2013, 11:57:55 AM »
If you have medications that are temperature sensitive a Koolatron may be an idea for you. They have a model "P99 Traveler" that is around $100 US, runs on 12 volts and consumes about 36 watts at 12 volts. You can also get adaptors to run on household current. These are NOT temperature controlled but in normal ambient temps should not freeze. You could use it in conjunction with a thermometer to monitor the internal temp. They could be used indefinitely and would require less energy than making ice for a cooler.

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Re: Don't Bugout Without Your Meds
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2013, 12:16:28 PM »
I have a couple of those 12 volt coolers, they work great. I uses them to ring back food produce from Costco as it is a 3 hour drive home.
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Re: Don't Bugout Without Your Meds
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2013, 09:21:45 PM »
JAB,

Good point and recommendation. We have a cooler in the Tahoe at all times, but maybe a small 12v cooler should be added.

Maybe with a thermostatically controlled outlet, to kick off or kick in at pre-determined temperatures.

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