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Old 01-13-2013, 12:11 PM
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Default How much cash do you keep on hand for emergency?

After an earthquake the power is likely to be out making use of credit cards/ATM impossible. We have enough food and water supplies but I'm thinking some emergency cash would also be good to have on hand.

How much is a reasonable amount to have on hand as part of an emergency kit?
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:14 PM
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Also please post your SSN and gunsafe combo.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:21 PM
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After an earthquake the power is likely to be out making use of credit cards/ATM impossible. We have enough food and water supplies but I'm thinking some emergency cash would also be good to have on hand.

How much is a reasonable amount to have on hand as part of an emergency kit?
Just as your food needs will differ based on the number of people you are feeding, your cash needs will be different based on what you think you'll need that you don't already have.

It will vary depending on the length of the disaster, which you won't know until it's over.

Keep in mind that in an earthquake scenario, you can leave the affected region and use atm's that work. So, perhaps the cash you need depends on how far you might need to travel to leave the region.
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Just as your food needs will differ based on the number of people you are feeding, your cash needs will be different based on what you think you'll need that you don't already have.

It will vary depending on the length of the disaster, which you won't know until it's over.

Keep in mind that in an earthquake scenario, you can leave the affected region and use atm's that work. So, perhaps the cash you need depends on how far you might need to travel to leave the region.
Well put. I never thought of the distance i might have to go.
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Ive got a dollar in my wallet I have carried for 22 years
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Old 01-13-2013, 2:32 PM
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This is one of those questions only you can answer.
Let us know what you come up with.
And your address!
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Old 01-13-2013, 2:53 PM
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I liked the reponses above..lol!
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Also please post your SSN and gunsafe combo.
LOL! THIS! I think most have some put away. As for me I will not say. I may or may not keep cash on hand. I do have lead waiting for anyone who wants to find out
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Old 01-13-2013, 5:58 PM
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$40 but it's all in nickels. hahahha
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Old 01-13-2013, 6:06 PM
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100 Cruzieros.
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Old 01-13-2013, 6:14 PM
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Well I live in San Francisco - hopefully $500 in $1, $5, and $10 bills will be sufficient
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How much do I keep on hand? Well, that's easy, it's:

$1,000,000!!!!!!!!!

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Old 01-13-2013, 6:43 PM
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isn't ammo just as good as cash?
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What do you need money for when you know how to live off of the land.
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I usually cash in 20 bucks and get the dollar coins. Then throw those in my change jar. You don't see bills. So you just keep adding to it.
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In emergencies I burn all of my food, cash, and ammo to deter looters. I live next to the LAPD too.
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Plenty of 10's and 20's and number of 50's and 100's
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I keep about a grand in 20s.

my gun safe combo is 1776. Come and take it!
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Also please post your SSN and gunsafe combo.
you forgot home address
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This is one of those questions only you can answer.
Let us know what you come up with.
And your address!
I always want to be the first to response to this kind of threat lol.
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This is one of those questions only you can answer.
Let us know what you come up with.
And your address!
I always want to be the first to response to this kind of threat lol.
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It really depends on whether we see a shoe sale while bugging out.



Seriously, I don't think keeping $400 at hand is a bad idea. Bribes, good deals, etc. It happens.
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i normally keep like a grand in 20s in my sock drawer but this sundy it dipped below 500 thanks to the cow palace
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$20 in my pocket and a half a tank of gas. I've never had it so good.
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Well I live in San Francisco - hopefully $500 in $1, $5, and $10 bills will be sufficient
Whatever that $500 won't buy, you should be able to barter for, with your body, up there in San Francisco.
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I have plenty of WIC vouchers and an EBT card I'm going to use to barter with!!!
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Listening to william cooper...he siad to have something immediately recognizeable as valuable and that you're able to barter with in small enough amounts so that you don't spend $2000 in gold for a loaf of bread.

I buy silver dimes, personally.
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Besides what's in the wallet,
and in addition to any seperate stash of cash I may be accumulating for a possible gun related purchase,
I keep 100 $1 bills, 40 $5 bills, and 20 $10 bills in a cookie jar at all times.

In the scenario you describe, I figure that amount of cash in small bills can get me thru a week or ten days without an ATM.
If I never use it, I can sell those antique bills for big money one day....
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Listening to william cooper...he siad to have something immediately recognizeable as valuable and that you're able to barter with in small enough amounts so that you don't spend $2000 in gold for a loaf of bread.

I buy silver dimes, personally.
Good idea. How much do they go for?
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Listening to william cooper...he siad to have something immediately recognizeable as valuable and that you're able to barter with in small enough amounts so that you don't spend $2000 in gold for a loaf of bread.

I buy silver dimes, personally.
nowadays $2000 in gold is only a little more than an ounce! Ha. If you're going to use gold might as well get 1/2 gram coins.
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you forgot home address
and what time you'll be gone this weekend.
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Always good to keep enough on hand to fill your tank (from E to F) at an inflated rate and a couple of nights in a mid-priced hotel.
Regional stuff like an earthquake might force you to pay more than usual for a hotel/gas so adding some padding will cover you in those situations.

Hopefully all here never let their tank drop below half full anyway.
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