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Any Prepper CPAP users out there?
Don't want to blow anyone's op-sec, but wondering if there are any prep-minded users and also how you've taken care of continual use in the case of a grid-down or no-grid scenario. For me, that starts with regular camping trips during off-roading events, often in places without 120 volts. I use a converter and 12V power without the humidifier for less amps draw.
05-23-2014 03:11 PM
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RE: Any Prepper CPAP users out there?
Well - have thought about this a bit. While I have both a genny and inverter and a few 12V batteries (portable jumpers work great) - I have no long-term answer other than stomach-sleeping long-term.

No matter what, will run out of gas and power some 30-45 days after the zombies come. So, it's positional sleeping and hope for the best. I've not found a portable solar solution that can give me enough juice in 4hrs or less for the next night.

If I don't need to move around, I'll be OK long-term - but if forced to move around, I've got no good answer.

Plus, I now require certain meds for life - based on my reading, much over six months and I'm gone no matter what.

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05-23-2014 04:46 PM
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RE: Any Prepper CPAP users out there?
Well, once "they" come............. will it really matter any more?
05-23-2014 04:50 PM
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RE: Any Prepper CPAP users out there?
This thread I started probably gives you a clue as to where I stand on "prepping" for CPAP electrical emergencies (and grid-down situations):

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...r-goes-out

Most people have no clue how fragile the U.S. electrical grid is, and vulnerable it is to various threats, both natural and man-made.

I have 18 cans of coffee (year's supply) in my basement, so if the smelly stuff ever hits the oscillating air-moving device, at least I'm okay for a while with my addiction stocks.

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Back in Indiana, I used to have a small-scale cheap Harbor Freight solar panel system, a Morningstar charge controller and 12-volt Trojan deep cycle batteries set up. We moved to Illinois last fall, and the panels are still in my garage gathering dust. It's on my list of stuff to do here. Sleepless nights without CPAP if the grid goes down isn't my idea of fun. So, I need to get that done, along with 10 gazillion other things.

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05-23-2014 05:20 PM
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RE: Any Prepper CPAP users out there?
I'm with Peter. I've got medication dependent conditions. Wouldn't last long without them. Diet and attitude might help but add in no CPAP and I'm a goner.

However, I'm not suicidal. We are doing slow renovations to the house and that is going to include solar cells with batteries to run super-essentials. The rest will be passive. We believe in "thrivalist" more than "survivalist".

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RE: Any Prepper CPAP users out there?
Personally, I do not believe in survival at any price. That said, I always hope that 'things' will get better. So the idea is to try to hang tough as long as possible in hopes that *whatever* happens, will not last greater than 4-6 months.

Anything over that, and I am on borrowed time plain and simple - no choice to be made.

I did live with OSA for many years before getting treatment, however, those years almost kilt me. The rub is, even if I stockpile enough critical meds, without regular ongoing blood tests I will oops one direction or the other - and either throw clots or bleed out. So, in my case, many choices are out of my hands on this one.

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05-23-2014 11:31 PM
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RE: Any Prepper CPAP users out there?
How many rounds makes a person a Prepper?

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RE: Any Prepper CPAP users out there?
'Rounds' of what?

What's the difference between a 'prepper' and a person who just likes to be 'well prepared'?

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RE: Any Prepper CPAP users out there?
(05-24-2014 11:16 PM)Peter_C Wrote:  'Rounds' of what?

What's the difference between a 'prepper' and a person who just likes to be 'well prepared'?

It's kind of the same as the difference between a "procrastinator" and "one who wishes to exercise judicious restraint prior to embarking upon a new or adjoining venture."

I tend to subscribe to the former more than the later. I think.... But I'm not sure because I really haven't had a chance to consider it. But soon I will. When I have time that is.
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RE: Any Prepper CPAP users out there?
(05-24-2014 11:16 PM)Peter_C Wrote:  'Rounds' of what?

Precious metals, such as lead. (used primarily to travel through high-velocity cylindrical hollow steel ballistic sporting devices, out into the atmosphere and into zombie hoards, mostly).

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