Last sentence seems reasonable. But in a rainy place like Seattle, onsite personal gravity-fed rainwater storage would also be a possibility (assuming you have a house left to live in). My fathers family of 10 grew up in a small house with an underground hand laid cistern. I ran some rough calculations on how much rainwater fed emergency water could be reasonably stored onsite (attached to the guttering system) and based on 4 inches of rain per month ~MO avg). A 6'x6'x5' food grade plastic water tank will hold about 1400 gal (or break it up into 2 tanks). Tank cost of ~$795 or 2 at ~$560 each. add guttering connections and filtering if you wish and it's not outrageously expensive. Some footings and relative flexability of plastic tankage could yield about 100 gallons of water per day from 1200 ft sq of roof area. That with an outdoor dug waste pit would provide the basics. Sponge showers of course. Around here I'd have to worry about freeze proofing.
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The BIG ONE might provide a problem for some of the things I have bolded? Maybe an earthquake-grade tank would be preferable? Guttering & roof? They are in Puget Sound. Footings? Liquefied.
It might still rain though.
Hope this helps .....
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Agents noted the contrast between George H. W. Bush and Al Gore, one of Bush's successors as vice president.
Like Hillary Clinton, Gore - who also claimed to be a champion of the 'little people'-treated agents with disdain and told them he did not want to be bothered greeting them or seeing them.
EXCLUSIVE: Secret Service agents tell how George H. W. Bush would raid the kitchen with them at 3 a.m. for milk and cookies and stay in DC Christmas Eve so they could spend it with their families - a far cry from haughty Hillary Clinton
'Gore told agents at his home in Carthage, Tennessee, that they should duck behind bushes when they rotated shifts because the Gores didn't want to see them,' a former agent says.
'I was on the detail one Christmas when Gore was at his home in Carthage,' former agent Jeff Crane says. 'Neighbors offered us food on Christmas Day, but the Gores never even bothered to say 'Merry Christmas' or 'Thank you.'
Hillary Clinton, who continues to be protected by the Secret Service as the spouse of a former president, is so nasty to her agents that being assigned to her detail is considered by agents to be a form of punishment and the worst duty assignment in the Secret Service.
The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be. Douglas Adams