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9 + 1 Things to Do with Your 101 Bottles of “Hurricane” Water on Election Day

1. Tank it, 2 bottles per serving.
2. Cook rice.
3. Make Saimin.
4. Whip up Hawaiian Beef Stew & Rice.
5. Prepare Tinola (Filipino Chicken Papaya Soup).
6. Chase your Rainbow Drive-In “Hawaiian Lava Hurricane Bustah” Chili Rice Bowl.
6. Heat-up some metabolism-boosting Japanese Green Tea with it.
8. Shave Ice.
9. Take a bath or fill your pool with it
+1 (10). Being the bottled water emergency preparedness hoarder you are, provided the store you bought it from accepts it, return it.

Then when the next major storm comes around again, repeat. ;-/

Zojirushi NP-HBC10 Induction Heat Rice Cooker feat. Tamanishiki Super Premium Rice

S&S Old Time Island Style Saimin

Local Style Beef Stew

Tinola (Filipino Chicken Papaya)

Rainbow Drive-In “Hawaiian Lava Hurricane Bustah” Chili Rice bowl

Japanese Green Tea boosts your metabolism via EGCG

Waiola Rainbow Shave Ice with vanilla ice cream

Did you participate and vote in today’s primary election? As always, I sure did!



10 thoughts on “9 + 1 Things to Do with Your 101 Bottles of “Hurricane” Water on Election Day

  • August 9, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Well in that case of water I will use disposable wipes for hands. Wax paper line plates and paper bowls. Wooden chopsticks is great also.

    • August 9, 2014 at 9:27 am


      What? I don’t get it. Are you saying you aren’t going to use the water at all so you can save it? Typical…. LOL!!!

      Anyhow, here’s a couple more for the list:

      • Miso Soup
      • The most “pure”, yet most expensive, time-consuming Slip ‘N Slide “ride” you’ll ever experience

      • August 9, 2014 at 9:45 am

        Since as kid I fear no water to drink due to mean teacher would not let students leave classroom for drink of water till class over. It so hot that day in school.

  • August 9, 2014 at 12:28 pm


    Each carton of 6 cans (with church key bottle/can opener) of 22oz 30-year shelf life purified water is 12 ½”L X 8 ½”W X 5”H which equals a little over 1 gal. You purchase it once or twice in your life and hope you don’t need to use it. 5 gallons hides perfectly in the closet. Yes it’s a little expensive $51 for 12 cans or $4.25 per 22oz can but you don’t have to go to the store for the next 30 years. You are paying more for the extended life packaging.

    It’s a scientific fact that bottled water has a limited shelf-life and can be a breeding ground for water born bacteria when stored and exposed to light, heat and air. And, purified water is a universal solvent and has a tendency to break-down plastic containers and eventually leach an unsavory plastic taste into the water over time therefore you have to drink it or use it up before it goes bad. That means if you are not dating and rotating stock every time there is an emergency you half to brave the lines to purchase more bottles of water.

    Like Kelike I don’t drink water all the time due to Vietnam where you couldn’t trust the water so we drank canned beer because it is pasteurized in the canning process.

      • August 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm


        You sitting down? Been there, done that!

        I’ve already worked with FEMA (before it was taken over by Homeland Security and messed up), and was invited to their special facility for continuity of government spending 10-days in training. My last job before retirement was managing the RI National Guard Distance Learning state-wide assets and training classrooms, which were connected to the 54-states and territories backbone for emergency disaster response with White House and FEMA real-time voice/video/data with satellite uplink to International Space Station (ISS).

        I also acted as the 8-state New England regional civilian coordinator, alongside a full bird Colonel for the RI Distance Learning Network. Basically I was the go-to guy for any and all technical problems.

        Every year we ran hurricane and flood training classes with National Weather Service (NWS)/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) trainers, as well as other disaster training classes for the 39 RI Emergency Management Agency local directors.

        For all our hard work, we received an award and plaque from National Guard Bureau, Washington, DC ranking RI as one of the top 10 states in the nation and territories for training.

        • August 10, 2014 at 10:39 am


          I’m not one bit surprised.

          Interesting that FEMA has a real-time data link with ISS. Good to have an actual human to relay weather pattern information vs. a remote-controlled satellite camera.

          Where does hawaii rank with the Emergency Management Agency? I’m quite confident in the resources we have should a disaster strike. The people at large? Ehhhh. Seeing their behavior in the stores gathering supplies? sketchy.

          • August 10, 2014 at 3:04 pm


            Hawaii has things under control. There is a HI Emergency Management Agency and a HI State Civil Defense that works directly with FEMA Region IX: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, & the Pacific Islands for disaster preparedness where most states only have a single EMA. The HI National Guard has five of the high-speed real-time voice/video/data classrooms on Oahu.

            People will be people. In New England they go after bread and milk skipping the water and toilet paper. Go figure!

            In 1978 back in RI we got snowed in under 56 inches of snow during the “Blizzard of 78” and we already had 4 ft. of snow on the ground. The state was shut down for 10 days with National Guard posted 24/7 at every entrance/exit road to the state. No travel was allowed. In my house I had a canning closet in the basement which had enough food for 3-months which came in very handy.

  • August 11, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Hey Pomai- How about donate it to the people of Puna? They can sure use it.

  • August 11, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Red Cross is asking for donations including water for Big Island of Hawaii and they will transport it to them.


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