[FoRK] New Orleans is Sinking
Strata R. Chalup
Fri Sep 2 18:57:06 PDT 2005
Speaking of which-- how many of US have could grab a pack with 3 - 5 days food
and water and hygiene supplies in it and rush off to a shelter RIGHT NOW?
I can't. And I damn well know better. I don't even have all the radios in a Go
Bag, and I'm a SPECS member. Mike doesn't have a Go Bag either, and he's a
SPECS and ARES member.
In the trunk of the Echo right now are a pair of rolling backpacks that I picked
up at Fry's this afternoon. By the end of the weekend, or sooner, they better
have a bug-out kit in 'em, or I'm in idiot. Blah blah *earthquake* blah blah
Zingiber. We're going to bring the RV over to the house and clean and refill
the fresh water tank this weekend, too.
Everybody's got a list, but you can't put *everything* in the bug-out bag or it
becomes too big to carry usefully. So.
Gym bag with some change of clothes including a warm layer and a no-wind layer.
2 - 3 gallons of water. Can opener and canned food that's palatable cold (and
preferably has some water in it) eg vegetable barley soup, chicken rice soup,
etc. Clif bars or similar. Caffeine source(s). Single/double portion food or
things that won't spoil, eg chip and cookie lunch packs, foil pouch tuna salad,
rolls of crackers. Gatorade. Juice box style milk, soymilk (protein!), juices.
A quasi-indestructible travel-mug, plus a bowl, plus a packet of sturdy
plasticware. Big pack of hypoallergenic people wipes (Cetaphil or similar
waterless shower stuff); pack of disinfectant object wipes. Pepto-bismol or
immodium. Toilet paper, napkins. Maybe a bag of 'shop rags'. Bottle of Dr
Bronner's (dilute, dilute, ok!) PETT bags, or garbage bags with clump cat litter.
Small, brightly colored 'best of the best' bag: prescription meds, extra glasses
or contact lenses, CA$H, spare radio / flashlight / bic lighters, toothbrush,
ID. Hide other cash in the big bag too. Don't keep it all in one place.
Bug-out kit for pets: wheeled bag with dry food, wet food, litter, PROOF OF
VACCINATIONS (or your pets may not be allowed in a shelter, or may be euthanized
in an emergency situation where space is limited), spare collar(s) / leashes;
disposable pans to use as litter pans, hanging 'rabbit' type water bottle for
use in carrier (and of course, carrier itself), paper plates, food bowl(s) for
dry food, bedding. Ideally, a sheet or waterproof tarp to toss over carrier to
keep pets quiet / safer-feeling in a shelter.
Right. Off to do, rather than to type.
Ian Andrew Bell (FoRK) wrote:
> Thanks, Andy, for some common sense. +$0.02:
> I find the ramblings of all of you armchair survivalists to be
> completely useless in informing the situation in New Orleans, and
> totally insensitive. It's very easy to sit in your air-conditioned
> California and Virginia homes and hypothesize about what *you* might do
> if your city and lives were totally destroyed.
> I don't care how fucking far any of you can walk, empty stomach or
> full. Develop some empathy, please.
> On 2-Sep-05, at 10:52 AM, Andy Armstrong wrote:
>> I have two reactions to that: 1) it sounds like great mountain biking
>> 2) why the high pissing competition about what /we/ could do? It's
>> not us we're talking about.
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