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Posted: Sep. 8, 2002
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Have You Made Any Extra Security Preparations?
Faced with the potential threats of terrorism and/or war, many governments have asked their citizenry to ‘be prepared’. Have you stocked up on any items? Do you have a first aid kit? How’s your plastic to duct tape ratio?
Should you ever have to vacate your home and you could only take ten (10) items with you, what would these items be?
If you are trained in outdoor survival skills, medical emergencies or in other related areas, what advice can you share with us on how to be prepared in case the unthinkable does come to pass? What ten things do you think everyone should have on hand?
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| Nah... ||Mar 11th. at 12:03:32 pm EST|
|Kathryn (Nova Scotia, Canada) ||Age: 14 - Email |
Being all of fourteen, I myself do not have much of a choice in making extra security precautions. I don't believe my parents have either, but then again, like most people, we all believe that duct tape is not going to save us. (Well, I'll have to get back to you with my Dad's answer, actually, - he uses duct tape for everything.) Hopefully, living in Canada, we are less likely to be affected, although you never know. The whole situation reminds me of something I read in a bathroom stall once, "Fighting for peace is like having sex for virginity". I know that we must strive to acheive peace, but must it be done so violently? I know it comes to a point where political discussions can only go so far, but it seems to me that war ought to be a last resort, if a resort at all.
| Just Sitting Back And Enjoying The Show... ||Mar 11th. at 1:11:14 pm EST|
|Moonfire (Western Massachusetts) ||Age: 42 - Email |
This entire farce smacks of the "Great Y2K Disaster" Death comes to everyone eventually, why fight it? I live 10 miles from Westover AF base (a supply distribution base) so if it gets nuked I'm pretty well on my way to the Summerlands anyway regardless of preperation.
My advise is to buy stock in companies that manufacture duct tape and plastic sheeting as well as stock in Wal-Mart (where do YOU buy YOUR duct tape and plastic sheeting?) .
Smart@$$ remarks aside–I have invoked the Morrigan for protection. She never failed me in the past and I don't think she'll fail me now.
"Don't take life so seriously—it ain't no how permenent"
| Nope Nope Nope ||Mar 11th. at 2:41:32 pm EST|
|Amber Heathen (Cornelius Oregon) ||Age: 22 - Email |
Haven't taken any extra insecurity measures in my household. Whats the point? If we get nuked how in the heck is duct tape and plastic sheeting going to help? Frankly, if we do ever come under attack, I'd rather die quickly than watch my loved ones suffer around me. But, I doubt we will be attacked. Someone said below something about it being more likely that we fall under marshall law one of these days, and I agree. The way things are right now, sadly, I can see that happening if things don't improve.
| The Point Being???? ||Mar 11th. at 3:30:38 pm EST|
|Deborah (New Jersey) ||Age: 36 - Email |
First, I would like to say I agree with whom ever mentioned the Marsall Law issue.
You are 100% right on that point. But you forgot about the One World Government.
Second, What ever happens, happens. All I can do you if pray to the Goddess and God to protect my family and to guide us through what is out of our control.
Third, It is my daughter I am sadden for. She will never know of the world of freedoms as I once did, as I never knew the freedoms that my parents had and so fourth.
Forth, I stand behind my country but War never solved a thing. Is this one over a "God" issue or is it a "Money" issue? I have lost track here.
Falling for the hipe is not going to so you, just make some else richer. Be the best you can to yourself and other around you. What is to be, will be.
| There's Not Enough Duct Tape In The World! ||Mar 11th. at 5:11:34 pm EST|
|Cymbri (MA) ||Age: 40 - Email |
Maybe it's just me but anytime I try to duct tape an object the tape always ends up all crumpled up in a big sticky mess! A mess that is normally attached to a peice of my clothing or on one of my pups but never on the item I am attempting to tape. Is the US Government offering courses in duct tape application? No? Well there goes that brillant plan...
A first aid kit? Being a good former Girl Scout Leader I do have a first aid kit in my house. Do you think triple antibiotic ointment, cotton balls and a good pair of tweezers will help in the case of nuclear war? Again, is the Government teaching a special course on how to put together a first aid kit with all the necessary medical supplies for a nuclear war or invasion? No? Well, I guess cotton balls and antibiotic ointment will have to do in a crunch.
What would I grab on the way out of the house? Family, my dogs, a few blankets, the first aid kit and of course, duct tap and plastic. Acutally the duct tape and plastic might come in handy if the house has to be vacated...
Here's hoping that the world wakes up to the wisdom of Athene and turns away from the glamour of Ares.
| I Refuse To Worry ||Mar 11th. at 5:24:44 pm EST|
|BrightStar (Moore, OK) ||Age: 42 - Email |
I've made no preparations.I have first aid stuff, as always, but nothing else.I have duct tape, but only becuase I use it for everything, it's a great all purpose tool.BTW, use a blade on the non sticky side to cut it, and it doesn't ball up on ya.
Where I live, we were always told that if the nukes came, we'd be among the first targets.So, I grew up figuring that the USSR or my own USA government would get me killed any day now.Around 1990, that threat subsided.So, I had 5 relatively quiet years before the bomb went off here in Oklahoma City.So, fear of crazy crackers came.Now, there are bio and chemical weapons!So what?I've lived my whole life, except for 4-5 years, believing I could die at any time.How's this any different?Worrying about it won't add one second to my life.I will live, love, die, and live again!Just as I did before.
Peace and Love
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