2009-03-11 05:52 am (UTC)
It might rain?!?!?!?!?????
OMG! You better buy milk, bread, coffee, cremora, remoras, sugar, filters, and water. You'll need at least 2 umbrellas, a lighting rod, 2 slickers, 2 pair of galoshes. Then, plenty of plastic sheeting, duct tape, a CB radio, a Ham radio, an osmotic generator and a UPS. Water wings or Mae Wests for the humans, cute little life jackets for the cats, an inflatable zodiac raft and a motor and some oars and some extra oars. Signal flares, a space blanket, maybe 2 of those, fishing line and hooks, waterproof matches (dip some strike anywheres in wax if you have time), put an axe in the attic, put a hatchet in the truck, waterproof dry-bags for the bedding and dress-up outfits you'll need, don't forget pillows, oh and pills and all meds and toiletries and spares of each in case you see someone who needs something, and lots of cash although who has any cash these days? and copies of alllll your important papers; ss cards, passports, licenses, bank statements, tax statements, warranty cards, insurance info, medical records, birth certificates, diplomas, blood donor records. Then get a bunch of flashlights and lots of batteries but have some hand cranked ones too and then put each one in a ziploc bag even if they claim to be waterproof because they are probably made in China and their idea of waterproof is shockingly different from ours. You'll need some sturdy shoes, snake repellent ( a mop will do fine) tons of vegetarian food because there might not be any veggies around for a while, but bring packets of seeds for when the water recedes so you have a chance to grow some food before winter. Bring guns,lots of guns, ammo, bow and arrow string, a crossbow and arrows, and I guess you'll need a quiver adn one of those wrist protectors and one for the kid, and a couple cans of gasoline (use good safe cans) a gas stove and canisters of that gas, and a candle lantern. Have a tent that doesn't leak and a tarp or two. Have lots of cat food, weeks and weeks worth, and cat dishes and a litter box and some litter. Scrabble, couple decks of cards, Hoyle's,lots of rubber bands, 5 swiss army knives in different configurations, a bottle of tequila, a bottle of Harvey's Bristol Cream, a bottle of Bombay Sapphire Gin, lots of tonic, lots of limes, salt, pepper, garlic, oil, a cooler and lots of ice. Glasses, plates, cups, utensils, a salad spinner, dish soap, sponges. Camera stuff. Get thumbdrives and quickly back up everything on your computer, the wii, the other computer and the broken computers and all other video games. Wrap your sword in some plastic wrap or oilcloth or whatever you're supposed to use. Get one of those Gorton's Fisherman rain hats. Get two gallons of Dr. Bronner's mint liquid soap because apparently you can use it for everything and if that's really true then you can get rid of all other stuff and it will be easier to flee when the water rises. Read the bottle though, I could be wrong. Be strong and good luck.