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Old 02-09-13, 08:34 PM
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In an emergency, what are the five material things that you would grab?

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What kind of emergency?
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As in a house fire? Wife, both kids, cat, phone. :-)
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Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
What kind of emergency?
??? An emergency is an emergency. I would say life threatening. Whatever you think an emergency is.

Fire. Earthquake. Tsunami. Tornado. Hell, toilet overflowing. Whatever. Name your emergency and what you would grab.
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Are we talking zombie apocolypse kind of emergency? Imminent asteroid collision with earth kind of emergency? Or even more extreme - ran out of coffee emergency on a Saturday morning?

Each one requires a different set up tools that need to be taken with you.
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As in a house fire? Wife, both kids, cat, phone. :-)
*sigh*

I hope you don't consider them "material things.." (see title)
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If the emergency involved an aircraft on fire, I'd grab a parachute.
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If the emergency involved an aircraft on fire, I'd grab a parachute.
That's ONE item. Name five please. GEEZE MANEEZE EVERYONE!!





Man you guys are making this difficult. Dang foosters.

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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
??? An emergency is an emergency. I would say life threatening. Whatever you think an emergency is.

Fire. Earthquake. Tsunami. Tornado. Hell, toilet overflowing. Whatever.
Name your emergency and what you would grab.
Cool. OK, I'll go with the imminent asteroid collision. In that case, I'd grab a 6 pack and my wife
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Spectacles, orthotics, wallet, credit cards, passport,
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
*sigh*

I hope you don't consider them "material things.." (see title)
Material things, my camera cases, Dopp kit, change of clothes, car keys, and wallet. That is all I can fit in the Miata anyway.
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Presuming it was a serious disaster that would prevent me from returning to the house, I would grab my bug-out bag, wallet, keys, cell phone and glasses.
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
*sigh*

I hope you don't consider them "material things.." (see title)
Well, they're not imaginary. ;-) But just to play along - phone, car keys, backpack that is always full of camping gear, and one of the emergency containers of water we always keep in the basement.

Yeah, I know, the full backpack probably isn't in the spirit of the question either. ;-)
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1) Our passports
2) External HD with backup of all our photographs
3) My wallet
4) Kasia's purse
5) Car keys
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Okay good answers now.

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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
??? An emergency is an emergency. I would say life threatening. Whatever you think an emergency is.

Fire. Earthquake. Tsunami. Tornado. Hell, toilet overflowing. Whatever. Name your emergency and what you would grab.
Fire:
1: Myself,
2: Bike
3: Phone
4: Cat
5: My bloodthinners.

Earthquake:
No idea, area is not known for huge earthquakes

Tsunami: (Would have to be of biblical proportions.)
1: Bike, will be easier and quicker to get to highground than in a car I would imagine in a pinch.
2: Phone
3: Bloodthinners
4: Cat
5: Car

Tornado:
Get in the basement and ride it out.

Toilet overflowing:
Plunger.
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I would grab a shirt, jeans, underwear, a left shoe and a right shoe.

** Note, this only applies if the emergency occurs while I'm naked, which is likely.
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Water filter
Dog food
Lighter
Sleeping bag
Tent

and a couple pounds of bacon smuggled inside the sleeping bag.

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Favorite bike, filled bottles, helmet (got to be safe), shoes, and energy bars - I would take advantage of the situation and get training miles in
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"...one forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days' concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible; one hundred dollars in rubles; one hundred dollars in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair of nylon stockings..."
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Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
"...one forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days' concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible; one hundred dollars in rubles; one hundred dollars in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair of nylon stockings..."
Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.
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Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.
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Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
I'm an ex-B52 crewmember. Your quote made me smile. I've seen that movie many, many times.
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I'm an ex-B52 crewmember. Your quote made me smile. I've seen that movie many, many times.
My Uncle picked your plane up from the factory. He was the AF's acceptance pilot for the B52s
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