Tuesday, August 28, 2012

FEMA's Disaster Prepardness list

This is a list of supplies that FEMA recommends that you keep on hand for disasters. I found it HERE at their website.

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:
  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger


Stupid motherfuckers. Nowhere on that list do I see at least one handgun, rifle and shotgun with a minimum of 500 rounds for each, or smoke bombs to cover my movements or escape, or enough dog food to keep CharlieGodammit from eating me, or a battery powered sawzall to cut new doorways through the walls, or steel plates with handles welded on to use as bullet shields under the windows, or strobes to distract my attackers.
What the fuck kind of list is that?

Yeah, wipe your face with your towelette and blow your whistle and figure out how to use that manual can opener while you wait for FEMA to come save your grasshopper ass.
You bet.


rpm2day said...

Not a bad lightweight wish list to START with. I'd be careful blowing the come rob/rape me whistle, though.

Anonymous said...

It's a list for good little citizens who are confident gov will take care of them.

It most certainly isn't a list for independent people who prefer to take care of themselves.

Miss Violet

hiswiserangel said...

That's almost what I have in my car emergency kit. Add in some of wc's suggestions.

drjim said...

Geeez....I've got most of that stuff right here in Radio Central.
Now out in the garage......

charles w said...

Sorry but I must have TP. Even when I was in the Army I carried a roll. Shit paper and guns, That's what separates us from the savages.

Wrench said...

Damn Ken, you cut those bastards no slack. love it you crazy bastards.

Ragnar said...

Three days? What a joke. After Katrina they advised 2 weeks of supplies. Now they are back the pre-Katrina 3 days.

Edward Teach said...

A Bible, a bottle of bourbon, and a .44 ought so see you through any crisis.

Pakkinpoppa said...

Because if you're not doing much...and if you have no tee-vee...

Even a single fella like me could run into, well, who knows.

But, well, bad idea. My 3 year old won't be able to have my back if I', audtioning replacements for the DU*.

Smoke, thanks for the thought. And a whistle? Maybe something else that's shiny to throw for a diversion, like some quarters thrown in a random direction away from you.