Alarming News

October 27, 2007

What do you save?

Time Magazine has a piece about what people save when evacuated during a disaster.

I would take my journals that I kept from age 16 to 24, pearls my grandmother gave me, and one special photo album. Everything else is replaceable.

In terms of practical advice, the best line in the article has a conservative philosophy tagged right on: “Learn how to text-message, do not let your kids watch TV news, and never depend on the government.”

Via Fark.

Posted by Karol at 04:49 AM |
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“In terms of practical advice, the best line in the article has a conservative philosophy tagged right on: “Learn how to text-message, do not let your kids watch TV news, and never depend on the government.”
Unfortunately the kid has to go to school :-(
Anyways, I been through something similar in my life, my apartment didn’t burn down, but the building caught fire in 1995. I was out of my place for 20 months. I came home early from work, the day before Christmas, looked West down Broadway and seen smoke in the air and said to myself, “Nah, that’s not my building”. Upper floors caught fire (6th and 7th in front), building shaped like a T top of the T. Lots of water damage, half the fire depts of Long Island show up. I had no opportunity, to decide, initially. When they let us in the building I took, my recliner, computer and tv.
The funny thing is, I had loads of stuff in my closets, didn’t miss a thing. Needed nothing from my full closets for 20 months.
Unfortunately had things stolen by people watching the building during reconstruction. Nothing of much value anyways.

Posted by: StuLongIsland at October 27, 2007 at 11:50 pm
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