Earthquake Survival Pack

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Re: Earthquake survival pack

Postby Icon » 02 Oct 2009, 17:20

Dragonbones wrote:I've already got mine in place. Water, flashlight, battery-powered radio/siren/light combo, cell phones (2), first aid kit, blanket, spare glasses, Swiss army knife, and a real gladius :D. I'm not so worried about food. If they don't get me out in 3 days, I'm a goner anyway.


Gladius?! :eek:
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Re: Earthquake survival pack

Postby Dragonbones » 02 Oct 2009, 17:30

Gladius.

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Re: Earthquake survival pack

Postby maoman » 02 Oct 2009, 17:36

A radio? What so you can listen to ICRT? That must be for when all hope is gone - the aural equivalent of cyanide.
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Re: Earthquake survival pack

Postby Dragonbones » 02 Oct 2009, 17:37

The gladius will be less painful.
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Re: Earthquake survival pack

Postby Icon » 02 Oct 2009, 17:52

Dragonbones wrote:The gladius will be less painful.


I was about to ask what for but you answered my question. :p

ICRT *shudder* *shudder*
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Re: Earthquake survival pack

Postby Poagao » 02 Oct 2009, 17:56

Maoman wrote:A radio? What so you can listen to ICRT? That must be for when all hope is gone - the aural equivalent of cyanide.


I dunno, after 9/21 listening to Chocolate freak out on the radio was quite entertaining. "Won't someone please tell me what's going on?!" etc.
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Re: Earthquake survival pack

Postby Buttercup » 02 Oct 2009, 17:57

Dunno, might as well learn Hakka as anything else. No much else you could be doing, if you you can't move your hands.
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Re: Earthquake survival pack

Postby Mucha Man » 02 Oct 2009, 19:32

Dragonbones wrote:Gladius.

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That reminds, me. Where the hell is my machete?
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Re: Earthquake survival pack

Postby Buttercup » 02 Oct 2009, 19:42

What use is a blade you need to swing while you are buried in rubble? You'd be better off with a gardening trowel. I'd be the last (second last? Bubba 2 Guns?) person to dissuade someone from keeping a righteous vengeance weapon under their pillow, but not for chopping my way out of Taiwanese saltwater and garbage concrete.
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Re: Earthquake survival pack

Postby urodacus » 02 Oct 2009, 20:19

Gladiolus
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