Earthquake Survival Pack

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Re: Earthquake survival pack

Postby Wookiee » 02 Oct 2009, 23:30

Buttercup wrote: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 TheGingerMan » 03 Oct 2009, 00:39

I would require at least a 6 pack of stout, and at least a pouch of Drum to make it even worthwhile to wake up to a Rescue, Taiwan style.
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Re: Earthquake survival pack

Postby Incubus » 04 Oct 2009, 11:36

So did everyone reach for their survival pack last night?
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Re: Earthquake survival pack

Postby Mucha Man » 04 Oct 2009, 11:39

I was at my desk. I stood and tried to reach the pack under my bed but ended up faling down and hurting my leg. :p
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Postby Incubus » 05 Oct 2009, 14:44

So let's say there's an earthquake in the middle of the night, and I've got my trusty survival pack out from under my bed and put on my motorcycle helmet, where in my apartment should I take shelter? Should I crawl under my bed? stand in a corner? next to the window? or run to the center of the building? :ponder:
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Re: Earthquake survival pack

Postby Chris » 05 Oct 2009, 15:42

When I was a kid growing up in California, they taught us to stand in a door frame in the event of an earthquake (or to get under the desk if at school). No idea of this wisdom still applies.
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Re: Earthquake survival pack

Postby Icon » 05 Oct 2009, 15:56

If my door frame cracks, I'll have a bunch of termites on my head. :eek:

Come to think of it, I wouldn't trust my doorframe.

I was also thinking that, in order to make my escape, I have to go through a tight hallway, between the bookshelf and two cupboards filled with plates, glasses, knicknacks, cans of bean, rice, cereal boxes, cans of tuna and veggies and whatchamacallits.... I'm always worried in case of earthquake, these cupboards may fall and flatten the dog -slower- or one of the cats -if not fast enough. Seriously, I should start worrying about myself...
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Re: Earthquake survival pack

Postby Dragonbones » 05 Oct 2009, 16:06

Chris wrote:When I was a kid growing up in California, they taught us to stand in a door frame in the event of an earthquake (or to get under the desk if at school). No idea of this wisdom still applies.


We had a thread discussing this kind of stuff over here: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=23011
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Re: Earthquake survival pack

Postby Incubus » 15 Mar 2011, 14:56

bump
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Re: Earthquake survival pack

Postby Fortigurn » 17 Mar 2011, 08:57

An earthquake survival pack needs to include a landmass conveniently distant from fault lines. Or a helicopter.
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