March 15, 2011

Serving The Queen....Again. In Case Of Disaster!

Before I post in my normal snarky, smart ass manner let me issue a disclaimer. It is fairly clear that this week's theme is at least somewhat based on the disaster in Japan. I in no way find what has happened there amusing or funny. My heart goes out the the Japanese people and their families. This is just a meme and my answers in no way reflect what I feel for them.

There, now that's done, on with fun or something like it.

The Queen has decreed that this week's theme shall be Disaster Prepardness and since she has a's probably best not to argue. So here goes.

1. How many days worth of food, water and supplies do you need in your Emergency Kit?

Hmmmm, Well first I need to figure out how many people to worry about. I figure i'd need enough for my 3 sisters, my 6 nephews, 4 nieces, my aunts and uncles, my cousins, my dad, my step moms, my man, my Grandma, my friends, myself and my kids. Anddd, now that I've listed all those I've determined I need 6 more jobs and a building about as big as a Super Walmart to keep it in. I think at least a months worth would be good, just in case.

2. You should prepare supplies for home, work, and vehicle.
What item do you need in your car that is not needed at home?

My cell charger, my auxiliary cord to let me listen to my MP3 player since pretty much all the radio stations SUCK here and a box of Twinkies. I get hungry when I drive. ::shrug::

3. If you are evacuated from your workplace.
You grab your "grab and go" bag. What is in it?

My laptop, a big bottle of water to hit people with so they'll move from the building faster and a super jet pack to get to my kids faster with.

4. How many gallons of water should each person in your household need for 3 days?

12......I don't know why, but 12 sounds like a good round number.

5. Tell us your favorite non-perishable food items.

And herein lies a problem. My diet pretty much doesn't allow anything non perishable. I can pretend that I'd stash Twinkies in my car but I know I really won't. I've lost 15 pounds and still going. So most of my favorite foods are outlawed and banned lol. I figure I would probably just get a lot of canned fruit and veggies but they are so high in sodium and preservatives it's not even funny.I know this much, if the disaster makes me fat I'm gonna be pissed!

6. How much cash are you going to hide in your emergency disaster kit?

LMAOOOOOOOOOO!! HAHAHA!!! I'm a Mom to 4. Even though they have great jobs and work hard, I never have extra cash! Therefore, there's nothing to stash!

7. Do you have a basic emergency plan developed for you and your family? Have you written it down, practiced and discussed it? Does everyone know where the emergency supplies are?

We've explained to Minnie, the chihuahua that she is in charge at night and must be on guard at all times. Apparently she thinks this means the trash can needs to be picked through and she's about to be removed from her position. We tried to let Nikki be in charge but she sleeps so much that I am pretty sure a freight train could call and warn her it was about to hit the house and she'd decide she'd need a nap before warning anyone else. Sarge, well.....lets face it, My hairy grandson is an idiot, but we love him anyway. Harley would probably warn us of impending doom if there's nothing at all to chew on the way.

I guess my answer is no. We have no plans at all. I guess we'll talk about it now though. The thing is though, in Japan they said that as many as 10,000 people may have been simply washed away in ONE village. No amount of preparation or plans would have helped those people in that moment they saw the wall of water coming.

rather than worry so much about physical preparedness, I think the best way to be prepared for anything is to know God, Love God, and be a good person so that when we are taken, we will see our loved ones again. HE'S my emergency plan :)


PS...I ran spell check after I finished writing. Did you know that spell check will correct you and suggest you capitalize "Twinkies" but not "Japan"? Somethin up with that I tell ya!


Jamie said...

Oh shoot now I have to stock supplies for the extended family and the three cats eat way too much.

Sue St Clair said...

Why is it that all the yummy non-perishable food is fattening??? Sigh.....I know I would suck in a disaster, which makes my heart go out even more to those people who are going through it right now.

Nessa said...

Exactly Sue. I saw on TV the other day that they are standing in line and are allowed to buy 5 items each. There doesn't seem to be any looting, no stealing, just absolute devastation and a people trying to get by. I think there are a lot of countries who could learn from them.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I'm going to have to get an emergency kit, build a bunker at the bottom of the garden and get a shotgun.

Nessa said...

haha, my boyfriend said "see?? I told you we needed a bomb shelter!!"

coopernicus said...

I think you should move into the super walmart..they must have a camping area in which you can buck. then you don't have to lug so much stuff around...

Mimi Lenox said...

I'm so glad you took this meme in the spirit in which it was intended. I answered with my usual snark as well but totally agree with your disclaimer.

I do have emergency kits at home. I need to work on one for my vehicle.
And I'm with ya on the extra cash.