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(NY Daily News)   Nine out of 10 New Yorkers now stock emergency supplies in their homes in case of a terror attack or other disaster   ( nydailynews.com) divider line
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2005-07-19 08:49:52 AM  
Good tag usage.

/hurricanes are our terrorists
2005-07-19 08:58:07 AM  
Of course, in a city the size of New York, it isn't a bad idea to keep some extra supplies anyway. Who knows when you'll have to spend 3 days holed-up in your apartment?
2005-07-19 09:00:38 AM  
I must be the one that is not stocked up.
Unless you count booze as a "supply"
(which I do).
2005-07-19 09:00:40 AM  
See now... that's why I bought my kid a rabbit.

If I have to, out rolls the BBQ.

/As a bonus, I'd get a nice pair of mittens too.
2005-07-19 09:14:52 AM  
I'm in Dobbs Ferry and I'm stocked up.

Then again, if the terrorists attack Indian Point, i'm dead anyway.
2005-07-19 09:15:41 AM  
2005-07-19 09:23:09 AM  
I don't think this is sad... it's realistic.
2005-07-19 09:34:27 AM  
I don't think this is sad... it's realistic.

Growing up in Queens, the only extra supplies we had was powdered milk, and that was mainly because, after the city didn't plow our streets for weeks after a snowstorm in '69, my mother refused to get caught without milk ever again.
2005-07-19 09:35:51 AM  
it's probably a good idea. plan for the worst, hope for the best and whatnot...it'd be stupid of them to NOT be prepared.
2005-07-19 09:37:24 AM  
Realistically, it's better to have your emergency stuff gathered and organized now while you are calm and can think carefully. The simple fact is that you will NEVER know when you might need to grab your bag and go. My sister's house nearly burned down the other day (some kids playing with fireworks); they got out with the clothes on their back and a few odds and ends that her husband tossed through a window. A bag like that with important papers, clothes, etc. would have been pretty good for her.

It's definitely a good idea to put together your emergency items in advance. Once an emergency (big storm, fire, flood, etc) happens you won't have time to think clearly and grab the items you need. Just common sense.

/// "Chance favors the prepared mind" (quote contest! Source this quote and win nothing!)
2005-07-19 09:45:19 AM  
Smookyfufu: Then again, if the terrorists attack Indian Point, i'm dead anyway.

There was a good documentary about how vulnerable Indian Point is on HBO one night... it actually gave me pause about moving back to the city.
2005-07-19 10:02:08 AM  
I don't live in NY, but after 9/11 I created my terrorist attack/zombie survival kit. I do feel a bit safer.
And superior
2005-07-19 10:04:30 AM  
Well..... no Shiat.

/Full Metal Jacket
2005-07-19 10:13:01 AM  
I keep guns and ammo, water, canned food, booze, Sterno, tools and wood in my house all the time. But it's for the zombies. You know they're coming.
2005-07-19 10:39:34 AM  
Said supplies take up 80% of the average NYer's livable space.
2005-07-19 10:40:25 AM  
Not me. If the take-out places go dark, I'll likely starve.

On the upside, I have a good supply of condiments and beer.
2005-07-19 10:40:58 AM  
I always keep a vat of Anal Lube handy, for when (not *if*) I get abducted by aliens... becuase they may have forgotten it, and they're not the gentlest bunch.
2005-07-19 10:41:54 AM  
I've always been fond of the the private bomb shelter stocked with the necessary non spoilables, canned goods and water. Getting a Fark server in place in a bomb shelter might raise some difficulties though.
2005-07-19 10:42:41 AM  
9 out of 10 seems a bit high to me, but maybe that is just because I'm, along with everyone that I know, part of the 1 out of 10.
2005-07-19 10:43:14 AM  
This is such a scare tactic. Newspapers and other media always try to find a way to scare people...this way you will think of them as "looking out for you". It builds loyalty.

I'm saying this survery is bunk...but didn't I read a Fark headline that read, 2 out of 3 survey's are not realistic?
2005-07-19 10:43:58 AM  
Jesus Christ, this is utterly pathetic. What a bunch of hysterical children, you might as well be wearing a "kick me" sign on your back. Any "terrorists" reading this will be delighted that they've got inside your head so successfully.
2005-07-19 10:44:14 AM  
This is one thing the Mormons have always gotten right.

Keep enough food, water, and emergency supplies to be able to provide for yourself and your family in case of a prolonged emergency situation. It's not that expensive to do and you'll be really glad you did it if the need arises.
2005-07-19 10:44:35 AM  
1. Case of Bottled Water

2. Case of Protein Bars (Nitrotech!)

3. Knives

4. Flashlight

5. Matches and Ganja
2005-07-19 10:44:41 AM  
Snake Plissken reference in 5, 4... oh wait here it is...

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2005-07-19 10:44:47 AM  
only thing i have extra in the house is beer.

i live in the safest city in the world.
2005-07-19 10:45:34 AM  
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2005-07-19 10:46:41 AM  
9 out of 10. I call Bullshiat. It is hard to get 90% of people to do anything.
2005-07-19 10:47:08 AM  

Keep enough food, water, and emergency supplies to be able to provide for yourself and your family in case of a prolonged emergency situation.

It'd never last in my house. It's just get eaten in a 2am muchie frenzy when theres no other food in the house.
2005-07-19 10:47:37 AM  
Almost make sure you're stocked up on beer, weed and sex.

This is good advice, whether or not anything is going wrong.

And remember -- they hate our freedom!

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2005-07-19 10:48:00 AM  
Meh. Tis a good idea, I says. Sooner or later there will be a power outage, or a bad storm, a dirty bomb attack, or somedamnthing. It's better to be prepared.

2005-07-19 10:48:25 AM  
Well count me in the 9.
I keep on hand at all times 3 bottles of red, 3 white chilled, 4 L of rum 2dark/2light, 3L Vodka (1 in the freezer), 1 .750 of Tequlia, 1 .750 of Jager in freezer, 1 .750 Bourbon, 1 tub of margarita salt, hand powered blender, and a safety blanket.
2005-07-19 10:48:28 AM  
Mabey we should have a photoshop contest depicting the New York survivalist?

Camo cellphone anyone?
2005-07-19 10:48:39 AM  
A recent survey by Marist College found:

# 88% of New Yorkers stock some emergency supplies in their home.

Sure. Got a box of band-aids?

Lies, damned lies, and statitistics, folks.

2005-07-19 10:49:15 AM  
Good for them! I'm really impressed. I would never have thought that the numbers were that high. Anytime I stay in NYC I make an exit plan. Even a freakin' rain shower can shut down the transit system.
2005-07-19 10:49:47 AM  
9 out of 10 Floridians stock emergency supplies in case of terrorism OR OTHER DISASTER too. Anybody who doesn't is an idiot, and it has fark-all to do with terrorism. Way to play on our fears, NY Daily News!
2005-07-19 10:50:33 AM  
Essential items Checklist:

Flashlight and batteries
Candles and matches
Radio and Batteries
First-aid kit
I.D. papers
Clothing and shoes
Blankets or sleeping bags
Toilet paper
Bottled water (3 litres per person per day)

...so far I have the toilet paper.
2005-07-19 10:50:37 AM  
Here's an idea.....move.
2005-07-19 10:50:42 AM  
karlandtanya: A recent survey by Marist College found:

Ah. The Marists. That explains everything.
2005-07-19 10:51:07 AM  
Keep enough food, water, and emergency supplies to be able to provide for yourself and your family in case of a prolonged emergency situation.

Depending on how long is "prolonged" that doesn't sound too difficult for 90% of people to pull off.

In the DC area, smart folks make sure they have at least 2-3 days food/water on hand - tropical storms in the summer/fall, blizards/nor'easters in the winter/spring. Sometimes it's better to just hunker down for a day or two.
2005-07-19 10:51:08 AM  
Damn, I've never thought to stock up, I should start. Maybe should even start keeping the fridge stocked liked I use to.
2005-07-19 10:52:05 AM  
sounds like a bunch of survivalast nutcases to me.
2005-07-19 10:53:32 AM  
I'll remember that, Phule, when you come knocking on my door looking to borrow some T.P.
2005-07-19 10:54:11 AM  
I hope you NYC Farkers are including some birth control in that emergency stash. We all know what happened 9 months after the Blackout, and here in Florida after last year's hurricanes.....and the last thing we need are more New Yorkers and Floridians.
2005-07-19 10:55:02 AM  
I have a can of 70s Sterno in my closet, leftover from the fondue craze. Does that qualify as "emergency supplies"?
2005-07-19 10:55:30 AM  
Count me in as the 1 tenth that hasn't stocked up on anything. My only plan though is in case of a nuclear type attack drive my ass to Montauk as quick as I can. Or maybe hop a ferry on the way out there.. Just get out of the city..
2005-07-19 10:58:11 AM  
"Mission Accomplished!" - Osama Bin Laden

/If you live in fear, the terrorists are winning.
2005-07-19 10:58:17 AM  
I conciously try to keep an overstock of

I don't live anywhere near New York, but a good storm could keep us in for a day or two. Plus we have the bug out/fort in plan for the gas riots, EMT attack, or gas that turns you inside-out.
2005-07-19 10:59:40 AM  

karlandtanya: A recent survey by Marist College found:

Ah. The Marists. That explains everything.

Matress College ahhh Home of the giant glass nipple. Home to NBA greats like Rick Smits and... ok thats it.
2005-07-19 11:00:29 AM  
We're talking about an invasion from the In-Laws, not a Terrible Attack.
2005-07-19 11:00:32 AM  
I don't know anyone who stocked up, except if you count flashlights as stocking up. That's more for blackouts anyway. You know if your number is up, it's up. Somebody who worked at my company was killed in the London bombings. Sad. If that's how you're gonna go, that's how your gonna go. Screw it, why worry.
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