I’ve been walking around my house for days now assessing each item’s value and it’s potential to help in our survival for when the power goes out. I’m also wondering at what point did people understand that the power was out and wasn’t coming back on? During the summer when we had the storm that knocked the power out for a week, people were annoyed, but there wasn’t panic because we all understood the power was going back on at some point.
So in Revolution whent the power went out, how long did people stay in their home, complacent and believing the power company would set everything to rights soon? I live a few miles from the White House and major news studios. On what day following a blackout of power and all communications would we hike down to see if the President had any information or messages of leadership?
At what point would my husband and I say time to abandon ship? Where would we go, and what would we bring? Things I think I’d bring:
1. all jewelery with real jewels gold or pearls. Paper money is worthless, at some point this will have bartering value
2. my cast iron skillet- it can cook over an open flame and could be a makeshift weapon if necessary
3. kitchen knives
4. Shoes, 2 pairs serious winter boots & my Keens. Winter/Summer both durable
5. every leftover prescription of antibiotics and pain killers- that last episode made me think of this. Tetanus is a HUGE problem. After Hurricane Andrew, there were rusty nails everywhere from homes being blown apart. In addition to the numerous flat tires, loads of people stepped on the nails and needed Tetanus shots, but hospitals ran out. They’d never had such a demand. Same thing would happen when the power goes out.
6. A crap ton of condoms. The last thing I need while trying to survive without power is to be pregnant. Not to mention, both my kids were C-sections since my body never went into labor. It would be dangerous to try to give birth naturally for me.
7. A book. I agonized over which one book, and finally I settled on my Tanach- that’s a Hebrew Acronym for a book that has the whole bible Plus more. And it’s in English & Hebrew. It’s got romance, suspense, intrigue, and the word of G-d. But man would I miss my Kresley Cole.
8. Tools- hammer, saw, nails, string- lots and lots of string, scissors,
9. Sewing kit, yarn, crochet hooks
11. Some food- but I don’t have enough canned goods to last for more than a week
12. Sleeping bags
There’s probably more to bring, but that’s at the top of my list. What’s at the top of yours?