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Old 07-24-2009, 08:37 AM   #31
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@ Dar, I totally get that. My first thought was: "Shit....no hydrous ointment, or Oilatum, or Ventolin."

I don't think I would want to continue in a world that didn't have well-balanced hydrating creams and ointments. I'd be most likely to end up with some hideous skin infection against which anti-biotics might have been fine but against which I would no longer have a defence. I wouldn't dare wash my face because without cream to put on afterwards the skin stiffens to a mask. I'd have no response to the itch, the pain or the debilitating effects. None.

That scares the shit out of me. Really it does. Probably my worst nightmare. Along with not having an inhaler to hand when asthma flares.

If my loved ones are still about after The Event, then I'd probably hope to have a decent supply of creams and emollients and ventolin.

If they weren't about, then there would be little point in continuing anyway and going through the hell of untreated/able eczema. So I'd just hope I had the guts to go through with killing myself ahead of that.

Cheery huh? You'd never guess I was basically an optimist :P
Well, here's a more optimistic way to look at it: for the first few weeks/months, your eczema would probably get worse because the only things to eat at first would be the heavily-processed stuff that survived on the shelf while the retailer was melted by the flesh-eating bacteria (or whatever it is that we're saying everyone else died of.) But then, assuming you lived past that stage, your eczema would probably get much, much better, as food became nothing but raw fruits/vegetables grown in everyone's piddly little hobo gardens, and the occasional stray animal cooked over a campfire. Ain't no sweets and candies after the apocalypse, m'dear.
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:40 AM   #32
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So, you're saying there WON'T be snacks? Hmmph. I'm not coming, then.
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:56 AM   #33
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Sweet! But, uh, lube? Only you, mtp.
I works better for a slip'n'slide than water, thats all.
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:59 AM   #34
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Will there be slip'n'slides? Hell, I'm back in!
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Old 07-25-2009, 08:03 AM   #35
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For the first three years I'd be okay, thanks to my contraceptive implant (because of course it would have been renewed the day before - you can just see the movie scene...).

But the rest of you ladies REALLY want to check your priorities! Condoms, condoms, condoms! You do NOT want to be pregnant at the end of the world! Yes, you can get by on blowjobs for a while, but there are going to be horny men out there who aren't used to going without.

The above is mostly tongue in cheek.

Anyway, for me:
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:34 AM   #36
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and how many of us actually have emergency supplies stored, hmm?
We do. But we live in a storm prone area that on occasion requires evacuation from the homestead. We left one time for Floyd a Cat 4-5 hurricane that headed up North and hit SC and NC.

We have enough food and water to last 2 weeks without power or any support.

And enough of the other stuff to take care of our own.
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:03 AM   #37
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And enough of the other stuff to take care of our own.
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:14 AM   #38
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Condoms?
We don't need those.
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:19 AM   #39
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Ah, I think I remember now.
But hey - what about the "yours" of "you and yours"?

Yeah I'm smacking that dead pony
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:23 AM   #40
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I've always wondered, when people have supplies, it's usually enough to last two weeks.

What happens after two weeks?
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:26 AM   #41
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You call Wolf.
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:31 AM   #42
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I think I would feel very safe with wolf, in the event of an apocalypse.
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:49 AM   #43
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I've always wondered, when people have supplies, it's usually enough to last two weeks.

What happens after two weeks?
You take your guns and ammo and go get some more from those that don't have any.

No, just kidding, I think the estimate is that even in the worst of natural disasters that help should be more available by then. It took them a week to get help to NO after Katrina.
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:50 AM   #44
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That makes sense. I could see stretching two weeks' supplies to three weeks, though, just in case.
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:54 AM   #45
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If'n two weeks is good enough for John Wyndham, it's good enough for me.
(Actually, I think his protagonists put away a lot more, but it's not such a good soundbite).

Like I say - I'll take Bruce.
He's a Merkin, so he's bound to be resourceful. And armed.
And I can conceive of at least one thing that Wolf won't manage.
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