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what would you save and why?

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posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 07:29 PM
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You have heard a warning that nukes would land near your home, you have time enough to escape and not feel any ill effects. In the 2 hours that you have before the imminent demise of your neighbourhood you have to save a few items, excluding family, pets, cherished items that have sentimental value etc, what would you save and why?
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posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 07:33 PM
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a reply to: chelsealad

People.

Friends and family of course! Everyone packs a go bag in five minutes. Anything not in the bag does not get to come with us. Food, clothes, toiletries, survival gear mostly, then out the door like a bat out of hell!



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 07:34 PM
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a reply to: chelsealad

Whisky. And lots.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 07:34 PM
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originally posted by: chelsealad
You have heard a warning that nukes would land near your home, you have time enough to escape and not feel any ill effects. In the 2 hours that you have before the imminent demise of your neighbourhood you have to save a few items, excluding family, pets, cherished items that have sentimental value etc, what would you save and why?


I don't really own anything other than my computer and some clothes, so I guess the decision would be pretty easy for me. But assuming I had more worldly possessions, I suppose I would take tools that could help in survival situations, and maybe a guitar to make the drudgery of post apocalyptic life slightly life less boring.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 07:37 PM
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a reply to: chelsealad

My stash of "Medicine" and my gopro to document the event.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 07:39 PM
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Nothing, just my memories..............



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 07:40 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

Oh duh! I forgot about my medicine!



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 07:41 PM
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toilet paper



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 07:43 PM
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My acoustic guitars (who know when i'll be around electricity again), marvel/star trek cards, comics, my 2 bb guns, coffee, sugar, tobacco, silverware (to melt down), lighters, matches, camping stove, hunting knife and a few metal pots.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 07:51 PM
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a reply to: chelsealad

5 gallon container of water. Couple cans of food. Shotgun & shells. Knife. Lighter. Don't need two hours for that. More like a few mins. I'd take that time to drive far far far away and towards the mountains.

Not sure why I am abandoning my family and pets though!
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posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 07:51 PM
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a reply to: muse7

Yeah, you really dont want to wipe your ass with poison ivy lmao



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 07:58 PM
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Aside from family, friends, and dogs, I'd save my music because it would help keep morale up and fight boredom. I'd save my books because they would also fight boredom and also some would be helpful for starting over. I'd also save my guns, ammo, and knives/swords because they would be good for defense. Also, toilet paper for obvious reasons and my "medicine".

What about you? What would you save?
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posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 07:58 PM
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a reply to: Lucid Lunacy

You would obviously take your family etc but other than sentimental and obvious things such as water, shotgun to name but a few. What else would you take?
6 years of Playboy subscription, Breaking Bad boxset, your favourite teddy bear?
Things that seem odd to everyone else but mean the world to you. What would you save if you had time?



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 08:02 PM
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Okay, here's my real choice: D&D books with plenty of character sheets and pencils. Maybe a small box of miniatures if they could fit in my B.O.B....
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posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 08:06 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

What would I save? Mmm that is difficult. I would probably save my telescope, as it fills me with wonder and beauty.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 08:35 PM
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If nukes were landing, you wouldn't be able to bring enough water and food to survive all those years of wherever you are going to be protected.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 08:40 PM
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a couple bottles of wine and a couple packets of pills for realizing after a nuclear attack i,d probably rather take the easy way out.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 08:50 PM
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Hopefully, you know where you're going. Given that much time, my mind might focus on barter goods and short-term comfort items (extra toilet paper and other like expendables).

If you've become aware, others will as well. Best to 'hit the trail' before it gets jammed and your evac time cut shorter than anticipated.

In the Army, we always had our 'A & B' bags ready to go. We had to rely on Big Army to provide everything that was 'C'. A & B bags are easy. C is expensive and requires more than one family has time for (if they have any semblance of a life). You need to figure out your C. And, it would be best if you had a choice of Cs to choose from.

-Cheers



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 08:53 PM
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That's the thing. I wouldn't.

I would only take family, pets, and absolute bare essentials for survival. No sentimental items. Our lives are sentimental enough. Not even survival for the long-term. Just for a day or two of supplies. Survival priority is getting far away from blast and more importably the subsequent radiation. Radiation that wholly depends on weather patterns. I don't know how in that situation I am privy to 'having two hours to evacuate' but I imagine I wouldn't trust it and I'd get out of dodge ASAP. Hopefully avoiding the hellish traffic that would result from this as well...

If I make it to that mountain town I'll buy food and lodging there. You said nukes land near our home. I took that to mean near my home and not nukes being dropped in multiple places.

I'll make new sentimental items and memories with my family and pets by surviving

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posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 09:35 PM
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N64, Super Mario Cart, portable generator, 4 controllers, 13 inch tv, a liter of pepsi and a bag of cheetos.

Given the senario, I believe these items will make me an important person, thus curry the favor of other post-apocalyptic fun time people who may have brought something more useful that I can use/borrow.
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