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Sydney Residents 'Must Carry Survival Bags'
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-18-2007 | Mark Chipperfield

Posted on 07/17/2007 7:18:00 PM PDT by blam

Sydney residents 'must carry survival bags'

By Mark Chipperfield in Sydney
Last Updated: 2:12am BST 18/07/2007

The easy-going residents of Australia's biggest city are being urged to carry personal "survival bags" to help them cope with a future terrorist attack or natural disaster.

The Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, says citizens should pack a "Go Bag" containing such essentials as toilet paper, running shoes, spare keys, a torch, disposable gloves, adhesive tape, a transistor radio and sun cream before they leave home each day.

Miss Moore, who has yet to pack her own Go Bag, says it is her duty to warn Sydney's four million residents of the potential dangers that await them.

"Living through the hailstorm [in 1999], I realized how unprepared we were for a catastrophe of that sort," she said.

The city council is distributing 200,000 booklets advising Sydneysiders on how to cope with a terrorist attack, earthquake, flood or other natural disaster. The booklet suggests that people find an "emergency buddy", develop a personal emergency plan and create a contact number on their mobile phones in case they are injured and unable to talk to rescuers.

A council website suggests that in the event of a bombing, earthquake or flood residents should carry their cats in "a cotton pillow case".

The public education campaign, which has been co-funded by the Australian government, has been greeted with skepticism by most Sydneysiders - even from the deputy mayor Chris Harris. "It's purely sensationalist," he said.

"Where are we supposed to go with our Go Bags? With our current public transport system, the roads would be clogged within minutes."

Sydney has already been warned to be on high alert when world leaders arrive in September to attend the 2007 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. The latest announcement has only heightened the sense of fear surrounding that event.


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KEYWORDS: 50; bag; bugout; bugoutbag; gobag; prep; preparedness; survival; survivalbag; survivalbags; sydney; terror
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1 posted on 07/17/2007 7:18:01 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

...containing such essentials as toilet paper, running shoes, spare keys, a torch, disposable gloves, adhesive tape, a transistor radio and sun cream before they leave home each day.


Wow! You could have fun with all of that stuff without ever leaving the house!


2 posted on 07/17/2007 7:19:55 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: blam

Well, you could wear the running shoes....

Good Lord.


3 posted on 07/17/2007 7:20:22 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: blam
The Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, says citizens should pack a "Go Bag" containing such essentials as toilet paper, running shoes, spare keys, a torch, disposable gloves, adhesive tape, a transistor radio and sun cream before they leave home each day.

She sure has different ideas about essentials than I do.....

4 posted on 07/17/2007 7:21:24 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

McGyver could turn that stuff into a small electric generator.


5 posted on 07/17/2007 7:21:31 PM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: blam

A council website suggests that in the event of a bombing, earthquake or flood residents should carry their cats in “a cotton pillow case”.


The council only included that suggestion to prove they really do have a sense of humor...


6 posted on 07/17/2007 7:21:50 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: KylaStarr; Cindy; StillProud2BeFree; nw_arizona_granny; Velveeta; Dolphy; appalachian_dweller; ...

ping


7 posted on 07/17/2007 7:22:26 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: blam

UK English to US English translation:

torch = flashlight


8 posted on 07/17/2007 7:22:27 PM PDT by nhoward14
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To: blam

No water?


9 posted on 07/17/2007 7:24:01 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: blam
"...in the event of a bombing, earthquake or flood residents should carry their cats in "a cotton pillow case"

Oh, yeah, that'll work real well! You're trying to flee from disaster (wearing those running shoes you packed in your Go Bag), while you're clinging to wiggling sacks of cats...(What if you've got more than one cat? Throw 'em all in one pillow case? Riiiiight!)

10 posted on 07/17/2007 7:24:22 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (L'Chaim!)
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To: blam

Sure, a survival bag to help you survive a terrorist attack, but that doesn’t contain a gun, is a useless bag.


11 posted on 07/17/2007 7:24:26 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: blam
"...deputy mayor Chris Harris. "It's purely sensationalist," he said."

Echoes of John "It's Only A Bumper Sticker" Edwards...
12 posted on 07/17/2007 7:24:57 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (You can take the boy out of the country, but you just can't get the smell off his shoes.)
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To: nhoward14

UK English to US English translation:

torch = flashlight


May I pack an actual torch in my “Must Carry Survival Bag” if I really, really want to?


13 posted on 07/17/2007 7:24:59 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Aussie Dasher; naturalman1975

WOW! You haven’t had to do that since WWII.


14 posted on 07/17/2007 7:25:29 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Only if you carry a pitchfork at the same time.


15 posted on 07/17/2007 7:27:03 PM PDT by nhoward14
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To: Grizzled Bear
Survival - so easy, even a caveman could do it!


16 posted on 07/17/2007 7:28:06 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (You can take the boy out of the country, but you just can't get the smell off his shoes.)
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To: blam

I have a survival pack in my car. It has just about everything except water.


17 posted on 07/17/2007 7:29:02 PM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: metmom
a torch a TORCH???
18 posted on 07/17/2007 7:29:53 PM PDT by bannie (The Good Guys cannot win when they're the only ones to play by the rules.)
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To: LibWhacker

Guns and as much ammo as you can carry. If possible, keep plenty in your locker at work.


19 posted on 07/17/2007 7:31:02 PM PDT by bannie (The Good Guys cannot win when they're the only ones to play by the rules.)
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To: blam

shoot, a fellah could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff....

20 posted on 07/17/2007 7:31:24 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (May the heirs of Charles Martel and Jan Sobieski rise up again to defend Europe.)
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To: blam
All you ever need, dude!


21 posted on 07/17/2007 7:32:34 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: nhoward14
torch = flashlight

I should have read first.

22 posted on 07/17/2007 7:32:47 PM PDT by bannie (The Good Guys cannot win when they're the only ones to play by the rules.)
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To: nhoward14

Only if you carry a pitchfork at the same time.


Well of course! You need both when you have the monster trapped in the Church Tower!


23 posted on 07/17/2007 7:33:49 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: bannie

A TORCH?


24 posted on 07/17/2007 7:35:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: blam

Expel all Muslims, and the need for carrying these “survival bags” would disappear (America take heed).


25 posted on 07/17/2007 7:36:09 PM PDT by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: LibWhacker

The backup gun(s); the primary is always with you, right?

And please don’t forget the 250 rounds of ammunition; the 25-mile-range walkie-talkie(s); $350 - $1,000 cash in mostly 5’s and 1’s; 2 rolls of quarters; improved first-aid kit; thyroid anti-radiation tablets; carton(s) of cigarettes; pint(s) of scotch or Rebel Yell bourbon; water bag and container; very good knife; space blanket, et cetera, et cetera.


26 posted on 07/17/2007 7:36:42 PM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: Revolting cat!

I was wondering where to keep my can of gasoline to soak the head of the torch in...and I was worried about burning up the pillow cases! The poor cats!

;-)


27 posted on 07/17/2007 7:37:13 PM PDT by bannie (The Good Guys cannot win when they're the only ones to play by the rules.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie
Urban Dictionary: bag of cats
28 posted on 07/17/2007 7:37:47 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy ("We can categorically state that we have not released man-eating badgers into the area...")
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To: bannie
I suspect they mean this on your iPod!


29 posted on 07/17/2007 7:38:37 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

Oh, yeah, that’ll work real well! You’re trying to flee from disaster (wearing those running shoes you packed in your Go Bag), while you’re clinging to wiggling sacks of cats...(What if you’ve got more than one cat? Throw ‘em all in one pillow case? Riiiiight!)
________________

Hey...it worked for those folks that were going to St. Ives... :)))


30 posted on 07/17/2007 7:39:06 PM PDT by singlemomofone
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To: Grizzled Bear; LibWhacker
Survival kit contents check. In them you'll find: one forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days' concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible; one hundred dollars in rubles; one hundred dollars in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair of nylon stockings. Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.

- Major T. J. "King" Kong

31 posted on 07/17/2007 7:39:22 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Grizzled Bear

I'll be taking my torch...for sure.

32 posted on 07/17/2007 7:39:53 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: Revolting cat!

so...we can take our iPods too???

Whew!
Good thinking, then: THAT’s where I’ll keep the torch!


33 posted on 07/17/2007 7:40:18 PM PDT by bannie (The Good Guys cannot win when they're the only ones to play by the rules.)
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To: blam
The article contained some suggestions for the Go Bag, but I wonder what the anti-suggestions list includes? Would I be going to far to guess the first forbidden item (in the minds of these elites) would be NO SELF DEFENSE EQUIPMENT and above all NO WEAPONS?
34 posted on 07/17/2007 7:44:00 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: blam
A council website suggests that in the event of a bombing, earthquake or flood residents should carry their cats in "a cotton pillow case".

Do NOT keep your cat in a polyester pillow case. I case of leaking gas, the static discharge from a cat in a polyester pillow case could ignight the gas and kill hundreds.

35 posted on 07/17/2007 7:44:50 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (May the heirs of Charles Martel and Jan Sobieski rise up again to defend Europe.)
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To: blam
The race for Lord Mayor : Does Clover Moore deserve another term? No. The city needs a change of direction - 66%
36 posted on 07/17/2007 7:44:53 PM PDT by Byron_the_Aussie (http://www.iwo.com/heroes.htm)
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To: Revolting cat!
When duck tape isn't enough
37 posted on 07/17/2007 7:46:31 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy ("We can categorically state that we have not released man-eating badgers into the area...")
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To: blam
by the end of the day the Lord Mayor Clover Moore was being dubbed a Scrooge, who was taking "cultural correctness" to an extraordinary level
38 posted on 07/17/2007 7:47:02 PM PDT by Byron_the_Aussie (http://www.iwo.com/heroes.htm)
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To: bannie

Bloke for flashlight, I believe.


39 posted on 07/17/2007 7:47:05 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Unknowing

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$350 - $1,000 cash in mostly 5’s and 1’s; 2 rolls of quarters
<<

In a Real Emergency, it may be better to also have a small number of 1/10th and 1/4 th ounce gold pieces. Gold is far better palm grease than paper money anyday.


40 posted on 07/17/2007 7:47:51 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: LibFreeOrDie

Poor dogs!


41 posted on 07/17/2007 7:48:12 PM PDT by lonestar
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To: KarlInOhio
...the static discharge from a cat in a polyester pillow case could ignight the gas and kill hundreds.

What if the cat is the one “leaking” the gas? We recently adopted a kitten. When he relaxes and is purring...all I can say is...DAMN!

42 posted on 07/17/2007 7:49:41 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: blam
Dude, when the Armageddon is near, a pack of these would come in handy!


43 posted on 07/17/2007 7:50:39 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Not such a strange thread but the posts are lots of fun....

Well, maybe it IS a strange thread now that I think about it....


44 posted on 07/17/2007 7:51:14 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: KarlInOhio
ignight->ignite.

it's getting too late at nite

45 posted on 07/17/2007 7:51:26 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (May the heirs of Charles Martel and Jan Sobieski rise up again to defend Europe.)
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To: theBuckwheat

Covered, I didn’t want to mention that. “Taxi to airport now this gold” is a universal language, baby.


46 posted on 07/17/2007 7:52:07 PM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: metmom
I’ve been getting EDUCATED!

:-)

47 posted on 07/17/2007 7:52:31 PM PDT by bannie (The Good Guys cannot win when they're the only ones to play by the rules.)
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To: metmom
I’ve been getting EDUCATED!

:-)

48 posted on 07/17/2007 7:52:35 PM PDT by bannie (The Good Guys cannot win when they're the only ones to play by the rules.)
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To: bannie

In ‘Strine (or British English, for that matter) a torch is a flashlight. (In full, ‘an electric torch’).


49 posted on 07/17/2007 7:52:46 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: LibWhacker
Correct!
What’s in your Go-BAG?

Mine is a Jumbo Versa-pak from Maxpedition.
Two bottles of Purell
Toilet paper
Tooth brush and bottle of Listerine(pint)
Browning Hi-power and four mags
Extra 9mm ammo
Spare sunglasses/spare reading glasses
Floppy hat
disposable rubber gloves
Two liters water
Leatherman Tool
Swiss Army knife on lanyard
Randall #1 & sheath w/stone
300 feet para cord
Emerg fishing kit
Four Tourniquets
Three packs Blood Stop
Bottle Betadine and mini Trauma treat kit
Burn ointment
Asptin/Aleve/any pain pills available with laminated Rx.
Prescription meds with laminated Rx
Surefire Combat light and spare batts
Chem lights X4
Flashing Red diode & spare batt
Portable Radio one set spare AA bats=X6
Rain poncho packet
Hi-cal snacks or go Bars.
Cell phone & Auto charger w/a/c adapter

This is my daily take from the house to my vehicle and travels with me. Other goodies in my trunk that extend my viability for Two adults to **survive** for a week.
Vehicle has: 10 gal potable water
10 gal of Diesel fuel
Canned food for two for week or more if careful
Carbine/mags and 250 rounds 5.56 ammo.
.22 Mossberg rifle & 500 rounds .22LR ammo
Field jackets/pants and socks
Blankets
Jumper/charger unit
Solar light and portable Coleman stove w/fuel canister

I believe I am fairly prepared.
Anyone with anything other or suggestions?

50 posted on 07/17/2007 7:52:56 PM PDT by Gideon T. Reader ("The PALESTINIANS: A proud history of mindless violence since 1964.")
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