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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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To: Revolting cat!
No, no, whatcha talkin' 'bout boy! Here:


51 posted on 07/17/2007 7:53:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: nhoward14
torch = flashlight

As I've traveled extensively, I knew immediately what they were referring to. That said, it's much more fun to think they are preparing for that inevitable, immediate need to chase down a monster or to run a mad scientist out of town. Odd, the lack of pitchforks on the list.

52 posted on 07/17/2007 7:55:02 PM PDT by Malsua
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To: Gideon T. Reader

You win, FRiend.


53 posted on 07/17/2007 7:55:48 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: Gideon T. Reader
Anyone with anything other or suggestions?

LED flashlight with a crank generator. I keep one in my car at all times because I have a bad tendency to only use regular flashlights to store dead batteries.

54 posted on 07/17/2007 7:57:29 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (May the heirs of Charles Martel and Jan Sobieski rise up again to defend Europe.)
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To: Gideon T. Reader

You have your STUFF!

I’d like to share shelter-halves with you!


55 posted on 07/17/2007 7:58:51 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: Malsua

It’s Australia. Maybe they are planning on fighting off the hordes of invading refugees from New Zealand?


56 posted on 07/17/2007 7:59:08 PM PDT by nhoward14
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To: blam
The easy-going residents of Australia's biggest city are being urged
to carry personal "survival bags"


Well, duh!!!
That's generally the advice amongst folks in the Los Angeles basin
area with an IQ above room temperature.

Have a survival kit at home (along with maybe a couple of 12 gauge
pump shotguns and a couple of hundred rounds of "00" buckshot
as well as a couple of .45 ACP pistols (and rounds) and .22 cal
rifles and/or pistols.

And if you have a car...have just about the same in the trunk of
your vehicle.

Along with about $1000 or more of cash on hand.

And if it can be secured...have one at your work-place.

If the sh-t really hits the fan...only the prepared have a
real statistical chance of survival.

Of course, I'm a little paranoid, living about a mile outside
the radius of the "displays of outrage" (RIOTS) that happened after
the Simi Valley verdict.
57 posted on 07/17/2007 8:00:52 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Man50D

No BEER?


58 posted on 07/17/2007 8:01:40 PM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: Grizzled Bear

flood residents should carry their cats in “a cotton pillow case”.

A plastic bag would be much more efficient and double as groceries.


59 posted on 07/17/2007 8:01:54 PM PDT by Chickensoup (If it is not permitted, it is prohibited. Only the goverment can permit....)
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To: SIDENET

We can forage along the way.


60 posted on 07/17/2007 8:02:43 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
"Where are we supposed to go with our Go Bags? With our current public transport system, the roads would be clogged within minutes."

Exactly. That's why you have storage at home.

61 posted on 07/17/2007 8:03:50 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: Gideon T. Reader

Matches?


62 posted on 07/17/2007 8:05:40 PM PDT by Chickensoup (If it is not permitted, it is prohibited. Only the goverment can permit....)
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To: Unknowing
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.

Ah, I see you know the routine. :)

63 posted on 07/17/2007 8:06:26 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: bannie
We can forage along the way.

Works for me.

64 posted on 07/17/2007 8:08:48 PM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: blam
Joking aside, who's winning this war? We're adjusting our lives to behave like the Russians, the Poles, the Germans, the Brits during World War II, that was an actual war, acknowledged as such by all parties. A fine mess, Stanley!


65 posted on 07/17/2007 8:08:50 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: theBuckwheat; Unknowing

Or pre-’65 junk silver.


66 posted on 07/17/2007 8:09:54 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: SIDENET

Well, it looks like you DO know how.

;-)

Lovely picture...I think I’ve seen it somewhere before.

:-p


67 posted on 07/17/2007 8:10:24 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

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.

(Note: If you look at Slim Pickens’ lips during the last line, he actually says Dallas, but given the recent Kennedy assassination, the makers dubbed over Dallas with Vegas. Also was supposed to have its first test screening on November 22nd, 1963, but again because of the Kennedy assassination, release was pushed back to January 1964.)


68 posted on 07/17/2007 8:11:37 PM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: Gideon T. Reader

A map with the backroads routes out marked.


69 posted on 07/17/2007 8:11:50 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Revolting cat!
This too!


70 posted on 07/17/2007 8:12:10 PM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: theBuckwheat
"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."

I prefer old US dimes & Quarters (real silver) for small change and Kugerrands for 'heavy lifting.'

BTW, you can buy 'old' silver coins at many coin shops, they're sold by the pound.

71 posted on 07/17/2007 8:14:33 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: Gideon T. Reader

A water purifies and water purification tablets and a Nalgene bottle.

Instead of canned food, do the dehydrated stuff like you can buy at camping stores. My kids tell me the eggs and peppers are pretty nasty. Their favorite is pasta in meat sauce. It’s pricey but weighs a lot less than cans.

Don’t you camp?


72 posted on 07/17/2007 8:17:20 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: blam

Course, another solution is to not live in a big city.

If anything big happened there, it wouldn’t affect our little, well armed town more than twenty miles from even a little city.


73 posted on 07/17/2007 8:20:12 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Gideon T. Reader

Needles and thread and safety pins.

Are you a guy?


74 posted on 07/17/2007 8:21:38 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom
"If anything big happened there, it wouldn’t affect our little, well armed town more than twenty miles from even a little city."

Me too.

Ahem, we're sitting here ready for everyone who decides to come out here in a panic.

75 posted on 07/17/2007 8:23:43 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: SIDENET
No BEER?

It wouldn't be worth surviving.

76 posted on 07/17/2007 8:25:14 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: blam
Dude, when dee-zastah strikes, the Cat will be laying back safely in Kinkade Country, with a case of Heini!


77 posted on 07/17/2007 8:26:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: blam

I get the idea.....


78 posted on 07/17/2007 8:30:30 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Gideon T. Reader
Three packs Blood Stop

I’ve seen two kinds. One is a powder. The other is formed into a sponge-like material. The best part about the sponge-like one is you don’t have to worry about accidentally breathing it.

What kind do you prefer?

79 posted on 07/17/2007 8:32:47 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Chickensoup

A plastic bag would be much more efficient and double as groceries.


The cats or the bags?


80 posted on 07/17/2007 8:33:48 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: blam
Well, lessee - I already live in the country (most of the time) so lots of that stuff is pretty much stock in trade. I got a laptop and a Blackberry to use as a modem so I can FReep. Case of brewskis, pack of beef jerkey, a sleeping bag, and good ol' Mr. Shotgun. What more could a feller want?

Oh, yeah. Toilet paper. There is no comfortable substitute. Trust me on that one.

81 posted on 07/17/2007 8:35:20 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

Make sure you can ID poison ivy.


82 posted on 07/17/2007 8:46:19 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Gideon T. Reader

Wow, excellent! I’ve never taken the trouble to put one together. Wife’s always after me to do it, though. Think I’ll use your list and assemble one, thanks!


83 posted on 07/17/2007 8:46:30 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Grizzled Bear

The cats in the bag.

Gives a whole other meaning to letting the cat out of the bag.


84 posted on 07/17/2007 8:48:42 PM PDT by Chickensoup (If it is not permitted, it is prohibited. Only the goverment can permit....)
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To: Grizzled Bear
What? No weapon?(S)
85 posted on 07/17/2007 8:52:06 PM PDT by airborne (If there were no polls, and you had to go on a candidate's record alone, who would you vote for?)
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To: blam
..."Go Bag" containing such essentials as toilet paper...

I can hear it now, "'Scuse me, mate, but could I borrow acouple a squares from ya?"

86 posted on 07/17/2007 8:56:25 PM PDT by stboz
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To: metmom
Make sure you can ID poison ivy.

That is NO JOKE! I knew a kid that happened to back in the day when Boy Scouts were expected to be Boy Scouts. Let's just say the neighboring Girl Scout camp was a whole lot smarter. Hot showers and flush terlits. I think that was when I realized that the ladies considered us stupid for a reason...and that they were correct.

87 posted on 07/17/2007 8:56:41 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: airborne

Of course you have weapons!

They left off weapons and they left off tooth brushes.

I thought they left that off because everyone would bring their weapons. And their tooth brush!


88 posted on 07/17/2007 8:59:30 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: stboz

>>>”’Scuse me, mate, but could I borrow acouple a squares from ya?”

no I don’t have a square to spare, I can’t spare a square

/Seinfeld


89 posted on 07/17/2007 9:03:02 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Grizzled Bear

LOL!

I’m so far out in the woods, we have a State Police cruiser go by maybe once a week!

We’re already on survival mode out here!


90 posted on 07/17/2007 9:06:19 PM PDT by airborne (If there were no polls, and you had to go on a candidate's record alone, who would you vote for?)
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To: LibWhacker

Amen brother,that bag should have at least a Glock .9mm and 2 extra clips.


91 posted on 07/17/2007 9:08:29 PM PDT by Plains Drifter (If guns kill people, wouldn't there be a lot of dead people at gun shows?)
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To: theBuckwheat

Sorry to disagree buddy, but did you ever try to spend real gold on the street. The majority of the public won’t take it. I’ll stick with the currency the other fellow mentioned but in a real emergency I’d be trading extra boxes of ammo.


92 posted on 07/17/2007 9:15:32 PM PDT by Plains Drifter (If guns kill people, wouldn't there be a lot of dead people at gun shows?)
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To: Gideon T. Reader

Yeah go to AR15.com survival forum.


93 posted on 07/17/2007 9:27:56 PM PDT by WVNight (We havn't played Cowboys and Muslims yet....)
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To: Gideon T. Reader

Here are my couple of suggestions, instead of carrying a bunch of water get one of these small water purification pumps you can carry in a backpack. You can get them in Cabelos or some of the soldier of fortune sites. Also for a radio on flashlight, get the new radio with a handcrank to charge the battery. It will also charge a cell phone. For a flashlight I got one of the new flashlights that you shake up and down and gives you a half hour of light. You can get those out of the Duluth catalog. I think I’d swap out that Browning for a Glock 40. Now if you could tell me where do you get this stuff called blood stop I’m reading in here about?


94 posted on 07/17/2007 9:38:41 PM PDT by Plains Drifter (If guns kill people, wouldn't there be a lot of dead people at gun shows?)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Australia, about the size of America, with a
population of 22 million.

Just to the north, 200 million people who
are somestimes ‘ not so very nice ‘ and need
more land.

If I lived in Australia....I would worry.


95 posted on 07/17/2007 9:45:39 PM PDT by Silvermont
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To: blam
"residents of Australia's biggest city are being urged to carry personal 'go-bags' to help them cope with a future terrorist attack or natural disaster."

Put the muslims in a go-bag and deport them, that would work much better.

96 posted on 07/17/2007 9:51:32 PM PDT by gemma0000 (They obscure the truth by calling it an issue of "immigration"-but it's an issue of LAW ENFORCEMENT.)
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To: metmom; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
The [Lady] Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore

Sounds like a 19th-century porn star.

Kitty Pingers: Be sure to check out post #6. Don't drink anything while doing so.


97 posted on 07/17/2007 9:55:37 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("You can't strengthen a zero, it will always equal zero." --Avigdor Lieberman)
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To: metmom

No kidding! I keep a completely stocked first aid kit and life preservers in my car at all times...also water, granola and rain coats.

And all purpose wipes.

And fishing poles and tackle box...

Heh! You never know...there might be a catastophe and I might need to go fishing.


98 posted on 07/17/2007 9:55:55 PM PDT by 2Jedismom (http://kimsbug.blogspot.com/)
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To: Grizzled Bear
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!

BTDT. It clears up when they get used to their new diet - thank G-d!

99 posted on 07/17/2007 10:08:46 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("You can't strengthen a zero, it will always equal zero." --Avigdor Lieberman)
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To: Gideon T. Reader
Anyone with anything other or suggestions?

Heavy plastic garbage bags with drawstring tops. They make quick, waterproof stuff bags.
Sewing kit
Field guide of local flora
Map and compass
Money
Water purifier/tablets
Bandanna or handtowel
Maxi pads (double as field dressings)
Lighter/matches/striker
folding entrenchment shovel

100 posted on 07/17/2007 10:13:42 PM PDT by LexBaird (PR releases are the Chinese dog food of political square meals.)
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