My opionions and whatever other insane idea I think of
Hypothetically of course
Published on September 9, 2005 By msladydeath In Misc
So my family has been discussing all this quite a bit lately. We came up with this, considering, there is no way to pay for things in N.O. (no check out clerks ya know). What would you loot if you had been there and stayed through Katrina.

In my household there are two 50 yr olds, me (27), twin 4yr olds, and a 16 month old. No, we wouldn't have stayed anyway, but we were thinking, what if we had been there and "ended up" staying there for whatever reasons.

We would loot,
no more than 3 sets of clothing a piece, 3 backpacks, diapers, wipes, no more than a months worth of blood pressure meds (If we hadn't brought them with us), bottled water, canned foods, and a can opener. Oh, and a toy for each kid, and maybe a couple books, blankets, soap, and a few first aid type things. That's all, and no more than what we could carry on us at any one given time.

No water logged big screen TVs, game systems, DVD players or anything we didn't immediately NEED. We also brought up that we would take a notebook and pen so that we could write down what we took to repay the business we took from.

Keeping in mind, we would only take those things if we weren't smart enough to had thought of it before we spent 3 hours waiting to get into the super dome. Considering, where we live, that list is basically what they tell us to keep in the trunk of our cars at all times in case of emergencies, we would probably have all that with us already and have no NEED to loot.

One more what would you do. As it Currently stands for you, if you had two days warning about the storm (which they did) what would you do, what would you take?

We are fortunate enough to own a camper. We would have packed what we could into our camper, two trucks and van, including our pets, and items of personal value and left ASAP. No waiting, we would have food and shelter where ever we ended up, and could help who we could. As I said though, we are the lucky.

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on Sep 09, 2005
Your list is pretty complete... I'd only be able to add, Mt Dew. ;~D

I'd loot Celine Dione's house, she has already given permission to loot everything she has.... or did she just mean it's ok when it's someone else's stuff? ;~D
on Sep 09, 2005
AH, Mt. Dew, Yes, I may need some Dr. Pepper for me and Coke for my dad! LOL.

But to seriously add to the list, Juice (you know the canned juice type stuff) for the kids, and fruit snacks.

I'd loot Celine Dione's house, she has already given permission to loot everything she has.... or did she just mean it's ok when it's someone else's stuff? ;~D


LOL, Can I go with ya!!!
on Sep 09, 2005
I have an emergency preparation kit. If for some reason there were essentials that were not in my kit (damaged, missing, ran out, whatever), I would be willing to loot non-perishable food items and essentials like batteries or medication.

I think toys, backpacks, books, etc. are pushing the limits of what is considered survival items, and I would hope (although you really can't know for sure) that I would not take any of those items. Only the bare minimum of what my family needed to survive.

It would be nice to be able to leave a note with a name and contact info so that we could pay for the items later, but that's not likely to be possible in these type situations.
on Sep 09, 2005
I'd loot copies of Col Gene's Book, "Exposing the Lies of the Bush Administration"

haha

sorry

It's been so long since I saw one of his book plugs, though.

Food and water, of course. I can wear dirty clothes for a good minute if I can drink something. Probably cigarettes. I know those are unessential, but, well, um, I'm addicted and a carton or two of Camels is highly portable. And good barganing material.

Cheers.
on Sep 09, 2005
I think toys, backpacks, books, etc. are pushing the limits of what is considered survival items, and I would hope (although you really can't know for sure) that I would not take any of those items. Only the bare minimum of what my family needed to survive. It would be nice to be able to leave a note with a name and contact info so that we could pay for the items later, but that's not likely to be possible in these type situations.


Your probably right, but the backpacks would be nessisary to carry the items needed, but like I said, If we had brought what we already had, my list would be more like yours. Personally, I do think one toy per child and/or book would be a nessesity for the kids. Yes, it's a bit of a comfort thing, but it would help comfort the kids while in a shelter, keeping them calmer. Leaving a note would be nearly impossible, but keeping a list to pay back isn't. Like if I looted Walmart, I could pay back a different store, and it would still be Walmart that got the money for it, ya know?

Probably cigarettes. I know those are unessential, but, well, um, I'm addicted and a carton or two of Camels is highly portable. And good barganing material.


I would probably have to agree with ya, since the adults of my family are all smokers, but they would have probably been ruined by the water, and I'm sure we could do with out. (actually, same with the books and note books, oh well). Col Genes book, that's a HOOT!!
on Sep 09, 2005

I'd loot copies of Col Gene's Book, "Exposing the Lies of the Bush Administration"


There's the Myrrander sense of humor poking its head in for a visit... I was starting to wonder! ;~D

Cigarettes might be a good idea. The "old timers" often tell stories of how much those "luckies" in their C-rats were worth to smokers whose habits were heavier than the few that were included in the box.

In this day and age, can you imagine the outcry if cigarettes were included in MREs? lol
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