Terrorism Survival Kits Urged for Sydney Residents
What would you put into a Terrorism Survival Kit?
A Bible? The Q'uran? duct tape? a copy of the Geneva Convention (in case you are mistakenly herded off to Guantanamo)?
Sydney, Australia residents are being urged to collect predictable stuff (a radio, first aid kit, etc.,) just in case al-Qaeda attacks down under.
But what would you pack? I have asked a number of people to contribute suggestions of what other stuff might be included (so far my favorite is a Tower of Tupperware, although truth be told, you'd have to be crazy to leave home without a shrunken head). The suggestions are coming in fast and furious. Boy, won't the terrorists be surprised when they find people have packed:
- Some gorilla glue (handy when things come unstuck)
- a flower , some nice nylons
- a rubber duck (black with green beak)
- lipstick, sex wax, and some Jose Cuervo
- a self-portrait, false eyelashes
- a cat in a laundry basket (very useful)
- tomatos and zucchini (in case you get hungry)
- door handle (you never know!) and some Vise Grips
- Some butt paste (thanks Dave Cantrell)
- Credit cards (of course), goggles, and a UHaul
- And we had been promised some knitting needles; finally got 'em.
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The "Go Bags," featured in the new terrorism awareness campaign, would include maps, a radio, a first aid kit, an extra set of keys, some spare change and important documents.
The campaign, similar to one in New York after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, urges Sydney residents to consider how they would make contact with friends and relatives during a terrorist attack or other emergency, when mobile phone services are often disrupted.
The council's acting chief executive, Garry Harding, said Sydney residents need to prepare for a serious incident like a terror attack.
"You can't ignore what's happened overseas, you know we're all aware of that," Harding told the Australian Broadcasting Corp.
All this got me thinking...what would I put in my survival kit that would make a statement about the state of the world? Please consider sharing your photo - just click on the "Upload Photo" button up above and have your say!