What to bring to the bunker

There's been a lot of talk about earthquake preparedness in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, but precious little about Armageddon preparedness. And frankly, maybe it's time we all gave it some thought. After all, beacons of light and joy notwithstanding, there are still an awful lot of people whose words and actions (or lack thereof) are the equivalent of taping a giant "KICK ME, HARD!" sign to our big, fat, collective American ass. So lately, I've been doing a lot of thinking about caves. As in, "Honey, what should we bring to live in the cave after they blow up our big, fat, collective American ass?"

I'm pretty sure we'll need some kind of pedal-generator for power since the battery on my new iPod nano is only good for 14 hours, but other than that, what sort of items would be useful at the end of the world as we know it?

Here's my working list so far:

  1. Water
  2. Bourbon (small-batch)
  3. Waterproof matches
  4. Carton of Marlboro reds
  5. Pringles, Sno-Caps and Space Food Sticks
  6. Blankie
  7. The BF
  8. Extra-large bottle of sleeping pills
  9. Second extra-large bottle of sleeping pills for The BF
  10. That stack of New Yorkers I'm behind on to read until #8 & 9 kick in.

xxx c