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Y2K Evacuation Kit

My family’s new home in Soddy Daisy, TN is within the 5 mile radius of the Sequoyah Nuclear Plant.  A while ago, my mom recieved a year 2000 calendar from them, which included all the information about what to do in the case of a nuclear accident, including evacuation routes (We live in Section A3).  They recommend having potassium iodine tablets around the house, in case of radation exposure.

Well, suffice to say, all that scares the bejesus out of me.  I know that there haven’t been any major Y2K problems yet, but because there were some nuclear-related worries in Japan, I decided to put together an Evacuation Kit (just in case we have to evacuate and spend a few hours huddled in our zone’s evacuation location – a high school gym up north).

  • Palm IIIe / case
  • AAA batteries
  • pencil & paper
  • library booKs to read
  • Rio Mp3 player
  • aspirin
  • potassium iodine tablets
  • pudding cups / plastic spoon
  • change of clothes
  • toothbrush & toothpaste

It’s not a list of serious survival supplies, but hopefully it’ll keep me from getting bored if necessary.  Of course, my new Palm is on the top of the list – I composed this weblog entry on it!