Y2K preparations/was Re: hello again...

From: Technotranscendence (neptune@mars.superlink.net)
Date: Sat Feb 12 2000 - 14:30:28 MST

On Friday, February 11, 2000 11:08 PM Michael S. Lorrey retroman@turbont.net
> It took a while to dig out of the y2k bunker ;)
> Now I don't need to shop for sooooo long.
> So much ammo, so little time ;)
> Just kidding. I think I bought two or three weeks worth of dinner food,
> though I did stock up on ammo.... he he.

Seriously, I did prepare too. A lot of people where I work snickered at me.
They were under the impression that either you do nothing at all for such
things or you spend a huge portion of your 401K on otherwise useless items.
I won't go over the entire list of items I used to prepare, but the cost was
about $150 and I dispersed it over several months.

For instance, I drink bottled water anyway, so I just stocked up on it.
This doesn't mean I've enough to fill an olympic swimming pool -- just
enough for several weeks. In fact, if I don't shop for bottled water, I
won't run out now until March of this year. (I had finished this stocking
up in December.)

Other things, like having a few flashlights and some emergency candles are
things one should have for just plain vanilla natural disasters such as
hurricanes (I live along the Easter Seaboard of the US) and winter storms.
These were low cost and can be stored for a pretty long time.

Nothing I got for Y2K was really useful only for Y2K. Nor was or am I
financially strapped because of it.

Daniel "I survived Y2K" Ust
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