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#565407 - 01/11/2004 18:19 Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
GuyH Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 20/12/2003
Posts: 650
Loc: Tangambalanga Vic
OK guys & gals, my first thread. smile

What would each of you put into your very own Cyclone Emergency Kit? We'd like to see some obvious items, but to add a little humour - add some fun items as well, keeping it fairly clean of course shocked

I'm currently working on mine, but can't wait to see everyone else's ideas!
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Guy

Tangambalanga Vic

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#565408 - 01/11/2004 18:35 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
GuyH Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 20/12/2003
Posts: 650
Loc: Tangambalanga Vic
OK here goes:
Masking tape (for the windows, not the wife)
Radio
Fresh Water
Tinned Food
First aid kit
Liquid Nitrogen (to snap-chill the bourbons) laugh
Esky (to keep all the Barra I pick up off the street down in Cullen Bay due to tidal surge!!!) laugh
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Guy

Tangambalanga Vic

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#565409 - 01/11/2004 19:45 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
El Jefe Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 01/01/2003
Posts: 940
Loc: Parap, NT
Hey GuyH,

Baked Beans! eek

There's nothin' like baked beans in that cramped up little cyclone proof area of your house.

Hmmm laugh Just love those baked beans! laugh

:cheers:
Al

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#565410 - 01/11/2004 20:18 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
Mike Offline
Member

Registered: 30/09/2004
Posts: 87
Loc: Port Hedland
Canned food,
Torch
Batteries
Candles
Fill bath tub with Fresh water
Beer
Block ice
All important Photos and paperwork sealed in Plastic water proof bags.
More beer
Long life milk
Fill jerry cans Petrol
Beer

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#565411 - 01/11/2004 20:45 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
Keith Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 16/12/2001
Posts: 6453
Loc: Kings Langley, NSW
This is mine, not necessarily in priority order:

1 week's supply of curried beef and rice
Torch and freshly charged batteries
Fully working automatic weather station
A table of the Standard Normal Probability Distributions to aid sleep
A backup supply of curried beef and rice
A further backup supply of curried beef and rice

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#565412 - 01/11/2004 20:48 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
NigelS Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 30/07/2004
Posts: 1323
Loc: Nairne, SA
Hi all,

Most important thing ! Put sand bag in your dunny, unless you want crap all through your house.

And everything Guy has, but add 1 bottle Port !

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#565413 - 01/11/2004 20:50 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
Max744 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/2002
Posts: 1515
Loc: Kingsgrove NSW. Cooks Gap NS...
Mine is :-

Bottle of Scotch
Coke
Canned food
another bottle of Scotch
More coke
another bottle of Scotch
More coke
Torch
another bottle of Scotch
More coke
plenty of bikkies and dip to have with Scotch
another bottle of Scotch
More coke
Porta Loo
another bottle of Scotch
More coke

:cheers:

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#565414 - 01/11/2004 21:05 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
NigelS Offline
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Registered: 30/07/2004
Posts: 1323
Loc: Nairne, SA
Max,
you do have a point ! I am like-ing it !

:cheers:

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#565415 - 01/11/2004 21:39 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
eternal rain Offline
Member

Registered: 10/07/2004
Posts: 5685
Loc: the great sydney desert
ROFL @ liquid nitrogen, careful u dont melt ur hand

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#565416 - 01/11/2004 21:45 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
Max744 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/2002
Posts: 1515
Loc: Kingsgrove NSW. Cooks Gap NS...
Thought you might like it Nigels smile
We can test it out in a coupla weeks if u like :p
:cheers:

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#565417 - 01/11/2004 22:05 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
NigelS Offline
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Registered: 30/07/2004
Posts: 1323
Loc: Nairne, SA
Hope your right Max.........A lot of people i work with are talking about the 30 year cycle and we all know what happened 30 years ago ?

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#565418 - 02/11/2004 09:16 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
Raindammit Offline
Weatherzone Moderator

Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 12542
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Hmm canned food, bottled water documents etc etc
*Dog & Cat Food - although after a decent cyclone I doubt i would see the cat again...
*Digital Camera - for those eyewall snaps!
*Tarpaulin
*Portable stove
*Laptop and webcam - No cyclone gets my laptop!! Plus I can while away the time playing solitare. I can use the webcam to broadcast my face closeup in terror - ala Blair witch project!
*Mobile phone
*Wheels magazines
*A pack of cigarettes - I gave up yonks ago but given the circumstances..

:cheers:
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Belgian Gardens, Townsville NQ
Bilyana FNQ

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#565419 - 02/11/2004 10:25 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
Crystal Offline
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Registered: 30/12/2001
Posts: 1219
Loc: Cairns - Crystal Cascades
* First aid kit naturally. Yeh I know its boring, but necessary.
* Mobile phone, portable radio,phone numbers.
* Walkman & a couple of MP3 CDs.
* Fill the bathtub, drinking vessels + esky full of other refreshments & munchies.
* Batteries, a couple of buckets, (toot paper) torches, porta gas, candles & lighters for the intimite snuggles in the cubby hole with 2 stinking wet border collies.
* Food supplies & not forget the can/bottle opener this time.
* Digital camera and all batteries charged & empty flashcards! Yeh & the laptop.

*Solid pair of shoes! Not into walking through debri & broken glass. And some warm clothing as you tend to get cold quickly when very wet.

* Wet weather gear, so can go jumping puddles later on. That should do for starters.

Reminds me to throw out the rusty old cans of food in the pantry and start afresh.

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#565420 - 02/11/2004 13:29 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
MikeM Offline
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Registered: 25/03/2002
Posts: 1834
Loc: brisbane
food
Water
beer
gas burner
one cat

the cat so you can have something to kick after you see whats left of your house smile

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#565421 - 02/11/2004 13:33 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
Jacob Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 17/09/2001
Posts: 6288
Loc: Sydney, NSW
Beer
Mangoes
Water
2way
lappy
Shortwave radio
video camera

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#565422 - 02/11/2004 13:42 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
Storm Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 03/12/2003
Posts: 2886
Loc: Wongabel Atherton Tablelands ,...
Water
Kids Photos
Important Docs
2 cats
1 dog
tinned foods
Can opener
Dig Video and still camera
Computer
blankets
torches
clean and strong clothes
shoes

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#565423 - 02/11/2004 13:47 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
Stormy Spott Offline
Member

Registered: 03/03/2004
Posts: 1546
Loc: Daisy Hill, SE Qld
Coke
2 dogs
heaps of canned food
Can opener
Video camera
More coke
Several pair of clothes
Computer
Batteries
More Coke
Oh and one of those crazy american journalists that have access to stand out in the middle of the cyclone, while the eye wall crosses over

laugh

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#565424 - 06/11/2004 02:23 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
GuyH Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 20/12/2003
Posts: 650
Loc: Tangambalanga Vic
Can't believe only a few have mentioned Beer!!! Only 1 has mentioned smokes... c'mon guys, a little more creative would be nice. wink
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Guy

Tangambalanga Vic

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#565425 - 06/11/2004 08:30 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
materwood Offline
Member

Registered: 19/07/2004
Posts: 115
Loc: mapleton
Don't like the chances of your mobile phone being of much use if there has been a really good blow, phone towers may not be standing & power supply could be a problem...it amazes me that people always go for canned food, when its the fresh food that will be hard to get, bread & milk for instance, I remember one cyclone that caused a bit of a problem with no power for a day or so and flooding, the locals were very unpleasant to us in the bakery when we couldn't supply them with FRESH bread, cakes etc ( my after school job)... I highly recommend a good little radio so that you can enjoy the radio announcers giving all the updates & listen to that fabulous warning noise they use before the weather update; some good strong rope or fencing wire even, so that you can go outside & tie down the roof or even the whole house if it starts to rock & roll; plenty of towels, saucepans, buckets, icecream containers etc to catch all the water that comes in every crack or through the light fittings;kitty litter & tray, you may be surprised, the cat'll find the best dry spot long before the TC hits, and it may be your bed!

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#565426 - 06/11/2004 12:46 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
seaweed Offline
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Registered: 13/10/2001
Posts: 1552
Loc: Robina SEQ
The only xtra things I would add other than all the sensible basics that everyone has listed, is that I would be wearing my motorcross armour, motor bike helmet, steel capped boots, leather jacket and cordura trousers. If I can survive hitting trees at high speed, I can not see a cat 4 cyclone being a worry. And since I live 30 metres from the shoreline, I will have my diving gear handy just in case a storm surge causes me to have to take a dip in the ocean. smile

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