September 13, 2005


Tropical storm warning extended north to include Virginia Beach. Disaster preparations for this Category 1 hurricane are complete here at Fort LMC-food, water, fuel, generator, etc. -- haven't gotten ammunition yet because this isn't New Orleans and this promises to be only a wind and rain event for us. (BTW the local authorities here got good press on national news when it was reported during Katrina that around here they hand out black permanent markers to the idiots who refuse to heed evacuation orders. With requests to write their names and social security numbers on themselves to make identification of the bodies easier. Barbaric, primitive, and highly effective.)

UPDATE: The headline on this morning's dead-tree edition of the local fishwrapper is "It's Not Going to Miss". The neighbors who joked my wife last weekend about my disaster prep activities are not laughing so hard now.

Posted by LMC at September 13, 2005 09:49 PM | TrackBack

Its never to early to buy the ammo... you get warnings with hurricanes, but not terrorist attacks.

And it lasts a good long time if you can keep it dry.

Posted by: Zendo Deb at September 13, 2005 10:09 PM

I usually keep a few hundred rounds on hand, in a locked cabinet. Mainly because I go shooting so often; usually once or twice a month. My local Wal Mart is also pretty spotty in restocking their ammo, so whenever I'm in there, I check what they've got and buy some. Shooting not a big hobby in Massachusetts, so I could never rely on them in a crisis.

Posted by: The Colossus at September 14, 2005 08:19 AM

Another huuricane and the idiots at GREENPEACE will be yelling ITS GLOBAL WARMING the same way they did when the tsunami happened last year

Posted by: spurwing plover at September 18, 2005 05:12 PM