28 September 2014

Sunday: Earthquake, Survival Kits, and More

We had another, brief earthquake Friday evening around 8pm. The 4.9-magnitude shaker lasted only a few seconds, and most were thinking "aftershock!"

But most were wrong: geologists said it was a different fault line, and in a completely different place from the 6.2 'quake on Thursday.

However, a strong 'quake in one place frequently triggers minor shifts from neighboring faults, so there. :)

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Have you ever wondered what an Alaskan should pack in a survival kit? Here's a list from Anchorage's Office of Emergency Management:

1.Water, 1 gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
2. Food, at least a five-seven day supply of non-perishable food
3. Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
4. Flashlight and extra batteries
5. First aid kit
6. Whistle to signal for help
7. Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter in place
8. Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
9. Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
10. Manual can opener for food
11. Local maps
12. Cellphone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

Now you know.

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Anchorage had a comic-con last weekend. Apparently it's called Senshi-Con - who knew?

You can see some of the cosplay outfits here. And here's a sample:


Rob said...

Rev May I suggest instead of towelettes, a case of baby wipes you can get some at Walmart For $20.00. You get like 500 or more per case.

Rev. Paul said...

That's a good idea, Rob; thanks!