Emergency Preparation List at Sports Authoritygreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I went to my local Sports Authority (a large chain of sporting/camping/hunting equipment stores) and they had a sign and some glossy printed flyers that said Emergency Preparation List, listing about 20 items. None of them were _specificly_ Y2K related, but they might have been.
water filter, canned &dehydrated food, medicines, camp stove, lantern, matches, multitool...the usual
I go there fairly often, and I've never seen these before.
-- happy camper (email@example.com), June 27, 1999
Pay no attention to this. It is just a coincidence. Like the NRC recommending STOCKPILING Potassium Iodide. Like the gov't deciding to deny access to chemical databases. Like the head of the NRC resigning. Its just a coincidence that 3 key people responsible for Y2K at the DoD resigned.
Pay no attention. Just a coincidence.
-- Linda (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 27, 1999.
Our Aubuchon hardware store printed flyers specifically for y2k "stuff" recomending everything from batteries and matches to duct tape and generators. Many of the items on the list were items they sell but not all of them.
Interesting link on the KI.
-- farmer (email@example.com), June 27, 1999.
Ohhhhhhhh, Linda.....girl, you crack me up!! ROTFLOL
-- Will continue (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 27, 1999.
big sports store in Doo-Dah (that's wichita for you foreigners) has started to sell pre-fab 72-hour kits. These range in size from small lunch boxes to large first aid boxes. Contents? a few candles, some water, food bars and a few band-aids. Price - $39.95 to $79.95.
The store clerk still has no idea why "this" patron left the store laughing hysterically.
-- justme (email@example.com), June 27, 1999.
Speaking of Sports Authority, first time in a long while, I was in one this past weekend. The salesperson in the hunting/fishing section said they stopped selling handguns last month and that even tho'they were all marked down to 50% off as clearance items, only 20 of the 60 in stock sold, and 15 of those were to store employees. He said they stood out in the mall handing out fliers, but no one was interested. So, you may want to mosey on by your local Sports Authority and see if they're doing away with *their* handgun inventory.
-- Wallflower (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 29, 1999.
i was in a true-value at lunch today, and i saw an endcap with a 'y2k supplies' sign. usual hardware store things, propane stove, flashlights, plumber's candle . . .then i saw the MRE's. my jaw just about dropped, they had a couple of cases siting there for sale.
NOT the usual hardware store inventory!!
-- Cowardly Lion (email@example.com), June 29, 1999.