April 11, 2004





If you were to build a bomb shelter, in case terrorists nuke us, what would be the essentials you would put in it?

My husband and dogs, water, food for the people and the dogs and my James Herriot books. I've read them a zillion times and never get tired of them.

Laura, 39
Lowell, MA USA

Food, water, grooming essentials and plenty of good books.

Jane, 63
West Linn, OR USA

water, canned food, radio/transmitter, guns, air and water filters, generator, candles, matches, first aid kit, morphine, axe, flares, things to barter with, seeds & dirt (although it seems more likely that the government would nuke us through incompetence than by terrorists)

Lowell, MA USA

Food, water, a few books, a radio, a tv that didn't require cable, a 5 yr calendar, a few guns and some candles.

Alias Irrelevante

Um, what's up with this line of questioning, anyway? I guess I'd put in about the same stuff we would for a tornado, plus some. Food for us, food for my cat, a litter box, a toilet, plenty of water, a first aid kit, supplies for my frogs, blankets, candles, stuff for entertainment, something weaponlike, flashlights, matches, a freezer, a fridge, backpacks, clothes, something soft to sleep on. . . Lots of stuff.

Karen, 23
Ames, IA USA

My husband and sons and family close enough to get to my shelter. A flash light. A device to play music and Lots of batteries so I could play music. My son's guitar. Food and beer. A toilet with lots of toilet paper.

Janet, 46
E. Brunswick, NJ USA

Everything that I'd pack for a two week vacation in varied climates, plus food, water and reading material.

Jill, 61
Saylorsburg, PA USA

food and water, a wind up radio, a pack of cards and maybe some board games, some candles, some books, a first aid kit plus pain killers and medication, a torch.

Alice, 23
Wincehster UK

All living beings currently residing with me. I guess bomb shelter would be equipped with gas generator for minor electricity and ventilation. So gas, canned / dried food, water, short wave radio, games (board, card, etc), books, low water / composting toilet, comfy beds and chairs, probalby a rifle or two. Not sure how long I'd be required to stay in shelter or whether forays would be possible so other needs are hard to determine.

Felicia, 38
Lowell, MA USA

Well, lots of canned fruit, veggies and meats...a WELL stocked library...art supplies, lots of writing paper and pencils, board games, a treadmill...and uh...a Geiger counter so that I's know when I could come out.


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