Have you found a comprehensive list of things to buy?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I spent hundreds of hours surfing the net for every Y2K site I can find. Besides this site, My church friends and I have discovered a new web site and it is full of new, interesting info. The address is http://www.geocities.com/hotsprings/villa/3388. The man who runs it a respected Y2k lecturer and minister. They have the best shopping list I have seen. It also reports alternative therapies, Washington scandles, late-breaking news, forecasts, political commentary, investments, interesting links... We notice the # of visitors have mushroomed. Think you will find help as we have.
-- Silas Haggai (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 23, 1998
Check the Red Cross' web site and look for information for people with disabilities; the information is very detailed and covers things that a lot of lists forget.
-- Karen Cook (email@example.com), September 24, 1998.
On Karen Anderson's site http://www.y2kwomen.com, if you go to the section about her "dear Karen" newsletter, one of the issues has a list of things to buy. Also on the Cassandra Project site there is a VERy comprehensive list of things to be sure you are prepared with.
-- Melissa (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 24, 1998.
The Cassandra site could be useful, but I was amused that they advised you to store plenty of deodorant, and insisted that you should not have firearms. How do they expect us to defend our stockpile of deodorant?
-- Teresa Fisher (email@example.com), September 25, 1998.
Sex will still be of interest, at least until everyone gets tired, dirty, sick, and starved. So -- add to list, birth control pills, IUDs and diaphragms (if you can find them), "baby wipes", rubbers ("condoms" to the politically correct), pussy lube, etc. Could be good barter items.
-- David Bean (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 28, 1998.
ROFL! I swear I just heard several of our "Senior" readers faint. David, PLEASE continue to work on being politically correct. The product you refer to is called vaginal lubricant. :-)
-- Gayla Dunbar (email@example.com), September 29, 1998.
250,000 years of people getting born, having kids, and wiping dirty bottoms, and he thinks "we" need supplies to do al that.
Anybody ever wonder why little-bitty innocent babies survived, when mastodons, mammoths, sabre-toothed tigers, and dire wolves all went extinct about the same time infants didn't?
Now, if I were a bettin' man, and I saw a saber-toothed tiger in the same place as an infant, I'd d**m sure wouldn't bet on the infant.
Guess that's why God invented mothers.
-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 29, 1998.
OK, the mention of birth control makes me put in my .02. The last poster mentioned that for thousands of years we didn't have these things....true. BUT there are people, like myself, who would find themselves in VERY dire straights without reliable constant birth control. I just had surgery to remove a life-threatening ectopic (tubal) pregnancy in which the tube had already ruptured. I was bleeding internally HEAVILY and would have bled to death were it not for emergency surgery. My chances of this happening again, should I get pregnant again, are 25% or higher. Not a chance I am willing to take when there might not be power, etc much less dependable medical care. So birth control pills are a MUST for me. My husband has already looked into vascectomy, there is a waiting list a mile long here. Birth control is VERY necessary in a lot of cases. (And power or not, sex will still happen, though probably less often.) K. Heckert
-- K. Heckert (email@example.com), October 15, 1998.