List of must-have items for apocalypse

Prepare for any disaster

Last updated 10:40 20/12/2012
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PREPARED: Timaru District civil defence manager Lamorna Cooper is ready for a disaster.
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SURVIVE IN STYLE: A deluxe survival kit.

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How should South Cantabrians prepare for the apocalypse?

The Herald asked Civil Defence manager Lamorna Cooper, who shared two lists of recommendations - one, her personal must-haves for the end of the world, and the other, a list of practical items that Kiwis should always keep to hand.

"I'd also highly recommend people come in to the council office to grab a copy of the Timaru Survival Guide," she said.

For a real emergency

Combined wind-up torch/radio/cellphone charger
Water purifying bottle
Sturdy shoes
Spare knickers
Peaked cap
First aid kit
Portable stove/gas/billy

Lamorna Cooper's personal survival must-haves

  • Karma hand cream - what will be will be.
  • My pounamu toki - to remind me of whanau who will be waiting for me on the other side.
  • Velcro dots - to keep me together when I feel like falling apart.
  • Chocolate - preferably Whittaker's, and I don't need a reason to have it!
  • The alternate New Zealand flag (silver fern on black background) - we're front row at the end of the world, just like we were the first to give women the vote, have a welfare system and fly.
  • A bag of marbles - as someone else is bound to have lost theirs by that stage.
  • A photo of my family.
  • Solar charger for the cellphone - so you can play Bass Hunter at full tilt as there'll be no-one left to complain about it.
  • My animals - pretty pointless surviving the apocalypse if they aren't around to share it.

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- The Timaru Herald


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