Friday, November 30, 2007

Birth in a shelter....

Spelunking around in the underground caverns of Granite High we stumbled upon the old bomb shelter. Still had 45 year old first aid kits, toilet paper, water and biscuits. Oh, and the "Family Guide to Emergency Health Care" published by the Department of Defense, Office of Civil Defense, December 1961.
  • Chapter 1 : Facing the Fallout Threat. (includes Shelter living, pg 5. "..shelter occupancy tests have shown that typical Americans of both sexes and widely divergent ages can live under shelter conditions for periods of up to two weeks without much stress." Uh, nice.)
  • Chapter 2 : Caring for the Sick. (includes pg 9-unconciousness, pg 10-convulsions, pg 13-diarrhea and pg 21-treatment of radiation sickness.)
  • Chapter 3 : Caring for the injured. (pg 26-excessive bleeding, pg 29-sucking wounds in the chest.)
  • Chapter 4 : Special Problems in Caring for the Seriously Ill or Injured in a Shelter. (pg 41-When death occurs.)
  • Chapter 5 : Birth in a shelter.
  • Chapter 6 : Emergency Supplies and Sanitation.

Pretty light reading - I think tomorrow I'll wrap myself up in a warm blanket, with a big cup of coffee and go through the whole thing. And I can't wait until the morning when I get to try out one of my rolls of 45 year old Service Quality Toilet Tissue. Hey, anyone else see a "kill two birds with one stone" opportunity here?

4 comments:

A Paperback Writer said...

But the 45-year-old TP has GOT to be better than the 45-year-old biscuits.

Max said...

Depends upon what you're doing with the biscuits. They may actually work better than the toilet paper.

A Paperback Writer said...

I think the best use at this point might be as anti-dog missiles to throw at the neighbors' crap-leavers.
Say, can I have some of those biscuits?

Max said...

I'll try to get the biscuits for ya, but until then, I have a paintball gun that would work as well.....