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Alright, less than 24 hours until financial Armageddon starts. I wasn't too worried until yesterday, when Fitch ratings said they were putting USA on credit review for a possible downgrade. No word from S&P or Moody's yet. I just wonder if they've already left town?

I've cashed in my 401(k), emptied my bank and investment accounts and converted them all to gold. Not some receipt for gold, mind you...I'm talking physical gold. Brinks just dropped it off at the house. They guy was real nice and let me use his dolly to roll it all back to der ness bünker. Anyhoo -- here's what I've got down there:


ground cloth (for under the tent)

closed cell foam sleeping pad, 3/4 length

self-inflating sleeping pad (mine is almost 2 inches thick inflated)

sleeping bag

self-inflating pillow

one burner Coleman "backpacking" stove

aluminum bottle with extra Coleman fuel

set of nesting pots and pans

cooking utensils

plastic plates and cups

eating utensils

aluminum foil

paper towels

dish soap in small bottle

cooking oil in small bottle

cornmeal in small waterproof container

water purifier

rain gear


extra pants, shirts, socks, underwear

dry shoes


extra clothing for cold weather if necessary

two flashlights

first aid kit

waterproof matches

camera gear/binoculars

fishing tackle

life jacket

sponge for getting water out of the bottom of the canoe

small camp chair

book to read


extra paddle


breakfast food

lunch food

dinner food



all necessary dry bags

two coolers with ice

plastic tub for cooking stuff

leather couch for Ruby.

Just wanted to get a convo going and see if I'm missing anything before I seal myself in tonight.


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you forgot:

Bundt cake pan

Gorilla suit

Extra badminton birdies

Your collection of Carpenters cd's

"Honor is a man's gift to himself" Rob Roy McGregor

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Ha ha, your list looks familiar.

I have what I need:




His father touches the Claw in spite of Kevin's warnings and breaks two legs just as a thunderstorm tears the house apart. Kevin runs away with the Claw. He becomes captain of the Greasy Bastard, a small ship carrying rubber goods between England and Burma. Michael Palin, Terry Jones, 1974

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Your intranet machine

Useless, man. They pull the plug at midnight, right?

Hold on to your hats boys! The the yields on 30-year treasuries are up 0.0037% this morning to an astronomical 3.79%.


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