Checking the Bird Flu Survival Kit

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NIKON D70 - 1/30 sec, f1.8 at 50mm

Tonight I checked our Bird Flu Survival Kit to see how Gabba is getting on. Gabba is currently in charge of our bird flu survival kit because she's the one that visits the dupermarket.

We've started to store some supplies so that when the Bird Flu Pandemic arrives we don't have to leave the house.

I thought we should start to get ready weeks and weeks ago. But it wasn't until Mrs McCallum mentioned they were storing a little food that Gabba decided I was right. I'm buggered if I know what Mrs McCallum has that I don't, but at least we've started.

So I was looking through what Gabba has purchased so far, and I find 2 small cans of Sealord Pick Salmon. WTF? I can't ever recall us having pink salmon in the pantry ever. Imagine this, we're in the middle of a plague. 10,000 Kiwi's are dying a week. And the Coopers are ok because they have pink salmon in the cupboard. I bet the looting hordes* will bypass the 10 tonnes of water stored in the backyard and will be scratching at the door trying to get our 420 grams of Sealord Canadian Pink Salmon.

*I only mention there will be looting as by my estimate, there must be enough American's in New Zealand now for looting to be a real possiblity.

On a somewhat related subject. Ali's budgie got sick this afternoon and just now died. While I was typing the above paragraphs, Gabba wandered up to the office with Daffodil (Ali's bird) and told me that it was dead. I immediately thought of the Monty Python's dead parrot sketch and wanted to say things like "No, no, no, he's resting" and "No, no, no, he's stunned", but now's probably not the right time for that. I don't know if it died from Bird flu. Perhaps we should quarantine the Cooper household until we know for sure.

Don't worry about us though. We have Pink Salmon in the cupboard!

Tonight's photo is of the side burner on the new barbeque. Mmmmmmmm. Flames!

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Posted: Thursday, 24 November, 2005 21:23

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  • Our bird flu stock pile is just as sad..spaghetti cans, weetbix and two minute noodles. RIP Daffodil. He joins Chloe cat who was injured and put down this week :(
    Mo - Friday, 25 November, 2005 8:14
  • I still have the water recepticles that I bought for the Y2K Pandemic. RIP Chloe. I suppose "that" Chloe story from his/her infancy will not have the same amusing effect now.
    RikiJ - Friday, 25 November, 2005 8:24
  • Condolences Mo. It's not big deal when a bird we've had for 10 minutes dies. But a cat is a different story. I can't think of any cat sketches from Monty Python.
    Dave - Friday, 25 November, 2005 11:54
  • Forget the Canadian salmon.......go for lots toily rolls, soap/shampoo etc., rice, tea/coffee, powdered milk, sugar, curry pwdr, spag sauce (nice enough thru rice), T-Tree Oil (good for everything from burns from BBQ's to athletes foot), oil, H2O doesn't need to be store bought and tap water lasts in the dark 1 yr...vast quatities of flour so Gabby can make the foccacia....powdered eggs so she can still do the baking and lots and lots of lasts forever. Plus we've got lots of Augmentin antibiotics but you've got to be in the know to get large quanities of them. Perhaps the Nash's could barter a few with the Coopers!!! just look after the cellar and keep the gas bottles topped up!
    Michele - Friday, 25 November, 2005 14:18
  • Augmentin does really nasty things to me, so Michelle, you are gonna have to come up with a better offer than that before we'll barter anything.
    Dave - Friday, 25 November, 2005 14:24
  • last thing......lots of batteries....all sizes, there's nothing worse than running out of batteries when the shops are shut!!!!!
    Michele - Friday, 25 November, 2005 14:24
  • dead bird, any new teflon cooking products in the house?? read about teflon poisoning, which is especially bad for birds.
    R - Friday, 17 November, 2006 10:48

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