Felt motivated to update our emergency box. Got it after the 7.2, 6.7, 6.2 quakes in 1992.
Guess when we last checked it? Yes, 1992. Embarrassing! Unpacked our son's clothes and hugged them. They were for the slender 9 year old we had then. Gordon's were too large, he has shed 30 lbs.
The cans with poptops had completely disintegrated. And, technology has improved: we don't need batteries for anything. They had also erupted! Crank and solar radio, and flashlight.
And modern spacefabric clothes - so much lighter and better. So there it sits, yellow and bold ready for whatever nature hands us.
Right now we are in the middle of a series of rain and windstorms that could cause flooding, power outages and cut us off from the rest of the world.
Here a couple of selfportraits of wind in my hair