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Monday, 28 January 2013

Apocalypse Now

My power is *finally* back on. The insulin in my fridge survived, and therefore so will I. Despite this crazy storm (which I don't really consider a storm due to lack of thunder and lightning, very very frightening) my D is behaving very well. Sort of. As well as can be expected when you have been unable to do any exercise or cook any decent D-friendly meals due to power outages. 

Anyhow, so yesterday after our power went off Hugh and I realised we had no non-cookable food in the house, save 1/2 a box of cereal, some crackers and cheese and potato chips. Oh and a carrot or 2 as well. So we toddled off to IGA and went apocalpyse shopping, as you do when you need food that doesn't require electricity to make. We stocked up on water, muesli bars, cold meats that we expected to last a few days in the freezer (which was still quite cool), bread items and a few other things in the event of no power deciding to stay around for a few days. I'm pretty sure our whole suburb had migrated to IGA for their apocalypse shops (by apocalypse shop, I mean those scenes in movies where everyone is frantically running around the grocery store with trolley-loads of food and looks of madness in their eyes). It was sort of a weird thing actually, to go from 1 suburb in complete darkness void of any signs of life, and then you cross a road and there's lights and sirens and people, and did I mention light?

Somehow the subject came up as we were driving home as to what we would do if there was an apocalypse like scenario for realsies. More importantly, what would we do in regards to my D in said apocalypse like scenario. Oddly, both of us had thought about this before. The general agreement was that my D supplies would be first into the survival tool kit. I would need to change my glucometer back the standard Verio because the IQ is rechargeable. We would travel to my work, because I have the keys and therefore wouldn't need to get all bloody and tired out smashing windows. We'd take all the insulin from the fridge in there. I would gather all the spare meter cases and take the batteries from them, as well as taking about 5 spare meters, and anything else laying around that would be of use. I would then break into the pharmacy directly next door, because they are always super-stocked with strips (being right next door to an endo and all).  Take any more glugacon, insulin and needles I could find  and all their jellybeans. Good to go medic wise!

After this and the usual looting of other required necessities to live we would head out to the country and go all "Tomorrow When the War Began" style and set-up in the bush somewhere near a creek, so I could find a spot to immerse all the insulin in the water to keep it cool (in water-proof bags of course). We would collect animals for food, for by-products, and in case I ran out of insulin and needed to harvest any (not that I would have a clue how to do this, but its all trial and error, eventually we'd get it right). 
Then we'd pretty much sit tight until the world resolved itself, occasionally staving off zombie attacks (not that there should be too many out in the bush). Hopefully this would happen before my insulin expired or I ran out of test strips (which I would have to cut back use on majorly, and pretty much use only when I felt hypo or exceedingly high). 

End Zombie scenario. It's good to know you got these things covered.

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