Thursday, March 13, 2014

Preppers Survival Kit Giveaway CLOSED

Well, crazy timing!  I have been in contact with the very friendly Andre of preppers.co.nz in regards to their handy survival kits, and he kindly offered to give one away to one of my lovely readers, just as an epic storm is due to hit our small pacific island...  I don't know about the rest of you, but I have spent almost the entire day preparing for Cyclone Lusi.  All outdoor items are stored and secured.  Loaves of bread are being baked, containers filled with water, torch batteries replaced.  I only hope I can locate the can opener before the inevitable power outage that will come (always does).  The last remaining chore will be to fill our firewood basket, and then I think I am ready for whatever Lusi brings (except for fallen trees - please, please, please let no trees fall on our house or car...).


Anyway, one thing I have been thinking about a lot lately is whether or not our family is really prepared for an emergency.  Several years ago (you know when), I did actually put together an emergency kit... or at least the beginnings of one.  But you know, there are a lot of things you kinda really need, and it seems like maybe more effort than it's worth to go about collecting all those individual items.  I didn't really get round to finishing it, and also, there was some kind of leakage and things rusted/grew mould, and basically it's time to start from scratch.  So I've been looking into these prepared kits, with all their fancy water purification tablets and food bars and waterproof matches.  It just seems much easier to purchase an emergency pack with everything already in it!  A pack that you can just grab as you head out the door, you know, if the need arises.


So to the point, Preppers put together such survival kits, and just check out this epic list of contents:

12 x 4oz Water Pouches
6 x 400 Calorie Food Bars (2400 calories)
10 Water Purification Tablets - 1 per 1 liter of water
Am/Fm Radio with headphones and batteries
Rechargeable Squeeze Flashlight
30 hour Emergency Candle
12 hour Green Emergency Glow Stick
5-in-1 Survival Whistle
Box of Waterproof Matches
Emergency Survival Sleeping Bag
16-20 Hour Body Warmer
2 Person Tube Tent with rope
Emergency Poncho with hood
16 Function Knife
Leather Palm Work Gloves
N95 Respirator Dust Mask - NIOSH approved
50 Feet of Nylon Rope
Safety Goggles
Sewing Kit
24 Piece Deluxe Hygiene Kit (see website for list of contents)
Gaurdian 65 Piece Deluxe First Aid Kit
Pencil
Playing Cards
Infectious Waste Bag

All valued at $265NZD.  Dude.  Awesome right?  All you need to do is add a paperback novel and a block of chocolate to this pack and you are set.  Preppers.co.nz also has a wealth of information available, so do go and check them out (this checklist is super handy).  And here's a video of the contents, if you'd like to take a closer look:


Giveaway is now closed - thank you for all your entries x

So, kiwis.  If you would like to enter to win this most excellent Preppers (one person) Survival Kit, just leave a comment below telling me which three items you would secretly stash in this pack in case of an emergency.  For extra entries, try one of the following (but make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry):

Like the Preppers Facebook page
Like the Golden Adventures Facebook page
Follow this blog
Share this giveaway on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest/Blog

Giveaway will be drawn on the 28th of March and is open to all kiwis.  Oh, and stay safe this weekend guys!  Batten down those hatches...

167 comments:

  1. This is awesome! I'd stash dark, milk and white chocolate in there!!

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  2. I'd stash a crochet project, a bar of chocolate and Channing Tatum - but he would count as a body warmer and if he was already covered in chocolate, that would give me another two items to stash. Winning. I haven't thought about this much at all, have I? This is a great prize, with or without Channing. Thanks for the chance.

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  3. I'd stash a few emergency dummies, a box of crackers (for the kiddos), and a good book!

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  4. My ereader with lots of books on (also has it's own little light so can read in dark), dark chocolate and a pack of cards

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  5. Hey Stella, awesome giveaway! I would stash toblerone, a good book and some whisky - hey it also can keep u warm and is sterile/ could be used in a medical emergency ;) stay safe and warm x

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  6. ...and going off to like preppers now

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  7. .. And about to share on fb. Boom!

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  8. Probably a memory stick with photos on it! Awesome giveaway!!!! Fingers crossed!

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  9. I'd add baby wipes, chocolate and and a book that could be read aloud to the little ones.

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  10. I already like ya on FB ;-) Also - stay safe this weekend, 'kay? Will be thinking of you xxx

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  11. ...and I shared on FB. Phew! Such a great giveaway x

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  12. Wow great giveaway love! And your timing is impeccable - we have thought a lot more about our emergency supplies since our earthquakes last year that's for sure. I would go for a solar powered phone charger - so I could still read my favourite blogs, what am I saying - I mean keep up with all the important storm headlines of course! I'd also put in some rescue remedy - if it was anything like how I felt after the last earthquakes I sure needed something for my nerves....and last but not least my kids favourite bed toys - I think they'd go anywhere as long as they knew they had something familiar to cuddle :-)

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  13. I would stash my hard drives, thanks for making me think of that Louanna! My phone, and chocolate.

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  14. I'm a FB liker and I'm ok, got a big fat blog blah blah blah!

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  15. Liked on facebook and I'd stash cocoa for a pickme up and to keep my hands warm and hydrated

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  16. The first thing I would stash is heaps of plastic bags, they are so handy and can be used for so many different things. If you are going to be stuck inside for any length of time then treats are a must so I would be sure to stash some chocolate, and lastly something for the kids so they don't go nuts, a colouring book and some pencils. Having been through each and every Christchurch earthquake I know only too well how important a fully stocked survival kit is. We have just moved to Blenheim but we can't be complacent because there will always be natural disasters and weather events, you need to be prepared!! Oh and don't forget to fill and keep refreshing a large container of water. Have liked both facebook pages, will now share on facebook and follow this blog, this would be awesome to win :-)

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  17. Golden Adventures of a Very Dark Horse facebook liker

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  18. I'd stash some knitting, a good book and chocolate

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  19. Crayons & paper for the kids (always hours of fun there), my DSLR camera (to practice my manual photography skills) and maybe a sneaky bottle of wine (for me and the husband) :)

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  20. I liked Preppers on Facebook too :)

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  21. I follow this blog via your RSS feed :)

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  22. And I shared on my personal Facebook page :) Phew!

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  23. Great give away. I'm like you. Started one of these a few years ago but never finished putting it together and now it's time to start over. My three extra things would be duct tape (It always worked for MacGyver), Disposal nappies-handy for babies and also great as bandages for soaking up blood. -Strapped on with the above duct tape to the wound. Lastly some chocolate. Chocolate completes any emergency pack.

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  24. Man, everything I was going to list was already on there,but I would add a pair of climbing/vibram shoes, extra underwear and socks, and some hair ties cause I'm crazy as well as contacts.

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  25. I Like the Preppers Facebook page

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  26. I Like the Golden Adventures Facebook page
    Jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  27. I Follow this blog via rss feed(newsblur.com)
    Jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  28. I also tweeted this giveaway https://twitter.com/jessrwarfield/status/444498985542119425
    Jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  29. A bottle of Tobassco Sauce, a bottle of whiskey and a another very sharp knife

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  31. Glad Wrap, Vodka, Dark Chocolate

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  32. I would stash nappies, wine and a pile of books :)

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  33. I am a chocoholic so there would definitely need to be some chocolate, museli bars for the kids and whiskey to keep me warm!!!

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  34. I Like the Golden Adventures Facebook page

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  35. Kindle, chocolate, gingernuts

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  36. Follow Golden Adventures on FB

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  37. Little and friday donuts (heaps!), Balderdash - the boardgame and one of the unread books from my bookshelf. (and the internet... can I take the internet?)

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  38. activity books/activities for the kids. snacks - chocolate / nuts etc and a solar charger for cell phones/ipods etc

    Great giveaway.

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  39. Liked the first facebook page, would take water, radio and cards

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  40. Whiskey for throat infections, heavy duty polythene for shelter if tent gets damaged, robust footwear in case I have to bug out (see I have been watching the programme.....)

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  41. I would pack the biggest block of choc I can find to help keep me sane, some Lego to keep the wee man entertained and beer to keep his Dad happy! olliepop@hotmail.co.nz :-)

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  42. I have liked the Preppers Facebook page :-)

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  43. I already like your Facebook page :-)

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  44. I have shared the giveaway on Facebook too :-)

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  45. Swiss army knife, dynamo torch and radio, matches

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  46. I would stash chocolate, chips & drinks can never have to much in a disaster and the Preppers Survival Kit has everything else i would need :))

    What a brilliant giveaway! <3

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  47. What a fabulous giveaway this is amazing!

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  48. Coloured pencils and an unlined exercise book (drawing, keeping score on card games, leaving notes...), duct tape, and have to go with the majority and say chocolate.

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  49. I would put a good family book to keep my kids distracted from what ever is going on, marshmellows to cook over a camp fire, and a pack of cards, I know they're not survival things but with three kids I think you need to be able to make them smile and feel comfort in some way when everything is going wrong. Thankyou very much this pack would be fantastic for us.

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  50. Just liked your fb page :)

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  51. I would stash my computer backup, my diary and sentimental jewellery!

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  52. I have liked the Preppers Facebook page

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  53. Great giveaway. Ok because the basics are covered i would bring my iphone, chocolate & my wedding photos

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  54. and to top it off i follow you on bloglovin

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  55. I would stash scroggin, my phone and some longlife packet or canned meals. Great survival kit

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  56. A bottle of good whisky, an pair of norsewear socks, and lots of scroggin

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  57. I'd sneak in my Kindle fully charged, a bottle of Sauv Blanc and some tea bags.

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  58. I shared this on Twitter here : https://twitter.com/Corelliz/status/445330773231427584

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  59. wet wipes, chocolate and a bottle of wine.

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  60. Reading glasses to read all the labels, spare pills and a change of underwear

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  61. Cash, tampons, and chapstick... Things you don't think of initially.

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  62. chocolate, herbal calming tea and shortbread biscuits

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  63. have liked The Golden Adventures of a Very Dark Horse FB page

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  64. Id stash a photo of my family, spare dentures with polident and and sanitary goods, I no longer need them but someone might want to swap! Thanks for the chance at this great prize,, we were caught out in first quake!

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  65. My knitting, a good book, and a good bottle of wine! Creature comforts you know ;o)

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  66. Totally stash clean socks, undies and some toilet roll! Nothing worse than dirty undies n wet socks! Except maybe going toilet in an emergency waste bag without toilet roll....

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  67. I'd stash toilet paper, toothpaste and some warm woolen socks.

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  68. Liked the Preppers Facebook page
    Liked the Golden Adventures Facebook page
    Shared this giveaway on Facebook

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  69. I'd pop Whittakers Dark Ghana Peppermint Chocolate, a bottle of Shiraz and a bag of almonds in there. All very important for mental and physical survival ☺

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  70. And (apart from packing Whittaker's chocolate, Shiraz and almonds) I liked Prepper's Facebook page - very useful, this survival kit!

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  71. My pawpaw cream, Baby Wipes and Family Pictures ....Faith

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  72. Liked facebooks page preppers.co.nz.........faith

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  73. Have liked The Golden Adventures Facebook page..........Faith

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  74. I would stash my partner's medication; some gluten-free flour and tasty dark chocolate!

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  75. Liked the Preppers FB page (as Alyx Gillett)

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  76. I liked the Golden Adventures of a Very Dark Horse (as Alyx Gillett)

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  77. Whiskey for medicinal purposes. My grandmothers emerald ring and my life insurance policy

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  78. Fully charged Ipad, wine and chocolate!

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  79. Some whiskey, my ebook reader.... so many uses and some sticker books to keep my kids entertained

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  80. Some chocolate, trail mix with chunks of chocolate and lollypops or k-bars. I would also through i a couple of finger puppets for when the crazy starts to set in.

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  81. I'd stash a Chocolate bar, Orange Juice and a Good Book

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  82. A bigger knife! Vege seeds and Vodka.

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  83. 10 Water Purification Tablets - 1 per 1 liter of water
    Am/Fm Radio with headphones and batteries
    Rechargeable Squeeze Flashlight

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  84. Brandy, Novel and mixed vegetable seeds

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  85. I would take a Bible - would last as reading material for a very very long time.
    Photo album of my wedding - so I have pics of all my family and friends
    Stash of tampons - ahem

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  86. I have a windup torch/AmFm Radio which would go in there
    A compass
    Also have a pocket Map Book

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  87. Beer, chocolate bars, and salt and vinegar chips!

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  88. I'll stash some chocolates, Coffee, and a good book! (maybe a survival book for dummies :) )

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  89. Shared on twitter : https://twitter.com/crissykiwi/status/446085842260357120

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  90. jumpers, peracetamol and chocolates!

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  91. Chocolate, Barley Sugars and Insects repellent!

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  92. My laptop, a charger for my laptop, wifi

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  93. Hmmm I would definitely secretly stash some chocolate in there! Can make it dark chocolate for energy ;) Also a blank notebook for drawing in and a solar charger for the phone in my pocket which hopefully survives the emergency.

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  94. I'd take chapstick, a couple of photos of my friends and family and - yeah, a little dark chocolate :)

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  95. flash light, batteries, and water

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

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  96. I would definitely stash a packet of jelly babies ,my favourite and of course..Shania Twain !!!

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  97. I'd stash a super bright torch, a wind-up battery and a bottle of baileys

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  98. 16 Function Knife, Rechargeable Squeeze Flashlight, chocolate, coffee and something good to read

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  99. I'd stash a few camping dry-food sachets for me, dry pet food for my cats and some barley sugars!

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  100. Cat food, dog food and some chocolate!

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  101. 10 Water Purification Tablets - 1 per 1 liter of water, 16 Function Knife & Box of Waterproof Matches.
    With these above I could survive anywhere as self-sufficient to find then cook my food & water. Twee

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  102. chocolate, because if you are forced to grab the emergency kit who wouldnt need a chocolate hit, my ebook reader and a can of red bull

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  103. I would stash family size block chocolate, solar charger for ph and smart phone

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  104. Followed Golden Adventures FB page

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  105. Liked n Followed Preppers FB FB page

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  106. pinned on pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/pin/116601077827096831/

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  107. I would stash dark chocolate, a book and almonds. Yumm!

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  108. Definatley something we should all think about and have ready but just one of those things we never get round to doing.
    Be great to win, then i'd be prepared for anything :-)

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  109. I would also stash baby wipes, tampons and vodka. :)

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  110. Followed Golden Adventures FB page

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  111. Liked n Followed Preppers FB page

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  112. Chocolates, instant mocha coffee sachets and a bottle of vodka

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  113. I've liked your facebook page

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  114. Liked the Golden Adventures Facebook page

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  115. Shared on facebook

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  116. It would have to be a bottle of whisky (to get through those rough nights), some dry cat food (as I'd feel sorry for those hungry cats!) and finally a pack of condoms; you don't know when you'll need it!

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  117. I'd stash my kindle, a usb hand crank charger for my kindle and a block of Whitakers :3

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  118. Liked Golden Adventures on FB too :)

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  119. Awesome pack! I would stash dark chocolate, a good book, and lavender oil

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  120. liked Golden Adventures FB page :)

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  121. I would stash pics of the family, Rice and flour, these three things would be enough to keep me going

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  122. i would stash my grankids lol

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  123. hmmm, I would stash san pellegrino aranciata, gps locator beacon, and a hammock! so I can lie back, sip on one fine beverage and wait to be found!

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  124. Chocolate, tampons and more chocolate ;)

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  125. a radio set to Nat Rad, novels, and some crafty stuff :)

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  126. have liked the preppers FB page :)

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  127. Hmmm, I'd add chocolate, a dynamo powered radio and a memory stick with copies of insurance details, a photo of my passport id page, insurance policy details etc...

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  128. I'd stash dummies (I so need to wean, but an emergency is really not the time to!), duplo and a book for me, seeing as kids sorted.

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  129. A giant party pack of Doritos, chocolate (of any sort) and a photo of my girlfriend.

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  130. A crate of bubbles, my teddy bear and lots of books!

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  131. I'd stash cookies, chocolate... and I would say ice cream but that'd melt, so two helpings of chocolate would have to do me ^_^

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  132. I would stash some chocolate, some rum and a few small photos of friends/family

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  133. Have liked preppers facebook page :)

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  134. I would stash, Husband, Children, Dogs, Insurance papers, passports, photos, will, bankcard, money,Water and water tablets, Chocolate, scrog-gin, medicine, panadole ect. Toilet paper, Plastic bags. Dynamo Radio and torch. waterproof matches. Lighter. and sensible shoes i think that's it thank you.

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