Pile Of Loot
So here is what I managed to accumulate at the hurricane conference. There was a small trade show that was part of the event. Now I like trade shows. There is usually cool shit to look at. And if the trade show is half way decent - there are always free handouts.
This is what I got!
1 - portable water jug. It is called a Bagula. It was invented by someone who went to a disaster to distribute water. The people had nothing suitable to put the water into. The Bagula is a thick plastic bag. They are cheap to produce, light, an ass load of them can be transported easily, and they hold around 4 gallons each.
1 - magnetic hurricane tracking map with clip on dry erase marker
1 - calendar good till 2010, or the end of the world / humanity. Whichever comes first.
1 - Bamaco Inc hat. They sponsored the show or some shit
5- tote bags!
5 - 2 ounce packages of "Bayou Bang Dry Rub" seasoning
1 - thing that looks like a smurf size backpack. I am not really sure what the hell it is for but it was free. I am thinking cell phone holder??? Stash pouch??
3 - flashlights. 2 of them are ultra cheap lights that take AA batteries and use a standard bulb. The other one is actually a 5 LED light that is bright for something that uses three AAA batteries.
2 - neck lanyard ID clip things - one has an additional retractable ID clip on the end of the lanyard. I can also remove the retractable thing and just use that if I want.
1 - poncho in a bag.
1 - sewing kit
1 - 8 inch / 20 cm straight edge WITH a calculator. Solar powered, with battery backup
1 - key chain measuring tape thing
1 - DOUBLE LED key chain light
1 - single LED key chain liight that is also a bottle opener
1 - cheap ass non LED key chain light
1 - plastic letter opener
2 - Sharpie marker size spray hand sanitizer things. I can refill them when they are empty. Hand sanitizer was a big thing there. Something about a flu going around???? I was not really paying attention
5 - pens
1 - rubber ball like thing that bounces in random directions. It is not really a ball - it is made of solod rectangles attached to make a cube. Makes an OK cat toy
1 - light up LED ball surrounded in what looks like a giant soft rubber sand spur. When you throw it the LEDs inside the ball light up.
Not too bad really. The trade show portion was not that big.
I am done with the conference till next year . If I go.
17 days remain till Hurricane Season 2009.