August 12, 2002 Issue
" If I stopped writing this column, Id probably die tomorrow."
-- Neal Travis, "Post Op"
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I Will Survive
BY ROBERT KOLKER
Civil defense, of the fifties-era, duck-and-cover kind, couldn't have seemed more out-of-date. But that was before September 11. For a small group of New Yorkers who've been preparing for terrorism for years -- call them urban survivalists -- it's I-told-you-so time. Our correspondent infiltrates their subculture and learns their secrets. PLUS: The makings of a survival kit of products both ordinary (duct tape) and extraordinary (the executive parachute), and answers to a host of safety questions you never thought you'd have to ask.
The End of the Affair
The City Politic
The Sporting Life
BY RIMA SUQI
The Cubissimo clock, guitar-pick earrings, and a travel kit for kids
Plus: Best Bets Daily