Making an Earthquake Preparedness Kit

How to prepare for an earthquake.

earthquake preparedness kit

Why you need an earthquake survival kit.

If an earthquake or other natural disaster happens, water, food, and clean air are important things to have. Each and every household or individual’s earthquake preparedness kit ought to be tailored in order to satisfy particular necessities, like prescriptions and baby formula. It should additionally be individualized in order to contain important family documents. Take a look at our bug out bag list to see what supplies we think you should consider adding to your earthquake survival kit.

Suggested Supplies to Incorporate inside a Basic Earthquake Survival Kit:

  • Drinking water, one gallon of water for each individual on each day, for drinking and also sanitation.
  • Food, a minimum of a three-day supply of non-perishable food.
  • Baby formula as well as baby diapers, in case you have a little one.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Dust mask or cotton t-shirt that can help filter the air.
  • Plastic sheeting and also duct tape to build a shelter.
  • Battery-powered radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert, along with additional batteries for the two.
  • Flashlight along with spare batteries.
  • Whistle in order to signal for assistance.
  • Wet napkin, trash bags as well as plastic ties for individual sanitation.
  • Wrench or possibly pliers in order to shut off utilities.
  • Can opener for food (supposing that kit consists of canned food).

Clothing and Bedding:

Rethink your clothing and bedding supplies to account for growing children and other family changes. One complete change of warm clothing and shoes per person, including:

  • A jacket or coat.
  • Long pants.
  • A long sleeve shirt.
  • Comfortable Sturdy shoes.
  • A hat and gloves.
  • A sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person.

Other Emergency Essentials:

Listed below are a few other items for your family to think about including in the supply kit. A few of these items, particularly those marked with a * may possibly be hazardous, therefore please have an adult compile these particular supplies.

  • Emergency reference materials.
  • Rain gear.
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils.
  • Paper towels.
  • Cash or traveler’s checks, change.
  • Tent.
  • Compass.
  • Paper, pencil.
  • Matches in a waterproof container. *
  • Signal flare. *
  • Personal hygiene items including feminine supplies.
  • Disinfectant. *
  • Household chlorine bleach * – You can utilize bleach as a disinfectant (diluted nine parts water to one part bleach), or in an emergency you can also use it to treat water. Use 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaners.
  • Medicine dropper.
  • Important Family Documents like copies of insurance, identification and bank account records inside a water-proof, mobile container.

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