So Many Earthquake Kits To Choose From!
A look through websites such as Google or Amazon.com will turn up dozens of different emergency preparedness kits. What is right for you?
Keeping in mind that your earthquake kit should contain enough water to keep you happy and healthy for at minimum three days, what is your best option?
It is entirely possible that you already own most of what you need, so don’t spend money on things you already own. What’s important to remember is that the more you prepare, the better you will survive an earthquake unharmed. It will also be much easier to recover once its over.
Consider the fact that your personal work gloves, tools, sleeping bags, and bags/backpacks may be more suitable for your needs than whatever is found in a generic earthquake kit.
If you have a pet, make sure to think about them when you plan for an earthquake.
Lastly, become familiar with the contents of your disaster kit and the uses of what it contains. You do not want to be forced to read tiny print instructions by flashlight before using the contents.
Use this link to Google shopping to search for pre-made earthquake kits to buy.
If you’d rather make your own earthquake kit from scratch, we can help you do that. Our Get Ready Quick section has detailed suggestions for creating: earthquake kits for yourself, your home, and your pets. You can make your kit a family project. Just figure out what you need and get everyone together one Saturday afternoon to pack it all up. Won’t that be fun?
By Elizabeth Rood