December 7, 2021

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How to Build an Earthquake Survival Kit For the Big One

After an earthquake, having the right items organized in advance could mean the difference between life and death. In this video, we’ll cover the things you should seriously considering organizing now. You can also get all the information here:

* Checklist printed on paper. You can download it here:
* Local map:
* Fire extinguisher next to the kit:
* Water next to the kit:
* BIC lighter (be careful not to light in the house):
* Cash (small denominations)
* Flashlight:
* Extra batteries for the flashlight. Put these in a ziplock bag and rubber band them to the flashlight.
* Trauma Pak
* — Tourniquet:
* — Guazes:
* — Israeli bandage:
* — Put rubber bands around these and put them at the top.
* Crescent wrench and pliers to shut off utilities.
* Gloves:
* First aid kit
* — ACE bandage:
* — Non-prescription medications such as pain relievers, anti-diarrhea medication, antacids, or laxatives.
* — Quick clot:
* — Prescription meds
* Battery-powered or hand-crank radio and an NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert that has a built-in flashlight. These also have a USB charger that you can use to keep your cell phone charged. Be sure to have the cords for your phones with this kit:
* Whistle (to signal for help):
* Hand sanitizer:
* Soap:
* N95 dust masks:
* Matches (be careful not to light in the house)
* Small pry bar:
* Plastic sheeting
* Duct Tape:
* Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)
* Manual can opener (for food):
* Old prescription eyeglasses for backups
* Pet food
* Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
* Mess kits, paper cups, plates, paper towels, and plastic utensils
* Books, games, puzzles, or other activities for children
* Water filter – mini sawyer:
* Knife:
* Water:
* Food
* — Food that is easy to prepare without fuel or a need to cook
* — High-calorie bars:
* — Trail mix
* — Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, vegetables, and a can opener
* — Dry cereal or granola
* — Peanut butter
* — Canned fruit
* — Non-perishable pasteurized milk
* — Comfort/stress foods