Build Your Own Earthquake Kit!

Earthquake Kit, Danville, CA.

After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water, and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours. A disaster supplies kit (Amazon) is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

Here is what is needed for a Basic Disaster Supply Kit:

Water– At least one gallon, per person, per day, for 3 days.
Food– At least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
Battery-powered or hand-crank radio and an NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
Flashlight
First Aid Kit
Extra batteries
Whistle to signal for help
Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
Manual can opener for food
Local maps
Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
Extra cash
emergency supplies kit, danville, ca

Additional Items to consider:
Prescription Medications
Non-prescription medications such as pain relievers, anti-diarrhea medication, antacids or laxatives
Glasses and contact lens solution
Infant formula, bottles, diapers, wipes, diaper rash cream
Pet food and extra water for your pet
Cash or traveler’s checks
Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification, and bank account records saved electronically or in a waterproof, portable container
Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
Complete change of clothing appropriate for your climate and sturdy shoes
Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper to disinfect water
Fire extinguisher
Matches in a waterproof container
Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
Mess kits, paper cups, plates, paper towels, and plastic utensils
Paper and pencil
Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children
Manual can opener

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