While some places are more prone to earthquakes than others, earthquakes can happen anywhere. Determining the magnitude of an earthquake before it happens can be an arduous task and explains why you should have an earthquake preparedness kit or survival kit to help you make it through an emergency.
Preparing an Earthquake Preparedness KitNot many people know how to prepare for an earthquake. If you fall in this category, you need not worry because we have everything you need to survive an earthquake disaster. We have a wide range of 72-hour earthquake survival kits to cater to the needs of different categories of people. Our popular kits include the 5 person and 10 person earthquake survival kits. We also have the deluxe earthquake kits for you if you adore luxurious essentials. All our items are well packed in waterproof bags to protect the contents from various elements such as moisture and extreme heat. The best thing about these products is that you don’t have to use them for earthquake disasters only. You can still use them during your outdoor activities such as; going camping, picnicking, or hiking.
Well Stocked Earthquake Survival kitEnsure that your earthquake survival kit is well stocked with the essential items you need to make it through a disaster. This should not trouble you when you choose any of the survival kits in our collection. We have selected essential items for the entire family to last you for 72 hours. These include sufficient food and water. Experts recommend a gallon of water per person per day for drinking and sanitation needs. Remember, water is a critical component of human life. You need water more than you need food and you should make sure there’s enough water to last you at least a week. You may not predict how long or bad the situation will be and how much it’ll affect normal operations. You don’t want to be caught in a situation where you’re unable to quench your thirst or at least take a shower. With emergencies comes disruption of services such as power and water circulation. This is why you’ll need a flashlight and extra batteries as well as water purification tablets to purify your water. All these items are included in our survival kit. We also ensure that the earthquake kits have enough food to last each person 72 hours. The food is carefully selected to ensure it contains all the nutrients you need to keep your body well-nourished.
Other items in these kits include:
- A hand-crank radio and an NOAA weather radio
- A whistle which you can use to call for help
- Dust masks
- A first aid kit
- Sanitation and hygiene items
- Warmth and shelter items
- A manual can opener which you can use to open your food cans
- Local maps
MedicationIf you live with elderly people or young kids, chances are that you’ll need medication. If you or anyone in your house suffers from a certain type of sickness, you may also need to have both their prescription medication in place. You’ll also need non-prescription medication such as antacids, pain relievers, laxatives, and anti-diarrhea medication. Don’t forget formula and diapers for your young kids.
Do you have Pets?If you have pets, prepare an earthquake survival kit for them. You’ll find that you get an ideal kit for your pets complete with sufficient food and water.
Storing Your Earthquake Survival KitWhile our kits are well organized, you need to adopt good storage practices to guarantee durability. Here’s how to go about it.
- Keep all canned food in a cool and dry place
- All boxed food should be kept in metal containers or tightly closed plastic
- Monitor the expiration dates and replace the food accordingly
- Remember, emergencies can happen anywhere, anytime. Have a survival kit in your home, at the office, and in your car
- Evaluate your needs annually and update your survival kits to meet your family’s needs.