Earthquake Kits

Here are lists of supplies to have at home, in the car and at work:

At home

• Nonperishable packaged or canned food

• A gallon of water per person per day (Replace every six months and count pets as family members)

• Manual can opener

• First aid kit and handbook

• Clothing, rain gear and sturdy shoes

• Blankets or sleeping bags

• Portable radio and flashlight, with spare batteries

• Essential medications

• List of family physicians and the style and serial number of medical devices, such as pacemakers

• Extra pair of eyeglasses

• Extra set of house and car keys

• Toilet paper, toiletries and feminine hygiene items

• Fire extinguisher

• Pet food, water and leash or carrier

• Cash and small change

• Water purification kit or unscented liquid bleach (eight drops per gallon when water is first stored)

• Any special foods and supplies for babies, the disabled or the elderly

• Plastic eating utensils, paper cups and plates

• Heavy-duty aluminum foil

• Paper towels

• Knife or razor blades

• Candles and light sticks

• Matches in waterproof container

• Work gloves and broom

• Hammer and nails

• Coils of rope and wire

• Ax, crowbar and shovel

• Small tool kit

• Cheesecloth (to strain water)

• Large and small plastic bags

• Two tarps, 8 feet by 10 feet

• Local street map and compass

• Paper, pens and stamps

• Entertainment pack of family photos, notebooks, reading material and games

In the car

• Nylon tote or day pack

• Bottled water

• Nonperishable food

• Manual can opener

• Transistor radio, flashlight and extra batteries

• First aid kit

• Gloves

• Blanket or sleeping bags

• Sealable plastic bags

• Moist towelettes

• Small tool kit

• Matches and lighter

• Walking shoes and extra socks

• Change of clothes

• Cash (small bills and coins)

• Local street map and compass

At work

• Dry food, such as candy bars, dried fruit, jerky and crackers

• Water or orange juice

• Tennis shoes or walking shoes

• First aid kit

• Flashlight and portable radio with extra batteries

• Matches

• Small and large plastic bags

• Toiletries

• Entertainment pack of family photos, notebooks, reading material and games


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