Winterize Your Disaster Kit

Winter Mailbox by merfam on FlickrIt doesn’t matter if the temperature where you live never drops below 45 or gets below 0 in the winter. Either way, you need to make sure you have cold weather gear in your earthquake kit in case you’ve got cold weather at hand when the power goes out.

If you’re prepared to shelter in place, be sure to consider sheltering when it’s chilly. Will you be able to shelter in place with no heat if it is cold outside? It may not seem that cold where you live, but consider how uncomfortable you will be if an earthquake strikes and you don’t have access to winter clothing or your house heater.

So add some winter weather gear to your earthquake kits. Put some in your car kit and your home earthquake kit, so that whether you’re trapped out and about or at home in the chill, you’ll be prepared.

Items to add to your home earthquake kit:

  • Lightweight down jacket
  • Warm hat
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm socks
  • Lightweight Rain gear or all weather gear
  • Waterproof shoes or boots
  • Long underwear
  • Camp stove to heat food and water
  • Carbon monoxide detector for inside your house
  • Weather radio so you can hear what is coming and be ready

Also, learn your winter weather terms so those radio broadcasts will have meaning.

With a few added items such as those above, you can make sure those post-quake winter days are cozy for you and your loved ones. Winterize your home earthquake kit today.

Photo Credit: Winter Mailbox by merfam on Flickr.

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One comment on “Winterize Your Disaster Kit
  1. Praim Mangar says:

    Don’t know how important this may be but beaware of your location so First Responders get directly to your location. Charge up cell phones batteries every evening so if disaster strikes while on the roads at least initial communications can be established

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