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The Challenge: Make a Personal Earthquake Kit for $20

We began our adventure by trying to find a low-cost personal earthquake kit solution in San Francisco, one of the most expensive cities in the country. Yet for a mere $20 we were able to cobble together a nifty little … more »

Posted in Behind The Scenes on Totally Unprepared, You Are More prepared Than You Think You Are

So Many Earthquake Kits To Choose From!

A look through websites such as Google or Amazon.com will turn up dozens of different emergency preparedness kits. What is right for you? Keeping in mind that your earthquake kit should contain enough water to keep you happy and healthy … more »

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Some Way-Out Ideas for Getting Earthquake Ready from Japan

Sitting atop the Eastern edge of the Pacific Ring of Fire, Japan is a country where earthquake preparedness is a way of life. Even their furniture-securing devices are more sophisticated than what’s available at your local Home Depot. At Rakuten … more »

Posted in Stories From Other Earthquakes, You Are More prepared Than You Think You Are

Dress Up Your Earthquake Kit With Halloween Treats

Halloween is right around the corner, and you know what that means: more candy than you know what to do with. Instead of keeping it around the house to tempt you, throw some Halloween candy in your earthquake kit as … more »

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Pick a Quick Preparedness Task Between Now and October 17th

On October 17th, you are going to drop, cover, and hold on for the Shakeout. Before the 17th, why not take a few minutes and do one of 5 simple preparedness tasks? Pick one of these easy preparedness jobs! Secure … more »

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