Make a Personal Earthquake Kit

MAKE AN UNDER-THE-BED BAG
VALUE WHAT PRICE CAN YOU PUT ON SAFETY AND COMFORT?
CONSEQUENCES INJURED HANDS, FEET TRIP HAZARDS
FIX NEEDED PACK YOUR BAG
COST TO FIX $20-$60 (Buy)

You probably already own everything you will need to make a personal earthquake kit.  All you need to do is get it in one bag, and attach that bag to your bed, so you can find it after an earthquake.  You can pick any pair of shoes you like, just be sure they fit, are closed so you can dodge rubble with ease, and are shoes you will not be embarrassed to wear for three days. Think of your under-the-bed bag as the bag you would grab if you have to vacate your home immediately after an earthquake.  What would YOU want to have in that bag and carry around with you?

Treat yourself.  Pack a massage wand for those times your shoulders are sore after a long day of shifting rubble. You can charge it with your solar backpack.

Make a personal disaster kit for earthquakes that reflects your style!

Your under-the-bed bag essentials:

  • A bag (obviously).  Something big enough to hold everything, but small enough to slide under your bed, and easy to carry.
  • A bungee cord to attach it to the bed – you don’t want it bouncing away before you ever get to use it!
  • A flashlight with batteries stored separately
  • Shoes
  • Socks
  • Work gloves
  • Whistle
  • Sweats to put on (since you’ll be in your pajamas!)

Optional items for your under-the-bed bag

  • Transistor radio
  • Solar/crank/battery charger for your cell phone
  • Emergency cash in small bills
  • Teddy Bear
  • Pen and paper
  • A book
  • Dust mask/bandanna
  • Protective goggles
  • Bottled Water
  • High calorie snack item

 

 

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