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 or tactical backpack, 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.
For Your Personal Earthquake Kit
- 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 for the bed – you don’t want it bouncing away before you ever get to use it!
- A emergency flashlight with batteries stored separately
- Work gloves
- 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 (Something on survival like the best survival books)
- Dust mask/bandanna
- Protective goggles
- Bottled Water
- High calorie snack item