Earthquake Survival

Earthquake Survival Kit

Believe it or not, an earthquake is possible just about anywhere on our planet. However, most that do occur are on or close to major fault lines. If you do happen to live close to a fault line, you should consider having an Earthquake Survival Kit at your fingertips.

Luckily for us, major earthquakes do not happen too frequently. Of course, there are areas around the world that experience very small earthquakes of which most go unnoticed. Still, it is wise to be cautious in these regions as one never knows when a more forceful quake will occur.

Earthquake Survival Kit –Why Have One

 

If you have never experienced an earthquake, then you have no clue how stressful you can feel. Your blood pressure starts skyrocketing when you see things falling off shelves or buildings topple over. The act of standing can be very difficult and when you feel the ground move under your feet, you become very aware that something is about to happen.

Regardless of how strong the quake was, a wide array of damage can still occur. For example, utilities can be disrupted and structural damage can occur. If the power goes out, and let’s say it’s out for an unknown period of time, will you be able to survive?

An Earthquake Survival Kit will provide items that can help you get through each day. The kit should provide food and water, provide light and warmth and also the ability to communicate with others and protect yourself and your family. There should be gear to assist with just about any issue that may arise during this emergency.

Earthquake Survival Kit

Pre-made kits can be purchased to provide survival needs for one, two, four or even larger groups of people. Of course, you can always make your own survival kit based on your personal wants and needs. However you obtain one, having one ready is the primary goal.

Being prepared with both knowledge and having an emergency kit on hand are the most important things you can do. Because earthquakes can occur at any given moment, you may want to consider not only having one at home, but also at work and in the car. This way you have survival gear everywhere you may be.

The minimum standards are to have enough supplies for 3 days for each person the kit is created for. Each one should include at least enough non-perishable foods, bottled water and a first aid kit. Keep in mind that each Earthquake Survival Kit is to contain items for survival not to live at your current standards.

In regard to the kit for work, you may want to include an extra set of clothes and shoes, personal hygiene supplies and emergency contact information. For the car kit, consider including a thermal blanket, a durable flashlight and jumper cables. The kit for your home tends to be a larger sized kit and should therefore include a larger amount of necessary supplies.

Remember, the supplies you have in each kit will vary from person to person except for the basic needs for survival. If you feel that additional gear is necessary, consider the following items:

• Duct tape
• Rope
• Whistle
• Extra water
• Breathing mask
• Plastic sheeting/tarp
• Extra batteries/solar charger
First Aid Kit

The above list is only a brief list of items that you may want to include. If you or someone else takes medications or has other daily needs, ensure that you include a sufficient amount of those particular items in your survival kit. I’m sure that you will want to include everything possible which really is not realistic.

The kit should be easy to carry and store. Once you do have your kit ready, review your items once or twice a year to ensure all of the contents are dry and any food, water and/or medications haven’t expired. If they have, be sure to replace them right away. An Earthquake Survival Kit is to keep you alive and safe until you are safe.

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