so we don't mean to nag, but it's not hard! grab a couple neighbors and make a party out of it!
How to Prep an Emergency Supply Kit
Okay, okay, it's not a "superfun" topic, but here in NorCal, we all know earthquakes happen. Stop procrastinating, put this on your springtime To-Do list and prepare! We’ve included some amazon.com “cheats” to make it super simple.
Be prepared to live on what’s in your kit for at least three days. Think: fresh water, food and hygiene. Put together one larger kit for your home, and smaller backpacks for your office and cars.
Emergency Supply Kit Checklist For HOME
(use a 30 gallon trash can $29, Home Depot, in a cool place, raised off the ground)
Keep at least a three-day supply of water per person; each person will need a gallon each day (Family of 4= 12 gallons of water). Also, remember food and water for pets! Check out LifeStraw Personal Water Filter, $19.79 on amazon.com
Store at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food, check out Augason Farms 30-Day Emergency Food Storage Supply Pail (feeds a family of four for a week, storage life of 20 years!), $83.99 on amazon.com
We like the “Always Prepared First Aid Medical Kit” on amazon.com for $22.99. It’s got all the basics you’ll need.
Battery-powered radio, check out “iRonsnow IS-088 Dynamo” radio/flashlight/phone charger with handcrank/solar, $19.99 amazon.com
Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
Garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
Paper towels, toilet paper
Matches in a waterproof container
“To-Go” Kits for Office and Cars
Stuff old backpacks with the following:
Pair of sneakers/walking shoes
Small First aid kit, we like “MediSpor 100-Piece First Aid Kit”, $19.99, amazon.com
A few cans of food with opener
Flashlight, extra batteries
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