There are thousands of earthquake emergency kit guides and lists out there, they are all great and cover pretty much all the bases. However to be able to truly protect your family in case of an event you really need to focus on combining them and creating your own, customized earthquake emergency kit. Here are the steps to follow:
Earthquake Emergency Kit: Easy 1, 2, 3 Steps
1. Do your research – google, talk to friends, read forum messages and gather all your info together.
2. Put together one long list, don’t worry about repeating some of the steps and points.
3. Categorize – now, take a look at what are some of the most important categories for your earthquake emergency kit followed by less obvious but still more important areas.
Three Important Areas to Cover in Your Earthquake Emergency Kit
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has a very useful emergency survival kit checklist for your home, automobile, workplace. They remind you to: store your first aid supplies in a tool box or fishing tackle box so they will be easy to carry and protected from water. Inspect your kit regularly and keep it freshly stocked. NOTE: Important medical information and most prescriptions can be stored in the refrigerator, which also provides excellent protection from fires.
Earthquake Country focus on the psychology behind earthquake prep: “If earthquakes scare us because we feel out of control, think how much more true this must be for children, who already must depend on adults for so much of their lives. It is important to spend time with children in your care before the next earthquake to explain why earthquakes occur. Involve them in developing your disaster plan, prepare disaster supplies kits, and practice “drop, cover, and hold on.” Consider simulating post-earthquake conditions by going without electricity or tap water.”
MedicineNet has all the meds covered but they actually mention a really important aspect that should be part of every single earthquake emergency kit you put together: Develop an Emergency Communication Plan: “In case family members are separated from one another during an earthquake (a real possibility during the day when adults are at work and children are at school), develop a plan for reuniting after the disaster. Ask an out-of-state relative or friend to serve as the “family contact.” After a disaster, it’s often easier to call long distance. Make sure everyone in the family knows the name, address, and phone number of the contact person.”
Two heads are better than one, this is something that many people overlook even if they are hardcore preppers. Use the knowledge of others to help your family stay safe and to create a great earthquake emergency kit that you can be proud of. Then share your knowledge with others to help them stay safe as well.