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Earthquake Preparedness  Hints

Family,  Business & Neighborhood



Checklists & Downloads
Earthquake Tips for the Elderly
Family Evacuation Plan templates
Make an Emergency Backpack


* Water -- 3 gallons per person per day (a week's supply of water is preferable)
* Water purification kit
* First aid kit, freshly stocked
* First aid book
* Food
* Can opener (non-electric)
* Blankets or sleeping bags
* Portable radio, flashlight and spare batteries or Solar Charger
* Essential medications
* Extra pair of eyeglasses
* Extra pair of house and car keys
* Fire extinguisher -- A-B-C type
* Food, water and restraint (leash or carrier) for pets
* Cash in small bills and change
* Baby supplies: formula, bottle, pacifier, soap and baby powder, clothing, blankets, baby wipes, disposable diapers, canned food and juices.

Sanitation Supplies

* Large plastic trash bags for waste; tarps and rain ponchos
* Large trash cans
* Bar soap and liquid detergent
* Shampoo
* Toothpaste and toothbrushes
* Feminine hygiene supplies
* Toilet paper
* Household bleach

Safety and Comfort

* Sturdy shoes
* Heavy gloves for clearing debris
* Candles and matches
* Light sticks
* Changes of clothing (several)
* Knife or razor blades
* Garden hose for siphoning and firefighting
* Tent or truck-tent
* Communication kit: paper, pens, stamps


* Plastic knives, forks, spoons
* Paper plates and cups
* Paper towels
* Heavy-duty aluminum foil
* Camping stove for outdoor cooking (caution: before using fire to cook, make sure there are no gas leaks; never use charcoal indoors)

Tools and Supplies

* Axe, shovel, broom
* Adjustable wrench for turning off gas
* Tool kit including a screwdriver, pliers and a hammer
* Coil of 1/2" rope
* Plastic tape, staple gun and sheeting for window replacement
* Bicycle
* City map

* Solar Charger (laptop - cell - walkie talkie)

avail from

At Battery Company, Inc.
28918 Hancock Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355 United States 1-877-528-2288

Earthquake Kit home - mobile/vehicle - work

More Checklists

24 Basic Key Items To Have In An Emergency SCFD

California Office of Emergency Services

Downloadable checklists, reference documents, and "Howto's" are in Adobe PDF or Quicktime format - you can easily download these free utilites with the links in the sidebar at right.

Walkie Talkie Guides for  commonly available Motorola and Cobra  FRS (Family Radio Service) models are here

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