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Now is the best time to prepare for the next big earthquake. This is because you can think clearly and would be able to create a survival list. You also have enough time to compare prices for the items that you need. Besides, it is the best time to carefully think through the emergency actions that would be best and safe for your family. The FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) or American Red Cross earthquake preparation checklist can also be helpful for this purpose.
Generally, here’s a sample of an earthquake preparedness and survival kit checklist:
You probably know that the human system cannot stay longer without water. So, store enough water that would last for at least a week for your entire family. Survival water storage is one of the most important preparations that you can do to prepare for a major earthquake. You should store enough water that can supply a gallon per individual daily, for at least one week or more.
First Aid Kit
Have a first aid kit is also an essential part of a survival kit when preparing for the next big earthquake. The essential items to include in the first aid box include antiseptics, bandages, pain relievers, iodine, adhesive bandages, first-aid manual and other essential medical items.
Next to water in the earthquake preparation checklist is food. The best practice is to store enough food to last for at least one week. The easiest to store include canned or pre-packaged foods, since they will stay preserved for a longer time. You should use the right containers such as food-grade buckets, lined with mylar bags. And you need can openers to open the canned food. Foods that you don’t need to heat or refrigerate after opening are the best.
Clothing and Blankets
Clothing items and survival blankets such as a mylar space blanket are essential items to include in your list when preparing for the next big earthquake.