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In the recent months, a number of small earthquakes have rocked Southern California. Shortly after that, a major earthquake that registered a 7.1 on the Richter scale hit Mexico City. The question of whether the big one will hit California is not a question of ‘if’ but ‘when.’ The state of California lies in the path of the Cascadia subduction zone which is one of the longest fault lines, and it stretches from Vancouver Island to northern California. The fault line still has active tectonic processes going on within it. Southern California, of course, lies on the San Andres fault line and just this year, scientists have identified new fault line between LA and San Diego.

If science is anything to go by, we then know there is little we can do to prevent this from happening. However, we can learn how to brace ourselves for impact. Let us go through how you need to prepare yourself regarding your earthquake survival kit.

Earthquake Survival Kit List

Your earthquake survival kit should include the following categories of items:

  • Food and water.
  • First aid kit.
  • Clothing and bedding.
  • Survival equipment.

In addition, your home’s earthquake survival kit should contain the following items.

  • A torch; preferably a self-charging one. If not, have spare batteries.
  • Radio plus extra batteries
  • A first aid kit plus essential medication.
  • Supplies for your pet.
  • Clothing which is water and windproof plus strong outdoor shoes.
  • Sleeping bags and blankets.
  • Face masks.
  • Large trash bags for your makeshift toilet.
  • Food and water for a week.

Ensure that all the batteries are checked regularly. Remember that battery powered lighting is your best choice of lighting as other forms such as candles and kerosene will prove to be unreliable.

There are emergencies where you have to leave in a hurry. In this case, you should have a backpack ready with your earthquake survival kit. In addition to the items mentioned earlier, make sure that you include your relevant documents such as identification documentation, family photo albums, and financial documents in your getaway kit. For your food, stick to dried foods and energy bars because they are easy to carry.

We also have an old article about the top 10 earthquake readiness tasks you can do to get your  Southern California home ready for the big one.

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Tashman Home Center is located in West Hollywood. We are dealers of over 20000 quality name-brand services and products. This includes earthquake survival kits. We have extensive knowledge in disaster management, and ensure that items included in your earthquake survival kit are functional. Stay prepared; visit our store or contact us at 323-498-2417 for your earthquake survival kit now.