Everyone has slightly different needs, and while a few of these (like emergency preparedness kits) are a good idea for everyone, some are more specialized depending on your needs. Based on what we've seen before, we'd also add lemon juice to the list, since it seems great for a few different things.
Getting sick stinks no matter what the situation is, but it's even worse when you suddenly realize you have no supplies. With these supplies, you should be able to pull through any minor illness on your own so you don't have to call your mom for help.
As the name implies, a traditional go bag is a single bag you can walk out of your house in case of an emergency. Obviously your tech go bag is going to vary depending on what you use, but the above should cover most people's needs.
One lesson we can immediately learn from the devastating earthquake in Japan of March 11, 2011 about how to survive an earthquake is that you should be prepared with some basic supplies in an earthquake survival kit to have on hand when an earthquake hits. In order to survive an earthquake you should put together an earthquake survival kit in a backpack or bag of supplies that you can get to in a moments notice in an emergency situation that will contain an emergency supply of these vital needs in it.
This is a photo of one of the many pre-made commercial earthquake survival kits that are for sale at many online vendors. Your earthquake survival kit should include a tent or large tarp (or tarps) to use as a temporary shelter in case your home is destroyed.
You should choose foods that are dehydrated, will last for a long time as they may be stored for a long time in your earthquake survival kit, and are easy to prepare. It is important to include cooking supplies in your earthquake survival kit so you can prepare the foods that you have packed. If you or any member of your household takes any prescription or over-the-counter medications on a daily basis, you should include a 3-5 day supply of these medications in your earthquake survival kit.
If you take insulin or blood pressure medications, this part of your earthquake survival kit could mean the difference between life and death.
Once you have the essentials covered, add personal hygiene and sanitation items to the kit — large trash bags and cans, toilet paper and household liquid chlorine laundry bleach. ABOUT PREPARE NORCALThe San Francisco Bay Area is a region that is highly vulnerable to natural hazards like earthquakes, wildfires, and severe weather. Here are eight kits you should keep in your home to prepare yourself for the most common emergency situations you might face.


Still, variations on these kits should be useful for nearly everyone, so here they are, loosely ordered from least to most essential. For this reason, Simple Productivity recommends you keep an office survival kit in your desk for emergencies. The bag should have survival supplies to keep you fed and with water for at least 72 hours.
If your home is destroyed, you are dislocated from your home, or there is widespread devastation from the earthquake then food and water supplies will be very scarce.
The California Emergency Management Agency advises that the first 72 hours after a disaster are critical.
Your kit should be easily accessible and have enough supplies for you, your family and pets to survive for at least three days. Electricity, gas and water may be unavailable and first responders will be busy focusing emergency services on the most serious crises.
The California Emergency Management Agency breaks down kits into: essentials, sanitation, safety and comfort, cooking and tools and supplies. The overall probability of a magnitude 6.7 or larger earthquake striking the Greater Bay Area in the next 30 years is 63 percent. Preparing now will help you survive and recover and get back to normal after the next damaging earthquake.CEA's new alliance with the American Red Cross can help you take simple steps to be ready when the time comes-- We're in this together, Northern California, so get prepared!
Start building your kit with this detailed list of supplies and make sure you have the Red Cross Earthquake Safety Checklist.MAKE A PLANIdentify out-of-area emergency contacts.
Write your plan on an emergency contact card and store in your phone along with important numbers for emergency resources in your area.
Use the tips in this guide to start making your plan!BE INFORMEDDiscuss how to prepare and safely respond to the emergencies most likely to happen where you live, work and play. Make sure know how the notification systems in your area work.EARTHQUAKE INSURANCEMost residential insurance policies do not cover earthquake damage - a separate earthquake policy is required. Without earthquake insurance to help cover the costs of repairs and other expenses that come with catastrophic damage, you will pay out-of-pocket to fix your home, to replace your personal property, and to live and eat elsewhere.
Five reasons to buy:If your home suffers catastrophic earthquake damage, the CEA can provide you with the strength to rebuild. With nearly $10 billion in claim-paying power, supported by the service expertise of its participating insurance companies, the CEA could cover all of its claims if the 1906 San Francisco, 1989 Loma Prieta, or 1994 Northridge earthquake reoccurred today.Excellent financial ratings.


CEA rates are based on the best available science for assessing earthquake risk and do not include any amount for profit.Not tied to government budgets.
California's budget issues have no impact on the CEA's ability to pay its claims, because the CEA is a privately financed entity and receives no money through the state budget.Without earthquake insurance, the cost of any damage is your cost. If your CEA policy claim exceeds your deductible, you don't actually have to pay the deductible before claim-payment eligibility is triggered.Read more about CEA earthquake insurance policies and premiums and to see a list of insurance companies that sell CEA earthquake insurance. PRACTICE HOW TO DROP, COVER AND HOLD ON During an earthquake, know how to drop to the ground, take cover under sturdy furniture, and hold on to that furniture until after the shaking stops.
Learn about Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, annual opportunities to practice what to do during an earthquake.SECURE YOUR HOME'S STRUCTURE AND CONTENTSMake sure your home is securely anchored to its foundation. Find out about the threats and hazards in your area.California Earthquake AuthorityGet peace of mind. Make sure you know what shelter-in-place means!The most effective way to protect yourself and your home from fire is to identify and remove fire hazards. REMOVE FIRE HAZARDS AND INSTALL SMOKE ALARMSKeep items that catch on fire at least three feet away from anything that gets hot and stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling or broiling food. TRAVEL ROUTESPlan several travel route options in case one route is blocked by the fire or by emergency vehicles and equipment. It is unlikely that emergency response services will be able to immediately respond to everyone's needs after a major disaster, so it is important to be prepared to take care of yourself and your family. Have a flashlight, battery-powered radio, extra batteries, and a well-stocked first aid kit.
Alternatively, the American Red Cross and other companies sell pre-made supply kits of various sizes to make preparedness simple.
Prepare a list of family members, friends, boarding facilities, veterinarians and pet-friendly hotels to shelter your pets in an emergency. You can also learn what to do in response to a specific disaster.AlertSFAlertSF is a text-based notification system for San Francisco's residents and visitors.




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