ABOUT PREPARE NORCALThe San Francisco Bay Area is a region that is highly vulnerable to natural hazards like earthquakes, wildfires, and severe weather. I also call my Bug Out Bag a "Cowboy Kit" because it is loosely based on what the old West cowboys had with them as they rode their horses out on the rugged and remote western lands and would spend a night or two out under the starts.
Also, as to knives, and an Emergency Evacuation or Escape & Evasion kit I strongly suggest a second knife that is large, but not too large for your hand size and grip strength.
Emergency Essential Lists made up by others besides yourself -including ME!- should only be used to give you ideas or to remind you of items you didn't think of as YOU MAKE YOUR OWN LIST!!
It also makes for a great garrote material in the case of "foreign invasion" -a Red Dawn type situation- or in the case of self-defense against marauders -a Road Warrior situation. Personally, I think they are pretty much all very lame but hey, if I had nothing, I would be thankful for one of those lame kits just the same. You can spend some money and buy prepackaged kits, and all kinds of "prepping" gadgets, and say you are "ready" and then go on about your daily life. White Trash and Rednecks) used to call the "preppies", turned what was known as "Survivalism" into "Prepping" by simply changing words. So, in your Emergency Evacuation Scenario Planning & Preparing, as far as a Bug Out Kit goes, you will think of the items that would make such a situation a little less hard on you. If your house is destroyed or unsafe for you to live in you will need, at the very least, the contents of your Emergency Evacuation kit (Bug Out Bag).
The Red Cross, and Government "emergency assistance" agencies all put out paper and cyber pamphlets with generalized lists for general items you would need in the wake of natural disasters.

For that matter, there is a plethora of pre-packaged "72 Hour Survival Kits" marketed all over the place on the internet. One of the "Extra Two" items is a first aid kit which can contain little "slide-bys" like a needle and thread or bug repellent. 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. 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. 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.
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.

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  1. 18.05.2015 at 18:39:53

    Weekends, make contact with thrift retailers or bargain retailers.

    Author: Bratka
  2. 18.05.2015 at 18:15:20

    At-property use complete??since the audiobook isn't word.

    Author: 100
  3. 18.05.2015 at 17:16:24

    Comes equipped with an ultrasonic dog whistle foul language and damaging 1 of the causes for this.

    Author: SeNINLe_SeNSIz