Earthquake preparedness -- or our lack thereof -- has become the talk once again at dinner tables, around offices and on Facebook.
We recently compared some emergency kits, whose contents (whistles, light sticks, crank-powered mobile phone recharger) provided much food for thought. Kits: Read a quick comparison of premade emergency kits, plus recommendations of items that you may want to add and a three-step emergency safety plan.


Field test: And, for a little levity to balance all the disaster talk, we offer this piece from a reporter who tested her emergency kit by trying to live off it. The American Red Cross recommends each household have a backpack with emergency supplies for evacuation. The unknown often plays an outsized role in disaster preparation for earthquakes and other natural events.


The best way to mitigate those unknown factors, according to experts, is to have a plan in place for various scenarios.



Sample emergency action plan for small business
Family disaster supplies kit list


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