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DIY Home Earthquake Kit


                                      DYE Home Earthquake Kit

A home earthquake kit is probably one of the most important kits you need to get for you and your family in order to help you in an earthquake situation.

Essentials you will need:

  • Water – minimum one gallon a day for each person in your home for at least 4 days and ideally 2 most weeks
  • Canned and packaged foods for three days for each person in your home
  • Manual can opener
  • Working flashlight with extra batteries
  • Portable radio with extra batterie
  • Dust mask or bandana
  • Whistle to alert rescuers to your location
  • Emergency cash in small bills
  • Wrenches to turn off gas and water supplies
  • First aid kit and handbook
  • Copies of vital documents such as insurance policies, medical consent forms, list of emergency contacts, prescription list, personal identification, drivers license, all stored in a water-resistant folder or container
  • Pens & pad of paper for leaving notes
  • Work gloves for each adult
  • Protective gloves for each member of the family
  • Heavy duty plastic bags for waste and to use as tarps or rain panchos

For pets include:

  • pet food and water for 4 days
  • pet leash and water bowl
  • pet carrier

Optional items:


  • Camp stove for outdoor cooking or bbq
  • Butane grill lighteFuel for stove or bbq grill
  • Cooking untensils
  • Road maps
  • Spare eyeglasses or contact lenses with cleaning solution
  • Additional flashlight for each member of the family
  • Glow sticks
  • Personal hygiene supplies
  • Toiletries and special provisions
  • Toys
  • Comforts & extras
  • Your favorite snack food
  • Power generator
  • Solar panel backpack to charge phone and/or laptop
  • Playing cards and small games
  • A good book
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Tent
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Comfortable warm clothing



September 21, 2017 |

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