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Old 08-08-2012, 11:20 AM   #10
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Re: Earthquake!!!!

Three earthquakes this morning this morning measuring 4.5 and 3.4. I only noticed one. I guess I was driving during the first one and standing around heavy equipment during the second other. I was sitting down during the third, so I actually noticed it.

Last night, after DH freaked out, the first thing I did was go check on DD. She was sound asleeep.

Everyone, it's a good time to make sure your 72-hour emergency kits are up to date. If you don't have one, put one together. One for the house. One for the car. It's important to be prepared. This is what I've packed it my kit. It took months to get it all together.

72-Hour Emergency Preparedness Kit Checklist
1. Water - One gallon per person, per day for three days:
☐ 120 ̶ 4oz pouches (4 gallons)
☒ 2 ̶ 2.5 gallon jugs (5 gallons)
2. Food - Select foods that require no refrigeration, preparation or cooking and little or no water.
Select food items that are compact and lightweight:
☒ Ready-to-eat canned meats (tuna and spam), fruits (peaches), and vegetables (green beans and corn), MRE
☐ Canned juices, soup
☒ Staples: sugar, salt, pepper
☒ High-energy foods: peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars, trail mix,
☐ Comfort/Stress food: cookies, hard candy, sweetened cereals, lollipops, tea bags
3. First Aid Supplies:
 Sterile adhesives bandages in assorted sizes
 2 and 4 inch sterile gauze pads
 Hypoallergenic adhesive tape
 Scissors, tweezers, needles
 Alcohol wipes
 Safety pins
 Latex gloves
 Mylar blanket
 Ibuprofen/pain reliever, anti-diarrhea medication, antacid, syrup of ipecac, laxatives
4. Clothing & Bedding:
 Sturdy shoes or work boots, and socks
 Extra clothing, underwear
 Water resistant windbreaker
 Blankets or sleeping bags
 Hat and gloves
 Sunglasses
5. Tools & Supplies:
 N95 Respirator Mask
☒ Nalgene bottle
☐ Pot, cooking utensils
 Battery operated radio and extra batteries
 Flashlight and extra batteries
 Cash and change
 Can opener, utility knife
 Tent
 Pliers
 Duct tape
 Compass
 Matches in waterproof container
 Lighter
 One gallon zip lock bags
 Needles, thread
 Medicine dropper
 Shut-off wrench to turn off household gas and water
 Whistle
 Tarp
 Map of the area
 Plastic garbage bags
☐ Household chlorine bleach
☒50 foot rope
6. Sanitation and Personal items
☐ Diapers
☐ Contact lenses and supplies
 Extra eye glasses
 Toothbrush, toothpaste
 Feminine supplies
☐ Toilet paper, one hand towel
 Soap, hand sanitizer
7. Evacuation List
 Important family documents: will, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks and bonds, bank account numbers, social security cards, passports, immunization records, credit card numbers, inventory of valuable household goods, important telephone numbers, and family records
 Pictures, photo albums, irreplaceable items
 Computers

8. Stress Relievers
☐Playing cards
☐Paper, pen, crayons, book
wife to James and WOHM to Autumn (2.5)
Labels? I don't use labels. I can't even get my label maker to work.

Last edited by Shimpie; 08-08-2012 at 12:36 PM.
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