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Car Earthquake Preparedness Checklist

4 Person Car Earthquake KitOur earthquake survival kits support 4 people for 3 days including all the emergency food, water, shelter, first aid, lighting, and communication supplies necessary for surviving after a major earthquake. Remember, after an earthquake, stores will be closed! Roads will be down! And you may have to get out of your car and travel great distances by foot to get to a safe or familiar location. You need to be self-sufficient. Also learn how you can customize your car emergency kit to meet your personal survival needs.

After a large earthquake, stores may be closed for several weeks in your area and roads may be unsafe to drive out of your area. That is why you must have a supply of survival food in your earthquake kit. You should have a minimum of a three-day supply per person but a supply of at least a week is recommended. Many people try making their own home earthquake kit but they often don't realize that store bought food such as canned food only has a 6 month shelf-life. Emergency foodThat is why each of our survival kits come with ER Bars - US Coast Guard Approved, 5-year shelf-life, 3-day supply emergency food ration bars. With a non-thirst provoking formula and a perfect balance of quality ingredients, it is specifically designed for disaster victims. Vacuum sealed and specially packaged, the ER Bar has surpassed rigorous testing procedures and quality standards in order to be a US Coast Guard Approved 5-Year Shelf-Life Emergency Food Ration.

Second to air, water is the most primary element to human survival. You must consider the fact that running water may be either unsafe to drink or simply unavailable after an earthquake. Just keeping bottled water at home is not enough. Despite popular myth, bottled water only has a 6 month shelf-life; even less if stored in extreme temperatures. It is recommended that at a minimum you have a 3 day supply of drinking water per person in your earthquake preparedness kit. However, a survival rule of thumb is that you have a gallon of emergency water per person because you will also need it for sanitation purposes. Emergency waterEach of our survival kits come with Aqua Blox - US Coast Guard Approved, 5-year shelf-life, 3-day supply of emergency water rations. Since water remains the most important earthquake preparedness item to have, each home survival kit also comes with water purification tablets which can be used along with the 5 gallon container to purify extra water. The additional purchase of extra emergency water for inclusion within your earthquake kit is recommended as our survival kits include only a minimum survival supply. The best and cheapest way to store a sufficient amount of emergency water for an entire family is to purchase one of our 55 gallon water storage barrel and accessories.

As electricity may be out for several weeks after an earthquake, you will need emergency lights to navigate through the dark and safely get out of your home in order to travel to a safe location. Each of our Home Survival Kits come with a variety of essential emergency lights.Emergency lights You will also need a an emergency radio to know where a safe place is to travel. Many people store regular battery-operated flashlights and radios in their earthquake preparedness kit but don't realize that batteries have a shelf-life of 6 months. Our deluxe home survival kits come equipped with a solar radio which never needs batteries and 12 hour emergency lightsticks which have a 5-year shelf-life. All home kits also come with slow-burning emergency candles and waterproof matches for extra long-lasting light. We also recommend the inclusion of a fluorescent lantern for additional lighting capabilities.

Emergency shelter suppliesIf you get stuck in your car or have to travel by foot in the cold, you will need proper emergency shelter supplies. That is why you need emergency shelter supplies in your car emergency preparedness kit. Each of our car survival kits come with the proper shelter supplies including emergency space blanket which retain over 90% of your body heat, ponchos to protect you from the weather, and a tube tent for easy emergency shelter from the elements. Additional recommended emergency home shelter supplies include body warmer pads.