5 Things You Need to Have in Your Earthquake Emergency Kit

The essentials you'll need to survive the Big One.

January 17, 2017

By Vancouver Magazine

Though having a doomsday bunker to retreat to in an emergency would be nice, it’s just not realistic with these real estate prices. In- stead, we’ll have to rely on a well-packed emergency kit to get us through those first post-quake days.

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Food

1. Items that won’t spoil, such as canned goods, energy bars or dried foods. We hope you like fruit leather.

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Water

2. At least two litres per person per day. You’re going to need a few more S’well bottles.


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Gear

3. Crank or battery-powered flashlight—for navigating your way through the likely power outages. Please try to refrain from shadow puppetry.

4. Crank or battery-powered radio. Your fave drive-time DJ probably won’t be there, but it’ll be handy for weather and disaster alerts.

5. First aid kit. (Bonus points if you’ve taken a first aid class and actually know how to use it.)

 

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