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If you live in an area that is vulnerable to earthquakes, don’t wait to prepare yourself with an earthquake kit. Earthquakes give no warning before happening, so it is important to always be prepared for them. Earthquake survival kits and earthquake first aid kits can help you survive. During the aftermath of an earthquake, you need to be seen and secure as you respond and recover from the injuries that occurred. You could be stuck in one place without food or power for days. An earthquake survival kit will bring you the security you need. Whether you need to prepare for one person for 3 days or for 30 people, LifeSecure has the tools you need to survive.

What do I need for an earthquake kit?
There are ten important types of supplies that one needs in an earthquake kit: food, water, first aid, breathing protection, shelter, warmth, communication, light, tools, sanitation & hygiene. Aside from the basic supplies needed to sustain life in any emergency, such as food and water, earthquake kits should also include:

    • Dust masks for the large amount of dust in the air
    • Gloves and tools that move rubble, opened jammed doors and free people from debris
    • Warmth and shelter for when homes and buildings are not safe to stay in during the aftermath of an earthquake.

What food to put in an earthquake kit?
When thinking about what food to put in an earthquake kit, there are three key factors to consider:

      1. Long shelf life. Most people do not regularly inspect and rotate the contents of their earthquake kits. Therefore, the selected food should have a long shelf life so that it does not spoil quickly. Some emergency food bars will last for up to 5 years.
      2. Ready-to-eat. Ready-to-eat selections are the best, because you may not be able to cook or prepare food during the aftermath of an earthquake.
      3. Light weight and compact. Weight and bulk are important considerations if evacuation is required to find safety and shelter. The best food selections are both lightweight and compact so that they can be carried in a backpack, bag, or cart during the evacuation.

A high-quality emergency food ration like Datrex is an ideal food solution for your immediate survival needs after an earthquake. These bars have a 5-year shelf life, come in rationed ready-to-eat portions, and are both lightweight and compact.

What should be packed in a survival kit?
Any good survival kit should include supplies that meet the following ten basic survival needs: food, water, first aid, breathing protection, shelter, warmth, communication, light, tools, sanitation & hygiene. These supplies should also be compact, light-weight, and have a long shelf life, because many survival situations require you to evacuate and bring your supplies with you in a backpack or cart. Having too many supplies or supplies that are too heavy in your survival kit could make evacuation much more difficult.

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