Emergency Preparedness Kits

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Shake, rattle, and roll. You knew this post was coming today, didn’t you? Our 5.6 quake was another wake-up call.

Although we were here during the ’89 quake and the later El Nino flooding, we have no emergency kit, no grab-and-go bag. Last night we realized we were in a situation very similar to where we were in ’89: A car with a gas tank on empty and no cash in our wallet. No bottled water, no extra batteries for our flashlight, no first aid kit…

So, join us in getting our acts together.

Here are some pre-made kits:
• American Red Cross’ Ready-to-Go Emergency Preparedness Kit ($39.95)
• American Red Cross’ Deluxe Emergency Preparedness Kit ($64.95)
• American Red Cross’ Vintage-Style Emergency Preparedness Kit ($59.95)

More information:
List of items if you want to go ahead and prepare your own kit

(Thanks, liseh, Chad, holly, and Max!)

(Edited from a post originally published 06.09.06)