Earthquakes and Survival Kits, Not Scared Just Prepared.


Earthquakes and Survival Kits, Not Scared Just Prepared.

Earthquakes and Survival Kits, Not Scared Just Prepared.

The earth has been shaking and rattling especially in the Pacific on a fault line that experts refer to as “the ring of fire” that encircles the entire Pacific Ocean.

About a Year ago Chile had a massive earthquake that most of us still remember, then we another large earthquake in New Zealand not that long ago. Now we have the large earthquake in Japan. It is clockwise trend and if it continues the next one is coming straight to the US. Geologist Jim Berkland was recently on the television and shared his observations with Host Neil Cavuto his recent findings that make a lot of sense.
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Jim is the real deal, so far he has a 80% accuracy rate, he predicted the 1989 so-called World Series Quake four days before is occurred among others. With the dead fish that have been washing up on the beach in Marina Del Rey and Baja California, along with the beached wales in San Francisco, Jim says this month has a lot of factors that are pointing to another quake on the Pacific Sea Board. When events like this happen there is often an unbalance in the earths magnetic pull which many animals are drawn to. Flocks of birds as well as fish and wales all depend on the magnetic pull for survival.

Check out the video clip below:

Below is the Earth Quake Safety Checklist issued by FEMA in 2005 and still accurate for today.

1.) Water.

Store at least 1 gallon of water per person per day and be prepared for a 72-hour
period. A normally active person needs at least ½ gallon of water daily just for drinking.
In determining adequate quantities, take the following into account:
• Individual needs vary depending on age, physical condition, activity, diet, and climate.
• Children, nursing mothers, and ill people need more water.
• Very hot temperatures can double the amount of water needed.
• A medical emergency might require more water.

It is recommended that you buy commercially bottled water. Keep bottled water in its original container and do not open it until you need to use it. Also, pay attention to the expiration or “use by” date. If you choose to prepare your own containers of water, you should buy air-tight, food-grade water storage containers from surplus or camping supply stores. Before  filling the containers, clean them with dish washing soap and water, and rinse them completely so that there is no residual soap. Water stored in your own containers should be replaced about every 6 months. In addition to water, have puri cation tablets such as Halazone and Globaline, but be sure to read the label on the bottle before using the tablets.

2.) Food.

It’s always a practical idea to keep a supply of non-perishable food on hand that can be rotated into your diet and replenished on a regular basis. Have a sufficient supply of canned or dehydrated food, powdered milk, and canned juices for at least 72 hours. Dried cereals and fruits and non-salted nuts are good sources of nutrition. Keep the following points in mind:

• Avoid foods that will make you thirsty. Choose salt-free crackers, whole grain cereals, and canned goods with high liquid content.
• Stock foods that do not require refrigeration, cooking, water, or special preparation. You may already have many of these on hand.
• Remember to include foods for infants and special dietary needs. You should also have kitchen accessories and cooking utensils, especially a manual can opener.

3.) Flashlights and spare batteries.

Keep a Flashlight beside your bed, at your place of work, and in your car. Do not use matches or candles after an earthquake until you are certain that no gas leaks exist.

4.) Portable, Battery-powered Radio or Television

& Spare Batteries.
Most telephones will be out of order or used for emergency purposes, so radios will be your best source of information. You may also want to have a battery-powered CB or other two-way radio.

5.) First aid kit and manual.

Keep a  first aid kit at home and in your car. Also, have a manual such as Standard First Aid & Personal Safety by the American Red Cross. Have members of your household take basic  first aid and CPR courses.

6.) Fire extinguishers.

Keep a fire extinguisher at home and in your car. Some extinguishers are good only for certain types of  fires — electrical, grease, or gas. Class ABC extinguishers are designed for safe use on any type of  re. Your  fire department can show you how to use an extinguisher properly.

7.) Special needs.

Keep a supply of special needs items, such as medications, extra eyeglasses, contact lens solutions, hearing aid batteries, items for infants (formula, diapers, bottles, and paci ers), sanitation and hygiene items (moist towelettes and toilet paper), and any items unique to your family’s needs.

8.)Important Papers and Cash.

Be sure to have a supply of cash for use if ATMs, banks, and credit card systems are not operating. Also, keep copies of credit and identification cards and important documents, such as insurance policies and  financial records.


In addition to a pipe wrench and crescent wrench (for turning off gas and water valves), you should have a lighter, a supply of matches in a waterproof container, and a whistle for signaling rescue workers.


If you live in a cold climate, you must think about warmth. You might not have heat after an earthquake. Think about your clothing and bedding supplies. Be sure to have one complete change of clothing and shoes
per person, including the following:
• jacket or coat
• long pants
• long sleeve shirt
• sturdy shoes
• hat, mittens or gloves, and scarf
• sleeping bag or warm blanket (per person)

11.)Pet needs.

Identify a shelter area for your pet, gather the necessary supplies, ensure that your pet has proper ID and up-to-date veterinarian records, and make sure you have a pet carrier and a leash.


I would recommend Downloading the entire FEMA list HERE and saving a hard copy with your supplies. There s a lot more information like a checklist of what to do around your home after a large earthquake and what to do during one as well.

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