Recent quakes a reminder to update your Earthquake Kits

18 03 2011

Hello Everyone,

First of all, I’m so impressed by the response from many of you in this generous KIT community to the Red Cross donation email for Japan!

Please see the comment from the Silicon Valley Red Cross ( on other ways to help. The director also mentioned that we have local needs that the Red Cross helps. 

On that note, since many of us live in earthquake territory, and with so much activity around the Pacific recently, this is a good time for us to look at our own earthquake preparedness. 

For those of us who have supplies, I know mine are expired, so it’s prudent  get fresh water and packaged food. Older water can be kept for washing needs. Consider buying extra supplies to share with neighbors. 

For those who haven’t got an earhquake kit yet, a quick trip to Target can do the trick. Buy large plastic containers, get basic camping gear, some tools, blankets, rain gear, food and most importantly, water. Many sites have great lists, but these suggestions are just a start. 

My philosophy is similar to carrying an umbrella so it doesn’t rain. Let’s get our kits updated and we won’t have earthquakes. 😉

If you have comments or suggestions please post them to this blog so others can benefit. Thanks!