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Shopping List: Make an Earthquake Kit and Stop Worrying About the Apocalypse

Earthquake kit

* Helpful items for emergency survival
* Essential tools to get you through days without power
* Smart solutions for sleeping, eating, and drinking

Ever heard of the old saying ‘opportunity favors the prepared mind’? Well, the same goes for natural disasters and emergencies. Instead of worrying about what you’ll do if an earthquake strikes, we’ve started your list of essential items to have stocked in your home at all times.

1. 3-in-1 Multi-function Camping Utensil Tool

The 3-in-1 Multi-Function Camping Utensil Tool features a complete fold out cutlery set including a fork, spoon, and knife. This stainless steel set is also rust-proof and nonstick, so they’re easy to clean. And, it folds away for easy storage, while its compact design doesn’t take up a lot of space in storage.

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2. Water Purifier Tablets

Your most vital resource during any emergency situation is clean, potable water. These Water Purifier Tablets are an essential item to keep on hand for emergency preparation kits. They’re used by all the major aid agencies worldwide because they transform contaminated water into drinkable water by killing micro-organisms that can cause water-borne diseases. They filter water in less than 30 minutes and won’t leave water with an unpleasant taste.

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3. Always Prepared First Aid Medical Kit

Be ready for any emergency with this 100-piece first aid kit. It comes with a soft, durable bag and includes bandages, gauze pads, sewing supplies, scissors and more. As a bonus, they even threw in an auto escape tool ($9.99 value) that you can use to cut your seatbelt and break a window to get out of your car quickly in case of an emergency. 

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4. iRonsnow Dynamow Emergency NOAA AM/FM Weather Radio

Earthquakes may knock your power out, but you can keep tabs on the latest developments with this iRonsnow Dynamow Emergency NOAA AM/FM Weather Radio. It comes with 3 different charging options, including hand cranking and solar charging, which allows it to run even when electricity isn’t available. This radio also has a powerful, built-in LED flashlight.

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5. Abco Lightweight Envelope Sleeping Bag

If you get displaced by an earthquake, you’ll always have a place to sleep in this Abco Lightweight Envelope Sleeping Bag. It’s ultra comfortable and designed to ensure you always get a relaxing night’s sleep, even in extreme conditions. It’s waterproof, weather-resistant design keeps you warm, dry, cool, and comfortable. And, when things settle back down, it’s also great for traveling, camping, hiking and other outdoor activities.

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6. Wise Company Emergency Food Variety Pack (104-Serving)

What do you eat when you have no power and can’t get to food? Try this Wise Company Emergency Food Variety Pack. It comes with 104 servings and features 4 entrees, 4 breakfasts, 2 fruits, 2 vegetables, 3 desserts and whey milk. That’s enough to last you and your family for several days. Even better, all you need to do is add water to get this grab and go kit ready to eat.

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6 Things You Need in Your Earthquake Emergency Kit

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