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6 Things You Need in Your Earthquake Emergency Kit

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* Earthquakes occur all the time; some are more dangerous than others
* Prepare the smart way with these emergency essentials
* Stay safe by planning ahead

Although technology has evolved to the point where we can predict most major natural disasters down to the nearest millisecond, it’s still important to always be prepared for the unexpected. If you live in an earthquake-prone area, here are a few items you may want to have on hand. You can thank us later.

1. Quakehold Putty

Keep your furniture and other household items safe the smart way with this easy-to-use museum putty. Simply add a little putty to your various shelves and tables to help give them an extra layer of durability. And don’t worry — it’s non-toxic and doesn’t damage your walls.

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2. Manual Can Opener

You’ll also want to make sure to have a few canned foods on hand — and an extra can opener to keep in your emergency stash. This 3-in-1 model works with cans, tins and jars. Unlike other can openers, this one’s easy to use. Plus, its compact enough to fit in most small bags.

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3. Weather Radio LED Flashlight Smart Phone Charger

Forget that old battery-powered radio. This all-in-one radio kit deserves a place in your home. The powerful 3 LED flashlight, mixed with a durable phone charger and even a compact AM/FM radio station, is great to have nearby during those long nights without power. Unlike traditional radios, this one can be charged by USB or even by hand.

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4. First Aid Kit

This portable first aid kit includes over 100 useful essentials to help keep you safe in times of need. Small and surprisingly lightweight, store this kit in your bag or keep it in your car’s glove box. It also includes a bonus emergency car escape tool, just in case.

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5. Earthquake Alarm

This must-have earthquake alarm provides immediate warning for any type of seismic activity by honing in on what’s known as “P” waves, which typically occur shortly before an earthquake actually hits. By alerting you before an inevitable impact, you’ll have a little extra time to prepare.

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6. Anker 21W Dual USB Solar Charger

Because a good power source might be hard to come by, investing in a decent solar charger is recommended. The charger provides charging speeds up to 2.4 amps per port with the ability to connect up to two devices simultaneously. The foldable design makes it extra portable, too.

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