Earthquake Survival – Get Ready!
Prepare for a family emergency, economic collapse, or a natural disaster. In Missouri, the biggest threat is an earthquake happening at the New Madrid Fault. In the early 1800’s, one occurred that caused the Mississippi River to run backwards for 3 days!
Earthquakes of catastrophic proportions happen every 200-300 years.
That’s why earthquake readiness near “ANY” Faultline is essential.
Remember that prepper rule? The one that says two is one – and one is none?
If there are some things that you need to have on hand for your daily existence, keep two of them. If you depend on glasses to see clearly, it is imperative to have at least one extra pair. Eyeglasses get lost, broken, bent or stepped on. What happens if you can’t see very well when the SHTF and you can’t go down to the optometrist for a refill? This is exactly why you need to prepare.
Keeping an extra supply of the below items will help keep you going through an emergency.
To prevent your supply from being damaged or ruined, you may want to have these extras stored in different locations.
Here is a list of some items you might want to have more than one of on standby so that you have what you need in an emergency.
1. Water purification tabs and filters
2. Prescription drugs; most pharmacies can get you 90 day supplies of your meds
3. Lighters. Cheap, easy, available, essential
4. Duct Tape. Keep an inventory in use of 4-5 rolls.
5. First Aid supplies and remedies.
6. Sanitation supplies, bleach, toilet paper, and baby wipes.
7. Plastic sheeting, tarps, heavy duty garbage bags.
9. Flashlights, extra batteries, and solar chargers with rechargeable batteries
10. Toiletries such as toothpaste, floss, extra toothbrushes, soap, and shampoo
11. Knives of various types: box cutters, fixed blades, kitchen knives
12. Fuel of various types, propane, gasoline, kerosene, paraffin
13. Fishing supplies
14. Writing materials, pads, and paper
15. Mylar and wool blankets
16. Disposable gloves of nitrile or latex
17. Hand tools of various types, saws, hatches, machetes, and general household tools
18. Pet supplies including cat litter, or any specific foods your pet needs
19. Wire ties, or zip ties.
20. Paperback books, playing cards, small games, and other amusements
This is by no means a complete list!
You may have personal defense items such as guns and ammo, pepper spray, condiment & spices, cooking supplies, food items you have canned or stored, etc. You have to determine the things that you and your family need, but you can gather these items a few at a time and keep them in stock. Remember to rotate them out, first in first out. Be ready. Be prepared and Be Safe.