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After several earthquakes in the Canterbury region of New Zealand, a first world class country you saw the tremendous gathering of the country rallying its resources to deal with this catastrophe. Earthquake devastations have been seen all over the world in places such as Haiti and Chile and it unrattled the lives of normal everyday people. It poses the question of how prepared anyone is. Regardless of where you live this article is a short explanation of what I have done to prepare and be as earthquake ready as I can.

Earthquake hazards.

I started off by identifying potential hazards in and outside my house that I saw as a threat or danger to me and my family. This included locking away garden tools in a secure cupboard, ensuring photos on the walls were secured with blue tac for added security. I also secured all my ornaments so it would not move off the mantle piece or shelf. Another place of hazard were my books on the bookshelf. I secured the books by running a secue wire across the shelf in two places so the books were unlikely to fall. I secured all my shelving to the walls and took anything dangerous down from high above which were there for display or storage. By the end my house was looking quite minimalist but very neat and tidy and earthquake ready.

Preparing a plan and survial gear.

I moved onto putting together my survival kit. I invested in a tent for shelter, sleeping bags and compiled plenty of water, food and medical supplies for my survival kit. In my survival kit included a wind up emergency torch which when wound up for three minutes gave you thirty minutes of radio time and the same goes for the torch. It also had a special feature where I was able to charge my cell phone on. Food was non perishable food such as canned and energy packed food. Also I managed to put in a bag with essentials for each person in the family such as clothes and important documents just in case. I also added a gas cooker and a family emergency plan on where to meet and what to do as a family.

Are you going to be ready?

In essence a little time spent now getting ready can help you and your family be better prepared to face a difficult situation. You may be left without water and power for several days. Take some responsibility to help secure you and your family in the case the big one should strike.

If you would like to add any more ideas or make any suggestions please go to http://www.earthquakeproofkit.com


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Good thing to be reminded of. Earthquakes are a major disaster, and being prepared for them is essential to survival. - Straight Forward Prepper

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