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Three Day Survival Kit

  • Water- 1 gallon per person per day, preferably one week. Store in air tight containers and replace it every six months.
  • Water Purification kit. Iodine tablets or chlorine bleach (eight drops per gallon to purify water if necessary).
  • First aid kit – with bandages and disinfectants.
  • Food. Enough for 72 hours, preferably one week.
  • Food for pets
  • Can opener (non-electric)
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Portable radio. Most telephones will be out of order or limited to emergency use. The radio will be your best source of information.
  • Flashlight and spare batteries. Keep flashlights beside your bed and in several other locations. CAUTION: DO NOT use matches or candles after an earthquake until you are certain there are no gas leaks.
  • Essential medications
  • Extra pair of eyeglasses
  • Fire extinguishers. Your fire extinguisher should be suitable for all types of fires. Teach all family members how to use it.
  • Cash
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Heavy gloves
  • Candles (only after checking that there are no gas leaks)
  • Light sticks
  • Extra change of clothing and shoes
  • Knife and razor
  • Tent
  • Camping stove or barbecue. CAUTION: Ensure there are no gas leaks before you use any kind of fire as a cooking source and never use charcoal indoors.
  • Axe, shovel, broom, hand saw
  • Adjustable or pipe wrench for turning off gas and water.
  • Rope, tape, staple gun
  • Baby supplies. Have at least a week’s supply of medications and food for infants and those with special needs.
  • Soap
  • Waterless hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper
  • City map
  • Sand bags (may be picked up at the Redwood City Corporation Yard)


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