Dog senses Northern California earthquake

Earthquakes: Preparing for the worst

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  • Author: Jessica

After the recent 6.5 magnitude quake here on the North Coast and the tragic 7.0 quake that nearly destroyed Haiti’s capital, we are reminded that earthquakes are unpredictable and can be devastating. In their aftermath we often are faced with threats of tsunamis, landslides and floods. And all we can do is be prepared.

Many pet owners worry about how their furry friends would fare in a natural disaster. We have gone over our disaster plan for our own pets dozens of times, but somehow in the face of crisis, common sense seems far away.

I’m a big fan of kits. If you pack your kit slowly over the course of a few weeks, you’d be surprised by all the small but useful odds and ends you find you can throw into the kit. When it comes down to it, you simply never know what you might need when disaster strikes. Pet owners can get peace of mind by preparing a kit to ensure the safety and comfort of their animals. While they’re at it, these humans may want to consider preparing their own disaster plan, as well.

Here are a few of our favorites, from It may be more cost-effective to invest in a kit that includes all the bells and whistles rather than put your own kit together piece by piece. At the very least you may find some useful ideas for creating a kit of your own. The solar/hand-crank powered radio a and LED light is essential, but the fact that it features a cell phone charger is quite the added bonus. Having some emergency pet food rations in a handy little pack would certainly be nice. And, of course, you can’t go wrong with an impromptu bucket-toilet.

2 Person Deluxe Survival Kit
A 2 person, 3 day survival kit packaged in a 5 gallon container and designed for the home. This comprehensive survival kit contains the most effective emergency supplies for emergency preparedness including the emergency food, water, lighting, radio, first-aid, sanitation, and shelter supplies to prepare for all disasters. This deluxe kit also contains a Solar / Hand-Crank Powered Flashlight, Radio, Flashing LED Siren & Mobile Phone Charger with a universal adapter - just plug in your cell phone car charger to charge your phone using the hand-crank / Dynamo Power Generator.

Dog Survival Kit
Emergency dog survival kit containing emergency supplies for your special little loved ones. This custom built kit sets the industry standard for pet preparedness and contains the most effective supplies for emergency preparedness including the emergency food, water, lighting, first-aid, sanitation, and shelter supplies to prepare your pets. Includes a supply of our very own vacuum sealed dog food with a 5 year shelf life.

Earthquake Kit
Accessory Kit to the Home Survival Kit with additional emergency supplies specifically designed to prepare your home for earthquakes. Some of the most common emergencies and even everyday accidents occur in the home. This custom kit is specially designed to contain the most effective supplies to "quake-proof" your home and protect against damage or injury that may occur during an accident or earthquake.

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