inspired by LA Totally Unprepared
It’s a Family Affair.
What Do You Put in Your Kid’s Earthquake Go-bag?
Why, as much as they can carry comfortably for their size, including their favorite small toys, games, and snacks. A child old enough to carry a backpack like this is old enough to shoulder their own little earthquake go-bag. Here are things to include:
- A bag that your child can carry easily. Something big enough to hold everything, but small enough to slide under their bed. A child’s backpack would work well.
- A bungee cord to attach it to the bed – you don’t want it bouncing away before you ever get to use it!
- An easy-to-use, kid-friendly flashlight with batteries stored separately
- Shoes (that fit)
- Diapers (up-to-date size) & Wipes
- Bottled water
- High calorie/Protein snack items that you know your child will eat.
- A change of clothes, like sweats
- A toy, small game or book
- A copy of your family emergency wallet card
- Important! A recent photo of you with your child. If you are separated, this could be the best means of being reunited.
Optional items for your kid’s earthquake go-bag:
- Transistor radio, depending on the age of your child
- Playing cards or other small games
- Teddy Bear
- Pen and paper
- A favorite book
- Dust mask/bandanna
- Protective goggles
Also see Evacuate My Pet for ideas about protecting your four legged family members.