Totally Unprepared

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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
  • Socks
  • Bottled water
  • High calorie/Protein snack items that you know your child will eat.
  • Whistle
  • A change of clothes, like sweats
  • Hat
  • 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.

 

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