Earthquakes & Survival Kits
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There are few natural events that are as frightening and disorienting as an earthquake. Even if you live in a part of the world that regularly feels the tremors from fault lines, having the very ground shake underneath you is a uniquely stressful event.
In decades past, the places where earthquakes would take place were fairly predictable, beginning in the United States with the fault lines in California.
However, in recent years, earthquakes of growing severity have been happening in different parts of the country. Whether that has to do with fracking exploration for natural gas and oil or other causes remains to be seen, but the fact is that more of the country has a likelihood of earthquake activity than ever before.
Check out the Facts behind the Fracking – Here
Because earthquakes can hit without warning, it is important to prepared wherever you are!
The 4-Person deluxe home honey bucket survival kit from Mayday Industries will be your lifesaver because of its all-in-one design that is easy to carry with everything available. You have everything you need for survival for yourself and three other people in an earthquake or other similar emergency situation.
This kit includes four food bars, each with 2400 calories; four solar blankets to turn the sun’s energy into warmth; two dozen water pouches; four dust masks; and four ponchos.
Along with this, you also get the standard equipment that comes in every Honey Bucket from Mayday Industries: liners, wet naps, a light stick that burns for twelve hours, chemical toilet disinfectant, (of course) duct tape, a tool to shut off the water and gas to your house (vital for fire protection), a pry bar, a first aid kit, a radio/flashlight combination, a utility knife, a whistle, a pair of leather palm gloves and a box of tablets to purify water for drinking.
All of this fits inside that one handy bucket, which weighs less than 20 pounds. The chemical toilet disinfectant works inside the bucket, if you have to use it as a makeshift toilet; just make sure you put the liners in first.
So, while this isn’t going to keep your family safe and secure for several days after an earthquake, it will give you the basic survival kit requirements until help arrives. If you’re out in the open when an earthquake hits, and you get pelted with the elements, you’ll have some basic equipment to help you stay dry and find out where you can safely go for shelter.
Pros & Cons
Several of these tools are useful in other emergencies, such as if you had a house fire, or if you had a natural gas leak in your neighborhood and had to evacuate suddenly, and you were not able to get access to your automobile. There are a few things that would make this even more useful, such as some bungee cord and a larger tarp to put up as a more permanent form of shelter until you can move to safety.
It would be difficult to fit all of that into a container this portable — and to keep the price point where it is with those additions though. Based on where it is in the pricing spectrum, this is solid value.
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