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When you go out to Costco or any of these places and buy this stuff, you get a false sense of security. You have stuff now, but what DON'T you have? You don't necessarily have experience using it. You don't necessarily know the infrastructure that will swing into play when there is an emergency.
Number one in your own home, look for wounded or hurt people. People are more important than stuff. If you have a neighborhood watch type thing, get together, walk your neighborhood. Look for elderly, look for children... always help those first, who can't help themselves.
Decrease dangers. Turn off gas, if water is spurting out, turn it off. You should know how to do that ahead of time.
Another thing is, have first-aid supplies but know how to use them. The number of people who die from infections and wounds that can't be treated because of less than sanitary conditions following a major disaster always exceed those who are killed from the disaster itself.
|See this, using agave and yucca fibers, you can make soap and rope and shampoo.|
"I'm gonna buy this stuff, eventually."
Here in Southern California, if there was a major quake, I'm not sure where everybody would go to, quite frankly. If you had an apartment there really may not be much to stay for, but if you had a home with a yard you could put a tent in the yard. You could cook in the yard. You could wash in the yard. You could make a toilet in the yard.
I'm not a big fan of evacuating unless it's absolutely necessary. Plan ahead for yourself if at all possible.
Storing water is the cheapest and most essential thing to do if you live here in Southern California... Food-grade plastic is the easiest thing to store things in. More + AUDIO