I’ve written before about our susceptibility to earthquakes in this part of the world, and we usually just take the odd rattle and shake in our stride.
Last Sunday there was a much more significant earthquake located not especially close to us, but which caused damage and disruption around the city. The office building where I work a day job is one of the worst affected, and closed for the foreseeable future.
This City Sufficiency journey – being able to take care of ourselves with minimal reliance on the services we normally take for granted – makes more sense right now than ever, and thankfully we already had an emergency kit which would have been a great start if we’d been isolated or evacuated.
In the meantime, here are some resources I’ve found helpful in the past, but wanted to collect in one place and share:
- Civil Defence webpage on emergency kits, and messages about why they’re important
- This old (but good) post on putting together emergency kits on a budget
- This detailed, in-depth article from Mother Earth News (it’s US-centric, but adaptable to local conditions)
- Remember to plan for your pets in an emergency too!