Earthquake Survives: 5 Things You Must Prepare

According to statistics, more than 5 million earthquakes occur on the earth every year, that is, tens of thousands of earthquakes occur every day. In order to cope with the sudden earthquake, you need to prepare some necessities to ensure you survive the earthquake and wait for rescue.

According to statistics, more than 5 million earthquakes occur on the earth every year, that is, tens of thousands of earthquakes occur every day.[1].

Most of them are too small or too far away for people to feel.

There are about ten to twenty earthquakes that can really cause serious harm to human beings.

There are about one or two earthquakes that can cause especially serious disasters.

Unpredictable earthquake

Earthquake Survives: 5 Things You Must Prepare
Earthquake Survives: 5 Things You Must Prepare

This looks particularly unlikely, doesn’t it?

Just like an airplane disaster, the more disasters that seem less likely, the more destructive they become.

In addition, it is disappointing that the current level of science and technology cannot predict the arrival of earthquakes, and earthquakes will be unpredictable for a long time to come[2].

The so-called examples of successful earthquake prediction are basically coincidences.

For earthquakes, what we should do more is to improve the anti-seismic level of buildings and make good defense, rather than to predict earthquakes.

Therefore, this means that you must be prepared in advance. If one day, unfortunately, an earthquake comes, you can have enough resources to survive and wait for rescue.

Earthquake shelter bag

1. Emergency food

You need to prepare drinking water, food, biscuits, vacuum fast food, etc.

In case of emergency, it is better to prepare enough food for three days.

Everyone had better prepare 3 liters of mineral water.

Families with babies should prepare milk powder, baby food, milk bottles, etc.

Most bottled water has a long shelf life.

Of course, it is inevitable that some bottled water may fail to seal or absorb the chemicals in plastic bottles after a long period of time[3].

It is recommended that you change bottled water every 1-2 years.

For food, I suggest you store some hardtack.

It is usually used to make a living without perishable food during long sea voyages, land migrations and military operations[4].

You can easily buy hardtack anywhere in the world. This is lucky. It is not uncommon.

General hardtack has a shelf life of 3-5 years, and some hardtack even has a shelf life of 10 years.

We checked the nutrition information of nearly 10 hardtack on Amazon. They contain the energy you need and balanced nutrition.

Hardtack is a good earthquake food choice.

2. Warm clothing

You need to prepare coats, underwear, socks, towels, masks, gloves (rubber gloves), raincoats, blankets, etc.

If there is a small sleeping bag, it is very ideal.

Families with babies should remember to prepare some spare diapers and baby braces.

After the earthquake, the two weather conditions you need to resist most are rain and cooling.

If you don’t have enough heat preservation and rainproof measures, your survival environment may become extremely harsh.

If it rains frequently in your country, you need to prepare a waterproof bag to ensure that your clothes and food are dry.

You need to prepare several masks, because the collapsed environment may cause extremely poor air environment.

Ensure the health of your oral cavity and nasal cavity, so that you can ensure your health, and when rescue comes, make a voice call for rescue.

3. Medical and cleaning supplies

You need to prepare iodine, Cotton swab, gauze and other first aid supplies, thermometer, soap, toilet paper, wet paper towel, sanitary napkin and some medicines.

Injuries in earthquakes are very common. Even if you do not have medical ability, you must ensure that your wounds do not deteriorate.

If you are injured, you need to prepare gauze, wound disinfectant and cotton swab to disinfect and stop bleeding in time.

According to wikihow’s advice, you need to know some basic rescue measures, such as artificial respiration and cardiac resuscitation[5].

According to CDC’s advice, you need to prepare[6]:

  • Hydrogen peroxide disinfectant
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Diarrhea medicine
  • Eye drops
  • Aspirin
  • First aid book
  • Needle and thread
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Small plastic bag

4. Money and identification

You may need to keep your healthcare card, items that can prove your identity, and some money.

If possible, it is a safe choice to put your money in the bank.

5. Other survival items

Prepare everything you can think of for survival, the more comprehensive it is, the better, especially if you are in an earthquake-prone country.

They include:

  • Something that makes a sound: a whistle.
  • Articles Emitting Light: Small Laser light, Mirrors
  • Things to light a fire: lighters, matches
  • Practical tools: knife, rope, screwdriver, adhesive tape

You can also prepare some items that you may use according to what you are good at.

Learn the necessary knowledge

If you have prepared a lot of things and you can’t use them yourself, this is definitely something you don’t want to see.

In order to cope with the earthquake, you need to master some necessary knowledge:

  • How to ensure your respiratory tract is not blocked?
  • How to give the people around you artificial respiration and cardiac resuscitation?
  • How to make a fire or keep warm after an earthquake?
  • How to eat the food you prepared?
  • How did you prepare the whistle and Laser light help you?

You may need to watch some survival videos on YouTube or buy a manual on earthquake survival, which will be good for you.

Strong heart

Perhaps you have never experienced an earthquake, or you have become accustomed to earthquakes.

However, protecting a strong heart is the key to your survival.

When an earthquake comes, keep calm and have strong judgment instead of being too scared to move.

Even if you are trapped in a collapsed house, you must pay attention to your living conditions. You need to eat, drink water, clean up wounds and find ways to take care of the people around you.

Finally, find a way to get help.

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