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Seven Ways to Prepare for an Earthquake
TheSurvivalMom ^ | February 13, 2010 | J. Spencer

Posted on 04/04/2010 9:06:40 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie

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This article was written by one of my readers, and I thought it contained some unusually good preparedness tips. Hope you agree.
1 posted on 04/04/2010 9:06:40 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie
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Preparedness/Survival Ping!

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2 posted on 04/04/2010 9:07:35 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (God to Obama: Don't think I'm not keepin' track. Brother.)
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To: ChocChipCookie

Bookmarked. Thank you for posting.


3 posted on 04/04/2010 9:07:51 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege (When I survey the wondrous cross...)
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To: ChocChipCookie

Of the 4 potential outcomes, number 1 is the most efficient. The problem is, sometimes number one doesn’t happen.


4 posted on 04/04/2010 9:11:30 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: ChocChipCookie

As one who lived through the Northridge quake just down the street from the building her friend was in, I concur on the shoes under the bed. For me that was the biggest thing — I nearly lost a toe. Having a warm car for my wife and newborn baby was critical too. It was 4:31am in January, and even in LA that can be cold.


5 posted on 04/04/2010 9:12:34 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Now can we forget about that old rum-runner Joe Kennedy and his progeny of philandering drunks?)
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To: ChocChipCookie

bookmark


6 posted on 04/04/2010 9:12:59 PM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: ChocChipCookie

Don’t forget to account for the celebratory bottle of alcohol for having survived.


7 posted on 04/04/2010 9:13:22 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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Seven Ways to Prepare for an Earthquake


1. Move out of California
2. Move out of Arizona
3. Leave Haiti
4. Move away from Nevada
5. Leave Argentina
6. Get out of Mexico
7. Move FAR out of California.

That should do it.
8 posted on 04/04/2010 9:16:37 PM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: FrankR

Arizona? Why Arizona?


9 posted on 04/04/2010 9:19:36 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (God to Obama: Don't think I'm not keepin' track. Brother.)
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To: ElkGroveDan
One of the things that stick out in my mind after the '94 Northridge quake was stepping outside and looking up at the sky and seeing all the brilliant stars present that were usually obliterated by the city lights..........

and then I found an unbroken bottle of champagne amongst the debris in my kitchen.

POP!

10 posted on 04/04/2010 9:20:35 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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Add a seismic natural gas shut-off valve. They close your gas line automatically in an earthquake. They don’t cost much and add a lot of peace of mind. If your water heater or other gas line breaks before you can get to the meter with your wrench, your house will go up. The seismic valve will shut the gas off before a fire can get started.


11 posted on 04/04/2010 9:22:29 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ChocChipCookie

Excellent! Thank you...


12 posted on 04/04/2010 9:22:49 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: musicman

BFLR


13 posted on 04/04/2010 9:23:05 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: ChocChipCookie

All well and good, but in reading this list I kept thinking the bed and room have to remain intacvt around you long enough to get the glasses, shoes, water, keys, flashlight etc.

Seems to me this stuff better be tied arund your ankle if you want o be sure of retrieving them after all hell breaks loose.

Also, if trapped in that garage I don’t recommend using the car engine for heat unless there’s a nice air hole somewhere.


14 posted on 04/04/2010 9:25:25 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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To: ChocChipCookie

Pinging myself for printing out tomorrow... Excellent article - thanks for posting!


15 posted on 04/04/2010 9:33:53 PM PDT by NordP (COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIVES - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: ChocChipCookie
Good advice.

Also, people should just LOOK at what CAN fall down inside their living and sleeping areas, and move those items as necessary.

Maybe that heavy jade statue should not be positioned on a narrow shelf five feet above the head of the bed.

16 posted on 04/04/2010 9:36:15 PM PDT by TChad
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To: FrankR
1. Move out of California

Done! (in 1986)

17 posted on 04/04/2010 9:37:25 PM PDT by FreeKeys (The constitution is supposed to prevent the majority from voting away the rights of the minority.)
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To: All

Keep Obama from making 17 minute answers. Give him some Beeno. That will slow the stink.


18 posted on 04/04/2010 9:40:24 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: ChocChipCookie

Some great ideas in there. I have lots of supplies, but over time they end up getting scattered (Oh I know, that old pair of tennis shoes under the bed! I can use those for painting, etc.)

All I could think of while reading this was “I’m going to need a bigger bed post!”


19 posted on 04/04/2010 9:41:36 PM PDT by 21twelve ( UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES MY ARSE: "..now begin the work of remaking America."-Obama, 1/20/09)
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To: ChocChipCookie

I was in the San Fernando Earthquake of 1971.

My list is different.

We were out of running water for a week. No natural gas for a week and a half. The electricity was back on in a day. I didn’t need to get out of a collapsed building, either though.

Water for cooking and drinking. A way to stay, odor free without a shower, and a way to cook with no stove. And some food. The majority of our food in the refrigerator fell out and was on the floor of the kitchen. I remembering mom shoveling the broken dishware mixed with food into a trash can. And we used the neighbors swimming pool water to be able to flush the toilets in the house.

It will all depend on what kind of earthquake your in. How much and what kind of damage you will be dealing with.

My first question after feeling one is, where was it located? I still remember my dad turning on the radio to get news, they didn’t even have a clue what had happened. No emergency info at all. I will never forget that.


20 posted on 04/04/2010 9:42:03 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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