(Additional comments regarding some of the following checklist items can be found in the "Self-Help Check List Items, Special Notes" section of this appendix.)


__ Flashlights and lanterns (battery powered)
__ AM/FM radio and/or television (battery powered)
__ Extra batteries (disposable and rechargeable)
__ Fire extinguishers
__ Smoke detectors (battery powered)


__ Crescent or pipe wrench (to turn off gas)Refer to PG&E guidelines for shutting off gas and remember, away from the Campus, only PG&E should turn the gas back on!
__ Ax (to chop away fallen debris)
__ Hammer, saw, and large screwdriver
__ Crowbar (essential to help pry others out)
__ Metal and wood saw (to saw through debris)
__ Heavy work gloves (several pairs)
__ Bedding
__ Clothing
(In addition to clothing supplies, hard soled shoes should be kept near your bed. In the event of a night earthquake, you may have to walk over broken glass or other debris.)
__ Detailed area map
Sanitation supplies:
__ 1 large garbage can and 1 bucket
__ 1 gallon of strong disinfectant
__ 1 wash pan, soap, and paper towels
__ 1 large box of garbage bags to line containers
__ 1 container of concentrated deodorizer
__ 1 dozen pairs of rubber or plastic gloves
__ 1 set of bag ties or sealers
__ 4 rolls of toilet paper
__ Whistle or loud horn
__ Plates and utensils
__ That has long shelf lives
__ That needs no refrigeration
__ That needs little or no added water
__ That is enough for 5 days for each person
__ Butane stove or charcoal grill
__ Matches (in waterproof container)
__ Water
__ Fruit or vegetable juices have a 3 to 12 month shelf life
__ Canned milk has limited shelf life listed on the can
__ Soft drinks have virtually unlimited shelf life
__ Powdered milk or juices have unlimited shelf lives (but need water)
Canned and prepared foods:

Buy foods that require no refrigeration or additional water and which, if necessary, can be eaten without heating:
__ Canned hams and other meats
__ Peanut butter, preserves, and jellies
__ Canned fruits
__ Canned soups
__ Beef or turkey jerky
__ Canned pasta, meat, and vegetable dishes (e.g., ravioli)
__ Military style MRE or K rations
__ Can opener!
__ Dry/dehydrated foods
__ Staples
__ Infant foods
__ Special diets
__ Pet foods

Although everyone should have the basics, medical supplies should be tailored for each family. Most items are already included in commercially available first aid kits or they can be purchased individually. Here are the basics that are recommended to have on hand; maintain enough for each member of the household:

__ First aid book (or see the front of your phone book)

A large assortment of sterile bandaging materials including:

__ Adhesive tape (1" and 2" wide rolls)
__ Large gauze pads (2" and 4" wide)
__ Triangular bandages (37" and 52")
__ Safety pins (assorted sizes)
__ Assorted plastic bandages of all sizes
__ Scissors and tweezers
__ Wooden splints (18" long)
__ Water purification tablets
__ Antiseptic solution (alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, etc.)
__ Aspirin tablets or other pain relievers
__ Baking soda and table salt
__ Diarrhea preparations
__ Toothache and ear infection preparations
__ Motion sickness pills
__ Smelling salts
__ Petroleum jelly
__ Thermometer
__ Extra sanitary napkins or tampons

Special Needs:

__ Medical prescriptions
If you or any household members are on prescriptions, make sure you put at least a one-week supply in your quake kit. Make sure you replace the prescription before it loses its potency or expires!
__ Eyeglasses and/or contact lens
If possible, put an extra pair into your earthquake kit just in case your regulars are lost in the quake.

__ (1) First Aid Guide Book - For First Aid procedures
__ (52) Band Aids - For minor cuts
__ (1) Cold Packs - For reducing swelling of lumps/bruises
__ (1) Triangle Bandage - For arm sling/immobilization
__ (1) Ace Bandages - For sprains/keep immobile limb areas
__ (1) Medical Scissors - For cutting clothes or tape
__ (1) Tweezers - For removal of slivers, etc.
__ (1) Box of Latex Gloves - For handling injuries involving blood
__ (2) Oval eye patches - For covering wounded eyes
__ (10) Antiseptic Wipes - For cleansing wounded areas
__ (8) Tylenol Packs - For head and body aches
__ (10) Tefla Gauze Pads 3" x 4" - For non sticking large bandage use
__ (4) Tefla Gauze Pads 2" x 3" - For non sticking small bandage use
__ (1) Paper Adhesive Tape 1/2" - For taping down bandages

__ (2) Rolls of Stretch Gauze 2 x 5 - For keeping bandages in place

Suggested Additions:
1 bottle (50 tablets) Aspirin
1 bottle (50 tablets) Tylenol
10 3" x 3" gauze dressings

Kit quantity probably suitable for:
    30 office workers or
    20 lab or storehouse workers or
    10 construction workers, laborers

Packaged water, some food stuffs, are also recommended items to be kept in your lab or office area.

Special Needs Recommended for individual work-site disaster kits:

__ Medical prescriptions
If you are on prescriptions, put some back-up medication in your disaster kit. Make sure you replace the prescription before it loses its potency or expires!
__ Eyeglasses and/or contact lens
If possible, put an extra pair into your kit just in case your regulars are lost in the quake
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All supplies should be checked periodically by a designated person and items replaced as needed.