An emergency earthquake kit is a collection of items which are needed in the event of an earthquake. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Red Cross offer comprehensive checklists to use as guides. Earthquake-kit checklists include extra clothes, food and water supplies, prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, flashlights, batteries and first-aid tools, such as scissors, tweezers, bandages, sanitary napkins, needle and thread and a first-aid book.
According to the CDC, an emergency supplies kit for an earthquake include a first aid kit, survival kits for the home, work or office, automobile and an emergency food and water supply. These supplies are prepared to last for at least three days. One can download the checklist of all the supplies on the CDC or Red Cross website, and gather every item possible inside an emergency kit, such as a backpack.
Assemble survival kits in your home, office and automobile. These include tool and supplies that can be used for basic repairs, such as a wrench, screwdriver, shovel, ax and rope. Pack items for safety and comfort, such as blankets or sleeping bags, change of clothing, sunscreen, waterproof matches, extra food and water for pets, personal documents medications and cash. Check the items off the list as each item is packed into sturdy, bright colored and waterproof bags. Place the bags in a dry and accessible storage area, so they can be recovered once an earthquake or any calamity takes place.