What Have We Missed?

1a luggageAn Earthquake ‘Grab Bag’

By Jim Webber

I recently listed the contents of our ‘grab bag’ —  the last thing to grab as one heads out of one’s creaking house.

And here it is, ready for the ‘Big One,’ neatly packed in a zippered bag (mine’s an 18-litre actually)…


The List:

  • A gas lamp and spare gas, spare cellphone (charged)
  • A list of phone numbers (including insurance company)
  • Wipes and toilet paper, pills and medications (sticking plasters etc) for at least a week
  • A small LED lantern and focusing LED torch
  • Large sharp knife (remember that Survivors movie?)
  • Bottled water
  • Energy snacks
  • Cigarette lighter
  • Battery radio
  • First aid kit
  • And a CD or USB flash drive, with valuable up-to-date computer files.



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