The list author says: "Lets pay attention to the lessons learned in Japan last March 2011. Be prepared to evacuate taking with you all the extreme necessary items for surviving and essentials to take care of those around you. Have an emergency evacuation plan, and emergency meeting plan and a communication plan with family and friends, you will have to rely on each other when catastrophic natural disasters happen. Regardless if the problem is caused by the weather, geologic disturbances or other 100-year to million-year phenomena, surviving will depend on how prepared you are. Despite the elaborate social help systems in place where you leave, it is a known fact that fire department, police, rescue crews, FEMA and other will not get to you for weeks. Be prepared. Get more info at WWW.ultimate-handyman.com and search for earthquake. Get your priorities right!"
"After a natural disaster there is always debris laying around. You will need a good pair of booths to manage getting around the terrain. Choose one with steel toe and tracking sole, that also has to feel comfortable for wearing for long periods."
"Have some heavy duty working gloves, you may need it. Choose something that is heavy duty but can be worn for temperature control or water proof. Military-grade gear usually supply the qualities you need on a good pair of gloves."
"Eye protection is an item easily overlooked. Remember in 9/11? Many people got lost and trampled for not being able to see under the cloud of the collapsed towers. It took days until all the dust started to settle and still it was unwise to walk in those areas without eye protection and respiration filtering control."
"Our body is able to survive without food for days, even a full month! But try staying without potable water for a couple of days and your life is already in risk. Keep one of these for each person in your household in addition to the other water devices suggested in this list."
"Odds are that if you are not injured, you will find someone who is and will have to tend to them. That is why I am suggesting a variety of medical kits here. This one is a general medical kit that covers for most common injuries."
"You may care less because you know your priorities and could live without this but your kids may not see it this way. Making life as close as possible to what used to be is one of the survivors tricks to maintain sanity to all of those around you without the training."
"After an earthquake doors get jammed shut. Your only way out may be blocked so it is wise to keep a couple of these in strategic places on your house that don't have a window or another way out if you are inside the room when a big earthquake happens."
"Communication is one of the characteristics that set us apart besides our opposable thumbs, but sometimes, in order to be heard, you have to be loud enough beyond what your throat can provide, that is when your thumbs come in handy, press the button in this marine horn and you will see what I mean. Whistle-shimstle have a real noise-maker available."
"We take shelter for granted, but ask any one who ever had to sleep outdoors if they would not appreciate some sort of protection. Tarps have multiple uses, roofs, water collection, wind blocks, wrapping stuff, I have that on the back of my truck and many stories to tell about that tarp."
"as I said before, after an earthquake doors get jammed shut. Markets will be closed and this item can be also used as a walking stick when you go scouting for food in devastated areas.. If you know what I mean, you may be able to untrap people with this as well."
"You may not need to go scouting for food if your family agrees to eat this horrible military-style survivor food. bars provide 3600 calories! That gives you all the energy you need, If you work hard all day, an average adult may need up to 6,000 calories daily."
"Have a smaller bag with the most essential items and copies of all important insurance documents. Insurance companies are always prone to create red tape when you least need it. Take pictures of every room in four different angles every year and replace the pictures in your folder."
"Fire is essential to boil water after an earthquake. No mater how clean the water looks coming from the tap, I guarantee that contamination with sewer water has happened along the way. Have a source of fire in your pack."
"This item is necessary only if you fell into really hard times, no house, no place to stay, some local parks can provide all the shelter you need. This kit has the tools to help building a shelter out of natural elements harvested from the wilderness environment, a manual chainsaw and other essentials."
"If you cannot acquire anything els, at least get one of this and place in the closet near your front door. Get some water, clothing a tent and canned goods, make it all easy to grab and run. This is the least anyone could do."
"Have a couple of good flashlights for each person in your home and have batteries available. Replace batteries every year no matter how much you used it. Never leave batteries inside the flashlight because it may damage the inside with acid leaks and when you need it, it may not work."
"I bought one of these for my personal gear. It is extremely resistant and military-grade. It's easy to wear in any situation, and keeps things always within easy access. The single strap allows swinging it around and opening while it is still on your shoulder. Good to have access to your stuff on an emergency too."
"Redundancy on your life-support systems is never a bad thing or too much. Have a few different means to provide clean water to your loved ones. This Filtration system and water bottle is a good item to carry around while scouting for resources."
"You will need to find out what is going on out there. One of the means to get some information is taking advantage of the Emergency Broadcast System that the Government uses. If you are getting ready now, odds are that you are going to be OK, shelter in place until all gets back to normal."
"The ocean is full of fish. No, I am not referring to your relationships and I am not much of a fisherman either, but fish is a relatively easy source for food and having the right tools you will be able to provide for your loved ones for a long time. Specially if you have access to a big body of water, river or oceans."