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Are you having trouble deciding what to get a family
member, friend or co-worker for the holidays or an
upcoming birthday? If so, a survival gift might be the
answer, especially for someone who hasn’t already
bought or assembled their own emergency preparedness
kit. Flashlights, portable battery-operated radios, first aid
kits and other emergency supplies will be valuable after a
damaging ear thquake, act of terrorism, or another
disaster since people living in the affected area might
have to rely on themselves for at least 72 hours.
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Give a Gift of Life
Make a list of persons for whom you’re going to buy or
assemble survival gifts. List what you think everyone needs.
Depending on your financial situation and the needs of the
people on your list, you might get one item or an entire kit.
You also can coordinate with other relatives, neighbors,
friends, and coworkers to buy different emergency supply
items or to assemble kits as a group project, with each
participant contributing one item to the kits.
The reverse side of this Focus Sheet offers suggestions
on holiday gifts that will help prepare your friends, family,
and neighbors for the next emergency.
These are only suggestions for preparing your family. Use
discretion and common sense in your preparations.
CHECK THESE WEBSITES
www.espfocus.org (Emergency Survival Program)
www.redcross.org (American Red Cross)
www.cert-la.com (Community Emergency Response Team)
Less than $5
Bottled water: For drinking
Dust mask: To reduce inhalation of dust particles
Emergency (foil) blanket: For warmth
Emergency reflectors (set of four): To warn
approaching vehicles that a car is stopped or abandoned
Local maps: To guide you if you need to use alternate
routes to walk or drive to your destination
Manual can opener: To open canned goods in an
Nonperishable food: Dried fruit, unsalted nuts and other