Tag Archives: Earthquake supply kit

So what about these earthquakes?

If you go here you will get graphs and statistics to show just how many earthquakes have been recorded in Wellington.

We are fortunate here because we are not feeling every one. The people in Seddon and the Marlborough areas in the South Island have been having a much rougher time. There has been widespread damage and the people are feeling most of the aftershocks because they are so shallow.

For a different format from the official Seismic scientists go here:

Here are some of our provisions and supplies in case we are hit by a damaging earthquake:

This is an emergency solar powered radio with a wind-up dynamo. It is also a torch and has an attachment to charge up cell phones.

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Candles,matches, emergency radio, bottled water, hand sanitiser

Candles,matches, emergency radio, bottled water, hand sanitiser

Food supplies for humans and cats,

Food supplies for humans and cats,

Bottled water, long life milk, rubbish sacks, wipes, hand sanitiser.

Bottled water, long life milk, rubbish sacks, wipes, hand sanitiser.

Paper towels and rechargable torch and USB  for the car cigarette lighter to recharge cameras, laptops and phones

Paper towels and rechargable torch and USB for the car cigarette lighter to recharge cameras, laptops and phones

Gas-fired Barbeque at the ready if we need it to cook on.

Gas-fired Barbeque at the ready if we need it to cook on.

Cell phone and charger, headlight.

Cell phone and charger, headlight.

Bulk loo paper

Bulk loo paper

Small solar powered torch that I keep by my bed and my Rescue Remedy spray
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Old fashioned analogue telepnone that plugs into a phone jack and which does not rely on electricity or batteries.

Old fashioned analogue telepnone that plugs into a phone jack and which does not rely on electricity or batteries.

There are still some gaps to fill in our supplies and we need to sharpen up some aspects of our plans
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This blog post from Moata in Christchurch offers some very helpful tips borne of very real experience. I’m working on some of them.

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