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  •  oh where to store... (none)
    Situation:
    Victorian home San Francisco, survived 1906 earthquake (but only 1 block from fire line!!..lucky), new earthquake resistant foundation.
    No front yard or space (directly on sidewalk).
    Courtyard/deck as likely to be impassable/collapsed as house.

    Question:

    Where to put our 3 day emergency kit and other storage?

    I was told it was best to put it outside, but we really don't have an outside. The entryway is out... much too small, the front room is out (no where really to put it, could put it in the bedroom or just inside the door going down to the basement (off entryway, near front door)...

    i'm afraid a earthquake emergency kit will be of no use if the earthquake buries it.

    what considerations should i consider when storing this?

    "If you and I think exactly alike, one of us is unnecessary" "at least bleeding heart liberals have one"

    by wclathe on Mon Oct 03, 2005 at 03:06:23 PM PDT

    •  Work out the scenarios, plan accordingly (none)
      If you're in the house, and you survive the quake, then any supplies you have in the house are also likely to be intact.  Be careful about putting doors between you and your supplies -- interior doors can jam shut in a quake, especially in an older house like yours.

      Do you own a vehicle, and if so, where do you park it?

      -AG

      -3.00, -5.28 -- I'm a libertarian capitalist Democrat

      by AlphaGeek on Mon Oct 03, 2005 at 03:35:24 PM PDT

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