Ultimate Foodie Earthquake Preparedness Kit

Haiti didn’t see it coming because they haven’t had an earthquake for 60 years. LA, on the other hand, should not only expect a major earthquake but should handle it with style. Don’t suffer beyond the initial shock and any residual injuries due to falling debris- get prepared with this Ultimate Foodie Earthquake Kit.

First, you’ll need your flashlight and radio and water and all the boring stuff. That’s a given.

But the real important things are:

Salumi Cured Meats

Like most meals, your post-earthquake eating should be based around meat- pork whenever possible. Salumi’s mole salami is made with chocolate, cinnamon, ancho and chipotle peppers. In times of crisis these can be used as currency to barter for shelter, batteries or water.

Matiz Gallego Sardines

Spain’s popular sardines will last for a long time if you can resist opening them. They provide protein, are healthy compared to some other canned products (yes, I’m looking at you Spam) and spice up the rice, crackers and other starches that tend to fill earthquake kits.

Solar Powered Messenger Bag

This bag generates 15 watts to charge your laptop on the go. There’s adapters for every kind of computer, even Macs. Because even after an earthquake, you’ve still got to blog about what you’re eating…

Tamaki Gold Rice

Honestly I don’t know that much about cooking rice, but this one seems good.

Goya Chickpeas

I really like garbanzo beans, so this is a no brainer in terms of canned beans. You really can do any kind (lima, kidney, black, white, pinto, etc.).

Ichiban Ramen

At $1 per pack, invest in a few cases of ramen and store in a cool, dry place.

They cook in three minutes

and you really don’t need a whole packet of seasoning- so save it for the aforementioned rice and beans.

Not only do they provide sustenance, they’re damn tasty.

I hate earthquakes. The Northridge quake was horrifying and I hope to never experience another one. I’m realistic though, and I know being prepared is the most important part or surviving an earthquake.

Visit the California Emergency Management Agency’s website for more information.

4 Responses to “Ultimate Foodie Earthquake Preparedness Kit”

  1. Jonny Hamachi Says:

    Great Post!

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  2. Leilani Says:

    Ichiban is the best! I mean… #1!

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