I hope all are well, especially after the 7.1 today. It sure got me thinking again about our preparedness (or lack thereof). Iím grateful for the storage locker in my van where I can keep some things that might come in handy if we needed to - or were able to - get out of town. Iím not much of a survivalist, but being surrounded by a ring of volcanoes can make you a little jittery at these times.
My favorite thing on board - besides the essentials - is my MSR Guardian water purifier. At 2.5 liters per minute, it provides water from any source fast.
Something I havenít done yet, that local authorities here recommend, is put together an evacuation backpack for the house. Itís one of those chores I keep putting off so keep getting tempted to go with this ready-made, albeit more expensive, option. It appears theyíre going like hot cakes today: