Commuter kit
Commuter Emergency Bag

Commuter Emergency Bag

$52.00

If you commute to work and there is an earthquake, you will have to walk home, as long as it takes. For those who work downtown, there may also not be means of crossing the river for several days, and you may have to live out of the office till then. This commuter bag is an emergency comfort kit to get you through the first 24-48 hours.

This kit comes in a heavy-duty, waterproof drawstring backpack small enough to fit under the driver or passenger seat of most cars and trucks, or out of sight in a desk drawer. It contains the most essential items you will need, including a basic first aid kit, emergency water, sanitary supplies, and more. (See below for detailed list.) There is additional room for a warm hat, clean pair of socks, extra medications, or other small items.

Doesn’t have what you want? Consider building your own custom kit.

Quantity discounts available! Buy for your whole office.

5 bags: $41.06 each (20% off)

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Description

Drawstring backpack

Drawstring Backpack

Heavy-duty, waterproof drawstring backpack with Portland Earthquake Kits logo, thick string, size 15.75″ by 11.8″. This bag is small enough to fit under a car seat, or in a desk drawer, or in a larger commuter bag. Comes with a zipper pocket on the front for quick-grab items.

If you upgrade to a bigger backpack later, you can stow this as an extra bag for things you want to bring with you from the office, or store under your bed as a bedroom bag.

Small First Aid Kit

Basic First Aid Kit

Our basic, small first aid kit for attending bleeding injuries. It contains sufficient bandaging material to cover a single major (non-arterial) bleeding injury as well as a selection of different sized band aids and bandages. Comes with easy-to-read Instruction Sheet with pointers for dealing with serious wounds or multiple victims.

Kit consists entirely of bandaging materials and is designed for office or city use (not wilderness). If you need a more comprehensive first aid kit, we recommend you purchase our Trauma Kit instead, or in conjunction with these smaller kits which can be used as bandage supplements.

See kit description for contents and details.
Stop the Bleed website

Headlamp

Headlamp

After an earthquake, navigating through damaged buildings and crowded streets will be confusing. Having your hands free to carry any items you need, hold other people, or move things out of the way will be a big help. A headlamp is also nearly essential for two handed tasks like attending to wounds.  These basic headlamps take 3 AAA batteries and can flip down in order not to shine in other people’s faces. Consider buying extra batteries.

 

energizer max batteries

4-Pack of AAA Energizer Max batteries

Batteries for your headlamp are included. Energizer Max batteries are top rated, zero mercury alkaline batteries with a 10 year life span and leakage protection for 2 years after fully used – which may be important as used batteries will be a major waste issue. It is recommended that you do not put the batteries in your headlamp until you need tham, as they are more likely to lose power in storage.

Emergency water

Emergency water pouches

Emergency water pouches, single servings of 125 ml each with no expiration date. (Recommended to replace after 5 years)

Emergency poncho

Emergency Rain Poncho

Basic rain poncho with hood, one-size-fits-all, approximately 4 feet from wrist to wrist with arms outstretched, and about 3.5 feet from neck to waist. Square shape with holes for hands, this shape is good for protecting whatever you are wearing and a backpack in moderate rain, and can also be cut at the sides and used as a tarp or groundsheet.

Emergency Sleeping Bag

Emergency Sleeping Bag

Measuring roughly 3 feet by 6.5 feet, this mylar emergency sleep sack is waterproof, light, and retains up to 90% of your body heat. We tested one in mid-winter and were very pleased to find that it actually keeps you quite warm. This is bigger and much more effective than an emergency blanket, and if you think you might have to spend the night outside, go for this one. You can also increase warmth by including extra insulation – clothes, paper, leaves, etc.

Dust Mask

N95 Disposable Healthcare Respirator

Currently unavailable. Flat-fold, white, universal size. Unlike standard dust masks, N95 respirators provide additional protection against airborne contaminants, including viruses such as the coronavirus.

According to the FDA: “The ‘N95’ designation means that when subjected to careful testing, the respirator blocks at least 95 percent of very small (0.3 micron) test particles. If properly fitted, the filtration capabilities of N95 respirators exceed those of face masks. However, even a properly fitted N95 respirator does not completely eliminate the risk of illness or death.”

5 toilet bags

Heavy-Duty Toilet Bags (5)

5 Environmentally friendly, extra-strength .85 mil, 13 gallon Super Hexane waste bags made by Evolution Bags out of 100% recycled materials. After an earthquake, all solid human waste will need to be bagged and disposed of in accordance with instructions from local authorities. Consider that flush toilets connected to city sewer systems may not be operable for over a year, and there will be little water to clean anything (see chart at the bottom of our home page). All earthquake kits should include plastic bags big enough to poop into and toilet paper.

Super Hexane trash bags are among the strongest and most puncture resistant on the market. These 13 gallon bags can be conveniently used to line any empty toilet bowl (under the seat), used with a bucket toilet, or simply laid on the ground, with enough room to easily tie afterward and double back over for “double-bagging” protection.

Pocket Tissues

Pocket Tissues

3 individual travel packs of tissues, standard size for for personal hygiene. Let’s be honest: you are not going to be worried about blowing your nose. The main need for these will be to wipe yourself if you have to poop. Bathrooms will not be usable and you should expect toilet paper to be in short supply.

Antibacterial wipes

Antibacterial Wipes

3 Antibacterial wipes.

Antibacterial products should always be used sparingly, but after an earthquake there will be no running water. These wipes are intended for use in scenarios where there is risk of infection, such as cleaning hands after touching blood or other potentially infectious matter or prior to eating with your hands. Note that diarrheal diseases are a major cause of death after disasters.

Nutritional bar

Better Bars

Locally produced nutritional bars from Portland-based company. Vegan, no gluten, no dairy, no trans-fat, no soy, no nuts, non-gmo. These provide great, immediate short-term energy with no sugar high. Tried one yet? Delicious! From the website:

Unlike most nutritional bars The Better Bar is raw pressed, meaning that no additional heat or oxygen is used in the process of making our bars so nutrients aren’t lost. Raw pressed foods maintain the natural enzymes allowing your body to fully break down all of the nutrients, giving you natural and sustainable energy without the “crash”.  Read more at Eatabetterbar.com.

Eat them before they expire and replace with another or similar item. We also sell 10 packs in our store. We highly recommend adding additional snacks of your choice.

Keychain whistles

Key Ring Whistles (2)

Two small, metal key-ring whistles.

To let people know where you are. Don’t underestimate the possibility of being trapped. One for your keychain, one for your kit. Recommended!

Additional information

Weight24.4 lbs
Dimensions20.5 × 14.5 × 14 in

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