- Under your bed store an old pair of tennis shoes in case of some sort of natural disaster. This way they will be readily available. In one of the shoes place a flashlight, in the other shoe place a whistle. The flashlight is for obvious reasons, and the whistle is so that in case you are trapped or need help, you can blow your whistle so that someone can hopefully hear you.
- Some people suggest placing these items in a bag and securing them to your bed somehow–this way these items will almost always be readily available in case of an emergency. This Survival Mom also has many helpful suggestions on how to prepare for an earthquake.