emergency disaster kit

Here in Southern California we know we need to be ready in case an earthquake strikes. The American Red Cross has been advising for years to have an disaster kit stocked and ready should you and your loved ones need to evacuate in a hurry. But why settle for the basic kits you can buy in any home improvement store?

If you’re putting together a disaster kit for your Laguna Beach home, why not have one that lets you be prepared in style? Here’s a rundown of some of the most luxurious bags on the market that will satisfy even the most discerning shoppers

Pamper yourself with the Prepster


For those who don’t want to go to the trouble of assembling a kit themselves, a new start-up called Preppi has you covered. The Prepster is a $375, 3-day luxury one person kit that includes personal care products from Malin+Goetz, a solar and hand-cranked power supply, ProBar organic superfood bars, Kusmi Tea, a stainless steel hip flask and a variety of other gadgets and supplies that will keep you fed, watered, entertained and safe for a few days. The whole thing comes in a leather and canvas bag that can even be monogrammed (so nobody gets their luxe bags confused)

One kit for the whole family


If personal kits are too much to keep track of, you can bug out with the Minuteman IV Person Emergency Kit. This kit comes with two backpacks stuffed with two tents, four sleeping bags, emergency food and water rations that have a shelf life of up to five years, cell phone chargers, a folding shovel, a flat-fold stove, two frying pans and a 300 piece first aid kit – among many other goodies. A good choice for families, this kit will set you back about $780

Band together with the neighbors


If you want to up your disaster preparedness game, consider banding together with your neighbors like this community in Bel Air. Their homeowner’s association spent nearly $50,000 to make sure the 300 homes in their gated community were adequately prepared should the Big One or another calamity strike. They purchased everything from a 13,000-watt tri-fuel generator to a satellite phone and medical supplies including a rough-terrain wheelchair. They have assembled a 42-page disaster plan and designated a community command center at the clubhouse where various tennis courts would serve as holding areas for pets or triage centers

For those who want to prepare for every scenario


If you really want to go all out and prepare for every scenario, go ahead and splurge on the Z.E.R.O. (Zombie Extermination, Research and Operations) Kit by OpticsPlanet. For just $23,999 (you read that right), you get the essentials like Kevlar gloves, a field ops watch, a night vision scope, an assortment of specialty knives and even some laboratory equipment should you need to examine anything under a microscope. With this kit, you’ll definitely be the envy of the neighborhood

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