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Remember once your turn off your gas you CANNOT turn it back on.. it MUST be turned on by the gas company..
Water, a great way to get water stored up is to head over to Fred Meyers and grab those 5 gal water cooler containers they are about $11.00 and fill them up with the machine $1.75 the water is UV serialized and will last a little longer then tap water.. You should have 1.5 Gallons per person per day for drinking and cooking.
Add some bleach to your emergency kit it is a VERY versatile tool for making water you can drink, keeping things clean etc..
I like the idea of keeping yours in your garden shed. I keep mine in my car.. I think my odds of my car NOT being effected by an earthquake are rather good.. Other things I keep in my shed.. If you don’t have a car or want to keep other things safe you could get a car topper and put it in your backyard. They lock, you can cover it with a tarp and again it will be accessible in an emergency.
You could add to that a second first aid kit. Extra toiletries, vacuum packed dry foods, a small tent, tools etc..
Yes there is community training of sorts. Check out the Portland Neighborhood Emergency teams. http://pdxprepared.com/
Also here is a great guide to a creating your own kit. http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/assemble_disaster_supplies_kit.shtm
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