reply to post by pheonix358
After the M6.2 last year and the contents of our Pantry spilled on the floor, I got some white plastic strip 80mm x1mm (3"x.1/8") and screwed it to
the front edge of each shelf. We keep pantry items to one layer high now too, so they don't fall over behind the shelf lip.
All our wall pictures/paintings have 2 hooks.
Small nick-nacks in the lounge and dining room are stuck to the shelf with "museum wax" (you can google that)
All high cabinets or bookshelves are fixed to the wall with a metal L shaped bracket and 2 screws, so they don't tip over.
(I had just fitted one of those to my Dad's antique nick-nack cabinet which has dozens of glass and pottery pieces in it a few weeks ago when he
moved back here from Australia, it has a glass front (doors) and glass shelves and sits on 4 x 1ft high legs, as soon as I seen it I knew it needed a
We generally keep stuff at floor level, such as big pots and vases.
As well as the basic EQ survival stuff like;
2 x 500x800x500mm plastic storage boxes filled with canned and dried food, radio, batteries, flashlight, candles, toiletries, prescription drugs etc,
we keep in a cupboard right beside the front door. It pays to replenish this every 3 months ( which just happens to coincide with the earthquake
events we have been having here the last few years)
3 x 20 litre containers of water, we keep covered just outside the back door. (probably should have more, but where do you stop? get your own 100 gal
I also got myself a rechargeable battery thingy for my cell phone that you plug into your computer to charge, makes it easier to remember to keep it
charged. Take it with you and its good for an extra day of phone useage.