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How to Build a Foodie Earthquake Kit, The L.A. Edition

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If you're a native Angeleno, you're probably familiar with the parental nagging to make sure that there's always a pair of shoes and a flashlight under the bed, and an earthquake kit handy. Call us paranoid, but the two tremblers that shook Los Angeles within the last 24 hours have us double and triple checking said supplies are in place.

The problem with most of these earthquake kits is that they're stocked with some pretty unpalatable supplies: ancient granola bars, tins of mercury-laden tuna, and chalky powdered milk are just some of the staples we remember from the Northridge quake of '94.

So why not put together an earthquake kit stuffed with local goodies and artisanal products to get you through a natural disaster? Living amidst a pile of rubble is trying enough as it is. You might as well have some comfort food (and small batch spirits!) to get you through it.

Check out some of our favorite non-perishables in the gallery above, and let us know what gourmet treats you have stocked up in your earthquake kit.

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