A basic disaster kit should have supplies for three days to cover your family and pets if you’re evacuated and two weeks of supplies if you’re sheltering in your home, possibly without heat, electricity and running water. (TNS) — You’ve been meaning to put together a disaster supplies kit ever since you heard predictions that a Cascadia quake and tsunami would impact most everyone around you. Last week’s record-breaking, back-to-back earthquakes in California might have made the need to assemble essentials in one place seem more urgent. You can build an emergency preparedness kit yourself, following guidelines by the American Red Cross and Ready.gov, or you can buy a ready-made survival pack. A basic disaster kit should have supplies for three days to cover your family and pets if you are evacuated and two weeks of supplies if you’re hunkering down in your home, possibly without heat, electricity and running water. Even if you already have a lightweight, portable disaster kit, you might find it useful to add other items packed into ready-made-kits such as a signal mirror, waterproof matches and gas-shut off wrench. You might also consider the color of your container. Some peopl...