A: Apart from the seven essential items, is there anything else I should include in an emergency earthquake kit?
B: Yes. Less essential items include batteries, a radio, warm clothing, copies of identification documents, a light raincoat or poncho, disposable hand warmers and facial tissues.
A: Is there anything else?
Photo: Chen Hsien-yi, Liberty Times 照片：自由時報陳賢義
B: You could also include a towel, masks and stationery. You could even prepare a set of spare keys, a Swiss army knife and some cash.
A: I’m going to prepare an emergency kit right away.
B: Remember to check it once every six months and replace any items as necessary.
（Translated by Edward Jones, Taipei Times／台北時報張聖恩）
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