San Francisco

DIY Disaster Kits

6:00 p.m. | Thursday, February 16, 2012

Image credit: U.S. Geological Survey

In the Bay Area, we all know we should have disaster kits at the ready, but who has time to assemble all the items on their own? Go MacGyver with us at the SPUR Urban Center and assemble your own portable disaster kit while hearing from experts about disaster preparedness. We’ll provide essential supplies such as flashlights, first-aid kits, whistles, emergency blankets, gloves, water sanitation supplies and more. Everyone will go home with a portable disaster kit that they created, a chance to win prizes in our raffle and a better understanding of how we can build a culture of preparedness across the Bay Area.

Raffle prizes include survival knives, bags from Chrome, Incase and Crumpler, family-sized medical kits and other great items.

BYOB (Bring Your Own Backpack). Limited to 50 people. This is event is sold out! This event is generously supported by the Koret Foundation.



Thank you to our sponsors and partners:


Cole Hardware

NERT (Neighborhood Emergency Response Team, SF Fire Department)

CAPSS (San Francisco Community Action Plan for Seismic Safety)


SPUR Urban Center
654 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-4015
Phone: 415.781.8726



This event is completely sold out!

654 Mission Street,
San Francisco, CA 94105-4015
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Individual ticket purchases. If you request a refund between 2 and 10 business days prior to the event, SPUR can issue a 25 percent refund. Requests for refunds received less than 2 days prior to an event cannot be accommodated.

Sponsorship payments will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.


If you are interested in participating in any SPUR meetings, seminars, conferences, programs and/or walking tours and require auxiliary aids or services for your disability (e.g., qualified interpreter, qualified reader, written materials, taped texts), please submit your request to SPUR at least five (5) business days in advance of the SPUR event by contacting the Public Programming team at or 415-781-8726 x132. SPUR will work with you in identifying effective auxiliary aids or services that it can provide. If you need to cancel your request, please notify SPUR at least two (2) business days in advance. SPUR reserves the right to deny specific requests for qualified interpreters or qualified readers to individuals who repeatedly submit requests for auxiliary aids/services and fail to cancel at least two (2) business days in advance.​

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