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How do you prepare to have emergency food on hand when you do not even have enough food in the house to feed yourself or your family? This week one of our local food banks, the Mustard Seed, is holding a Pie-Off Challenge in honour of the Great Canadian Food Fight, a cross-Canada food drive competition to see who can collect the most food. The Pie-Off is to challenge local businesses to collect cans, or pie … Read More


Camping Gear to the Rescue – Part II  In Camping Gear to the Rescue Part I, we shared how camping gear can double up as emergency equipment in the event of an emergency. Below are more helpful tips on where to store your gear and how being familiar with camping is an advantage when unforeseen circumstances force you out of your home.   Storage location matters Now you know how useful your equipment is, the … Read More


Wait! Don’t store your camping equipment away just yet! The nights are getting cooler, the mornings damper. Signs campers dread as the camping season comes to a close. Accepting the inevitable, we mournfully put our equipment away, catching wisps of smoke caught in the fabric of our tents that instantly transport us back to the warm glow of laughter and comradery around the campfire. Our thoughts drift off to the promise of next year’s adventures as we sadly … Read More


When spring comes and you feel the sun shining it is a great opportunity to get out and spend some time in the garden. Being able to plant your own fruits and vegetables is an ideal way for some to relax, spend time with the kids, and of course, eat healthy. Even if you don’t have a big yard with lots of growing space you can still plant a large variety of seeds in planter … Read More


With summer approaching more and more people are getting outdoors and enjoying the sunshine. Whatever your activity of choice may be it is important to be prepared if you are spending long days outside. Going on long hikes with your family can be the most enjoyable time and give you amazing memories. If you are out and something happens however, and you are not prepared for it, it can be a long stressful day. When … Read More


As recent news stories have shown, earthquakes can happen anywhere, anytime and it is important to be prepared all year round. Those who live in small rural communities may need to be even more prepared than those in larger communities. It is important to make sure you have all the essential tools for surviving and enough food and water to last you up to a month if needed. Living in a small rural community has … Read More


As this year’s relentless winter finally approaches, countless homes across the country are bracing for record flood waters. Making sure your home, business and other possessions are protected before the waters reach your community or neighbourhood is your best defense. Quick Dam Flood Barriers is an innovative new product that is designed to contain and divert water away from your home or business.  Quick Dam eliminates the need for heavy sandbags that are bulky to … Read More


Unfortunately many areas in the country are still in the grip of winter with already heavy accumulations of snow and more on the way. As bleak as it may seem, spring is just around the corner and with it, the melting of huge amounts of snow in a relatively short period of time. The result will inevitably be the danger of flooding in many areas throughout the country. Preparing in advance is the best way … Read More


Hiking is a great way to keep fit and a favourite pass time throughout much of the country especially in mountainous regions such as western Canada. The solitude, communing with nature and the majestic beauty of the wilderness is an ideal way to unwind and leave the stresses of day-to-day life behind. But when planning a hiking or camping trip into the back country, even if it’s just for a day or two, safety has … Read More


With the huge amount of snow that has already been received throughout much of the country, and with some cities expecting still more accumulation, many homes are facing issues concerning water supply. In some cases pipes have frozen in most of the homes in several neighbourhoods leaving residents without any water at all. In still other communities where warmer weather has caused an unexpected high run-off due to large amounts of melting snow, water has … Read More


As we all know, emergencies and natural disasters can happen anywhere and anytime. For anyone with school-aged children, a huge fear for any parent is that an emergency situation will occur while their children are at school or daycare. The safety and well-being of your children is of course the biggest concern but is your child’s school or daycare prepared to care for your child for an extended period of time? The fact is that … Read More


Summer or winter; what can be more exhilarating than an outdoor wilderness adventure? Understanding and being prepared for the unexpected is the key to a great backcountry hiking or camping trip. Food, safe drinking water, clothing, and safety gear are essential for any such outing. The biggest concern when packing for such an adventure is that all items are lightweight enough to be carried for traveling in conditions where the terrain can sometimes present a … Read More


If you already have your emergency food and water supply safely stored, it’s time to start thinking about those few ‘extras’ that will make a huge difference to your supplies. Items such as complete toilet sets and respirators are two things that many people don’t automatically think about but will certainly be appreciated whether it’s to complement what you already have stored or to use on camping and outdoor wilderness adventures. One of the things … Read More


Outdoor adventures provide great opportunities for exploring the beauty of nature that we might otherwise not have the time to indulge in. It also gives us some much needed time to unwind, relax and forget about our day-to-day obligations; if only for a while. But as with anything else in life, planning ahead to make sure we are safe and prepared for some of those unexpected things that can happen is important. Making sure we … Read More


Although it may not seem to be in some parts of the country, spring really is just around the corner. For most of us this means getting outdoors a little more, tending to the yard, planning a garden, bar-b-queuing, and just enjoying the warmer weather.  But, depending on where you live, spring can also mean flooding. Spring rains and melting snow from nearby mountains can cause river levels to rise rapidly, putting homes and communities … Read More


Total Prepare’s Top 10 Emergency Preparedness products across Canada.   LifeStraw – The award-winning personal water filter, designed to provide you with safe, clean drinking water in any situation. Legacy Premium 120 Serving Entrée Bucket – 120 hearty servings of lunch and dinner gourmet entree’s for one person for 60 days. Premium 4 Person Family Survival Kit – Loaded with survival gear basics needed for making the most of any emergency situation. Etón FRX2 Multi-powered, … Read More