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Our Story


Total Prepare opened its doors in 2012 with the mission to supply Canadians with more choices for emergency preparedness.

At the time, the owners found there was “nothing readily available worth buying” in BC. Unsatisfied by short-lived food bars and dinky water storage options, they set out to remedy the situation by providing hearty food, clean water, and emergency equipment with shelf lives of up to 50 years.  

Operating as an online-only business from a small Victoria-based warehouse, Total Prepare was a two-man show.

An image of the Total Prepare storefront with a rhododendron bush in bloom.

It turns out they were not alone in their hunt for quality preparedness supplies. As orders flowed in, Total Prepare’s team grew in size. The product lines expanded to include items from all eight areas of emergency preparedness, as well as options for schools, offices, and institutions. We welcome you to drop by our store at 48 Crease Avenue in Victoria to browse our product offerings and talk preparedness with our knowledgeable team!


We thoroughly research our products so you don’t have to.

Our staff regularly tests our products so we can provide personal recommendations. We taste the food, read the certifications, and even drink out of parking lot puddles, all so our customers can rest assured that they are getting only the best from Total Prepare.

If something ever does go awry, our customer experience specialists are with you every step of the way. Our support doesn’t end when the product ships, but is easy and convenient whenever you need it.

We stand by our products 100%.


Emergency preparedness can be overwhelming, and that’s where our staff comes in.

We’re here to answer all your questions, no matter how simple, complex, big, or small they may be. Total Prepare is happy to help individuals assess their needs and come up with a plan to prepare for their unique situation.

Total Prepare believes that the more people know about emergencies, the more prepared they’ll be. We write blog posts, share information on social media, and hold local workshops in Victoria to spread as much knowledge as possible to our customers and the public.

If you have any questions, or if you would like direction in planning for emergencies, please don’t hesitate to write to us (hello@totalprepare.ca) or call us local 778-265-5331 or toll-free 1-888-832-1733

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