What is an EMP? EMP stands for Electromagnetic Pulse. Simply put, it is an intense burst of electric and/or magnetic energy caused by the abrupt and rapid acceleration of charged particles (usually electrons). EMPs can cover huge swaths of the electromagnetic spectrum, from low-frequency radio waves to high frequency ultraviolet ones.To put it in three words: radiating electrical burst. What causes an
If you’re tired of being asked ‘what do you want for Christmas?’ from every angle you’re not alone. Especially if you don’t know the answer! It’s great that family and friends want to show you they care with gifts, but every now and again, for me at least, the endless question can feel like pestering.Of course, it’s just as (if
Contaminated Water Avoidance and Purification Water, water everywhere, there must be lots to drink! This is the attitude many Canadians take towards their emergency water preparations. We live in a country that is so abundant in fresh water that people learn to take it for granted. Fair enough, we do have a lot of it, but your neighborhood stream won’t be
Shelter in Place Many people hear the word ‘emergency’ and immediately assume evacuation, but according to first responders and emergency preparedness specialists evacuation is rarely the best route. Unless instructed to do otherwise, or there is obvious threat to your property (an incoming fire or tsunami for example) then stay home! It’s where all your good stuff is. Reception centers, roadways, and
Total Prepare is on the air! Alison Stewart, the manager of Total Prepare, gave an interview on CFAX radio about earthquake safety and supplies. Joining Alison on the air is Mike Ursel of Quake Safe to tell us all about securing our homes, businesses, and other buildings for a major seismic event. Click below to listen in!
With the calamitous wildfires taking place in British Columbia, especially in the 100 Mile House, Ashcroft, and Cache Creek areas, it is more important than ever for Canadians to be prepared for evacuation. With longer, hotter summers making huge wildfires the new normal here are some things that you and your family can do to increase your wildfire preparedness. Talk to
Wow time flies! It has been over a year and half since the last time we were invited to guest blog for Total Prepare and what a busy time it’s been!Our business continues to grow by leaps and bounds. We have doubled in size since we last wrote here and expect to double again this year. This has been a
At Total Prepare, we recognize that spending money on purchases that you’re going to stick in your closet until the next emergency can be a bit anticlimactic. When you buy something new, it’s fun to be able to use it!We’ve recently added the Grayl Ultralite Purifier & Filter to our stock of amazing emergency supply products, and this is one