Total Prepare paired with Nex-xos, a trusted US MRE manufacturer, to curate a menu that we thought Canadians would love. The meals have done well in Canada, with requests coming in from the USA for Total Prepare's best-selling product.
Floods are the most frequent natural disaster across Canada, as well as one of the most often overlooked. In our home town of Victoria, it's not uncommon to see entire fields flooded out and pass them without a second thought. These fields are an excellent reminder that floods can occur anywhere, and there's not much humans can do to prevent
If there was an earthquake today - right now - would you know what to do? While Canada does get its fair share of earthquakes, many Canadians are not prepared for them, or any other type of emergency. According to Statistics Canada, only 47% of Canadians have an emergency supply kit in their home. There were 22 "felt" earthquakes in
Earthquakes are a natural phenomenon that occur throughout the world. Canada is no exception, as the country's west coast is part of the Ring of Fire - an area prone to severe earthquakes. In this blog post, we’ll explore the history of earthquakes in Canada, look at the earthquake risk areas in the country, understand the hazards associated with earthquakes,
What is a Fire Extinguisher and why would I need one? Fire extinguishers are used to stop or contain small fires. They are not meant for fires that have grown too large, or that need the expertise of a fire brigade to put out. Considering that there are over 7000 residential fires reported in Canada each year, it's a good idea
What is a Ration Pack? While the term 'ration pack' can include things like calorie or ration bars, people most often use it to refer to military-style rations. These are shelf-stable meals that are lightweight and portable. Perfect for soldiers on the move, but also great for first responders, emergency kits, emergency operation centers, and hiking. This style of meal can
What Is an N95 Mask? An N95 mask is a specific classification of respirator mask. Like all respirators, it secures across the face and stops you from breathing harmful materials. N95 masks are certified to filter out at least 95% of air born particles. The specifications also require them to be breathable, putting limits on how much they can restrict overall
Emergency kit checklists can be found all over the internet. Each has a new list of things to add to your emergency survival kit. Despite this, there are some items we see missing from almost every emergency kit that walks through our door. Whether you're preparing for 72 hours or three months, here are some items to double check are