Thinking about disasters can be overwhelming. Every year, the news is full of stories about earthquakes, hurricanes, and other emergencies. You might have lived through some of these yourself. If so, you especially understand the importance of preparing ahead. Having the right supplies on hand in case of a flood or power outage, for instance, can make the experience a
Did you know that British Columbia is home to 18 volcanoes? It's true. Although dormant, they span the length of the province in clusters known as "volcanic belts". If they're dormant, though, should we be worried about a volcanic eruption? Let's briefly consider our area's volcanic history. The last eruption in Canada occurred in Lava Forks Provincial Park sometime within the last
From Sun Tzu to Benjamin Franklin to Stephen King, we humans have long understood the importance of preparing. At its core, preparedness has always looked the same. Whether you’re storing food for when times are lean or you’re keeping an umbrella in your car in case it rains, you’ve done what hundreds of generations of people have done before you. You
Ever since Total Prepare was founded in 2012, we have been working hard to make Canadian communities safer. Preparedness has seen more public awareness in the past few years, and we couldn't be happier that folks are paying attention! Plus, we've growing our team to better serve Canadians everywhere. As we continue moving forward into uncharted waters, we're thrilled to have
Emergency Managers are the backbone of the preparedness industry. From companies to governments, they're the ones who coordinate their organizations and call the shots when disaster strikes. But what is it like to be an Emergency Manager? To get an inside look at the role and the impact it has on the people who perform it, we spoke to Ian Foss,
Early in the morning on Saturday, January 15, 2022, many west coast Canadians received a notification from their local alert system: a tsunami advisory notice. We were instructed to stay away from beaches and marinas due to increased tidal currents until the advisory was lifted. Thankfully, there was no need for evacuation in our area. The advisory came as a result
In the spirit of apocalypse planning, let’s talk about really long-term survival strategies. In a zombie outbreak or other cataclysmic event you may find yourself needing to build or repair structures without the help of a construction company. While building a simple survival shelter will keep you alive in the short-term, the comfort and convenience of buildings can’t be overlooked.
New Year’s resolutions are a great way to take your one-day list and start checking off items. This year, I’m planning to beef up my emergency kit. Even knowing what I know about preparedness, it’s way too easy to get complacent when I’m all snuggled up in my house with heat, electricity, and Wi-Fi. A lot of people think prepping is getting