You're visiting Total Prepare, so there's a pretty good chance that you are already prepared, or are thinking about preparedness seriously. But do you ever look around at your family and friends and wonder why no one else seems to be ready? Steven Eberlein did, and lucky for us he's written and performed a TEDx talk on the subject! Having spent a
Canada is renowned worldwide for many things: maple syrup, endless forests, crystal clear lakes, towering mountains, hockey, and poutine. But one thing stands above the rest in making Canada a stand-out nation and popular tourist spot, despite our weather. I am, of course, talking about our diverse and populous wildlife.For most of day to day life, an average person is
Howling winds drive ice and snow against the windshield, hiding the road as you dutifully follow the trail left by the car ahead. The car's heater whirs loudly on high, blasting hot air at the glass to stop it from fogging, though white haze is still creeping in at the edges. As the trail ahead disappears, you're left wondering if
Working in the emergency preparedness industry allows us to meet people and preppers from all over the country and all walks of life. We equip civilians, government, schools, hospitals, and corporations with supplies to take on a wide variety of potential threats. About once a month we get a call that surprises us and introduces us to yet another facet
Have you been camping yet this summer? May long weekend is often the perfect first weekend of camping in the summer. Then it’s easy for June and July to get away from us and suddenly it’s August and we’re already trying not to think about the fall!So, since it’s August, we hope that some of you out there are considering
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!
What Happened?In our previous blog post, we shared a breakdown on the January tsunami warning that occurred up and down the West Coast of British Columbia. Some communities were more prepared than others—but for every community, it was an important reminder to review the warning and communication systems in place and fill in the gaps that were brought to