Summer is my favourite season. Blue skies, barbeques, sun-naps, swimming, camping, and hiking make it an ideal time to get outside and have some fun. With all these summer-specific activities comes unique risks that are uncommon in colder weather.Today we’ll look at 7 Summer Safety Hazards as described by Doctor Ryan Stanton. These are the top injuries and ailments that
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
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
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!
The BackstoryIf you’ve been reading our blog lately, you’ll know that we dove a bit deeper into the aftermath situation of the January tsunami warning that was triggered all down Canada’s West coast by an early morning earthquake in Alaska. Specifically, in our last couple of posts, we’ve been talking about alert systems—where they’re useful and where they need to
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
Total Prepare offers free emergency preparedness workshops at our Victoria, BC location. Our next workshop is Saturday, June 9th at 11AM. We will go over the essentials of emergency preparedness, highlight some products we offer, as well as offer food tastings. There are still a few seats left, so if you are needing a little help in getting started or even looking to