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FREE Guides

The three steps of getting prepared are:

  1. Knowing your hazards
  2. Making a plan
  3. Getting a kit

And Total Prepare wants to help you with all three! To do this, we have put together a pair of handy emergency plan templates to help you get prepared:


What is EP Week?

Emergency preparedness week is a national event in Canada. It is an opportunity for communities and organizations to come together and learn about emergency preparedness. It is a great time to put together an emergency plan, and make sure emergency supplies are in place and up to date.

When is EP Week?

Emergency preparedness week usually takes place during the first full week of May. For 2023, this is May 7 – 13.

Why should I participate in EP week?

If you have picked up a newspaper or gone online in the last couple of years, you know that emergencies happen every day. We all hope that they happen somewhere else, but every now and then, one inevitably comes knocking.

Forest fires, floods, storms, blizzards, earthquakes, tsunamis, power outages, and tornados are all events that happen, somewhere, every year. Emergency preparedness is a kind of insurance – something you put in place to mitigate any disasters that do happen. We all hope we’ll never need our plans or supplies, but they can bring peace of mind and make emergency events easier.

Participating in emergency preparedness week is a good, quick way to ensure that you are ready, all year long.

How do I participate in EP Week?

  1. Make sure you understand your local hazards. Check your municipality or provincial websites and think back on what emergencies have affected your area in the past.
  2. Review your emergency plan. Make sure all members of your household understand the procedures they should follow.
  3. Check on your emergency supplies. Does anything need replacing? Are consumables going to expire soon? Do you need more supplies to accommodate a growing family or household?
  4. Post on social media using the hashtag #EPWeek and encourage your followers to check their own emergency preparedness supplies.

The Comprehensive Guide

The first guide is a form-fillable PDF template that includes information on Canada’s top 9 natural hazards, with tips for each. It has room for emergency contacts, meeting places, a DIY emergency kit checklist, and more! Click here for this version.

A couple working on their FREE emergency guide/plan

The Pocket Guide

Looking for a quick and convenient emergency plan that fits right in your pocket? Check out our one-page pocket emergency template. Perfect for wallets, pockets, purses, and backpacks. Click here to customize yours!

EP Week Sale!

In honour of emergency preparedness week we’re putting our most popular products on sale! This sale includes freeze dried food packages from top brands like Legacy Premium, ReadyWise, and Augason Farms, a variety of emergency kits, and MREs. See our top suggestions below or click on the button to shop all sale items!

Element E50 Fire Extinguisher


TOTAL PREPARE MRE – Meals Ready to Eat


The Essentials 3 Day Kit – 4 Person


Freeze Dried Emergency Food – 183 Serving MEGA Sample pack


New Videos this week!

We’ve got new content coming out on our Youtube channel that we think you’re really going to love! From Monday to Friday a new video will be posted each day! Subscribe to our channel to make sure you don’t miss out. Below are some previews of the exciting topics we will be covering! Click here to visit our channel.

NEW - Happy Yak

A big EP Week welcome to our newest product line: Happy Yak! These top-quality cook in pouch meals are made in Quebec 🍁 and are a long-time favourite with adventurers everywhere! Check out the mouth-watering menu:

Stock up for your next adventure or add some exotic flavour to your emergency supplies.

Happy Yak Mandarin Beef and Rice