Monthly Archives: November 2012

  • Emergency Kits Bring Confidence in Face of Storm

    Our customer service team received the following email from a customer in Massachusetts on Tuesday morning. Hearing stories like this—and helping give people the confidence she mentions—is exactly why we love helping people prepare.

    It’s Tuesday morning and all is quiet here. We are fine as is my Emergency Essentials Bug-out Bag with the emergency medical items I need.  It was simply amazing to have that bag arrive Friday in time to pack for [Hurricane] Sandy.
    My grandchildren away at college have also tested their Emergency Essentials Bug-out Bags—as has my husband. Again, they are all warm, safe, etc. and they have what they need to weather not just safely, but appropriately and pretty comfortably.
     Once again, just knowing they were “all set” was a tremendous peace of mind. They knew they were “set” as well, so they could sit back, catch up on study, sleep, etc. without worrying.
    I do want you guys to know that all the emergency people who check on us look at how [my emergency kit] is packed, smile, and seem to derive great relief from just seeing the big red bag. It’s one more person they don’t have to worry about. Apparently most people don’t prepare in advance here, so we’re people they can cross off their list unless something really unusual happens.  [emphasis added]
    Emergency Essentials (R) 3-Day Emergency Kit
    She mentions two specific points I think are important:
    1. Having emergency kits and the items customized to their needs gave her and her family the confidence they needed to face the storm—and allowed them to do so in relative comfort in their area.
    2. Having the items you need to support yourself in an emergency frees up emergency personnel to help those who are injured, separated from loved ones, or have other needs that require assistance from professionals.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with those still being impacted by Sandy, and those who are starting recovery efforts in her wake.
    --Sarah

    Posted In: Uncategorized Tagged With: emergency kits, hurricanes

  • Mountain House Sale and Giveaway!

    November 3rd through the 30th we have all Mountain House #10 Cans on sale for at least 20% off with select entrées a monster 32%off! This sale only happens twice a year, so don’t miss out. And we’re so excited we’re giving away three cans—one for breakfast, one for lunch, and one for dinner. If you win you’ll get:

    ·         1 #10 can of Scrambled Eggs and Bacon (approx. 16 servings, on sale for 32% off)
    ·         1 #10 can of Chicken Stew (approx. 10 servings, on sale for 32% off)
    ·         1 #10 can of Chili Mac (approx. 10 servings, on sale for 32% off)
    Mountain House Chili Mac
    Here’s how you enter:
    Leave a comment below to let us know your experience with Mountain House: Have you ever tried it? What flavor is your favorite? Planning to stock up this month?Be sure to include your email address in your comment so we can contact you if you're the winner.
    That’s it! Also check out the rest of our Mountain House Sale at BePrepared.com.
    New to Mountain House? Check out these blog posts to learn more about freeze-dried foods:

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  • Resource: Google Crisis Map

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    In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, Google Crisis Map is a useful tool for finding emergency shelters, information about power outages, FEMA disaster declared areas, traffic conditions, and more.  The web page is a Google map with a search box in the upper left corner where you can search for a specific city or state.
    To the right of the map are a series of check boxes that when checked reveal icons and other imagery on the map. For example, you can click on a pink dot icon on the map to get information on a local Red Cross shelter (see image above).
    Having this and other information can help you, or someone you know in an affected area, get critical information. 

    Posted In: Uncategorized Tagged With: resources, hurricanes

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