Monthly Archives: April 2013

  • Steph-Lesson-Learned(terroristattack)

    I was a student at the University of London, scraping my way through school by working as a software tester in a building on Tavistock Square.  On July 7, 2005, London was attacked by suicide bombers who set off explosions in the London Underground (London’s subway system) and on a bus. In addition to the bombers, 52 civilians were killed and 700 more were injured. This is part of an email I sent to my brother:

    The bus bomb went off about 60 yards away from my office. It was scary. We'd heard rumors of bombs but I didn't believe them until I heard the boom. I got scared when people ran back into the building yelling, “Get back! Get back!" I thought for sure we were goners; that someone with a gun was headed our way. (It's a terrible feeling to know there is nothing you can do to protect yourself or those around you.) We also thought there might be another bomb. Our office faces the street and has huge windows so I knew if there was another explosion, the glass would shatter and we'd get injured that way. I dove under my desk but it felt so futile. My desk was one of the few exposed; any debris would’ve hit me.

    They evacuated us out the back door. We had no idea what was going on. The supervisors were rattled, but did a pretty good job of making decisions.

    One thing that was tough to see was the worry people experienced when they couldn't get a hold of their relatives or friends. In the panic, I had forgotten that there was another set of employees in the basement; I thought maybe they were stuck down there still... they got out all right though.

    At first I was upset because we waited a long time for someone to make a decision about where we should go. Also because we had no idea how big the attacks were we didn't know how to get to there safely. On maps London looks very big and spread out but most of the places in Zone 1 (central London) are within walking distance. So no matter which direction we took, we'd be running into an area that had been bombed or threatened... basically we didn't feel safe.

    Some of the guys in our group, when we were waiting around in the park, went into a few shops and bought water, crisps, biscuits, and candies to pass around. And everyone was very calm and relaxed; patient too. I think people were a bit upset that the supervisors asked us not to leave, we all just wanted to go home (!), but overall there was a sense of support and patience.

    A few hours later my company got us to their headquarters (we walked) and made sure we had food, water, toilet, cash, a place to stay, and counseling. I think they're a great company and really admire the way they handled this situation, and even more how they treated us.

    All transportation in Central London shut down for a while, so I offered my place to those who couldn't make it home. I don't consider this a particularly large gesture, but some people were quite moved. There were also two kids who had been evacuated from Euston Station that were wondering how to get to London Bridge (where I live). I heard them asking and said we were going there later and wouldn't they walk with us... somebody called me a hero for helping them out and I felt like snorting. If that's all it takes then we're all heroes really, because everyone was helping everyone else. We hugged people we never met who were shaking or crying. We tried to cheer up each other and offered sweaters or coats to strangers. People were encouraging the supervisors and supporting their decisions.

    I'm a little rattled, but safe and sound. I feel really blessed because I realize that if things had been timed a little differently I would have been caught in the middle of two, if not three, of the bombings. I could have been on the Russel Square train that was bombed. If I had left home a little later I would have been trapped in the underground, or if the bus bomb had gone off when we were on break I would have been standing right in front of it.

    Emergency Essentials: For whom were you responsible?   

    Stephanie: I was only responsible for myself, but I picked up two teenage boys who were headed to my area. They were with our crowd outside of the office building.

    EE: Were you prepared?

    S: I was not prepared.

    EE: What didn't work for you in this emergency? What do you wish you would have had on hand?

    S: I wish that I would have had more information on hand, and more communication ability so I could know what was going on. I needed to decide whether to leave or stay. I wish I’d had a map, so I could plot out alternative routes on it.

    EE: What will you do differently next time?    

    S: I hope there isn't a next time! I would like to keep an emergency kit/backpack at work. I might also keep a bicycle or scooter for when other transportation is not possible.

    EE: Anything else you'd like us to know?

    S: I’d also like to let you know that in an emergency situation, it’s really important to be able to make decisions. Find out as much information as you can and make the best decision possible. Usually that’s going to be to return home. If you’re in a large group it’s important to let people know you are leaving. Tell the supervisor in charge of head-count. Don’t leave without notifying several people – always tell more than one person.

    Note: Originally published 12April2013.

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  • You’ve probably heard that Emergency Essentials is running a big sale on our Gourmet Year Supplies of Food Storage. If not, read on—we don’t want you to miss out.

    This sale is a great way to get your complete year supply of food for an unbeatable price. And the more you buy, the more you’ll save on each supply. Here’s the pricing on the Gourmet 1600 and 2000:

    Gourmet Savings

    Both of these year supplies feature delicious freeze dried and dehydrated meals which give you unrivaled convenience and supreme quality. Here are five reasons the Gourmet Year Supplies of Food are so great:

    • Just-add-water preparation—you’ll get delicious, high-quality meals and desserts without any cooking or baking.
    • The Year Supplies include breakfasts, lunches, dinners, sides, drinks, and desserts.
    • Meals and desserts are ready in 10 minutes!
    • Each supply will sustain one adult for one full year.
    • The Emergency Essentials Year Supplies have a shelf life of up to 30 years, and sometimes more depending on storage conditions!

    Here are some ideas for getting the most out of this sale:

    Use your tax return! Invest your tax return in a different kind of “savings” or “insurance” by investing in food storage. Food storage is a reliable way to provide for your family during an emergency, crisis, or disaster situation. 

    Buy multiple supplies. If you were to buy the cans one-by-one it would cost you $5982.03 for a single Gourmet 2000 Year Supply. You’ll save about $2000 per supply when you buy four or more Gourmet 2000s.

    I can see what you’re thinking: “Thousands of dollars on food storage! Are you crazy?!” I know it’s a lot of money to part with on one purchase—but the peace of mind you’ll have knowing you’ve got a year’s worth of food (and delicious, easy-to-prepare food at that) is worth every penny.

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    Still, if you can’t afford it, it’s best not to go into debt to get it. If you don’t have the money to buy several supplies, here’s another great option: 

    Make a group purchase. You don’t have to buy the multiple supplies by yourself—you can get several families in the neighborhood to make the purchase together. In fact, you could even split a year supply. The more supplies you buy, the larger the discount, so it makes sense to get your preparedness team in on this sale.

    If you have the money, this is the time to buy your Gourmet Year Supply of food. Now all you need to do is figure out where you’re going to store it!

    Posted In: Uncategorized Tagged With: sale, Gourmet 2000, Year Supply

  • Holy cow. Sometimes people in TV shows are soooo frustrating. I mean, seriously, people, think a little bit. Last night I was watching The Walking Dead and some emergency preparedness lessons really hit home. (WARNING: Don’t spoil anything for me, I’ve only just finished season 2 and don’t want to hear anything about season 3.)

    Having said that…SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen any of the episodes and plan to, don’t read the next two paragraphs.

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    So in the show, a horde of zombies descends on the group and overruns their home. The group is driven out, and everyone is separated; most are in groups of two or three, but several people are on their own. It was frustrating and nerve wracking to watch.

    I kept yelling, “You should’ve had an emergency plan! Where are your emergency kits? Did you designate a rendezvous point?” (I know it’s fiction, but I like to get into it.)

    (Spoiler over.)

    Fiction or not, everyone can benefit from having a plan, having an emergency kit, and designating a meeting point. For me, that’s the lesson the WD episode drove home. When you’ve experienced the comfort of group support and camaraderie, the last thing you want to do is go solo. Groups of like-minded individuals can work together to provide food and protection for each other. Not to mention easing the work load and keeping up morale.

    So the lesson I learned? Before an emergency or natural disaster, pick a safe spot where your family and other members of your preparedness team can meet. It’s important to practice and to plan for various scenarios, so in addition to picking the spot, actually go there. Try getting to your meeting point from different parts of town like your home, workplace, church, or your children’s school. Try getting there in different ways; drive once, then bike or walk the route. If you really want to test yourself, see how long it takes you to grab your emergency kit and get to the meeting point.

    You might even consider picking two meeting points – one that’s close to home in case the emergency is confined to your house or block, and one that’s a little further away in the case of a larger disaster.

    If only The Walking Dead had a seasoned prepper in it. The show would be soooo much cooler. Or at least less frustrating! Helpful tips and know-it-all attitude aside, what about you? Do you watch The Walking Dead or is that too out there for you? More importantly, do you have a designated meeting point?

    Posted In: Uncategorized Tagged With: Emergency plan, Television, rendezvous, meeting point

  • If you’ve been following our Baby Steps series, you should be ready to plant your garden. You can start with seeds or seedlings and these baby steps will tell you how.

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    Plant seeds. Many gardeners in the US started their seeds indoors to maximize the growing season. If the ground is warm enough you can start your seeds in the ground. Now is a great time to plant peas if your ground temperature is at least 40° F/4°C. Other plants like squash need warmer ground of at least 60°/18° C. A garden thermometer can determine the ground temperature for you.

    Smaller seeds can be planted in bunches. Not all the seeds will sprout so don’t worry about “overpopulation”. You’ll thin them out after their first true leaves have grown. (See the images below.) Larger seeds, like corn, should be planted individually. Dig about 1.5 to 2 times deeper than the size of the seed, and cover with soil, then with a board until the seedlings come up. If you’re planting corn, make sure to plant the seeds deeply enough. Click here to read more in an article by North Carolina State University.

     

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    Plant (or transplant) seedlings. Has the last frost date passed? If so, it’s time to transplant your seedlings!

    First, you’ll need to harden off the seedlings. This technique takes about a week and acclimatizes seedlings that have been grown indoors in a consistent temperature and light exposure. Put your tray of seedlings outside in the shade, but bring them inside if it’s still cold at night. Then gradually work them into half sun/half shade, then full sun, and then plant them in your garden. This keeps your seedlings from going into shock, which would cause early plant failure.

    When you’re ready to plant the seedlings, loosen the soil and prepare the plant rows or holes. Let’s use tomatoes as an example. Dig a horizontal hole if you have space (watch this video). Or stick with the more common vertical hole. Carefully take the whole root system out of box – don’t loosen the roots too much. Leave it in tact and bury up to the leaves. Sprinkle with water.

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    Nurture seedlings. Your transplanted seedlings need a little TLC so keep an eye on them for the first couple of days. Make sure that their soil is moist, but not mushy, and keep them shaded from the hot sun.

    You can further strengthen the seedlings by gently running your hands across them. Thanks Gardening Life for the tip!

    We're glad you've started gardening. With a garden you’re well on your way to providing delicious food storage, not to mention being more self-sufficient.

    If you’d like more detailed information click on any of the links below.

    Let us know how your seeds and seedlings do, and happy gardening!

    Planting Seeds

    Planting Vegetables from Seeds and Seedlings

    Seed Starting

    Nurture Seedlings on a Tiered Growing Stand

     

    Posted In: Uncategorized Tagged With: baby steps, gardening, seeds, seedlings

  • Pennies for Prepping Banner

    Hi, friends! Urban Girl here with my Pennies for Prepping update. How did you do this month?

    I decided to take a little different approach to saving my preparedness cash in March. Since I use a mostly-cash system to pay for things, I decided to set aside a $20 bill at the beginning of the month, and then if I absolutely needed to use it for something, I would pull it out of my Pennies for Prepping jar. (And by need I do actually mean need—like gas in my car to get to work, or shampoo. [Though I do realize that some people think those needs are debatable.])

    As it turns out, I didn't need to break into the bank, and I put away a few additional dollars throughout the month for a total of $26.52. Adding that to my balance of $4.56 left from February, I had a total of $31.08 available for preps.

    I was looking over the things I’ve purchased since January, along with the things I’ve collected since I started thinking about preparedness. I realized that I was missing items in a few crucial areas:

    -warmth (I had hand warmers, but they were expired, so who knows how good they would have been)

    -light (I have flashlights in my kits, but nothing for around the house, and nothing that would leave my hands free for getting things done)

    -food (I have a 3600-calorie ration bar in each kit, and wanted to add more options)

    There are, of course, other areas I need to add to, but these are the ones I chose to focus on for now.

     

    So, here’s what I got in March:

    An LED Glow Stick Combo. I split the glow sticks between my at-home and car emergency kits so I have another option for light if my flashlight isn't enough—especially if I’ve got someone else with me who will need their own source of light.

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    Four HotSpot Hand Warmers. They were a killer deal in March at 1.99 each. So I stocked up. For now I think reusable hand warmers will be enough to get me through spring, summer, and fall. But before winter gets here, I’ll get some single-use 18-hour hand and body warmers for my car kit in case I have some problems on the road in bad weather.

    Hot Spot Reusable Hand Warmer

    Four packs of Fresh & Go floss. These individual packets of floss are genius, in my opinion. Stick some in your kits, stash a few in your purse, or pack a couple in your wallet so you can always have dazzling chompers…spinach salad and freshly-cracked pepper notwithstanding.

     Fresh and Go Pocket Floss

    One of the new High Uinta Gear™ Night Sight™ Headlamps. I wouldn't necessarily say I’m a klutz, but if I were ever asked to hold a flashlight and try to change a tire simultaneously, I think only failure and injury would result. So, I’m investing in headlamps for my kits—one at a time for now. This time the headlamp is going in my car kit, and next time it will go in my at-home kit.

    High Uinta Night Sight headlamp

    A couple of MREs. Have you tried the new Garlic Herb Chicken MRE? (technically it's called Chicken Breast Fillet Seasoned with Garlic and Herb Sauce, but who has time to say all that?) If you haven't tried it, order it now. You’ll thank me later, I promise. This meat has delicious flavor and will go well with almost anything. Eat it alone for some quick protein, or eat the chicken and sauce over some rice for a great entrée. Serve it with veggies, wrap it up in a tortilla with some refried beans, etc., etc., and so forth. (Yum.)

    Chicken Breast Fillet with Garlic and Herb Sauce

     I also grabbed a Ratatouille MRE—because Ratatouille is awesome.

    So that’s it for my March purchases. I am left with $1.28 toward April purchases. And I think I’ll check back with you guys to tell you my planned purchases before the month is over—I tend to buy sale items, so in case you want to take advantage of the sales, too, I’ll post while they’re still valid.

    What about you? Saving up for anything specific? If you don’t live near a store, consider saving up for a longer period of time and just placing one or two orders a year with your Pennies for Prepping to save on shipping costs.

    Until next time, happy prepping!

    --Urban Girl

    Posted In: Uncategorized Tagged With: Urban Girl, warmth, Prepping on a Budget, Budget, Pennies for Prepping, emergency preparedness, MRE, light

  • Believe it or not, building a raised garden bed is pretty easy. As a quick intro, the benefits of using garden beds are:

    -  You don’t have to pull rocks out of the ground (unless you need to create a flat area). Just build on top.

    -  Raised garden beds make for tidy, manageable plots. They’re easy to walk between so you can tend the plants easily. Generally there will be fewer weeds which means less weeding!

    -  A raised garden bed gives your plants better drainage, which usually results in more produce.

    -  More produce means more food for your food storage and emergency supplies!

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    Another great thing about building your own raised garden beds is that you can customize the look and shape to fit the area you have. Do you want a long rectangle, a square, or maybe even a triangle? Are you going to bury them in the ground a few inches, bury posts at each end, or just set them on top of the soil? You decide what works best for you!

    As usual, Popular Mechanics has an informative post on building a raised bed garden. Here’s a video from Patti Moreno, of Garden Girl TV. Following her step by step instructions will make building raised garden beds so easy! Even better, she includes these two tips, just in time for Earth Day.

    1. Use untreated wood. Pressure treated wood has chemicals that you definitely don’t want transferring to your vegetables.
    2. When possible, use recycled materials like wood from that old barn or shed you’re pulling down. Using recycled materials helps the earth by keeping stuff out of landfills and processing plants. And it lends your garden a sense of history.

    Sunset also has a comprehensive article that gives you a step-by-step guide and offers specific style ideas, including some that use unexpected styles and materials.

    Speaking of alternative styles and materials, have you ever considered building a raised garden bed out of concrete construction blocks? Doreen G. Howard at The Old Farmer’s Almanac says that using cinder blocks,

    … [has] a big bonus. Their holes can be filled with soil mix and planted with herbs or strawberries.

    The extra gathered heat from concrete is perfect for Mediterranean-type herbs such as rosemary and lavender. Strawberry plants grow huge and fruit fast in the holes. Each block is 16 inches long by 8 inches high; I purchase mine at big box stores as I find the price most reasonable. Beds of 13 feet or longer by 4 feet wide are cheaper to build using blocks than with cedar boards.

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    Whatever you choose use for building your raised garden bed,  any of the articles above will tell you what you need to know to get the job done.

    Happy gardening!

    Posted In: Uncategorized Tagged With: food storage, gardening

  • April Sale Items

    Spreadin' the News about Emergency Essentials' April Sale

    Every month Emergency Essentials gives you the opportunity to buy great products for a great price. And I’m not just saying that because I work here. Emergency Essentials really does offer the lowest prices around. And we offer a low-price guarantee so that if you do find it cheaper somewhere else, we’ll honor that price. So, with that out of the way, here are some of the food storage sale items that caught my eye this month (we’ll talk gear in another post):

    Yellow Cornmeal is on sale for $8.99, and even cheaper if you buy six or more cans. You probably don’t need me to tell you what to do with yellow cornmeal, but here’s a link to some of our recipes, just in case.

    Peanut Butter Powder is on sale for $13.39 (that’s 44 ounces in a #10 can). Later this month we’ll be posting some ideas on how to use Provident Pantry’s Peanut Butter Powder (try saying that 5 times fast!). I will tell you now that it is a delicious addition to the Provident Pantry Gourmet Creamy Hot Cocoa (which, incidentally, is also on sale). Excuse me while I whip up a quick mug of that goodness. Mmmmmm. Yum.

    I could go on like this about all the sale items, but here’s a quick mention of some things that might interest you:

    • AWESOME sale on freeze dried Grilled Chicken Breast with Rib Meat Bits. It’s 53% off, so you’ll get a #10 can for $19.99.
    • Italian Seasoning and Lemon Pepper are both on sale. We all know how common those two seasonings are in just about every American kitchen. (And if they’re not in yours, they should be—they’re incredibly versatile.)
    • Super Sandwich Organic Sprouts (alfalfa and clover) pack quite a punch of nutrition. You can use them in salads and other foods, not just sandwiches. I think they’d be especially handy in a winter emergency situation when fresh vegetables might not be available at the grocery store.
    • The Mountain House Just In Case 72-Hours Emergency Meal Kit is on sale for $47.99. This kit was created to give one person three days of meals. It’s ideal for emergencies because the meals weigh less than three pounds combined. Ah, the beauty of freeze dried foods!
    • Freeze dried Tomato Dices. You can get both MyChoice and #10 can sizes, ‘cause yep—both are on sale.
    • Canned Heirloom Garden Seeds – you’ll definitely want those. You can plant now, or keep ‘em in storage. Having a couple #10 cans of Heirloom Garden Seeds might make a big difference in your family's ability to be self-reliant long term.
    • The 3600-Calorie Datrex Food Bar is on sale for $5.99. It will do a lot great job of keeping you powered up in an emergency.

    So prepper friends, as you can see, April is shaping up to be pretty great month for sales. You don’t even have to take my word for it. Feel free to shop around; I’m confident you’ll find the best prices at Emergency Essentials.

    Posted In: Uncategorized Tagged With: food storage, monthly sales

  • April Group Specials

    Hey, hey, hey! April is shaping up to be a great month for sales at Emergency Essentials. Here’s what’s on for the April Group Specials.

    Get at least ten 8-packs of Utility Flame Gel Packets and you’ll only pay $10.00 for each 8-pack. That’s 28% off regular price. The Utility Flame Gel is an eco-friendly, nontoxic fire-starting gel that doesn’t produce smoke or odor. Its only byproducts are water, sand, and carbon dioxide. It also doesn’t evaporate, freeze, or melt—and it’s water soluble. All you have to do is tear open the package, squeeze out the gel and light it! Pretty darn cool, eh?

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    Hydropacks are still on a GREAT sale of 50% off. If you didn’t pick any up last month, get them now. They’re great for trips in the outback when you don’t want to, or can’t, pack a lot of water. But at least 5 10-packs to get them for $15.00 a pack.

    Instant White Rice, packed for long-term storage, is on sale for $8.00 per can when you buy 12 or more. This is a just-add-water product; it’s ready to eat in just 5 minutes. 48 ounces of instant rice for $8.00? I don’t need more convincing.

    #10 cans of Tomato Powder are part of the group specials. This stuff is so versatile that I’m calling it a must-have item for food storage. I’ve used it in meat dishes, soups, casseroles, dips, sauces … heck, you could sprinkle it on popcorn if you wanted. Each can has a net weight of 68 ounces – that’s a lot of tomato powder for $16.00! It’s 30% off regular price which seems like a good deal to me. Get yours now – you won’t be sorry!

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    Emergency Essentials has a new combo out. We’ve put together meat, fruit, and vegetables to give you a well-rounded supplement to your food supply. Most of us have grains in our food storage. That’s a great foundation, but I sure wouldn’t want to live off bread alone. This Meat, Fruit, and Vegetable Combo lets you expand the variety of meals you can make when relying on food storage. In this combo you’ll get beef, chicken, bananas, peaches, green beans, and peas. Sounds like an odd combination, but think about the versatility this combo offers. Suddenly your oatmeal, rice, and wheat got more interesting to eat! Buy three or more combos at $120 each and you’ll save over $50 per combo!

    Need more information on how the group program works? Check out our Group Program page for all the details.

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  • Preparing the Soil in Your Garden

    Now that spring is in the air and the days are longer, I’m getting the itch to start working on my garden. Now is the perfect time to go over some garden preparation basics.

    The main reasons we grow gardens are to provide our families with healthy food, become more self-sufficient, and maybe even to store some of our harvest for future use. Sometimes beginning gardeners fear their inexperience will cause them to be disappointed by poor crop performance. Not to worry, even someone with the worst “brown thumb” can grow a productive garden. So where is the best place to start?  A little patience and good soil preparation will help assure a bountiful harvest from a healthy garden. Here are some baby steps to help you along:

    Placement

    The first order of business would be to decide where to place your garden. Choose an area that receives sun for most or all of the day. You also want to orient your garden from North to South so that the sun reaches through the rows to all of your plants.  Most of us have heard that you should start preparing your garden “as soon as the ground can be worked”.  But what does that really mean? You don’t want to start too early.

    Soil Moisture Content

    If the ground still has melting snow or is soggy then it’s definitely too soon to begin. I use the very reliable “old farmer’s” trick to test the moisture content in my soil and it has never let me down. I just pick up a handful of soil and squeeze it into a ball. If it breaks apart easily when tapped or dropped then your soil is ready. If it dents or stays mostly in a lump when dropped it is too wet to be worked.

    Soil Density

    Garden plants grow best in loose soil that retains small pockets of air. Large clumps or clods of dirt will trap large pockets of air around plant roots and prevent them from getting nutrients. Large air pockets will also allow water to pool and drown seeds and small plants. I use the “double digging” method to get good loose soil down to about 1 foot. Remove about 6 inches of topsoil and loosen the soil underneath then return the topsoil and turn or till again.

    Nutrients and pH Balance

    Once you have the soil to the right consistency, it’s time to amend the soil, which simply means to add nutrients such as compost and/or PH balancing components, and till again. Now your soil should be fine, loose and healthy enough for planting seeds or seedlings.

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    Baby Steps, Remember?

    You don’t have to do this all at once. I usually plan to prepare my garden over a couple of weekends. Planting a garden, watching it grow, and producing healthy food for my family has become one of the most rewarding and comforting projects I undertake each year. With these simple steps I know that you will also be able to enjoy the benefits and pleasures of your own garden.

    --Dawn

    Posted In: Uncategorized Tagged With: baby steps, garden, gardening, emergency preparedness, home food production

  • Emergency Essentials is proud to sponsor The Great Utah ShakeOut with the Deseret News, BeReady Utah, and other sponsors. If you subscribe to the Deseret News, you may have received the insert shown below in your newspaper in January. You can also get copies at any of our Utah store locations.

    But let's say you don't live in Utah or subscribe to the Deseret News...

    You can still access all the information in the 12-page insert. Some of it is specific to Utah (the fault lines, population numbers, etc.), but the information about earthquake preparedness applies to everyone—because earthquakes can strike anywhere, anytime. They can be caused by shifting faults, mining, and other underground activity.

    Click on the image below to go to the online version of the insert and check out the great info inside. You can download it, print it, or email it to a friend.

    We hope you never have to deal with an earthquake. But if you do, we hope this information will help you prepare before it strikes.

     

    "Get Ready to Shake Out" Deseret News insert by Emergency Essentials. "Get Ready to Shake Out" Deseret News insert by Emergency Essentials.

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