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We Track the Expiry Dates for You

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Did you know that we track the expiry dates on the water and food rations for every single order placed through us?  The water and food rations we sell have a 5 year shelf life, so at around 4 years and 9 months from your order date we contact you regarding replacement of these rations.  At this time, we also have you check that all electronics in your kit are still working and that nothing has expired in your first aid kit.  This allows you to purchase only the replacement items you need, instead of replacing the entire kit.  If...

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7 Years Later - 7 Things BC Can Learn from the Great East Japan Earthquake

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7 years ago on March 11 a magnitude 8.9 earthquake shook the very fabric of the Japanese people and the world for that matter. The quake, which was felt at distances greater than a 2500 km radius, struck off the northeast coast of Japan. The quake itself and the resulting tsunami killed over 20,000 people. Each year we pay our respects to those that lost their lives and those that continue to struggle in the aftermath of this disaster. Those wishing to make a donation to the continuing relief efforts may do so through the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. It's...

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Risk of Major Earthquakes Heightened in 2018

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As with many things in nature, Earth’s rotation goes through cycles. Periods where it slows down and then speeds back up. While scientists have theories to explain this phenomenon, no definitive or widely accepted answer has been found. The University of Montana and the University of Colorado shared some interesting findings in 2017 of a study they conducted. They looked at the occurrence of all major earthquakes, magnitude 7 or higher, since the year 1900. The study found there were 5 periods of increased activity where between 25-30 major earthquakes happened per year. This is double the average of 15...

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Tsunami Tuesday 2018

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As a company with a large social media following we try very hard to keep our finger to the pulse of anything earthquake related and inform our following when something happens globally.  But what about when you completely sleep through the biggest seismic event in a couple years right in your backyard? Like many in BC, I woke up this morning like it was any other day.  Started scrolling through my Facebook news feed.  I was shocked to see my name tagged by concerned friends and family across Canada.  It took my breath away. Unbeknownst to me, in the middle of the...

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New Year's Resolution = Get Prepared

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A modest investment of time and money can keep your household prepared for disasters indefinitely.  With a new year upon us it's important to prioritize emergency preparedness.  There truly is no more practical New Year's Resolution than getting prepared.  In this article we'll discuss some ways you can accomplish this resolution and protect your family and household in the event of an emergency.   Have a Household Emergency Preparedness Plan During a disaster, phone, gas, electrical and water services may be disrupted. Roads could be blocked, stores closed and gas stations out-of-service.  It may be days or even weeks before infrastructure, utilities...

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