2014 may have been the year of the Horse but at Emergency-Pac we saw it more as
The Year of “Get”
As in to go after, to take hold – in the future
As in – getting prepared
Getting there is an important action but in many cases it takes an extended period of time.
We’d like to see this change in 2015 to –
The Year of “Be”
As in – To Be or Not to Be
As in – Being Prepared
Hopefully for many, the step(s) in the process that follow – Get.
The most difficult thing about Being Prepared is that our lives change and so you may be extremely prepared for some things and not so well prepared for others.
We’d like to thank you all for letting us be a part of your Get process, no matter where you are in that cycle.
We also look forward to serving you more in 2015.
Happy New Year to you and yours,
We have a customer who has been transitioning from his home in the Northwest to Oregon. He plans to retire there with his wife and has been spending time in Oregon working on his property. He sent me a note this week saying, “I’ve been eating a fair number of the 7-day Entrees and they’re the best of that class of product I’ve
ever used. We have a nephew down in Oregon who is a guide and outfitter who agrees that the Wise products are ‘Awesome – the Best’. Thanks, Sam”
Sam is an ER Doctor at UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center in Renton. We appreciate hearing from our satisfied customers!
You can learn more about the 7-day Entrees from Wise Foods on our website.
The Seattle Times recently published an interesting article titled “Bagging a win: It was close between man, machine in flood-control competition”. In the story, Police and Fire Fighters brought awareness to being
prepared by participating in a competition where they manually bagged sand bags, competing against the “Megga Bagger” machine. With our Northwest winter approaching, floods, torrential downpours, and mudslides can certainly pose a serious threat.
Here are a few Sandbag tips from the article (Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers):
- Work in pairs, with both workers wearing gloves.
- Use burlap sacks, which are biodegradable.
- Fill the bags about half-full, which will be about 30 pounds.
- If possible, fill the bags near the place they’ll be used.
- Stack in staggered layers and stamp into place to form a tight seal.
- Use plastic garbage sacks, which are too slick to stack.
- Use feed sacks, which are too large to handle easily.
- Don’t tie the sacks closed, unless necessary for storage or transporting. Instead, to save time, tuck the open end under the sack.
Are You Ready…
It has been 313 years since our last large earthquake. Research shows
that the Pacific Northwest is due for a large earthquake with a magnitude of 8 to 9 every 250 years. Have you thought about making a plan, preparing your home and stocking up on medical supplies and food for at least 7-10 days? There could be no utilities, medical assistance or communication.
The Seattle Times had a very informative article & guide titled “Get Ready To Rumble” in the Pacific NW Section that is worth reviewing. You may not know when it will hit, but being prepared can you help bring peace of mind.
Here are a few tips…
When it hits:
- Don’t go outside, duck under a sturdy table
- If at a public area don’t rush to the exit
- Move away from heavy objects that could fall.
- If you are at a stadium crouch down between the rows and cover your head and neck.
After the earthquake what can you do?
- Provide first aid and have a safe place to shelter.
- Check for hazards, gas leaks, fire, check you utilities.
- Check the food and water available.
LUCI LANTERNS are in. We are so excited. They are the rage in inflatable solar lanterns.
Luci is perfect for camping & outdoors, search & rescue, power outages, roadside assistance & even your child’s dorm room. Features include:
- Charge time of 8 hours yields a minimum of 6-12 hours of light
- Delivers up to 80 lumens providing 15 sq ft of light
- Waterproof PVC enclosure
- Two brightness levels to conserve battery life, plus a flashing mode
- Lightweight at 4.5 oz
Luci is a low cost, long lasting, durable, lighting solution for those who live off the
grid, cannot afford to live on the grid or are victims of emergency situations and disasters.
The cost is $14.00 each. If you purchase 5 or more the cost is $12.85 each
Order from our Emergency Lighting page or add to cart now:
Some friends of mine recently shared stories about traveling with their Emergency Pacs. Some travel the country and others take local hikes in the Cascade Mountains. A nurse told me that she always has an emergency blanket. It saved her life once.
One family took the trip of a life time. Their goal was to visit as many National Parks as possible in 10 days. They toured in their motor home visiting Washington, Idaho, Montana, North & South Dakota. From Sturgis, Glacier National Park, Yellowstone, Badland National Park, Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Wind Cave of South Dakota, their Emergency-Pac was with them every step of the way. Thank you to the Browns for sharing your story and pictures!
What do you have in your emergency kit that you find functional in a typical or unusual way?
What a great day Sunday August 11th was for the Tour de Peaks in North Bend, WA. There were about 400 riders, making their choice of 25 miles, 50 or 100 miles. Everyone
needs to be commended for taking on the course, regardless of the distance, they rode a good ride!
It was nice to promote Emergency-Pac while being in North Bend for Mt. Si Days. The weather held up and everyone enjoyed themselves. I want to thank everyone who sponsored this event and to the many volunteers who helped make it happen.
Exciting day, special event!
Summer is right around the corner and it’s time to inventory your emergency supplies!
- Do you have all the supplies you really need?
- Are your supplies current?
- OR do you need to rotate some provisions out?
Emergency-Pac offers Wise Gourmet & Outdoor foods to compliment your supplies.
Whether you are a family, business or individual, Wise offers a variety of freeze dried/dehydrated entrées so you can stock up for long term needs or to simply enjoy as an outdoor enthusiast.
Don’t wait – Be Prepared BEFORE a disaster strikes!
For our Loyal Customers we our offering special prices
on a few items, as we make room for new products coming in. Please call or email. Offer good through June 30 or while supplies lasts.
photo courtesy of The Red Cross
Natural disasters are inevitable. We can only prepare ourselves the best we can, listen to warnings and act accordingly. It is heartbreaking to see numerous miles of devastation and hear of so many injured and the loss of precious lives.
The Red Cross is always there when help is needed no matter what the severity is, whether it is in our backyard of Seattle or Spokane due to a house fire or flood, or in the Midwest to the South of the United States after devastating tornadoes
Life is so unpredictable. The Red Cross helps in countless
ways: setting up shelters, serving meals, offering professional mental health, getting provisions that are needed to families.
Please help the people of the Midwest by donating to the Red Cross. Who knows when we will need their
Volunteering with Red Cross is very inspirational and humbling for me. What better way to give back not only to Red Cross but to our mothers who have given so much of themselves to us as parents, confidants, supporters, and showing their love by always being there when needed.
If you are looking for a different type of Mother’s Day gift, the Red Cross is offering you a way to honor Mom with a special donation. “For $53 or more give a gift of compassion to honor a special mom in your life…”
Let’s not forget other women who have influenced us such as our grandmothers, sister’s, or even a special friend. They all deserve to be thought of on this special day.
Donating to the Red Cross provides so much for families or individuals
that have had their lives turned upside down. Catastrophes happen too fast! A comfort kit, hot meal, clothing or a hotel to stay in brings immediate comfort. Please donate to help and assist others that aren’t so fortunate.
Thank you and Happy Mother’s Day!