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Our mission is to help people prepare for emergency situations through education, products, and consultation.

We believe that you should plan for potential emergencies and disasters the same as you prepare to send your children to college or for your retirement. It shouldn’t just be a one-time “pack a box and put it in the closet,” it should gradually develop over time.

We can provide emergency food from the individual meal to shelf-stable food for long-term storage in the event of a disaster that is followed by a short or long-term recovery time.

In the event that an individual is not sure where to start or how to go about preparing themselves and their family for potential emergency situations, we have the resources to help.

We share a common purpose with the Department of homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, state emergency management agency, local emergency management office, and first responders.

Questions and Answers

Q: Why did you start this business?

A: We have always been interested in being active, productive members of our community. We understand the importance of a cooperative relationship with local, state, and federal governments.

At the same time, we feel that it’s very important to provide for ourselves.

We have been involved in one way or another with Emergency Preparedness for over 20 years; both in the military and Boy Scouts. Our sense of self-sufficiency has developed over the years as both a personal interest and philosophy.

After some of the more recent natural disasters, namely hurricanes Katrina, Isabel, and Sandy, we see even more of a need for individuals to take Emergency Preparedness seriously. The federal Department of Homeland Security (through FEMA) has done a lot to help local and state governments prepare for potential emergencies. However, they can’t be everywhere all the time, and they certainly are not focused on the local community level. That's where we come in.

Q: Are you a non-profit organization?

A: No. We are a for-profit business.

We believe that self-reliance is very important. Just as helping other people take care of themselves is the mission of our business, we are equally convinced that we should do everything we can to live our own dreams. We don’t want to be wards of the state.

Q: What do you have to offer that “Ready dot Gov” does not?

A: We provide much more than educational material to our customers. Along with consultation, we have physical products needed to survive in an urban environment after a disaster, natural or man-made.

Q: What do you have to offer that other Emergency Preparedness companies aren’t already offering?

A: We provide not only food and supplies, but also on-site personalized consulting and education services in a retail environment.

Q: What else do you provide?

A: Informational, in-store displays to help customers understand what kind of products are available for urban emergency preparedness, and why you would want them. In addition, we offer specialized courses in various aspects of emergency planning. Examples include personal and family emergency kits, personal and family first aid kits, and personal and family water preparedness plans.

Q: Why are your products important?

A: Because when people become self-reliant, they are more confident in themselves and their ability to respond effectively to major disaster situations. When people take care of themselves, they’re better able to help their neighbors, rather than becoming a burden to their neighbors or the government. We help people address adverse situations on a number of levels by putting multiple tools at their disposal.

Q: What service do you provide that the local government doesn't?

A: We not only educate our customers on the various aspects of emergency situations, but we give them a broad array of tools from which to choose to meet their particular needs. We act on the available information through training and consultation to improve preparation, response, and recovery capabilities.

Q: Why should I buy from you when I can order stuff online?

A: We offer not only products, but also expertise based on our experiences as BSA leaders, veterans, and residents of Louisiana and Hampton Roads. In addition, we've experienced four named hurricanes, Georges, Lili, Irene, and Sandy, and numerous tropical storms and north-easters. As a result, our personal touch adds value to sales that you won't likely find elsewhere. We provide you the information that meets your needs.

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