Once again, it's time for our annual issue featuring suppliers of emergency supplies as well as the ready.gov checklist. This is a much requested edition of our newsletter, and we hope you will find it useful. Please note, however, that the inclusion of a supplier in the newsletter is not an endorsement, but simply an acknowledgement that these providers have supplies available. If you're considering getting your emergency kits together, see what's offered here and also try looking for "emergency supplies" with your favorite search engine.
The ready.gov web site provides us with a checklist to guide us in creating emergency kits.
This supplier provides a variety of goods and information that might be helpful to you as you put your kits together.
Here you'll find items you need for your emergency kits, plus some suggestions for gifts to help make others safer.
This supplier specializes in complete 72-hour kits - enough supplies to last for 72 hours.
Here's another supplier of all types of materials and kits to get you through a crisis.
Don't forget water-here's all you need to know about preparing and storing it.
As always, we look forward to hearing your comments & insights regarding business continuity.
If you have a topic you'd like us to cover, email me at
Bob Mellinger, President
1. Get a Kit
The ready.gov site is always a good place to start when you're trying to determine what supplies to have on hand for an emergency. This checklist can help you set up your own kit or guide you on what supplies you need to purchase.
Also check out the ReadyBusiness page for information about emergency supplies:
2. Emergency Essentials
Emergency Kits are a vital part of an emergency preparedness plan. At Emergency Essentials you can find larger Emergency Kits or smaller kits. Emergency Essentials gives you insight about emergency kits with the following articles: Don't Forget, Check Your Emergency Kit; Special Considerations for Emergency Kits; 72 Hour Food Planning. This company not only sells foods supplies but also provides recipes for using your dehydrated potatoes, etc.
3. Life Secure Emergency Solutions
An emergency kit and emergency supplies may be critical to your survival and comfort after any natural or man-made disasters at home, at work, at school, or on-the-go. Emergency kits and supplies may save lives, prevent illness or injury, and maintain calm in a crisis situation. They also have a selection of appropriate ideas for holiday gifts.
4. Survival Solutions
Wondering what kind of emergencies you might find yourself in? It could be anything from unemployment to "the big earthquake" that we are overdue for. Survival Solutions can prepare you for any kind of emergency. They specialize in the complete 72 Hour Emergency Kit, which they say has been researched, tried and tested to last for 3 days.
Preparedness.com says they have expertise and knowledge in all aspects of emergency preparedness and provide a full range of emergency supplies and emergency kits to support all possible requirements such as federal government, corporate, small business and individual purchases. "We are committed to making your experience secure, enjoyable and efficient. We can help you develop a preparedness plan which will meet your goals and budget!"
6. Emergency Water Storage
From the National Terror Alert Response Center comes important information about how much water to store and how to prepare it for storage and how to store it for use during an emergency.
Quote of the Week:
"If you're not prepared, it's not pressure you feel, it's fear."
-- Bruce Bochy