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This year at PrepMeKits HQ, our resolution is to say NO to toxic New Year’s resolutions! The lure of a fresh start is hard to resist, and it can be easy to overdo it, but no self-improvement is worth sacrificing your mental health and wellbeing.   Join us in ditching the juice cleanse, the long hours, and the bullet journal you’ve already forgotten about -  here are five resolutions that will make your life easier, not harder. 1. Stop comparing yourself to others. Comparison truly is the thief of joy. Spend an hour scrolling Instagram and you can quickly forget just...

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As you may know, one of our favorite topics is “giving the gift of life.” Last month, we talked about donating blood or volunteering your time - and how that comes back to support your community. Continuing this spirit of giving, we want to tell you what PrepMeKits is doing to give back – because that’s what we’re all about!  We’ve always said that preparation is an act of generosity. When we’re self-reliant and safe, we’re in a better position to help others. This is the core value behind PrepMeKits. Throughout this past year (and every year to come), a...

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Give the Gift of Life This Holiday Season! There’s something about this time of year - the nip in the air, the decorations, the extra family time - that makes us feel even closer to our communities. With the holidays nearly here, we at PrepMeKits once again find ourselves asking, what can we do to give back? This year, the American Red Cross is facing its worst blood shortage in more than a decade, increasing the risk to our communities as we head into the winter. One way we respond to disasters is by organising blood drives to help those...

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The Great ShakeOut 2021 Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 21st for a worldwide Earthquake Drill –  the Great ShakeOut! Since 2008, International ShakeOut Day has been held on the third Thursday of October. While COVID-19 has brought many uncertainties and challenges, one thing's for sure: #ShakeOut is still happening this year! As of October 10th, 23,466,320 participants are registered to take part, with 6,365,415 in California alone.  ShakeOut is our chance to practice together how to protect ourselves, and for everyone to become prepared. Earthquakes may happen anywhere you work, live, or travel; and you may only have seconds...

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Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Emergency Preparedness We’re coming to the end of National Preparedness Month 2021– and Week 4 is devoted to teaching youth about preparedness. It can be tempting to avoid scary or stressful conversations with our kids, but talking about emergencies before they happen is the best way to protect them from the real scary stuff!  Learning about preparedness as a family is beneficial for everyone, and it can be fun too! We’ve gathered a few tips and resources to get you started.   Tip 1: Start right away The best time to prepare for...

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