Take a trial run for the ‘big one’ with the American Red Cross and Camp Prepare!

Are you prepared to live on only the contents of your disaster preparedness kit following a 9.0 Cascadia earthquake or other disaster? Test your readiness by camping out in your own backyard (or at a campsite) on the night of Saturday, Aug. 6, for Camp Prepare!

Camp Prepare! is a region-wide, coordinated camping event the whole family can participate in — at a campground or in your own back yard. It’s a chance to take your emergency kit on a trial run before the ‘big one’.

“Camp Prepare! is an opportunity for people across the Pacific Northwest to combine their love of camping with preparedness,” said Amy Shlossman, CEO of the Red Cross Cascades Region. “Now is the time to make sure your disaster kit has everything you need should a disaster strike.”

Prepare for Camp Prepare! Common items used for camping such as water, canned food, flashlights, extra batteries and first aid supplies are just a few of the items that should be in a disaster preparedness kit. While the Red Cross recommends at least a three-day supply of food and water, larger disasters, like a Cascadia earthquake may require supplies for several weeks.

Register as an official Camp Prepare! participant by visiting www.redcross.org/CampPrepare2016. Share your Camp Prepare! Experience by taking a photo/selfie, use the hashtag #CampPrepare and tag us on social media:
* Facebook: RedCrossCascades
* Twitter: @RedCrossCasc
* Instagram: @RedCrossCasc

Need a kit list? The Red Cross has you covered. Visit www.redcross.org/PrepareOutLoud for a full kit supply list.

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