Earthquake Readiness - this is how to actually get prepared and not just talk about it

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"Get a go bag and make a plan." It sounds simple, but it's not. This is why so few people have done it. The VLES GO-bag makes it simple and actually gets people prepared.

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Keeping your family safe

The VLES designs GO-bag was designed to make getting prepared simple, modern and complete.

Being prepared, at the very least, means having a GO-bag that is stocked with supplies, including one's own personal items, and is built for the complex realities and uncertainties of an evacuation. Perhaps most importantly, it also means having a well thought out family readiness plan.

Simply being told what to put in a go bag and how to make a plan doesn't cut it, it's too complicated, too time consuming, and potentially too expensive. Most off-the-shelf options are inadequate and create a false sense of security, it leads to something referred to as "single action bias".

The thought alone of assembling all the necessary items is usually enough to stall the process of getting prepared. Finding a truly functional bag to put everything in is close to impossible, and definitely expensive. And lastly, how does one make a plan? Search FEMA's site? Read blogs? Listen to news casts? Are there forms to complete to make it simple? The entire process becomes overwhelming and gets pushed to the back burner.

The VLES designs GO-bag was designed to make getting prepared simple, modern and complete. The goal at VLES is to remove, not just reduce, milling time. (the time between receiving an alert and taking protective action)

The virtues of the VLES GO-bag speak for themselves. But perhaps the most important virtue is that it provides a high value way to just get it done - something that so far has proven to be dangerously elusive for so many.

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