If you became stranded and unable to get to food, water or other supplies because of the influx of people in Oregon during the eclipse, could you live on only the contents of your disaster preparedness kit? What if you couldn’t access the necessities after a 9.0 Cascadia earthquake or other disaster? Test your preparedness kit and your readiness by camping out in your own backyard on the night of Saturday, August 12, for Camp Prepare!
The Red Cross Camp Prepare! event is a regional coordinated camping experience 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 eclipse or the ‘Big One’.
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. The Red Cross recommends at least a three-day supply of food and water in case of a disaster. Larger disasters, like a Cascadia earthquake, may require supplies for several weeks.
How to participate:
1. Camp out and take a photo to document your preparedness. Show your campsite, campers and supplies.
2. Share your Camp Prepare! experience. Tell us if you needed additional supplies or share if you were completely ready. Take a photo/selfie and tag us:
3. Win prizes! The best 10 photos win a prize pack valued at more than $200 each. The prize pack includes a Leatherman multi-tool, a Ledlenser flashlight, Ledlenser headlamp and a Red Cross first aid kit.
Check out our event flyer here, and please share it with friends and family.
Need a kit list? The Red Cross has you covered. Visit redcross.org/PrepareGuide for a full supply list.