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After a significant earthquake when everyone in your region is cut off from water, electricity, and shelter, you will have a ReadyPod™ kit standing by so you can provide comfort, aid, and sustenance to your loved ones.
Your one-time purchase of a ReadyPod shelter-in-place kit will last 30+ years. For less than your monthly budget, you can provide peace of mind for yourself and your family.
When you consider the number of months you need to spend researching, ordering, and assembling a kit this complex, it is easy to not take any action at all!
ReadyPod kits are curated by two industry experts who are neighbors on beautiful Bainbridge Island near Seattle, Washington: Fred Bruner, retired senior officer from the Central Intelligence Agency and Scott James, author of Prepared Neighborhoods and founder of community preparedness nonprofit Bainbridge Prepares. Early product testers said ReadyPod is what Jack Ryan (of the CIA) and Mr. Rogers (of the neighborhood) would create if they started a company together.
Fred served for 27 years in the CIA’s Directorate of Operations as a Case Officer. He conducted clandestine operations in numerous countries, including multiple war zones. His work was focused on international terrorism, counterintelligence matters, cyber activity, and weapons proliferation. He rose to the senior executive level and served in multiple locations as CIA’s Chief of Station, managing all CIA and U.S. intelligence operations in those countries. Please note that just because Fred isn’t on social media doesn’t mean he isn’t social. He actually does fine at parties.
Scott was awarded a Governor’s Award of Excellence in Service by the state of Washington for his nonprofit community preparedness work with Bainbridge Prepares. He was recently asked to present his Prepared Neighborhoods book at FEMA's national training symposium. BusinessWeek named Scott as one of America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs and Forbes Magazine profiled him as a Game Changer. He's going to start wearing cardigans more often.
Fred's and Scott's careers drive their devotion to bringing you the highest caliber gear and supplies to protect yourself and your family. You'll find proven outdoor gear brands such as Leatherman, Sawyer, Platypus, UCO, Gerber, Streamlight, Black Diamond, My Medic, and many more in your ReadyPod kit. We've created the perfect combinations of high tech gear from top-rated brands like Garmin and Anker so you can stay connected and powered up.
You'll be well fed with the top-rated foods we include from Mountain House or, alternatively, from Northwest Fork, our 100% plant-based option that is gluten-free, nut-free, non-GMO, and kosher. And your loved ones will stay clean and healthy with brands you trust like Dr. Bronner's, Purell, Seventh Generation, and OXO. Be sure to watch the product videos on the Details page to learn more about the methodology Fred and Scott used when designing your kit.
With answers to just three quick questions, ReadyPod will customize your emergency kit to your specific needs. You simply decide how many people you want to protect, for how long, and your food preference. We'll take care of the rest.
While there are well over 100 products in your ReadyPod kit, each item is easy to find and will stay in place thanks to our custom-designed storage and transportation system. Your shelter-in-place kit will be ready when you need it, with each item in just the right spot for quick retrieval.
You can trust your ReadyPod kit to alleviate worry of the unknown and the "analysis paralysis" that comes from staring at a dauntingly huge checklist of required gear and supplies. ReadyPod is preparedness made simple. Make your purchase today.
Most preparedness kits last just three days; good for evacuation from a wildfire but not sheltering-in-place after an earthquake. A true shelter-in-place kit will contain MUCH more than can be stored in a single backpack, due in part to needed redundancy. If an item breaks after your area has been hit with a major earthquake, Amazon Prime will not be delivering a backup to you two days later. Your shelter-in-place kit from ReadyPod has you covered with purposeful redundancy across multiple categories of gear.
The 450-pound core element of your ReadyPod kit is a storage and transportation system made from a base configuration of four heavily customized, durable, easy-to-move wheeled trunks with CNC-routed shelving, and one FDA-approved water barrel that is phthalate-free and BPA-free.
Your ReadyPod kit can scale to your exact needs with additional trunks and water barrels if required, depending on the number of people you would like to keep safe and the number of weeks you would like your kit to cover.