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Keith Hillen has started plenty of businesses since he created a detailed plan for his life at age 14.

But even though the life plan has unfolded much as the founder of E Complete, LLC envisioned it when he was a teen, he hadn’t made allowances for a fast-growing company that would grow from a dinnertime conversation.

Prep And Save was planned as an online business. But sales from an obscure retail location on Linda Way in a Sparks industrial neighborhood have kept the little company so busy that its management just recently flipped the switch on a Web site.

The retailer’s niche: Supplies that folks need to prepare for survival in case of natural disaster, terror attacks, or severe financial crisis.

It sells MREs (meals-ready-to-eat) and canned foods especially prepared for many years of shelf life. Ingenious water storage containers and purification gear. Solar-powered chargers and generator systems. The $89.95 Apocalypse Deterrence Kit that combines a knife with a machete. And that most indispensible piece of modern-day survival gear: Rolls of duct tape.

Since the launch of Prep And Save as a traditional retail outlet in September, the business has done “exceedingly well,” says Hillen, and the company expects to get into overdrive now that it is online. The business grew from conversation around a table at a holiday party, he says. An employee’s spouse had recently read “One Second After”, a novel by William Forstchen that deals with the effects of electromagnetic pulse attack on the United States.

As the staffer recounted tales from the novel to a transfixed group of employees, Hillen began contemplating the business angles.

“Most people haven’t sat down and thought about this,” he says. Today, after sitting down and thinking about it, Hillen is a strong believer in the need for Americans to prepare.

For him, Prep And Save is part business, part missionary endeavor to spread the word. And he’s not one to worry much about how a new business fits into some logical growth of E Complete LLC, the online division of Complete Business Systems International, Inc. of Upland, California. The company has been a wholesaler and distributor of a variety of business and consumer products since 1983. Its’ Shoe Inn unit has grown fast as it sells an efficient way to get shoe covers on the feet of workers in clean rooms and other sensitive environments.

Another unit operating in Sparks, Restored Living, is an online retailer of aids ranging from canes to amplified telephones for seniors and people with disabilities.

Yet another CBS company, Enviroblind in Anaheim, sells roll-up security shutters and sunscreens.


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Massive Earthquake M7.7 hits Costa Rica

Be Ready for Earthquake

The Earthquake Damage Reports


  • More than 100 houses have been damaged on the península of Nicoya, Valverde Vega and Naranjo.
  • Around 107 localities have been affected.
  • About 50 houses have been checked with ranging damage along with around 25 different public buildings – all with minor damage
  • Only 1 indirect death is reported as yet through the heart attack.
  • There have been over 190 aftershocks between M3 and 4.7
  • 7 closed roads.
  • Water and Sewer Agency sent tanks to supply drinking water to the center of Puntarenas, that have had no water from 4pm to 10pm, due to the repair of damage to the distribution system. Tanks are also being sent to communities and Tilarán Bagaces whose distribution system reported a malfunction displays water being very turbid.
  • Costa Rican Electricity Institute reported a switch of 138 kilowatts in Santa Rita that supplies communities Paquera, Jicaral, Cóbano and Samara. This outage also caused water pumps, which use electricity, to stop and cause a shortage of water in these communities.
  • The power failure also affected were the 73 radio bases which are used for mobile telephones and the Internet, of which only about 40 radio bases/towers are damaged in total.
  • The collapse of an old metal railway bridge Naranjal in Sarapiqui has left isolated villagers, who will have to use a longer route to get out of their town to Guápiles.
  • Falling material was reported from roads in Hojancha and Sámara, Poas and Santa Gertrudes de Grecia, and Santa Cruz and Las Vueltas.

Earthquake Preparedness Saved it:

  • As stated earlier yesterday, the damage could mimic that of the 1950 earthquake (the last major earthquake in the region) The quake measured also M7.7 and was about 50km in depth. It was also felt strongly in Nicaragua.
  • Despite the magnitude of the earthquake damage was minimal due to the high quality of materials and construction in Costa Rica, which must meet strict seismic code since 1974.
  • In the Worldwide Seismic code index published, Costa Rica has one of the highest values (96/100) in the world for code compliance and code quality.
  • Costa Rica has a “culture of concrete and steel”, with its buildings long ceasing to be built of mud or adobe construction. All construction in Costa Rica are supervised by specialists who, adhere to compliance “with all world standards.
  • Costa Rica is a success story with a constantly improving seismic resistant code since 1974 but also a culture of preventive measures before this time.
  • Visit the source for more details: Earthquake Repport
  • Contact PrepAndSave.com for any help.


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Hurricane Issac

8/8/12 11:53 AM

Hurricane Isaac and the aftermath - Are you ready?

Be Ready for Hurricane

How did the Feds Respond?


  • The President signed emergency declarations for the states of Mississippi and Louisiana in order to ensure local leaders get the support they need.
  • FEMA dispatched four Incident Management Assistance Teams to emergency operations centers in Gulf states and positioned two Mobile Emergency Response Support teams and additional resources in locations nearby the areas expected to be affected by the storm.
  • FEMA prepared the distribution centers in Georgia and Texas and has established additional supply sites Mississippi and Louisiana.
  • Federal officials have also deployed an urban search and rescue team to Louisiana, and additional support teams are ready to deploy as needed and requested.

Useful safety information for hurricane:

  • Do not driving through a flooded area as little as six inches of water may cause you to lose control of your vehicle.
  • The National Weather Service on http://mobile.weather.gov/ on your phone.
  • Flood Watch: Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.
  • Flood Warning: If local officials give notice to evacuate, do so immediately.
  • Flash Flood Watch: Be prepared to move to higher ground.
  • Store food on shelves that will be safely out of the way of contaminated water in case of flooding.
  • Group food together in the freezer — this helps the food stay cold longer.
  • Have coolers on hand to keep refrigerator food cold if the power will be out for more than 4 hours.
  • Store water for a weeks time.
  • Store Emergency food for a weeks time.
  • Keep your emergency lighting in ready condition, you may have power black out.
  • Contact PrepAndSave.com for any help.
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