When Hurricane Ike came ashore the Texas Coast in September, 2008, no one could’ve foreseen the destruction that would follow. In just a few hours, the Texas Coast and its residents were changed forever. Being in North Houston, the damage wasn’t as catastrophic as it was along the coast, but there was still damage. We lost power for an entire week. In other areas it was worse…21 days or longer.

After being raised on the Gulf Coast, we were aware of the destruction a hurricane could cause, so we went into preparation mode. At the time, we didn’t not have any stored food or water, so I immediately went to the grocery store and stocked up on non-perishables and water. At home, I had several 5 gallon water jugs that I filled up with tap water along with both bathtubs and all sinks. All of the food in my freezer was cooked, repackaged and frozen. We were fortunate enough to have a generator and had stocked up on gasoline.

Our neighbours were not prepared. We shared our good fortune, and invited our neighbors to plug their refrigerators/freezers into our generator so they could save their food and sustain until the power was restored.

This entire experience taught us a valuable lesson. You must always be prepared for the unexpected. We watched on television, people who were standing in long lines in Houston, trying to get food and water from the FEMA staging areas. I realised then that I never wanted to be reliant on the government when a disaster hits. Resources only go so far and in a city of six million plus, resources went quickly.

What would you do if you had no food, no drinkable water, or no heat? This is a question everyone should really think about. Even more importantly, if you have a family.

This inspired us to form Sentinel Prepper. It’s our mission to provide the highest quality supplies and equipment for any disaster…natural or manmade, regardless of your budget or needs.

Most people view preppers as fanatical conspiracy theorists. However, any forward-looking person that prepares for a catastrophe of any kind is a prepper. Everyone should keep a minimum of 3 days’ worth of food and water at all times, more if possible.

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Please consider your future and the future of your family. It is important to us that you have the necessary tools to survive the coming disasters that will most certainly affect you.