Los Angeles, CA– (WiredPRNews.com) There is no worse tragedy than one that could have been prevented. 4 Survival To Go Co-founders, Shannon C. McGauley and Carmen Wilson, are on a mission to change the way people think about preparedness, by equipping individuals and families with OSHA and FEMA recommended products, information, and resources that help them survive unforeseen emergencies and weather-related disasters. 4 Survival To Go’s premiere product is a compact 72 Hour (3-day) Emergency Survival Kit, creatively called the BOK (short for “be okay with the bright orange kit”) which can be easily be stored in the home, office, vehicle, or in a dorm room. Made from a light and durable nylon water-resistant fabric, the portable BOK contains over 100 survival essentials, packed in two water- resistant, pullout compartments in a bag the size of a lunch box.
4 Survival To Go, was founded by two female friends and marketing veterans, one single living in California and the other a mother and native Floridian, after both had been exposed to a number of natural disasters. Recognizing that most people did not want to discuss preparedness until it was too late, 4 Survival To Go was developed out of a genuine concern and increasing need to educate the public on the variety of emergency situations that could happen at any time. “People prepare for college, weddings and retirement, but a large majority do not prepare appropriately for the inevitable, an unexpected emergency,” said Shannon. “Without question, we should all be armed with the tools to help us survive a sudden emergency,” she continues.
Both Shannon and Carmen are (C.E.R.T) Community Emergency Response Team certified, as well as certified in Advanced First Aid and CPR by the Red Cross. When designing the Emergency Survival Kits, they used the knowledge gained during their training, as well as their own survival experiences to create a unique and portable emergency resource. With the BOK, individuals are better equipped to handle both non-life threatening and serious emergency situations.
Each BOK kit includes the following: 2400 calories of emergency food/ water/ water purification tablets/ pre-paid phone card/ hand crank flashlight with cell phone charger/ 24 hour light stick/ 5-in-1 whistle compass/ pen/ disposable camera/ water proof matches/ baseball hat/ survival sleeping bag/ rain poncho with hood/ small towel/ N95 mask/ leather palm gloves/ duct tape/ 16 function knife/ first aid kit/ Advanced Bleeding Control Gauze / hygiene & sanitary items/ magnet/ Weather Channel document bag/ 4S playing cards and a 4S survival disaster pamphlet to help people remember what to do before, during and after a disaster.
4 Survival To Go kits and informational resources are a must-have for anyone who lives or travels in a disaster-prone area, as well as for those who want to be equipped with the tools to help survive an unexpected emergency. Celebrity athletes like Dwayne Wade (who distributed the kits throughout New Orleans and to his USA Olympic Basketball Teammates such as Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Carmelo Anthony through his Wade’s World Foundation), Alonzo Mourning (who via the Alonzo Mourning Charities helped promote preparedness and the kits at the Miami Hurricane Expo), Dwight Howard (who distributed kits to Orlando families through his Dwight Howard Foundation), and Chris Paul (who donated kits to New Orleans families during Hurricane Season via his CP3 Foundation), are just a few of the fans of these emergency kits. 4 Survival To Go kits and other disaster preparedness information is available online at www.4SurvivalToGo.com.
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ABOUT 4-SURVIVAL TO GO
Founded by two female marketing veterans, Shannon C. McGauley and Carmen Wilson, 4 Survival To Go is on a mission to empower people to prepare for disasters before they happen. They promote and educate the public on emergency disasters through its 4S system: Settle, Survey, Secure, and Support. For more information, visit www.4SurvivalToGo.com.
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Karen D. Webb
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