Mark's Letter Special

Hi everyone, Mark Augason here.

There’s a lot happening in the world, so I thought this would be a good time to share a few thoughts with you about just how important it is for you and your family to be prepared, especially now.

If someone would have told me a year ago that my generation (and my kids’ generation) would be facing a modern day Cuban Missile Crisis, I would have laughed in their faces. I would have really laughed if I’d been told that China would expand their power by building their own islands (how is that even possible??), or that we’d be having a worrisome war of words with North Korea. Not to mention Russia, ISIS….and the list goes on. The reality of all of this is a bit unnerving.

Whether its world events or weather at home, we all have a number of reasons—serious reasons—to prepare our families. I recently read that the National Weather Services has put out an advisory saying that we can expect to see up to 19 named tropical storms this year. I understand, not all of them will turn into Hurricane Katrinas, but even a weak tropical storm can cause major rainfall with widespread flooding and evacuations. In the Intermountain West, where I live, I’ve seen massive wildfires cause evacuations of thousands of people. And if that’s not difficult enough, the same people have to worry about landslides that happen after fires have destroyed vegetation that keeps soil in place. Nature can really throw some serious punches.

You may not be familiar with Augason Farm’s story, but my dad started the company 45 years ago. His goal was to Feed the World. We’ve expanded from Feeding the World to Preparing the World. I have literally grown up in the long term food storage business, starting from the time I was a toddler helping dad in the garage. It is an integral part of my life.

That’s why I’m reaching out to you with an impassioned plea to get prepared. If there were ever a time to take emergency preparedness seriously, it is now. Preparedness can be on the scale of a one-year food supply; it can be a 72-hour kit for each person in your family; or, it can be as simple as adding several cans of food to your pantry. Something is better than nothing.

If you’re not quite sure what makes sense for you and your family, give us a call. We’ll help you choose an emergency preparedness solution that works for your family and your budget. You’ll be surprised at the sense of relief you will have by taking a few simple steps.

Thanks for your time today. All the best to you and your family!

Sincerely,

P.S. Spread the word and encourage your friends and family to take action. If you care about them, they need to be prepared, too.

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