The onslaught of disaster news each year can make preparing for an emergency feel a little overwhelming. As we head into the second half of 2021, we believe that preparedness is the best response. 

This season, we are hosting the following virtual classes:

Preparing to Prepare: Tuesday, Aug 10th at 6pm MT

Gearing Up: Tuesday, Aug 17th at 6pm MT

Hunkering Down: Tuesday, Aug 24th at 6pm MT

From having a plan, to preparing a "go bag", to learning about regional risks—your local REI Co-op is here to ensure you're set with the best resources and products. David Yen, REI Emergency Preparedness expert and host of our virtual Emergency Preparedness Essentials virtual classes, is one of those resources! Have a question for David? Didn't get your question answered during one of the Emergency Preparedness classes? Submit a question to our "Ask David" thread below, your direct line to David and all of his knowledge!

Looking for more great Emergency Preparedness info? We've put together the ultimate resource page to help ensure you and your family are ready for any emergency. Explore our emergency preparedness shopping lists, REI-led virtual courses and programs, expert advice articles, and more -- because preparing now can make all the difference!

Two notes:

1. Please tag @REI-DavidY in your questions so David can be sure to see them!

2. Please allow 1-3 days for a response, since David might be helping customers at the Santa Rosa REI store, teaching an outdoor class, or working with his local Search and Rescue Team. We'll get to your questions as soon as we can! 

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