September is National Preparedness Month in the U.S.

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I love that there is a whole month dedicated to preparedness including storm preparedness .

Living in So Cal we have different preparedness needs than other parts of the country but the one thing that is the same is that we all need to be ready. Master Lock products help consumers keep their personal property and important possessions safe and secure in case of severe weather. September is National Preparedness Month in the U.S., and Master Lock is helping consumers prepare with tips and product solutions for keeping their families and belongings safe during a storm or other natural disaster.

Master Lock is serious about preparedness and giving bak. Did you know that Master Lock recently donated 200 Magnum padlocks to a region of eastern Washington where homes were destroyed by wildfires? Pretty cool! They did this because homeowners are using the Master Lock locks with chains to protect generators and other items from looters who are starting to strike the area. Master Lock encourages consumers to support fellow Americans struck by storm disaster by donating to groups who aid in recovery, such as the American Red Cross – another group Master Lock has supported this year.

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Master Lock’s Magnum family of locks are some of the toughest and most weather-resistant locks around.

They’re great for locking up sheds or garages, or locking down outdoor equipment (using an additional cable/chain) without worrying about theft. The second lock is a resettable combination lock that allows users to change the combination as often as possible, and provides access to family and friends easily because they do not need a key.

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This is a Master Lock’s Python Adjustable Locking Cables.

It is made up of a rust-resistant lock and vinyl-coated cable for superior weather resistance. Great for locking down bicycles, grills, ATVs, tools, ladders, lawnmowers, and for  severe weather preparation .


Since we get earthquakes and rarely flooding we know it's important to have emergency supplies located outside our home and this is perfect for locking up our storage shed. I like that anyone with the code can open it. When there is an emegency we might not be able to get to a a key so this is a really smart option to keep our stuff safe and accessible by whoever needs it.


The Master Lock Vault was new to me and I'm so excited to start using it.

The Master Lock Vault is a safe, secure and convenient digital safe deposit box. You can store digital duplicates of passports, wills, tax returns and other critical documents you can’t afford to lose. The Master Lock Vault is free and can be accessed 24 hours a day, via smartphone, tablet or computer, allowing for easy access in any situation. I can think of a ton of ways to use this, but speaking from experience from wildfires we've had, being able to view insurance policies from our phone when we can't get home would make a bad situation a bit better.

Ready to prepare your home and family? Learn more about where to buy and start preparing. 

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  1. We have quite a few things that require being locked up – generators and such. This looks like a super heavy duty lock – thanks for the tip!

  2. We have always used Master Locks since I can remember. I feel they are the best locks.. Thanks for sharing.

  3. We need to pick one up for our back and side gates… although we have a Great Pyrenees, she is a big sweetheart and if someone knows that, they could go right into our backyard.

  4. Living in Florida we try to be prepared for the craziness that can happen during storms should we need to evacuate or be shut in. I never really thought about extra precautions to secure our property. I have no clue how that slipped my mind but I’m on it now! Thanks for the tip.

  5. We always keep a few storm things on hand. You just never know when you would need it. We lived in KS for over 3 years and though we had a few close calls we didn’t have any super bad storms. The 1st month after moving here to East TN we had a tornado come through. It was scary!

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