RELIEF EFFORT: A Cot For Any Situation

relief 1Hurricane season is here.

The Atlantic Hurricane Season, as outlined by NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), runs from June 1-November 30 each year and details the six months out of the year when hurricanes are most likely to form. It’s the time of year where national agencies, state governments and local organizations take preparation seriously.

And so do we.

After more than 130 years of supplying folding cots and supplies for all sorts of relief efforts — from Hurricane Ike in 2008 to earthquakes in Pakistan in 2005, among many others — we have a line of cots that are ready for every emergency scenario. We’ve been here from the beginning of the American Red Cross right through Hurricane Sandy, and we’ve lent helping hands wherever they’ve been needed. Whether you’re a small, local relief chapter in need of only a few cots or a large national agency needing tens of thousands of cots in a matter of days, our experience and our craftsmanship will guide you through the entire process — from selecting the right model, ordering it swiftly, on-time delivery and setup.

It’s never too early to prepare for what you will need should disaster strike. Continue reading

OLD SCHOOL KUMFORT: Test Of Time

kumfort canvas 1Virginia’s Jeff Donahoe wrote in to share his own “Byer” story: “This bag served me well while a student at South Dakota State University in the early 1970’s,” Jeff said. “I took it along on an overland trip to Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and Belize after I graduated.

“There is still a copy of the SDSU Collegian dated April 20, 1977, in it. It is really amazing how well this bag has held up over the last 40 years.” Continue reading