Pre-Made Emergency Survival Kits Are they worth it?

Emergency Survival Kits

Survival Kits

You may not give it much thought but preparing your family for emergencies should be your top priority.  Relying on the government is no longer an option it could be weeks or months before relief arrives.  One only needs to look at the fiascoes with hurricane Sandy & Katrina.  FEMA is more concerned about maintaining the Government then they are about helping people.  The FEMA camps are constructed more like concentration camps then they are about providing a clean & safe environment for normal people to recover.

The bottom line, you really need to be prepared and have enough emergency supplies to last everyone in your family for at least 90 days.  However, for most people they cannot afford to spend their life prepping for the next big disaster.  Prepping can consume most of your time and money if you are not careful.  Luckily, there are many options available when it comes to pre-made Emergency Survival Kits.

There are two types of emergency kits available.  There are custom built and retail kits available on the market.  For quality, I would go with a custom built kit.  However, for inexpensive options the retail kits are the way to go.  Keep in mind, most retail kits are 72 hour kits (3 Day supply of food & water) normally used for bug out purposes.  If your emergency plan involves bugging out to a friend or relatives – 72 hour kits are perfect.

Emergency Food SuppliesFor those serious about prepping for disasters -  I highly recommend custom kits such as kits from My Patriot Supply.  They provide customizable food packages where you can pick and choose the contents provided.  In other words, if you don’t like Oatmeal then don’t choose it.  Other survival food services simply provide you with “their” predetermined selection of foods.  Let me tell you, they are not always the ones you like.  Check out my article on customizable food kits for more info.


Other items to consider:


Recommended 72 hours kits


ER Emergency Ready 4 Person Ultimate Deluxe Survival Kit

ER Emergency Ready 4 Person Ultimate Deluxe Survival Kit

  • Simply the most complete and reliable survival kit on the market Includes a 4 person, 3 day supply of emergency food, water.
  • Great way to ensure that your family is safe
  • Packaged in a 5–Gallon durable plastic container for strategic survival and storage purposes.
  • Contains 3 day supply for 4 people of survival food and water that is approved by US Coast Guard to store safely for 5 years even in extreme conditions.
  • Includes AM/FM and Weather Band (NOAA) radio, LED flashlight, and USB device charger that never needs batterie

Includes (4) ER Food Bars – 3 day supply for 4 people, 5 Year Shelf-life. (12) Water Boxes w/ Straws – 3 day supply for 4 people, 5 Year Shelf-life. (50) Water Purification Tablets – To purify unsanitary water. (4) Thermal Blankets – Designed by NASA to retain body heat! (4) Ponchos with Hoods – Don’t be caught out in the rain without shelter. (1) Tube Tent – Comes with rope and instructions. (4) Out-of-state Contact Cards – Keep track of loved ones with these! (2) Lightsticks – 12 hours of bright green light at the snap of a finger! (1) Lightsticks – 12 hours of super-bright yellow light – just snap to glow! (1) The ER EMERGENCY READY Flashlight and AM/FM Radio with Weather Band (5) Emergency Candles – Each candle lasts 5 hours! (1) Box Waterproof Matches – 50 matches; light after getting wet! (1) Safety Whistle – Blow loud for immediate rescue attention! (4) Tissue Packs – Help maintain sanitary conditions. (12) Sanitation/Toilet Bags – Maintains sanitary conditions! (1) Package Toil

List Price: $ 239.00



Mayday Family Package I – Emergency Survival Kit And Pet Survival Kit For Dogs – Disaster Survival Gear Kits For Home, Work, School, And Office And Prepare For Hurricane Storm, Flood Evacuation, Fire, Or Terrorist Attack

Mayday Family Package I - Emergency Safety Preparedness 72 Hour Kit And Pet Survival Kit For Dogs - Disaster Survival Gear Kits For Home, Work, School, And Office And Prepare For Hurricane Storm, Flood Evacuation, Fire, Or Terrorist Attack

  • Deluxe 4 Person Honey Bucket Emergency Kit
  • 72 Hour Emergency Preparedness for the Entire Family and a Pet
  • 5 year shelf life food and water
  • 5 year shelf life food and water for dogs

Prepare the entire family, you and your pets, with this combo package for a four person household and the family dog. This Combo package the deluxe 4 Person Emergency Kit AND the Pet Survival Kit for Dogs. The deluxe emergency “Honey Bucket” kit has everything you need for 72 hour emergency relief and comes in this convenient bucket that is easy to store. Kit is equipped for 4 people. Includes: 1-Honey Bucket w/Lid, 4-2400 Calorie Food Bar, 4-Solar Blanket, 24-Pouches of Water, 4-Dust mask, 4- Ponchos, 12- Liners &Chemicals, 6- Wet Naps, 1 – 12 hour light stick, 1-54 Piece First Aid Kit, 1 – radio/flashlight/siren, 1- Gas & Water Shut Off Tool, 1 – Pair Leather Palm Gloves, 1- T-5 Chemical Disinfectant, 50 – Water Purification Tablets, 50 – Waterproof matches, 1-Utility Knife, 1- 5 N 1 Whistle, 1- Roll Duct Tape, 1-15″ Pry Bar

The 38 Piece DoGoneIt Kit for Dogs includes: 2-Food packets. 2-Blankets, 2-Lightsticks, 2-Dog Bowls, 1-Tennis ball, 1-3gal. Bucket w/Lid, 12-Water, 1-50′ Rope,

List Price: $ 129.99



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  • Emergency Essentials – Water the Element of Life
  • The 21st Century Survivalist
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Earthquake Preparedness

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Pre-Made Emergency Survival Kits Are they worth it? — 1 Comment

  1. 15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent Customer Service, May 12, 2010
    Liu (CA, USA) –

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    This review is from: ER Emergency Ready 4 Person Ultimate Deluxe Survival Kit (Sports)

    I found out my shipment was lost after a few weeks and called customer service – they immediately sent out a new shipment. The emergency kit (4 Person Deluxe Survival Kit) I ordered for my home had so many things in it compared to other kits available on market which makes it totally worthwhile. Having the kit makes me feel more prepared for natural disasters (e.g. earthquakes). I would definitely consider buying more items from this seller to put in my car and work place!

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