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Ocbc
01-03-2013, 1:58 PM
I did a search and didnt see this posted, so sorry if it is a repeat. I found this while searching a few weeks ago. Although no nearly complete by the standards here, this is a good start.

http://www.survivalkitsonline.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=survivalkitsonline&Product_Code=AKit23&Category_Code=Survival_Kits&Attributes=Yes&Quantity=1

What are your thoughts on this? Haven't priced it out individually, but looks like a good deal.

Gabriel80
01-03-2013, 3:48 PM
Personally I think they're rip off central. Most of the products are really lower end things, that flashlight is crap, that radio is cheap, that whistle is junky, knife is crap, gloves are worthless, even the backpack itself looks way worse than a jansport.

If I were you I would make your own piece by piece. You can get 50% of that stuff at Target/Home Depot/Sporting Goods Store and the other 50% at an Army Surplus store. Or you can make a wishlish on Amazon and have most (or all) of it shipped at once and avoid paying for shipping.

For the price (even considering the sale it's on) You can put something similar together.

Start with a backpack and first aid kit and keep going

Squidward
01-03-2013, 3:59 PM
My issue with 'pre-made' kits is that they may contain things that you may not need. For example, if you're not 'bugging out', do you really need a 2 man tent?

Kits are specific to the person, location and purpose so I looked at many kits and then compiled a list for myself. Then I purchased accordingly.

Additionally, don't forget about prescription meds for humans and pets, eye glasses, baby food and some extra cash. There are some lists posted online that may be of help.

And toilet paper! :)

Squidward
01-03-2013, 4:06 PM
Found this...

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=229061

Hans Gruber
01-03-2013, 4:55 PM
If you're looking for a pre-made kit, I'd recommend the best of breed:

https://echo-sigma.com/shop/choose-your-solution

"This is, literally, a life-saver you carry with you. I canít recommend their gear enough. And thatís as honest as I can get. Iím impressed."
-- American Cop Magazine, Editors Pick

Sure I'm a bit biased but there you go. :)

Ocbc
01-04-2013, 8:31 AM
thanks for the responses.
I know that a number of items in the original link are not ideal. (ie: knives, radio, Flashlight). That being said, I thought some of the basic stuff were good enough to give a newbie a start. I like some of the small things like the light sticks.

If you're looking for a pre-made kit, I'd recommend the best of breed:

https://echo-sigma.com/shop/choose-your-solution

Sure I'm a bit biased but there you go. :)

Those are nice. I like that you include SOG, a quality company. I also like the package kits, they make it convenient to keep things organized. I will definitely look into one of these as the beginning to my gear.

Thanks!

ElvenSoul
01-04-2013, 8:41 AM
Most of those kits suck or are overpriced. Build your own and be happy.

prepper_jeff
01-04-2013, 9:21 AM
For the beginner prepper, buying a pre-assembled kit is a great way to get started. I am the founder of www.24x7Kits.com and I really like the products I offer. I think it's sad that people feel the need to say nasty things about these types of kits. Instead, maybe offer a list of things people should put into their kits. We're here to HELP each other. If you don't have anything nice to say...

Gabriel80
01-04-2013, 9:36 AM
For the beginner prepper, buying a pre-assembled kit is a great way to get started. I am the founder of www.24x7Kit.com and I really like the products I offer. I think it's sad that people feel the need to say nasty things about these types of kits. Instead, maybe offer a list of things people should put into their kits. We're here to HELP each other. If you don't have anything nice to say...

your website is offline ??

Hans Gruber
01-04-2013, 10:15 AM
Those are nice. I like that you include SOG, a quality company. I also like the package kits, they make it convenient to keep things organized. I will definitely look into one of these as the beginning to my gear.

Thanks!

Here's a video review of our GHB done by 762x51n80 on YouTube

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If you'd like to jump start your preps this is an excellent way to do it. We use name brand items everywhere that it counts even down to the butane lighters and pens (BIC naturally).

prepper_jeff
01-04-2013, 10:16 AM
Ha ha! Stupid me! I fixed the URL. It should be www.24x7Kits.com

waxer
01-04-2013, 10:33 AM
Check out these food kits guys... the prices here look better than the kits sold by online retailers. ex, 7 day kit for $124 vs a 30 day kit for $99. The answer is pretty easy to see there, over 4 times the amount of food for $25 less.

http://www.costco.com/.product.11649759.html?cm_sp=RichRelevance-_-itempageVerticalRight-_-MultiItemViewPurchaseCP&cm_vc=itempageVerticalRight|MultiItemViewPurchaseC P

prepper_jeff
01-04-2013, 11:41 AM
Check out these food kits guys... the prices here look better than the kits sold by online retailers. ex, 7 day kit for $124 vs a 30 day kit for $99. The answer is pretty easy to see there, over 4 times the amount of food for $25 less.

http://www.costco.com/.product.11649759.html?cm_sp=RichRelevance-_-itempageVerticalRight-_-MultiItemViewPurchaseCP&cm_vc=itempageVerticalRight|MultiItemViewPurchaseC P

20 year shelf-life vs. 25 year and $50 - $100 membership fee. I don't see the overall value.

Someday
01-04-2013, 9:48 PM
Depends on how much you shop at COSTCO to begin with, but you do make a point. A few good options here, lots to think about.