I grew up in a community that a strong independent outdoorsman preference. Many people liked to talk about their survival equipment. They stored food and did all the things it is popular to do now.
Therefore I like being prepared as well. I must admit that I often feel people have overdone it so I try to consider a balance in prepping. Last year I tried out some emergency food which I liked the taste of but made me feel sick. Currently, I have a small emergency bag in my car but it is inadequate.
NY state just like most others encourages citizens to have emergency supplies that can last 72 hours. I was here during Hurricane Sandy and I was embarrassed that I didn’t have this given my background. So for the last several years, I have looked for something that could do the job.
I finally found it. I do not get paid for this endorsement, but I think this is the best pack to survive 72 hours in an emergency situation. It can be adjusted for 1 or 4 people easily when you buy it. For 1 person it comes to $199 and for 2 $249. Reasonable price for what you get.
That may sound expensive to some of you but it is a necessary cost. No one knows the future, and no one can help you when they don’t have themselves. To me, this kit is cheap insurance for the future. I hope that I never have to use it.
It is called Superior Emergency Pack.
This is their sales copy from the page:
Emergency Rescue Blanket: (Qty. 1 per person)
Poncho: (Qty. 1 per person)
Water: 72 ounces provided
Blue Water Cans:12 ounces each can. 50 years shelf life
1 person: Qty: 2 cans
2 person: Qty: 4 cans
3 person: Qty: 6 cans
4 person: Qty: 6 cans (with discount on case)
Sawyer Water Filter: (Qty. 1) Includes (2) 1L (32 oz) squeeze pouches, inline adapters for hydration packs, gravity filter parts, straw, and all necessary cleaning devices. 3 – 4 person pack
Sawyer mini squeeze water filter (Qty. 1)Also includes (1) 16 oz water pouch, (1) straw, and (1) cleaning syringe. Provides 100,000 gallons of water! 1 – 2 person pack
Lighter: (Qty. 1)
Stormproof Matches box:(Qty. 1)
Flint + Scraper: (Qty. 1)
1-2 person: Qty: 2
3-4 person: Qty: 4
Hot Packs: (Qty. 1 per person)
The Survival Tabs – Chocolate flavor
25 year shelf life!
1 person: 12 tabs
2 person: 24 tabs
3 person: 36 tabs
4 person: 48 tabs
Running Snail Emergency Radio (Qty. 1): Includes micro USB cable and port devices such as for smart phones.
Compass + Carabiner:(Qty. 1)
Flashlight: (Qty. 1)
AAA Batteries: (Qty. 4)
1 person: Qty: 1
2-4 person: Qty: 2
Orange Trail Tape: (Qty. 1)
Whistle: (Qty. 1)
Signaling Mirror + Whistle: (Qty. 1)
Paracord 550: (Qty. 1) Includes 9 strands-7white, 1 red tinder, 1 fish line.
Protective Eyewear glasses (Qty. 1 per person)
Trash Bag (Qty. 1)
Duct Tape: (Qty. 1)
Tactical knife: (Qty. 1) Features glass breaker
Rubber Gloves: (Qty. 1pair)
Re-usable Cable Pieces/Zip Ties:
1-2 person: Qty: 5
3-4 person: Qty: 10
11 in 1 Multi-function Stainless Steel Credit Card Tool: (Qty. 1)
Can opener, bottle opener, saw blade, knife, ruler, screwdriver, small hexagon wrench, large hexagon wrench, butterfly wrench, angle gauge, hanghole
Notebook: (Qty. 1)
Pen: (Qty. 1)
Mini Playing Cards: (Qty. 1)
Ziploc Bag: (Qty. 3)
Basic First Aid, Wilderness and Natural Disaster Booklet (Qty. 1)
The only thing I would add to this kit is the B.O.S.S. Medical Bundle for $119. This is an amazing medical kit that can do an incredible amount of things.
Be prepared for whatever life throws at you.