72 Hour Survival Kits Review
Keep your own 72 hour survival kit ready in case of emergency is recommended by all emergency management agencies like FEMA, National Security, Fire Departments and other authorities in charge of public safety. At this moment you have enough food in your fridge, power for your electronic gadgets and light, clear water to drink and enough water to take bath, like millions of other people around you with all this comfortable modern life opportunities, but are you ready in case disaster strike? If you ever experienced blackout or shortages of essential supplies like food or water due natural or man made disaster, you know that recommendations have at least basic supplies are very important for you and your household. Everything can change just tomorrow, storm with high winds, earthquake, unexpected snowfalls or even heat wave can hit your household and throw havoc and uncertainty to expected “because they are always here” necessary supplies chain. Do you have enough supplies to feed you and your family? How long? Day or even less?
After you find out that your old survival food kit shelf life has expired or like most of today “regular” people you do not have any kind of emergency supplies, but decide move away from “we die at first wave” crowd, one of the first thing you think about are various choices of pre-made survival kits. This is a good way to start your preparation to survive as it require only choose already composed supplies kit which you think fit your needs best. Of course you can make good emergency food and other supplies list by yourself, but this can be time consuming and require additional planing. So if you looking for quick ready “grab and go” 72 hour survival kit solution for your car, boat or bugout bag, pre-made survival kit can be a good choice to go as it’s better have some items that you not really need, then don’t have anything.
We pick five popular pre-made 72 hour survival kits and compare, what they worth and whats inside to help you choose. Price can vary as low as $13 bucks for basic set with food, water and blanket till up to 200$ for complete disaster survival kit with a lot of useful items like light sources, various emergency tools and personal protection supplies.
Quakehold! 3000 The Survival Kit, 1 Person
|Kit price: $13.00 – $17.00|
Cheapest from all five, this kit contains base layer of survival items like food, water and survival blanket for using it as shelter for one person. Manufacturer rated 5 years storage shelf life for food and water supplies, this kit is US Coast Guard agency approved as earthquake survival kit. Food included into Quakehold! 3000 The Survival Kit are high energy food bars with essential minerals and vitamins sealed in six individually vacuum sealed bags.
Fresh water are sealed into 4.225 fl oz water packets for quick one time access. This is a good starter kit for your custom kit as contains all basic survival supplies you may need in first and for right price.
Quakehold! 70280 Grab ‘n Go Emergency Kit, 3-Day Backpack, 2 Persons
|Kit price: $39.00 – $47.00|
Complete two people grab-and-go emergency supplies set with handy bag included. This 72 hours kit contains water, food (800 calories per day/per person) and basic shelter supplies as recommended by the American Red Cross plus other useful survival gear like extended First Aid kit with 33 items included, personal protection and hygiene gear – gloves, dust masks and pocket tissues, signaling device – whistle and two 12 hours chem light sticks for emergency lightning and signaling.
Almost everything you need in one portable bug out bag in case of worst case scenario. If you looking for ready kit to store at your vehicle, workplace or home this is a way to go, although I would add some additional items like not expensive LED flashlight with spare batteries, some fire starting tools and portable emergency radio just to complete this set.
Deluxe Emergency Kit-2 Person, Emergency Zone Brand, Disaster Survival Kit, 72 Hour Kit
|Kit price: $78.00 – $86.00|
Large enough to hold additional personal items and extra food and water supplies, this bug out bag contains almost everything you would imagine having into your survival bag, including even emergency preparedness guide with worth to read survival tips, in case you need additional information and hints. Food section of this backpack contains two 3600 calorie high energy food bars and 12 x 125 ml water pouches, food and water has 5 years shelf life and is approved by US Coast Guard agency as reliable emergency food and water source. As emergency light sources this kit have one large flashlight with two DD size batteries (included) and 2 x eight hour lasting chem light sticks, personal protection section has two N95 respirator masks and one pair of heavy work gloves. For emergency shelter and body heat saver you can use combination of two emergency blankets, two emergency ponchos and fifty feet of rope or set up lightweight tube tent included into this set.
First aid kit contain 2 antiseptic towelettes, one iodine pad, six alcohol pads for disinfection, ten cotton swabs and a lot of band aids plus other medicine supplies, 53 various first aid items in total. For actual news and emergency alerts AM/FM radio, running on two widely available AAA batteries are included. Multi tool knife would be useful for various tasks like quick field repairs, canned food opening or shelter building. Another all in one multipurpose device in this set are 5-in-1 red colored survival whistle which consist from compass, fire striker flint, signaling mirror and waterproof case for matches or other small valuable items along with lanyard for wearing it on body or fasten to your other gear.
You may find that extra water would be good addition to this kit, but take a note that water is heavy and can overweight your bag so one bottle with fifty water purification tablets can be a answer for water cleansing on the run. Just throw into this kit some additional batteries for your flashlight and radio and you have almost complete go bag to store at your vehicle or other locations.
Deluxe Emergency Kit-4 Person, Emergency Zone Brand, Disaster Survival Kit, 72 Hour Kit
|Kit price: $115.00 – $122.00|
It’s always better have some backup or if you looking for extended period two or even one person survival kit, this would be a choice. Designed to sustain four persons or small family for 72 hours with all needed to survive supplies like food, water, shelter, basic protection and tools this survival kit has same items set like in Deluxe Emergency Kit-2 Person reviewed above, but multiplying some of them by two, so you have 4 x 3600 calorie high energy food bars, 24 x 125 ml water pouches, four N95 respirator masks, 4 x 8 hour lasting chem light sticks, 4 emergency blankets and ponchos, two tube tents.
Survivor Emergency Kit-4 Person, Emergency Zone brand, Disaster Survival Kit, 72 Hour Kit
|Kit price: $180.00 – $193.00|
When things get tough it’s better have your survival supplies ready to grab and go without looking for additional stuff. Although most expensive from all 72 hour survival kits, this one is packed into two bugout bags with everything and a little bit more to make your life easier when disaster strikes. This kit was designed for 4 persons and has some notable improvements over previous sets. All items are packed into two handy go bags with still some free space for personal items you would possibly like to include to customize and complete this set. Extended lifespan food with 5 year shelf life, four coconut flavor 3600 calorie high energy food bars and 24 x 125ml water pouches, both US Coast Guard agency approved.
One 1 liter capacity Lexan water bottle and one bottle with 50 Aquamira Potable Aqua water purification tablets for additional water cleansing and supply. Standard radio is replaced by dynamo AM/FM radio and flashlight all in one device with rechargeable by hand crank, extended storage life lithium ion battery, 4 x eight hours chem lights and for even more light and using as portable heat source, six emergency candles are included.
Individually sealed four N95 respirator masks, two pairs of rugged work gloves and one deluxe first aid kit along with one basic hygiene set with dental care items like four toothbrushes, toothpaste and bathing set of washcloth, comb, ten tissues, 24 wet naps, one roll of toilet paper and shampoo for keeping your body clean and in shape even in harsh times. For sleeping and shelter you have four reflective emergency sleeping bags, two tube tents, four emergency ponchos and 50 feet of rope, enough to make your shelter comfortable enough to have some sleep and rest which is very important at stressful emergency situations.
Other supplies included into this set are all weather magnesium fire starter, multi tool knife with can opener and various blades for different purposes, 5 in 1 survival whistle with precise compass, signaling mirror, waterproof compartment, fire striker flint and whistle itself. Sewing kit with needles and thread for gear repairs, pencil and notepad set. Comprehensive 48 page preparedness guide with survival tips, various checklists are included into this 72 kit.
Have enough food and survival supplies for you and your family is a must to be sure that at even very significant disasters you have more chances to survive. Whatever you choose, know what you have in your bugout bag and if possible get some kit extra to test everything out to avoid misunderstandings when you really need all this stuff.
Be smart and prepared for anything.