Buying Survival Kits
Survival kits are available in many different shapes and sizes, ranging from small 1-person emergency backpacks to large duffle bags made for 4 people or more. Our survival kits are built for two unique purposes; either very specific emergencies, or instead cover a much more diverse range of scenarios. Unless a survival kit is explicitly designed for an event (such as a hurricane. earthquake, flood, fire or Natural Disaster), it will serve your needs in almost any situation.
Each of our survival kits are built to last anywhere from a minimum of 72 hours to several weeks depending on the product. The supplies inside of each kit are carefully selected by experts to meet these timeframes, and we only use the highest quality products available to us. Most survival kits will also have some extra space inside, which means you can customize them to your liking so that they fit your needs, and so you can also include additional supplies.
Having A Survival Kit On Hand
Owning a survival kit or an emergency bag can be one of the most important aspects of any preparedness plan. Whether you live in an area of the United States that is prone to natural disasters or you just want to prepare for the unexpected, survival kits can not only provide you with peace of mind but they will also go a long way in helping you make it out of an emergency with your life.
While a survival kit in-and-of itself will not specifically save your life, knowing how to properly use the contents inside of one most certainly will increase your chances. Supplies like multi-purpose tools, food and even water will go a long way if you become cut-off from society, or if these types of supplies are at a bare minimum during an emergency or natural disaster.
While we do offer a large selection of disaster-specific kits, many of our survival kits include items to help you survive a broader range of situations. Consequently, a majority of the survival kits we offer can be used across several different types of both manmade and natural disasters. To ensure you purchase the right pack, all of the survival kits on our website feature very specific information about which types of supplies they contain, the quantity and the shelf life.
Types of Survival Kits
As we briefly touched on above, survival kits are available in a handful of varieties. Just as there are many scenarios where you would potentially experience a life-threatening emergency, there are just as many types of survival kits built for these types of events. Each variety contains different types and even different amounts of supplies to better suit the situation at hand. Whether you are looking for one that is built for a specific natural disaster or just for general preparedness, there’s a survival kit for you. The most popular types of survival kits are broken down into different categories, including:
- 1-Person Survival Kits
- 2-Person Survival Kits
- 4-Person Survival Kits
- Pet Survival Kits
- Children’s Survival Kits
Survival Kits for Natural Disasters
Aside from the number of people they are intended for, survival kits are also available for specific natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes or floods. Though the type of kit will vary based on how many people it’s built for and the situation it’s intended to be used in, each will include all of the bare essentials to help your chances of survival in any situation.
The benefit of owning a survival kit that is built for a specific emergency is mainly found in its contents. A good example of this would be an item like a snow shovel, which would have no practical use for the vast majority of situations aside from blizzards. This is why it is important to check the contents of the kit you plan on purchasing beforehand to see if it applies to the area you live in.
Versatility & Crossover Value
With that in mind, the great thing about our kits is that they all have a certain degree of cross-over value. For example, a 4-person survival kit could likely be used by five people, or it could also be used by just one or two people. While some kits that have very specific designations (such as those for pets) are not ideal for all situations, they will still have multiple uses.
Many of our basic survival kits are also able to be used for many different types of scenarios. For example, a 2 Person Elite Survival Kit can also be used for natural disasters if need be, even though the name does not imply it is intended for anything particular.
What Does A Survival Kit Have In It?
Each of our survival kit product pages include a full breakdown of the items that are included. This means you will know exactly what you are getting before ordering. In every kit, these items are sealed in water-resistant packaging to ensure they are kept dry and usable in any environment. The contents include everything you would need during an emergency where you would otherwise be without basic supplies.
While some kits have more variety than others, you will usually find the same types of supplies in all survival kits. As you might expect, no matter who you are or what you encounter, the same human needs must be met in order to survive. Below we have outlined each of these categories.
Survival Food & Water Supplies
Clean water pouches and emergency food are the most primary category in the vast majority of our survival kits. It goes without saying that emergency food supplies and water are imperative to the survival and sustainability of any living creature, and their inclusion in every kit is illustrative of this need. The amount of food and water varies from product to product, but most survival kits will include enough of these supplies to sustain life for 72 hours or more. Depending on the manufacturer, a survival kit will include either survival ration bars or freeze dried meals.
Emergency Communication Supplies
Many of our kits will include Communication Supplies which can help to establish contact with others that may be nearby. Since a survival kit’s usage will imply dire circumstances, the ability to contact others will greatly increase your chances of a successful recovery. These types of items are also great for retrieving weather reports, listening to the news, and receiving up-to-date emergency information.
Survival Ponchos, Blankets & Clothing
Another common group of items included in survival kits are Clothing Supplies. This class of items can help you make it through extended periods of time without shelter. They are most ideal for emergencies that involve less than desirable weather conditions, and will help keep you dry through rain and snow, making your situation a little more comfortable. The most common clothing supplies include mylar or wool blankets, ponchos, body warmers and tube-tents.
Another extremely vital part of any emergency kit are Survival Tools. These items may very well end up being the most valuable asset in your survival kit next to water and food. Knives and other multi-purpose devices will enable you to create your own tools from what nature provides or can help you prepare food and perform many other vital activities.
Many tools have multiple uses, and will often include other functions like screwdrivers, can openers, pliers and even things like fish-scalers. They can also make activities like building a sturdy shelter a bit easier when you are stuck out on your own.
Personal Hygiene & Sanitation
Our kits include Personal Hygiene Supplies which will ensure that you are able to maintain sanitary conditions and your hygiene is kept in the best shape possible. While you are not going to be dressed up and well-groomed in the event of a natural disaster or an emergency, these supplies will keep you clean and mentally focused to move forward while providing you with some sense of normality. They can also help to prevent common infections that are often associated with the outdoors.
Emergency First Aid Supplies
First Aid Supplies can “stop the bleeding” in the midst of a dangerous situation, both literally and figuratively. The first step towards successful recovery will frequently start with the use of your First Aid Kit. Many of these products, such as maxi pads for example, also have multiple functions. While many of these supplies will not treat life-threatening injuries, they can help you treat minor ones until you are able to reach help.
Entertainment & Miscellaneous Survival Gear
Entertainment supplies and other miscellaneous gear encompasses everything from playing cards to pencils, paper, and other items that will be of use in compiling a plan in the coming days and hours. These types of items can help you to relax and clear your mind during an otherwise stressful situation.
Additional Supplies In A Survival Kit
Aside from common supplies that are included in pre-made kits, there are also some additional items you can add to make your survival kit more personalized. Some of the supplies recommended by organizations like the Red Cross include one week’s worth of medications, extra batteries for medical devices such as hearing aids, extra contact lenses/glasses, baby supplies, pet supplies and some extra cash. These supplies differ from person to person, but can go a long way during an emergency.
Survival Kit Pricing & Value
Our survival kits range in price from very basic and cost-effective to more complex kits that sell for a few hundred dollars. Depending on whether you are aiming to protect the safety of one person or a larger group of people, pricing will vary slightly. Beyond this, premium kits that are priced higher will carry a wider variety of survival equipment, food and water along with a larger quantity of contents.
Buying Survival Kits at Living Rational
Ordering your survival kit online from Living Rational is both simple and cost-effective. We work to offer the best prices possible at all times on every kit. The ordering process itself involves only a few simple steps which can be completed in minutes. Simply enter your shipping information, complete payment with our secure and encrypted payment processing, and your order will be on its way to you within a few days.
Purchasing & Shipment Information
If you would like to learn more about Living Rational or any of the preparedness supplies that we have to offer, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time via live chat or email. We aim to respond to all inquiries in a very efficient manner, and we look forward to providing you with a high quality survival kit today.
No matter which type of survival kit you are interested in, we will have it in stock and ready for shipment in just a few days. Orders are sent out through UPS with tracking included. This way you can track the shipment until it arrives safely at your home. If you have any questions about preparedness or would like to inquire about any of our survival kits, please send us an email.