Choosing the Right Survival Kit

Whether you are an individual, a family, a school or a business, it is important to consider all of your options when preparing for an emergency.  Here are some questions to consider:

  • Do you have the interest and / or the knowledge to put together your own survival kit?
  • Do you have the time to shop for all the different items that are needed for your kit?
  • What is your budget and your time frame to get this kit put together?

If you have the knowledge, interest and time to put together your own survival kit, that is a great way to go.  Like most people though, if you don't, it may be easiest to start with a pre-made survival kit from a trusted preparedness company.  This will give you a basis and a starting point from which to add on and discuss with your family, school or business the other facets of preparedness which are gathering information and planning what to do in the event of an emergency.

Once you decide to buy a kit, the question is where do you go?  How do you know which company is the best and how do you narrow down what you need?  There are many companies out in the marketplace but you may not have heard of any of them.  Make sure you check them out to make sure they have been around for a while, check out their rating on the Better Business Bureau and ask who their customers are and if they can provide references.  

Choosing the right survival kit is generally based on how many people you are preparing for, how many days you need supplies for, where you will store your kit and how much your budget will allow.  Kits may also be chosen by function (i.e. what they will be used for).  More Prepared's premium home and backpack kits provide the necessary supplies for 1 to 4 people with extra person kits which can be added to cover 5 or more.  The standard home and backpack kits are more budget-friendly versions of these kits with a slightly different mix of items.  The office kits range from 5 to 20 people in smaller offices to 1,000 people in larger offices.  School kits come in classroom sizes as well as individual and whole school sizes.  Kits that are function based include lockdown, shelter in place, search and rescue, pandemic flu, hygiene kits and more.

If none of these seem to fit what you are looking for, check out our endless custom kit possibilities.  There is a kit out there for anyone and any purpose you may have.