Deluxe Emergency Kit – A Rose by Any Other Name

 

Really, marketing people can make life complicated by creatively naming the same products in different ways.

A deluxe emergency kit is an emergency kit by another name.  Earlier, we reviewed the 2 – person and 4 – person emergency kits and what they typically provide.

A well-deigned emergency kit has everything needed for safety and relative comfort packaged in one bag or backpack.

A deluxe emergency kit has everything needed to sustain the number of persons it is designed to support for three days, or 72 hours.  That’s why these kits are sometimes referred to as 72 hour kits.

Shelter  and retaining body heat are  most important.  The kits will contain rain gear, a tent and blankets.  Usually there will be some prepackaged heat source and matches, as well as an emergency preparedness guide, basic tools, work gloves, and mask.

Food for emergency and water are provided sufficient to sustain life for 72 hours.  Typical food is concentrated high energy bars to be parsed out in three meals per day per person.  This helps maintain consistent energy levels.  Food is paired with water in pouches, one for each meal.  Food & water packs typically have a 5 year shelf life.

Water purification tablets are often included, enabling use of water from the environment with protection from pathogens.

Light and communication are essentials.  A flashlight and batteries, plus light sticks and a radio and batteries are provided.  A first aid kit is included.

A deluxe emergency kit is great insurance against emergency and disaster events.

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