The Emergency Zone Bug Out Bag is a solid choice for the urban survivalist.
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* Emergency Zone Urban Survival Bug Out Bag | Survival Gear Review *
The bug out may serve no group as much as it does the urban dweller. Survival in a city or urban sprawl is going to be near impossible because you will have little access to food and water, while facing off with a swelling mass of desperate people who are hell bent on surviving at any cost. The only clear answer for those stuck in a city during disaster is to bug out. Emergency Zone has created a 2 person urban survival bug out bag that is designed to support these two people for 72 hours.
This kit is one bag filled with a ton of storage options and gear that is organized into categorized packages to meet your need on the road out of town. This kit will offer you a number of solutions:
– Light and Communication
– Emergency Guide
– Weather Protection
– Food and Water
– Water Purification
– First Aid
– Hygiene and Sanitation
– Tools and Other Items
Each of these solutions comes in a sealed bag that contains the bulk of the items for each section. This makes the bag very easy to maneuver at first. Once you begin to open things you might need to use the many pockets and storage locations in the bag to keep these items separated and organized.
There are three unique things about the Emergency Zone Urban Survival Bug Out Bag that stood out to me right away.
You are provided with a three-day emergency food option made by SOS Food Labs, Inc. These are high calorie emergency food rations and are made with high caloric intake in mind. Now, they are not the most delicious little biscuits you will ever have but they are heavy with carbs and sugar. You will appreciate them if you find yourself in a situation where you are out of food.
These bars are designed to be eaten three bars per day. Each person gets a vacuum sealed pack of 9 bars that will last up to 5 years.
While they are certainly not the ideal food for your body, they are designed for less than ideal conditions and they cross off the need for food over a three-day period. If you were to combine these with some light foraging, you would have a decent diet to bug out on.
This kit will also provide you with 12 4.22-ounce packs of drinking water. This water tears to open and the taste is great. Because you have 12 individual packs you have the ability to ration water well and not really concern yourself with spilling. This water will only provide you with around 9 ounces per day, but the kit also has a bag and tablets for filtering and sanitizing water.
The Emergency Zone Urban Survival Bug Out Bag also has shelter for at least two. In a bag that is separated from other packages, you will find two very thin emergency ponchos, two mylar sleeping bags, two hand warmers and a tube tent.
These accommodations may not sound like the Hyatt, but I can assure you they will outdo most peoples ability to build a leanto and stay dry under it. These items will keep you warm and dry if you are facing the elements.
The Emergency Zone Urban Survival Bug Out Bag is a great option for new preppers. I think this product solves the problem of having a legitimate survival kit in or out of the home. This kit could double as a get home bag as well with just a few additions or a strong EDC or everyday carry.