Here is a pictorial review of the 2-Person Guardian Deluxe Survival Kit that is offered by LivingRational.com. This post is “picture heavy” and should give you a clear idea of what has been included in this kit. I add a few personal thoughts at the end of the article.
Every so often I get an email from a company willing to offer a sample of their product in exchange for some sort of advertisement on this blog. For the sake of full disclosure, Living Rational has provided this kit to us as part of just such an arrangement.
I was anxious to get a good look at everything included in the kit so we spread out a tarp and laid everything out for photos.
Let’s get right into the contents. There is a comprehensive list at the Living Rational website so instead of re-typing it has been pasted below:
Food and Water:
24- 4oz. Water Pouches
12 – 400 Calorie Food Bar’s (4800 Calories)
20 Water Purification Tablet’s – each tablet purifies 1 liter of water
Light and Communications:
AM/FM Radio with Batteries and Headphones
3 LED Rechargeable Flashlight
30 Hour Emergency Candle
5-in-1 Survival Whistle
Box of Waterproof Matches
Shelter and Warmth:
2 Emergency Survival Sleeping Bag’s
2 Emergency Poncho’s with Hood
16 Function Knife
2 N95 Respirator Dust Mask’s – NIOSH approved
Hygiene and Sanitation:
2 – 24 Piece Deluxe Hygiene Kit’s
18 Wet Nap’s
Dental Floss Pick
Hand/ Body Lotion
Twin Blade Razor
5” Black Comb
8 Maxi Pads/ Bandage’s
6 Pocket Tissue Pack’s
37- Piece First Aid Kit
Infectious Waste Bag
Survival Playing Cards – 52 cards
Here are photos of the above items:
And finally a photo of the very good quality backpack that the kit is provided in:
As far as kits go, I’d have to say that Living Rational has covered all of the basics in this kit. Some of the items are high quality and some aren’t so much. This kit would be good gift for the non-prepper in the family.
I have never purchased a pre-assembled survival kit, I’ve always just made them myself with hand-picked gear and supplies.
I’m guessing that there must be at least a dozen or more companies selling multiple variations of these kits and just as many survival businesses that have come and gone. After awhile they all start to look the same to me. I totally understand the need to keep prices down and, to some extent, lower kit component quality can be acceptable as long as it’s accompanied with good customer service.
The kit we received had a punctured water pouch which damaged a few of the other items in the bag. This gave us an excellent opportunity to experience the Living Rational Customer Service. Our email was answered a couple days after we sent it. I was assured that damaged content claims are handled on a case-by-case basis.