Growing up in Florida with hurricanes and now living in Kansas with tornados I really understand the importance of having an emergency plan in place. Sometimes it can be hard to know what to keep on hand for everyone until you have actually been in a situation where you need an emergency kit. Thankfully there are pre-made kits that help take the guesswork out of emergency planning.
The Food, Fire and Filter kit is by Food Supply Depot, can be purchased at SurvivalBased. It is a wonderful starting point for your emergency stash. Everything comes in a 6lb plastic bucket. I love the convenience of having an easy to grab bucket full of your needs in case you have to flee the house. Inside was:
Food, which in our case was all vegetarian. I love that they have vegetarian options. I always worry that in an emergency we might not be able to find a vegetarian option. There was Artisan Oatmeal – 4 servings, Harvest & Grain Cereal – 4 servings, Texan Sunrise Skillet – 4 servings, Instant Milk – 4 servings, Refreshing Orange Drink – 8 servings, Nantucket Potato Soup – 5 servings, Rotini a la Marinara – 5 servings, and Rio Grande Beans and Rice – 3 servings
It also came with the means to cook/reconstitute the food. There were 6 packets of Instafire which is a mix of recycled wood and inert materials. Each package is good for 15 to 20 minutes; more on that in a bit. There was also a package of waterproof matches.
To cook there was a collapsible grill, which when together is plenty big enough to use with the lightweight aluminum pot which was included. The pot also came with a lid and there was a plastic drinking/measuring cup. Speaking of drinking there was also a filtering bottle. This is a plastic water bottle with a built-in filter, it will remove 99.999% of all contaminants. That is a great addition because one of the first things that always went in a storm was water.
I love that they also included a basic first aid kit. You know your family better than anyone so you will want to add anything that you know you will need and there is room in the case of the kit.
There was also a multi tool. It was a stainless steel tool with a knife, fork, spoon, corkscrew and bottle opener. I love that it has a fork and spoon because I bet that would be one thing I would forget but really miss.
Overall I am very pleased with the contents, it will be enough to sustain you a day or two while you get in order or find other resources. I love that it is all lightweight, I’m not very strong but I was able to lift and carry it with ease. There is some room in the bucket incase you want to add your own small survival items as well.
For more information on this and other great survival products please visit SurvivalBased.com. While you are there browse around because they have a lot of wonderful things that you might be really glad to have on hand. You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.
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