The only clear answer for those stuck in a city during a 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.
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.
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This kit is one bag filled with a ton of storage options and gear that is organized into categorized packages to meet your needs on the road out of town. This kit will offer you a number of solutions:
These accommodations may not sound like the Hyatt, but I can assure you they will outdo most people’s ability to build a lean-to and stay dry. These items will keep you warm and dry if you are facing the elements.
The bag itself, having hit on three critical elements of survival (food, water, shelter), would do well in its own right. This bag has much more to offer and what is provided in terms of hygiene deserves mention as a bonus.
Inside the bag you will find a package that is completely dedicated to hygiene and offers up the following items. Some of them might seem basic but others are very impressive.
This is a well-thought-out collection of personal hygiene items that will vastly affect life on the bug out.
As you can imagine, items like these will not only add the benefits of hygiene but will allow you to maintain a certain level of routine and the importance of routine in disaster should not be understated. When we lose routine, things get really crazy.
The gear inside the bag shined in most aspects. Its not the highest quality gear but it will certainly get you through to a bug out location and help you along the way.
There is one argument that is indefensible in terms of this bag. If you don’t have a bug out plan or a bag, it is far better to have one of these than not.
The only real improvement that I noticed was the quality of the bag itself. If you were looking to really beat this bag up and live out of it for an extended period of time, I think it may crack under the pressure. The bag is just not a very high-quality bag. I get nervous about the quality of the zippers and things like that.
That said, this is a great option for people who are looking to make a quick leap into preparedness. Two of these bags will outfit a family of four for 72 hours.