The Most Popular Survival Kits of 2016

It’s the dawn of a new year, so we decided to take a look at 2016 and highlight some of the most popular products among Living Rational customers last year. As a leader in the Preparedness space, we are extremely happy that we have been able to help thousands of families and individuals become better prepared for natural disasters, manmade disasters and other unexpected emergencies.

When many people begin to look into acquiring a survival kit, there is sometimes confusion about what survival kit is right for them. We thought that maybe this list would also serve as a reference for some newcomers to preparedness. In this way, they can see why others choose a certain survival kit over another.

2 Person Guardian Elite Survival Kit

2-person-guardian-elite-survival-kitIn 2016, Living Rational’s most popular survival kit was the 2 Person Guardian Elite Survival Kit. We shipped out more than 200 of these survival kits in 2016 alone to more than 100 customers. This product is a top of the line survival kit manufactured by preparedness experts at Guardian Survival Gear.

What makes the 2 Person Guardian Elite such an attractive option for those looking at survival kits is the fact that it holds such a large amount of supplies, which are all conveniently packaged in a sturdy backpack. It is also one of our most reasonably priced kits, coming in at just over $100. Each of these survival packs have 72 hours worth of food, water and supplies for 2 people.

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Supplies in the 2 Person Guardian Elite Survival Kit

The Guardian 2 Person Elite Survival Kit is packed with everything from a First Aid Kit to hygiene supplies and survival gear. A complete breakdown of what’s inside this kit is listed 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 Communication

  • AM/FM Radio with Headphones and Batteries
  • 3 LED Rechargeable Flashlight
  • 30 Hour Emergency Candle
  • 12 Hour Emergency Bright Stick
  • 5-in-1 Survival Whistle
  • Box of Waterproof Matches

Shelter and Warmth

  • 2 Emergency Survival Sleeping Bags
  • 2 16 Hour Body Warmers
  • 2 Person Tube Tent with Rope
  • 2 Emergency Poncho’s with Hood

Tools & Gear

  • 16 Function Knife
  • Pair of Leather Palm Work Gloves
  • 2 – N95 Respirator Dust Mask’s – NIOSH approved
  • 50 Feet of Nylon Rope
  • Safety Goggles
  • Sewing Kit

Hygiene and Sanitation

  • 2 – 24 Piece Deluxe Hygiene Kits
  • Tooth Brush
  • Tooth Paste
  • 9 Wet Naps
  • Soap
  • Shampoo/ Conditioner
  • Dental Floss Pick
  • Twin Blade Razor
  • 5” Black Comb
  • 4 Maxi Pads/Bandages
  • Washcloths
  • Shave Cream
  • 6 Pocket Tissue Packs

First Aid

  • 107- Piece First Aid Kit

5 Day Wise Company Survival Backpack

5-day-survival-backpack-camoOur second most popular survival kit of 2016 was the 5 Day Wise Survival Backpack. This kit is built to last even longer than the FEMA recommended 72 hours, and includes gourmet meals from Wise Company. The foods in this kit have a 25 year shelf life, which is about 5x longer than most standard survival kits. This makes it great for those who want to keep a survival kit on hand for as long as possible without having to worry about replacing supplies.

We sold well over 100 of these packs in 2016. The 5 Day Survival Backpack from Wise Company is built to last 1 person 5 days in an emergency. Compared to survival kits like the 2 Person Elite, this survival pack has gourmet freeze dried meals like Southwest Style Beans and Rice and even Apple Cinnamon Cereal. These 5 Day Survival Backpack is offered in both red and camo backpacks.

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Supplies in the 5 Day Wise Company Survival Backpack

Aside from the great meal selection included with the 5 Day Survival Backpack, it also contains many essential survival items. This includes 5-year shelf life water pouches, a portable stove, mylar blanket and much more. A full list of its contents are listed below:

32 Total Servings of Meals

  • Apple Cinnamon Cereal
  • Brown Sugar Cereal
  • Creamy Pasta
  • Southwest Beans and Rice
  • Hearty Tortilla Soup
  • Whey Milk

Water & Cooking

  • 5 x 4.227 fluid oz. Water Pouches
  • Portable Stove (Including Fuel Tablets)
  • Stainless Steel Cup

Survival Gear

  • Squeeze Flashlight
  • 5-in-1 Survival Whistle
  • 42-Piece First Aid Kit (Including 37 Piece Bandage Kit, N95 Dust Mask, Pocket Tissues, 3 Wet Naps and Waste Bag)
  • Waterproof Matches
  • Mylar Blanket
  • Emergency Poncho
  • Playing Cards

Guardian Survival Kit

The Guardian Survival Kit is one of the most basic kits available at Living Rational, which is why it has been one of our most popular packs each year, including 2016. It provides preparedness minded individuals with the bare minimum amount of supplies at a very affordable price.

Each Guardian Survival Kit is packaged in a small but sturdy red backpack and is ideal for 1 person including adults and older children. It includes water pouches and calorie-rich food bars to help you overcome an emergency for up to 72 hours. The food and water supplies inside the pack have a 5 year shelf life, so you can keep them on hand for a few years before having to replace the supplies.

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Supplies in the Guardian Survival Kit

As mentioned, the Guardian Survival Kit does not have an impressive amount of supplies, but this is actually one of the strong points of the pack. It means that the cost is just under $70, and enables you to add supplies to it and create a completely customized survival pack. Below are all the contents of this kit:
Food and Water

  • 6 – 400 Calorie Food Bars (2400 Calories)
  • 6 – 4 oz. Water Pouches
  • 10 Water Purification Tablet’s – each tablet purifies 1 liter of water

Light and Communication

  • AM/FM Radio with Batteries and Headphones
  • 3 LED Rechargeable Flashlight
  • 5-in-1 Survival Whistle
  • Box of Waterproof Matches

Shelter and Warmth

  • Emergency Survival Blanket
  • Emergency Poncho with Hood

Tools & Gear

    • N95 Respirator Dust Mask – NIOSH approved

Hygiene and Sanitation

  • 3 Pocket Tissue Packs
  • 3 Wet Naps

First Aid

  • 37 Piece Portable First Aid Kit

Additional Supplies

  • Survival Playing Cards – 52 Cards

Preparedness in 2017 and Beyond

Since starting our company and launching our site more than 2 years ago we are proud that we have been able to supply thousands of satisfied customers with survival gear, emergency kits and long term food storage. We look forward to continuing to help you and your family become better prepared to face emergencies in 2017 and many years to come.

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