What Could Be Better
Than a Complete 2-Week
Survival Kit in a Pail?
Is a 72-Hour Emergency Pack Enough?
With the Camp Fire in Paradise, California roaring much too close, the inhabitants had little time to grab important belongings, much less wonder how all the food storage they had gathered for years was going to help them now.
My friend, Julie, and her family had been prepping for years and had a substantial supply of food, water and supplies. But the fast-moving wildfire was too close preventing them from grabbing anything but their previously packed clothing, important photos and papers.
They picked up their 72-hour packs by the back door, hoping those packs would sustain them long enough to return to their home.
Sadly, they never returned; their home was burned to the ground along with most the neighbor's homes. The 72-hour packs were good for a short while, but their year's supply of food was completely torched.
72-Hour Packs No Longer Go the Distance
Millions of us stake our safety in emergencies on our 72-hour kits, and many of us don't keep those kits current. (Looking at me here.)
- Are we rotating the food products?
- Are we changing out clothing according to the weather (about every six months)?
Since we never know how long a disaster will last, is a 72-hour supply enough?
Maybe not . . .
New Recommendations: Supplies For Two Weeks
- FEMA and others update recommendation. More and more, experts at places like FEMA are increasing their emergency preparedness recommendation from 72 hours to two weeks of supplies.
- Why? Many believe disasters are increasing in intensity and frequency - hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, floods, droughts. But it's a known fact that the country's population is growing denser and more exposed as people build in flood plains, tornado alley, and in woodlands where wildfires will eventually pay a visit. The disasters may not be more frequent or intense, but any disaster causes more destruction because of where people choose to build their homes and lives.
- Result? Strain on government rescue efforts. This has proven too much for responders. FEMA has told the public not to rely on them like we have in the past and to become self-sufficient - for at least two weeks. (Read why FEMA can't save us.)
Can you gather two weeks' of food, water and supplies quickly?
- Two weeks is intimidating for many. Putting together a 72-hour kit is doable for most people, but 2-weeks of necessities can be intimidating.
- The time, the expense and the know-how. Two weeks of living is expensive, and many of us feel we don't have the time or money to devote to assembling that kind of kit for each family member. Or we may not know how to put together the right food and water, plus supplies for warmth and shelter for two weeks.
There Is a Solution
I seriously have not found a two-week survival kit anywhere that fulfills all the needs of a person - food, water, shelter, warmth - not completely.
Emergency Essentials has come up with a two-week survival pack in a completely weatherproof, portable pail that contains everything one person would need for two weeks, and it complies with FEMA recommendations.
You'll find lots of 72-hour kits (which do have an important place in preparedness), but you'll have a difficult time finding a complete two-week survival kit. It's becoming very popular in the preparedness community.
So, what's in the bucket?
Disclosure: Emergency Essentials provided a 2-Week Survival Pail for me to assess and review. My family found the meals to be delicious and the taste as good as home-cooked. I personally would add more protein (meat) to the bucket as there is none included. Affiliate links are included in this post.
Delicious, chef-crafted, freeze-dried and dehydrated meals - breakfast, lunch, and dinner - tastes like home-cooked. PLUS all the gear you need to cook them (no other company provides these items). Just add water and heat.
Packed with more calories and protein (critical survival nutrients) than most other kits (that’s 2,107 calories and 52 grams protein per day) makes this kit truly a sustainable two-week food supply
- Cheesy Broccoli Rice
- Creamy Chicken Rice
- Spanish Rice
- Fettuccine Alfredo
- Hearty Vegetable Chicken Soup
- Creamy Potato Soup
- Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal
- High-Protein Chocolate Meal Shake
- High-Protein Vanilla Meal Shake
Includes an 80-gallon capacity, heavy-duty, bag-to-bag filtration system. Gives you all the water you need to re-hydrate meals, to drink, and for two weeks of hygiene (and then some).
Everything you need to cook your food, PLUS gear for shelter and keeping warm.
- Easy-start fire disks
- Portable, multi-fuel stove
- Light-weight pot and lid
- Versatile, heavy-duty, emergency reflective sleeping bag designed to retain heat and double as shelter.
Why You Need This Kit
- Better prepares you for the realities of emergency scenarios, with increasing disasters and less help.
- Makes prep easy with a single pail and single purchase. If all you bought was this two-week kit, your foundation for emergency prep would be covered.
- Lasts for decades with a 25-year shelf life.
- Affordable one-time purchase for two weeks of food, water, and warmth (that lasts up to 25 years)!
- Expandable to cover multiple family members or longer durations with the addition of other Emergency Essentials portable food kits.
- Takes the guesswork out of prep…the experts have done the work for you!
- Much cheaper than canned or boxed foods. Buy once and set it on the shelf for decades.
- Saves time of having to put together your own supply, which could take weeks.
- Saves space with a single 12.5" x 12.5" x 18.98" pail that stacks easily in closet or corner.
When An Emergency Happens . . .
You will be ready because this pail is designed for easy transportation in evacuations and quick-shelter lodging,
Grab and Go!
When evacuation is necessary, your 2-Week Survival in a Pail will be there for you with:
- Grab-and-go meal shakes that can literally be prepped and eaten while you’re moving.
- Lightweight and durable with a sturdy design, dehydrated and freeze-dried foods, empty bag filter, and critical pieces of gear
- Easy-to-carry with pail handle
- Fits easily into car trunk or seat.
Shelter In Place
And if you don't need to evacuate, you will know you are safe for two weeks with:
- All the foundational supplies you need to shelter at home.
- Quality, watertight pail to protect contents for years of storage or two weeks of rugged use.
This complete Two-Week Survival in a Pail normally costs $139.95, but is on sale right now for $109.99. Buy one for yourself and try it out while the price is low.
The quality is superb and having it in your home will give you peace of mind - that I can guarantee!
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