Smith&Wesson Disaster kit


September 20, 2010, 12:46 PM
For some odd reason, I have recently fell in love with the idea of buying one of these kits

Each kit includes:
4 emergency blankets
emergency rations for 4 people for 3 days
crank flashlight/radio
first aid kit
water purifier tablets
Multi tool
waterproof document bag
pocket survival pack
one spare mag
Hardigg waterproof case

Now I have no reason as to why I suddenly am lusting for one of these things, but I would most certainly add
Paddle Holster
two boxes of ammo
lightweight tarp
50' of para chord
Good Folder

The kit costs 499 from Academy, and all I have mentioned will cost less than 50 bucks. What would you guys put in one? Should I satisfy my lustful cravings and just go buy it?

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Grey Morel
September 20, 2010, 12:54 PM
You could build such a kit yourself, with a better gun, for less.

September 20, 2010, 01:07 PM
That cheap stuff can be gotten at Walmart. Ace sells a Snake bite kit. I have vacuum sealed flour, corn meal, grits, coffee, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, rice and lots more things. I bought Galv garbage cans to put things in.

Onward Allusion
September 20, 2010, 02:48 PM
Build it yourself. Maybe with a different gun. You already got the list of parts...

September 20, 2010, 07:27 PM
Israli bandage (sp?)
MSR Water Works water purifier pump (it's the only one I trust my life on, feild cleanable) MIOX works well too

Nalgene bottle
Aspirin and motrin
Sewing needle
Super glue, for foot blisters.
duct tape
Surefire LED light or equivelent
Pepsi can stove, or white box stove
Heet Yellow bottle fuel line deicer, denatured alcohol.
3 tent stakes
Lipton add water noddles, terriyaki rice etc. cheaper than M. House food. Stove top dressing in the foil like bag.

September 21, 2010, 10:15 AM
Make it look classy by putting it in a Zero Haliburton briefcase.

September 21, 2010, 11:41 AM
Building a kit can be fun. I bought the S&W Bear 500 kit, mostly to have a BLAST shooting a .500 snubbie, but I guess they are now collectible. I added some stuff, for a better survival kit: an orange handled Randall knife, a smaller Bark River knife, a GPS, more firestarting stuff, and a LCD beacon and sturdy flashlight. Along with extra ammo and pouch, parachute cord, etc, and it makes for a handy stash of "must have" stuff for the woods and wild. I may incoporate first aid stuff into its own kit, or figure out how to stuff it in the box the gun came with. If starting from scratch, I'd get a slightly larger box, or high end nylon bag.

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