Buying Your Emergency Kit at Sequoia Survival Company
What I like most about this company is their focus on just a few items. If you are like me, nothing is more annoying than trying to search a mega-mall style internet site that offers too many products. Sequoia Survival Company does only one thing and they do it well.
Another highly desirable aspect of this website is the addition of a discussion forum for families caught in an emergency situation. While the forum is basically unused as of now, the availability is there. Topics for discussion include survival tips, finding and offering shelters, and a family member locater. Families will know exactly where to go in the event of an emergency.
The large red box arrived on my doorstep neatly packed and secure. The two person kit comes in a large red plastic case with a strap for security and carrying. The color of the box clearly indicates it is a survival kit meant to be easily accessible in an emergency.
My General Opinions on the 2-Person Kit
Other instructions in the box include recommendations for drinking water and how to store water for long-term storage (Something not everyone knows how to do). Basic first aid instructions and info on creating family disaster plans are available both inside the kit and on the company website. And, as if that were not enough, sections on How to tie knots and How to signal using Morse code make for great references.
The company also makes suggestions for special needs including babies, pets, and the disabled. Although the kit has a location to record phone numbers of individuals to contact in an emergency, it is not in the most convenient location in the booklet. I would suggest families add their own copies of emergency phone numbers on durable paper (perhaps laminated if the numbers do not change frequently) and make several copies of the phone numbers for family members to have in case there is a necessary separation.
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The Contents of the Survival Kit
The number and quality of materials in the kit is outstanding. With other cheaper kits, I find one expensive high-quality item followed by a series of shoddy items. For example, I have seen some kits contain a high quality first-aid kit, followed by a cheap plastic flashlight. But Sequoia Survival does not sacrifice quality.
Some of the additions to this kit I find especially thoughtful are as follows:
- A water and gas line shutoff wrench
(Most people would forget this piece.)
- Toilet disposal bags
(These can serve multiple functions if necessary.)
- Playing cards
(Getting your mind off of your situation may help relieve stress and anxiety especially if you are waiting for emergency services workers.)
Overall Quality of the Sequoia Survival 2-Person Kit
With some minor tweaks to a few minor issues, I find it to be one of the best overall emergency kits I have found. Go on to read the review of the vehicle emergency kit.