You can even cook in this emergency preparedness kit

SOLKOA-survival-kit

This survival kit is expensive, but it has 25 life-saving items inside a box that you can even use to cook in.  The SOLKOA Survival Kit for Best Made is stored in an 18.75-cubic inch box machined from a single block of aircraft grade 6061 aluminum.  The box can be used for cooking or for boiling drinking water.  It’s held securely closed by a rubber gasket and Velcro strips.  Inside you’ll find a variety of tools: emergency blanket, duct tape, fishing kit, sewing kit, steel wire, thread line, and Kevlar line, multi-tool, first aid supplies, waterproof matches and a fire starting tender kit, signaling mirror, saw blade, and more.  You can see the complete list of the contents at Best Made.  The SOLKOA Survival Kit is available at Best Made for $170.00.

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  • meistervu July 25, 2014, 1:30 pm

    $170 and no zombie detector? That is excessive. I am quite certain that I can put together a better kit for less than $20.

    And what is the deal with matches in survival situation. Get at disposable lighter. It can be used over and over and is pretty fool proof. I found one on a backpacking trip and kept it with my backpacking stove. 15 years later, I still use the same lighter on every backpacking trip. Don’t let the “disposable” label fool you: they have to be manufactured according to some safety standard, which means they don’t leak. I would trust them over a handful of matches.

    Yes, having one of these kits is better than nothing, and you may gladly pay $170 at the time. But that doesn’t mean a company should charge $170 for a kit like that.

  • Smythe Richbourg July 26, 2014, 5:08 pm

    Yeah, I kinda agree with @meistervu. That’s quite expensive for the items included. I’ll bet most of that was for the machined aluminum box. I put together kits like this in refrigerator containers in Scouts and for backpacking for years. Putting it in a molded billy can would be just fine. The 475 ml version of the MSR billy in the link below is 5″ diameter by 3″ tall, holds almost 10 ounces, and the bail handle locks the lid on. At $16, it would hold the stuff listed, but you’d have to assemble the stuff yourself. And isn’t that what we gadgeteers love to do anyway? :-)

    http://www.amazon.com/MSR-321109-Stowaway-Pot-1-1-Liter/dp/B000FBSZGU/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1406408454&sr=8-4&keywords=zebra+billy+pot

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