Be prepared for emergencies with an Ice-Qube kit

ice-qubeDo you have a readily available collection of supplies in case of an emergency? Ice-Qube emergency kits are the first such kits that make a great gift. All Ice-Qubes are organized in a cube to ensure easy access and maximum support and relief when difficulties occur. Many Ice-Qubes are small enough to store in your car or closet and are available for home, office, baby and pet. Kits retail for $19.99 all the way up to $950.00. Are you prepared?

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  • Blacknimbus July 8, 2009, 9:29 pm

    Nice idea, but most people could put together an emergency kit or bug-out bag for a lot less themselves.

    But for those with more money than time, this might be a solution.

  • Mark Adkins July 9, 2009, 10:58 am

    Without seeing the actual product in-hand, my thoughts are…
    – The kits seem to be well-thought out, complete, and well-packaged
    – The items in the kits seem to be nice quality- too many kits (including first aid) tend to use cheap junk in them.)
    – The pricing seems high, but is not too bad. I looked at the Dog kit for $55, and priced items out to compare. If you are buying everything in the kit new from a typical department store, your costs will come to within about 10% or so of the kit price (including buying a cheap bag or tote box). The thing is- you usually don’t have to buy everything from scratch too make a home kit.
    – In many kits I noticed items that could easily be replaced by more compact, or cheaper versions. In the Dog kit, for example, there is a single steel food/water bowl when two collapsible plastic or fabric bowls would take less room and weight, work just as well in an emergency, and probably be cheaper.
    – One weakness most pre-packed kits share is a lack of space or organization to add your own items. I suspect this applies here to at least some of the kits- they look pretty fully packed in the photos.
    – Because of the nature of kits like this, there is a lot of duplication of supplies between kits. Not a big deal, but something that is easier to manage when you build your own.

    There are obviously pros and cons to buying pre-made over hand-making- just like with cookies. The important thing is to have SOME plan and at least a basic kit.

    (I am a Red Cross instructor and preparedness dork, just FYI)

  • leslie fast July 9, 2009, 10:04 pm

    love this product! just gave the ice-qube baby to a friend for her baby shower and she loved it.
    i also bought one for my aunt – this is a new kind of gift.

  • Lauren July 9, 2009, 11:47 pm

    Love this idea! I agree that we could probably pt something similar together, but the fact of the matter is that most people simply don’t take the time to put a kit together. I like that the kits have substantial, quality products in them. I bought an emergency kit last year to keep in a vaction home and was less than pleased when it arrived. The contents were very junky for what the kit costs.

    I love the baby kits! I just had a baby and would consider storing one in my car, or giving one to my mom to have in case she needs something quickly. I wish I could have put this on my baby registry. Again, I like to quality of the products in this kit.

    A wedding kit or new house kit could be fun also.

  • Joe September 5, 2010, 9:59 pm

    You may be right about price,but the point is who’s going to take the time to gather all the items in a kit. The point of these kits is thAt it’s there when you need it.

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