Uncrate, a magazine "for guys who love stuff," has quite the all-in-one survival kit that it says has everything you may need to not only "survive" but "thrive." But is it really the motherload of survival kits? Some have thoughts for modifying it.
First, here's all it lists:
Okuma Voyager Spinning Travel Kit ($40). Ontario SP16 SPAX Firefighter Axe ($60).Steripen Adventurer Opti UV Water Purifier with Solar Charging Case ($120).Leatherman New Wave Multi-Tool ($60). MSR MiniWorks Microfilter ($90). Survival Seed Vault ($38). Adventure Medical Fundamentals Kit ($110). MSR Packtowl UltraLite($10 - $30). Snow Peak Titanium Spork ($9). Paisley Cotton Bandanas ($6). Mountain House 72-Hour Emergency Meal Kit ($49). McNett Gear Aid Tenacious Tape ($1 - $15).PROKNOT Outdoor Knots ($5). DMM ALPHA Quickdraw ($28). Suunto Global Compass($63). MSR Titan Pot ($112). Sierra Designs Tent Stakes ($10). Guyot Designs Bowl and Cup Set ($13 - $20). Petzl Tikka Headlamp ($53). Swedish Firesteel Scout Model ($6 - $20). COGHLANS Emergency Tinder Kit ($5). American Silver Eagle Coin in Air-Tite Capsule ($39). Cold Kukri Machete ($30). BIC Disposable Classic Lighter ($7). UTG Elite Tactical Leg Holster ($11). Smith Abrasives Diamond Combination Thumb Guard Micro Tool ($29). Type III Paracord ($12). Gregory Mountain Products Tarne Backpack ($140).Mammut Supernova Climbing Rope ($150). iOSAT Potassium Iodide Tablets ($8).Gregory Accessories Raincover ($30). Etón SCORPION Solar Powered Weather Radio($50). Mossberg 500 Pump-Action Shotgun ($500). Hennessy Explorer Deluxe A-Symmetrical Hammock ($177). MTM Survivor Dry Box ($15). Mountain Hardwear Phantom Sleeping Bag ($290 - $365). Sea to Summit Reactor Extreme Thermolite Liner($59). HK P2000 Pistol ($941). Hydrocodone ($TBD). Ciprofloxacin ($TBD). Atovaquone($TBD). Shotgun Shells ($TBD). 9mm Bullets ($TBD).
Although this "Apocalypse PAK" or "Bug-Out Bag" is well-equipped, fans of Uncrate's Facebook had some thoughts on the bag. For one, they are upset that even though its website uses the words "stuffed into one bag," there doesn't appear to be a way to actually purchase it all together in the manner it is advertised -- at least not yet. Others have said it has too many duplicate or unnecessary items that would add up to too much weight. Even with some suggestions of what the pack should get rid of or add, it still has more than 130 likes in less than 24 hours.
Earlier this year, author Brad Thor and Barrett Moore were on GBTV to discuss how to protect your identity and what you need to "prepare for a collapse." Check out the clip:
This post has been updated to correct Barrett Moore's last name. It was originally spelled incorrectly as Morris.