Wise Food 5-Day Survival Backpack
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Amazon has been selling this for around $35 for the last few weeks - just noticed the price jumped up to $53. Of course, the backpack in the aforementioned deal was camo - not red/white. Maybe that is worth the extra $$ on woot.
The water included won’t even rehydrate 1 of the 4-serving packages of food let alone be enough for 5 days. No other water, filter, or water container is going to make a mighty thirsty survivor or a non-survivor.
The Wise website calls for 1 cup water per serving to rehydrate.
If paying $39.99 for .40 cents worth of oatmeal and .50 cents worth of rice is your idea of survival… - good luck when the big one hits!
From a previous Woot discussion of Wise Foods survival stuff:
Wise Foods is junk. Their portions are too small, and they don’t purge the bags with nitrogen like Mountain House does, leading to premature spoilage far in advance of what they advertise as their shelf-life.
I wear a Dust Mask Portable Stove when I mow the lawn. Ya see, I don’t need to stop for lunch. When you can mow and eat lunch at the same time while protecting your nostrils and lungs from dust, you win!
Nice to see the arm chair preppers are out early this morning.
A “practice bag” would be a good way to list this bag. Whats 40 bucks, a weekend in your back yard to “test” and “experience” what it takes to stay alive and how to apply these items? Or would you rather wait to see if that Walmart built bag is going to save your behind on some cold rainy night in the middle of nowhere? This bag is not a “status quo” magic solution for when SHTF. After you “sample” all the goods, then go out and drop $800 on a Echo Sigma 3 bag, or do what I do. Build your own. So, when you drop $350 bucks alone just on a MSR Guardian Purifier or $60 on a Grayl Ultralight but feel your life isn’t worth spending more then 20 bucks on a straw, that’s separates the serious from the felling that you did something to stay alive till a higher level of support shows up. Depends on your wallet and water supply. In the middle of the desert, neither will help you but a dollar sheet of plastic might, if you know how to use it. My point is, if you are serious about getting started about you or your family’s safety, this bag is cheap and has ENOUGH items to have as a practice bag to LEARN before you have to put it to use.
Not a bad survival kit.
I recommend adding dehydrated bacon and a dozen mini-bottles of good scotch.
It’s funny some people think the backpack should have 5 gallons of water included…
Go buy some jugs of distilled water in the store or a water filter.
Don’t expect 5 gallons of water but here is how Wise describes the kit:
The 5-Day Survival Backpack for one person provides you with everything you need to survive for 5 days, from first aid necessities to waterproof matches and a deck of cards. It even includes 32 servings of entree options to keep you replenished and energized for the days ahead and a portable stove to simplify reconstitution.
I don’t see a mention of how much water you will need, a way to hold water, etc. Most people who buy these things are likely NOT going to investigate this and end up with problems if they ever have to use them.
Should people check things out and be sure it meets their needs? Sure. But many are going to believe the marketing myth and not check the reality