FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is a Bug Out Bag?

    A Bug Out Bag is an all-in-one emergency evacuation kit. It’s purpose is to help you and your family go from a dangerous area, to a safe area, without negative repercussion. Crafted by first responders, military personnel and medical professionals, these Survival Systems contain essential survival gear. They provide shelter, food, water, personal protection, fire, light, and a means to prepare food. Other names include Bug Out Bags (BOB), Get out of Dodge Bag (GOOD), Storm Kit and 72 Hour Kit, although the names differ – they all serve the same purpose.

    How long can an Emergency Survival Kit sustain one adult?

    On average, our Emergency Survival Kits are intended to sustain one adult for a period of 72 hours based on a 1500 cal diet and 1 liter of water per day. Although most of the survival gear we provide is durable enough for many years of use, the limiting factor is water and food. We give you the option of selecting MRE’s (Meal Ready to Eat) or Wise Food included with your system.

    Here are some average calorie Information for both options:

    Wise: 2880 cal + 3600 cal (Foodbar)= 6480 cal

    MRE: 3174 cal + 3600 cal (Foodbar)= 6774 cal

    *Water: 24 Emergency Water Pouches @ 4.227 fl oz = 3 liters (101 fl oz)

    What does it mean when poeple say "SHTF" and "TEOTWAWKI"?

    They mean “shit hits the fan” and “the end of the world as we know it”.

    How do you guys decide what goes in an Emergency Survival Kit?

    Our team is comprised of first responders, law enforcement, military, outdoor enthusiasts, preppers, and gear heads. Collectively, we have enough outdoor and emergency experience to assemble the best emergency survival kits. We came together and decided what the best balance of gear was for emergencies that won’t break your back. It is important to stay mobile, and carrying more than a quarter of your body weight is not only unrealistic but foolish.

    The item/size I ordered is out of stock. Why was it on the website?

    All items are subject to availability. Generally, if an item is showing on our website then it is available to order. However, during busy periods we may be in a position where we cannot supply an item or there may be an unexpected delay in dispatch. Our system does not record individual size quantities, if you order several items in the same size you may experience a slight delay. If this is the case, we will let you know as soon as possible and will offer to substitute the item for another item of similar style/color/ size or we will offer a refund.

    Why are these Emergency Survival Kits so expensive?

    Items of superior quality are typically more expensive than cheap knockoffs. In general, survival is not an area of life where you want to cut corners. Here at Ready To Go Survival, our main focus above all else is quality and functionality. We would never sell you something we wouldn’t use ourselves. Yes, you can buy a preassembled bug out bag for around $200, and if you’re interested, we can direct you to a company that sells such bags. When the SHTF, you’ll want to have the best equipment and information possible in order to give you the best chances to survive.

    What if I can't afford it?

    No problem! We’re working with PayPal to allow financing on our products. It’s quick, easy and you can set up a payment plan that is within your budget. You can either go to our products page and click on the left-hand side PayPal banner or the banner at the bottom of the checkout page. You can also click here for more information.

    Can I build a kit myself for less money through sites like Amazon?

    No. When we created these systems, we made sure to beat Amazon’s competitive prices. Considering prices are constantly changing, we do offer a price match guarantee, and if you can build one of our Survival Systems for less via Amazon or any other brick and mortar establishment, please send a spreadsheet with links and price totals (along with shipping and tax where applicable) to customerservice(at)readytogosurvival(dot)com.

    Can you design a Custom Survival Package for me?

    We sure can, visit this link to fill out a 3 Minute Survival Questionnaire here

    You can also shoot us an email to cs(at)readytogosurvival(dot)com or call us during regular business hours (7 days a week – 9am to 9pm) and we would be more than happy to construct a custom survival package just for you. If we don’t have it already, we can certainly get it!

    Why did you guys start this company? What exactly are you preparing for?

    The founders, Fabian Illanes, and Roman Zrazhevskiy started this company to make people more self-sufficient. Instead of relying on the government to be our saving grace each time an emergency happens, RTGS wants to empower the individual to make the right choices and have the right essentials when disaster strikes. We are not preparing for anything in particular, as gloom and doom speculation can drive even the most stable people mentally insane. We do however use common sense and realize that the world is changing at an alarming rate. Every day, you hear of wars and rumors of wars, natural disasters, famine, man-made disasters, terrorism, and other disturbances which would take several days to list. It’s not a question of “if” these events will unfold, it is a question of “when”. When these things do happen, we want the general public to be proactive at escaping danger and getting themselves and their loved ones out of dodge. We generally advocate taking common sense precautions so when disaster does strike, you will be ready to deal with it.

    Are the Emergency Survival Kits only for emergency purposes?

    We recommend that you frequently take your Survival System apart and put it back together. We feel it’s imperative to learn your equipment so when an emergency does strike, you’re not scrambling to find a tool you desperately need. Some of our systems, like the series of Base Camp modules that we sell, are ideal for camping, just as well as bugging out. Just remember to repack your Survival System neatly after every use, the whole point in owning one is to have everything assembled so when an emergency happens, you are ready to go!

    If I run out or need more of a certain item, can I buy a refill?

    Yes, you can. We have not yet made replacements available directly through our site, but if you email or call us we would be more than happy to send you replacements at a competitive price.

    I love all things survival and prepping, can I join your team?

    We are always looking for fresh talent to join us in the quest of making the world more disaster ready. If you think you’ve got what it takes to contribute to a growing startup and have a real passion, shoot an email with cover letter and resume to careers(at)readytogosurvival(dot)com.