“We just purchased a couple of your NBC gas mask kits to complete our bags. We [my wife and I] are not huge preppers but we have enough to get us by and to get to our safe house location. It’s taking some warming up to get to this point. I am not a man that lives in fear or worries about much. But given all that’s happened here and worldwide, It’s just kind of stupid not to be prepared for something at least on a small level. Keep up the good work!”
~ Joel Davis – Dayton, OH
“I came across your site after a fellow at work recommended it. We found out the importance of preparedness the hard way after we lost all our belongings in the Tsunami of 2011 in JAPAN. We just so happened to have bought a survival kit that got us through while there and we vowed then to never be caught unprepared again.”
~ Jerry Casin – Atlanta, GA
Ready To Go Survival Kits:
Contain the same field-tested, high-quality survival gear we at Ready To Go Survival use in our own bug out and get home bags.
Are outfitted by a team of first responders, military personnel, and expert survivalists in the USA who have packed and used survival kits in a multitude of dangerous scenarios.
Include a 100-Day Satisfaction Guarantee to make sure your survival kit fits like a glove or your money back.
Include savings of 15-20% off retail prices
Save at least 40 hours from researching, sourcing and packing it yourself.
Allow stress-free management of expiration dates with our kit-replenishment alerts.
Shop our Survival Kits Now:
Tactical Traveler Survival Kit
The Tactical Traveler weighs in at just 20 lb—the perfect bug out backpack for almost every member of your family, no matter what age or level of physical strength.
Because of the narrow fit, you won’t worry about getting snagged up as you escape, whether you’re escaping the urban jungle or a real one. This is a versatile bag with many optional attachments, which means it is as easily customized for the man who lives alone in a city apartment as it does for the soccer mom out in the suburbs.
You decide how to personalize the Tactical Traveler, and adjust it to your needs.
$399.95 – $439.95
EDC Survival Kit
If an emergency pops up when you’re at work, in your car, or away from home, how will you respond? That’s the benefit of having an Every Day Carry Kit (EDC Kit). These everyday kits give you the peace of mind that no matter where you are, you can respond to an emergency and get to safety fast.
You’ll be able to protect your respiratory system from dust and debris, defend yourself from others who want to do you harm, communicate with your family or emergency services, charge your phone, and disinfect from potential pathogens.
Protect yourself wherever you are with this 3-lb EDC Kit. Pack one in your purse or backpack, one in your car, and one in your desk at work, and you’ll never be unprepared when away from home.
$109.95 – $154.95
The Ultimate Urban Survival Kit
One of the most dangerous places to be when the SHTF is in a city. Millions of people trying to escape a disaster at once means you have to be fast to be among the first.That’s why you need an Urban Survival kit.
We tested dozens of items for an urban bug out bag capable of surviving a big-city disaster. This testing was carried out in real-world conditions in the heart of New York City.(Did we get some strange looks? Yes. Did we get some new customers? Yes, to that, too.)
There is no doubt in our minds that the Urban Survival Kit is ideally suited to keep you moving towards safety when you need to get across or through a city in a disaster. It’s earned it’s keep as a worthy addition in every city apartment or home.
$449.95 – $489.95
Military Gas Mask
NBC Survival Kit
Remember the Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster in 2011 in Japan? A tsunami followed by an earthquake destroyed the emergency generators that cooled the reactors. Over 470,000 people were evacuated from the danger zone.
Would you be prepared if one of the 103 nuclear reactors in the US faced a similar disaster? Or a terrorist threat included chemicals or biological weapons? Our Nuclear Biological Chemical (NBC) Military Gas Mask Survival Kit is quick, reliable and easy to use. The convenient drop-leg system means quick access to your mask in situations when every second counts. (And any time you think you need a gas mask, every second counts.)
Urban survivalists who often use public transportation call the Military Gas Mask NBC Survival Kit the best prepper gear they’ve ever purchased.
$209.95 – $373.75
“Ultimately, I hope that this bag [Advanced Operative] sits largely untouched in my home, with the exception of cycling out the food and water. If something happens, though, this will be the one item I take with me before leaving.”
~ Beth Lazarus –
Are you prepared to fight your way to safety? Depending on your risk factors, a survival kit designed for civilian combat and hostile forces may make the difference between life and death. The Advanced Operative survival kit is designed for longer sustainability than the Tactical Traveler, and it contains more of the type of gear you’d find in an elite soldier’s kit. You may not want to fight, but if you have to, you’ll be ready. Most importantly, you’ll be able to keep your family safe.
In addition to the combat and defense gear, you’ll also have the essentials for food, water, shelter, communication, and first aid. This survival kit gives you the clear advantage when facing a hostile enemy.
The most forgotten category of products in a bug out bag is hygiene. When you’re away from home for days or weeks, you’ll appreciate the ability to stay clean and take care of your body’s basic requirements—and so will those sheltering with you.
Our 6X6 pouch easily straps to backpack webbing and contains all your hygiene basics for up to 2 weeks.
Customize this pack with a ready supply of your daily medicines, contacts, glasses, and other essentials and you’ll remain in top physical condition to withstand the rigors of survival.
The History of Survival Kits
Survival kits garner a lot of press these days, but they have been around a long time. Throughout the ages, people have hoped for the best and planned for the worst when facing harrowing conditions or uncertain odds. Survival kits we’re by people from many walks of life, including:
In past centuries, prepper supplies were packed in boats or wagons or carried on horses and donkeys. The size of gear back then made it impossible to be completely self-contained, and even well-prepared survivalists found themselves in jeopardy when a horse died, a boat sank, or a wagon lost a wheel.
As expeditions became more remote—through jungles, over mountains, and across ice—people required a survival kit small enough to carry on their bodies. That led to innovations in gear like the Swiss Army Knife, MREs, small but powerful flashlights, and other space-saving, multiple-use tools. Survivalists also borrowed useful everyday items like duct tape, can openers, and batteries for their missions.
The gear got smaller, but people still had to find a way to carry it on their bodies for maximum portability and less reliance on outside resources.
Then came the modern framed backpack in 1886, a vast improvement over the flimsy knapsack. Finally, adventurers and soldiers had an adequate container for their survival gear!
These framed backpacks made it possible to walk, run, climb, jump, wade, and fight without fear of losing essential gear or losing balance or mobility. Hands-free travel meant greater odds for survival whether the threat was natural or man made.
Sir Edmund Hillary and his Nepalese sherpa Tenzing Norgay made the final ascent to Mount Everest in 1953 with 30-pound survival packs. The expedition began with 400 men and 10,000 pounds of baggage, but for that last treacherous day of thin air and blizzard conditions, these men had to rely on themselves and their survival gear to reach the top and get safely back to camp.
The ultimate adventure—space—requires a survival kit that ranges from medical kits for illness and injury hundreds of thousands of miles from the nearest hospital, all the way down to shark repellant for the eventual ocean landing.
When no one’s there to help, you have to help yourself.
Military leaders know this, and it’s why everyone from the lowliest private to the most highly-trained Navy SEAL has a survival pack, perfected by soldiers and strategists over the centuries to contain all the gear necessary to get out of any kind of trouble they find themselves in. You can thank these government organizations for many of the tools and enhancements you rely on today in your urban bug out bag or get home bag.
Survival Kits in News and Popular Culture
Remember Y2K? That’s when people feared planes would drop out of the sky, computers would stop working, and the electric grid would shut down at the stroke of midnight on January 1, 2000 because of an early computer programming limitation with the date.
People stockpiled food, water, arms, and bug out bags in case of mass hysteria at the loss of modern conveniences. While this didn’t play out as feared, it stoked the fires of self-reliance that had diminished after the end of the Cold War.
The same happened during the Mayan Doomsday prophecy of 2012, when some feared the end of the world as predicted by this ancient culture. Numerous other doomsday predictions have failed to come true.
The most experience survivalists know that predicting catastrophic events is a waste of time. Being prepared is the best defense, as the definition of an emergency means you don’t know when it will happen. A survival kit may mean the difference between life and death in those first uncertain days of a catastrophe.
Since the Cold War, survivalism has grown so popular it is now part of our entertainment. whether people are voting contestants off the island on Survivor, binge-watching post-apocalyptic series like The Walking Dead, or battling the bad guys in video games like Rust and ARK.
Moviegoers grip the arms of their seats during Mars as they watch astronaut Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon) survive being stranded on the Red Planet with meager supplies and no outside help.
Readers devour books like The Hunger Games, which showcase a future world where survival is a life-or-death spectator sport won by whoever has the best tools in her survival kit.
At this point, it’s hard to tell if it is art imitating life or life imitating art.
Practical Uses for Survival Kits
While many people think of survival kits as prep for “the big one,” survival kits are surprisingly useful in less extreme but still precarious scenarios.
Have you ever run out of gas, lost electricity, or gotten lost without a reliable cell signal? Those circumstances are easier to ride out with the contents of a survival kit, even if your risk of harm is relatively low.
In the event of flooding, fire, or extreme weather, urban bug out bags mean getting your family to safety quickly without forgetting essentials like medicine, diapers, cash, first aid, or contact lenses. Even if the threat never materializes, you reduce your overall stress by knowing you just pick up your bags and GO. Your concentration remains on your family’s safety, not on packing up supplies.
Our clients who have long commutes by car or use subways, trains and public transportation swear by their urban get home bags. In the event of a power outage, natural disaster, or man-made threat, they have the tools to get through the initial stage of the disaster and get back home to their families.
Survival backpacks are ready to be used whenever there is a threat, so don’t leave yours in an untested, pristine condition waiting for “the big one” when you face a more common natural or man-made threat.
Survival Kits in Real-World Examples
One man who travels the NYC subway daily says he’ll never go underground without his EDC Kit in case of electricity failure, terrorist threat, or mob panic. He was there during an electricity outage that lasted a full day, and he’ll never leave himself that vulnerable again.
Another man recalls the Snowmageddon of 2014, when the normally balmy Atlanta, Georgia suffered the brunt of a major storm. The response from government leaders worsened the result—by dismissing schools and closing businesses at the same time, tens of thousands of people were caught in a freezing gridlock for hours with no food, water, or means to stay warm.
He had an urban get home bag in the trunk of his car and stayed warm, fed, and in touch with his family at home throughout the crisis.
One customer recently had guests visiting over the Thanksgiving holiday when his baby boy started convulsing with a febrile seizure. In a panic, he grabbed his survival kit and headed to the hospital. Not only did he have a fresh change of PJs for his son, who had wet himself during a seizure on the way to the ER, but he and his wife had extra clothes and a hygiene kit for the overnight hospital stay and comforting stuffed animals for his son. They even had snacks, baby food, and formula.
When an everyday situation turns on a dime and becomes your worst nightmare, a survival backpack means the difference between riding it out in relative ease or putting you and your family through needless suffering and risk.
Why Our Survival Kits
Let’s face it: You can buy a survival kit at your local big box store or discount center. You can research and buy all your own gear to pack your own. You can even pull together a basic survival kit from what you’ve got stocked at home now.
These options are better than nothing, frankly, but they aren’t nearly good enough to know without a doubt that you can protect yourself and your family in a crisis.
And when the SHTF, do you really want to trust your survival on gear made by the lowest bidder and packed in foreign assembly line?
Our survival kits are sourced and packed by our team of survival experts, first responders, and military personnel, people who know what it’s like to prepare for and face dangerous situations on a regular basis.
Each item in our survival kits is field-tested by our team so you don’t have the experience of finding out your discount store flashlight isn’t strong enough when you’re facing a pitch-black night and need to lead your family to safety.
Every piece of gear we pack in our survival kits is one we carry in our personal survival kits. We want only the best for ourselves and our families, and that means you get the best, too.
This isn’t a hobby business for us, and we aren’t here cash in on craze. Survivalism means you and me and every other person who prepped and planned have the best odds of making it through a disasters.
We don’t know about you, but that helps us sleep pretty good every night.
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