Free Shipping on a Practical Family Gift for Christmas

Christmas and the holiday season are upon us. Through December 18th, we’re offering FREE SHIPPING* on all survival kits and supplies.

We may be biased, but practical gift-giving is a popular topic in a down economy.  Our family emergency survival kits make a great gift.  It’s the gift everyone needs (whether they acknowledge it or not), but very few want to spend the money or time.  So we say, consider the gift of peace-of-mind for your family, loved ones, and close friends.

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We have a selection of 14 ready-to-go survival kits to fit any family situation.  If you prefer to take the time to create your own kit, we sell emergency supplies independently, along with empty backpacks and bags with the inscription “survival kit” on the front.

Our primary goal is to help you and your family easily and inexpensively prepare for any emergency. Please stop by our survival supply shop and have a safe and enjoyable holiday season!

*requires a minimum purchase of only $50

Family Relationships: A Must-Have in Your Emergency Survival Kits

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Yes, you read that title correctly. A recent study shows that relationships improve your odds of survival by a whopping 50%.  The data comes from a study of 308,849 individuals, followed for an average of 7.5 years.  Metaphorically speaking, that’s just as important as the items you choose to include in your emergency survival kits.

Of course, most of us can relate to our own families, but  relationships are not limited to family ties.  They extend to friends, colleagues, neighbors and members of our communities.  Professor Holt-Lunstad, one of the authors of the study, says “when someone is connected to a group and feels responsibility for other people, that sense of purpose and meaning translates to taking better care of themselves and taking fewer risks.”

To help illustrate the impact of the findings, the study listed these examples of how low social interaction compares to more commonly known risk factors:

  • Equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day
  • Equivalent to being an alcoholic
  • Twice as harmful as obesity

So what does this all mean for my family and I?

Reaching out and socializing more often with friends, neighbors and community members gives us:

  • more purpose to live
  • a larger physical support system when emergencies strike
  • a stronger emotional support system in the aftermath of a disaster

So, invite your close extended family members over for dinner more often,  say “hi” to that quiet neighbor across the way, and introduce yourself to another parent on your child’s soccer team.  You just might live longer.  And you’ll be thankful for the extra helping hands when you’re faced with an emergency.

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