Thursday, November 17, 2011

Rocky Mountain Survival releases their disaster survival kits

We all remember the Mt. Saint Helen's eruption. Well, I remember it better than most, for I was living just shy of 20 miles from it in the direct blast path. It was the most awe-inspiring thing I have ever witnessed in my life. This was my wake up call. We were totally unprepared. We spent many, many hours believing we were going to die. First, from the debris that was crashing all around us, and then by suffocation from the ash that was raining down on us and seeping into our home. It became so hard to breathe that we were using T-shirts to cover our faces and filter some of the ash. Now one of the important things to remember about Mt. Saint Helen's is that the general public while aware that there was going to be an eruption, nobody had any idea of the magnitude to which it happened. Here's a good video showing the eruption of Mt. Saint Helen's:

 Many years later, while living in Florida, my family & I survived several category 3 hurricanes. This time we were a little more prepared but each event has taught me something about surviving disasters. While you are always warned that a hurricane is on its way and to stock up on water and food, nobody ever thinks about the fact that when the water goes out so does your toilet. It's funny actually, nobody thinks about the toilets until you need to use it. Therefore, I feel the need to remind everyone that sanitation plays a large role in disaster preparedness. While departments like FEMA provide a lot of valuable data collection and speculation after a disaster to provide their recommendations for survival kits, there is no way to compare that knowledge to the knowledge that you gain from actually living through it. Many people have told me that I am very unlucky to have been involved in so many disasters. Well, I feel the opposite. I truly feel lucky to have witnessed the amazing power of mother nature and to have survived it and learned from it.  It was with this knowledge and a lot of research that we have developed our disaster survival kits. As with most kits it contains the basics: communication, shelter, warmth, first aid, lighting, sanitation, hygiene, food and water. We stand out in some areas over the others such as, we have much better first aid than most, but where we really rise above the standard, is in the food. It has been my experience that after a major disaster it takes days, if not weeks, before utilities are restored. Days before you can usually get out to a store but generally longer than that before they re-open. So instead of offering 1 or 2 days worth of food bars, we offer a full weeks worth of wholesome easy to prepare meals in 2 serving pouches. Unlike most kits with food bars that have a shelf life of 5 years, these have a shelf life of 25 years so you can store your kit and forget it until it is needed instead of monitoring your food and rotating your food every couple of years. Are you really going to remember to rotate the food in your disaster survival kit if you haven't used it in the first couple of years? It is also my belief, from experience, that you will require more than a day or two worth of food.
 Our kits come in 2 and 4 person kits. You may inquire for pricing on 1and 5 person kits or more by emailing us at The 2 person kit comes with a 56 serving bucket which is enough for 3 meals per day for 2 people for 1 week or 2 weeks at 2 meals per day. Our 4 person kit comes with the 84 serving bucket to give 4 people 3 meals a day for 1 week.

Again, Rocky Mountain Survival is raising the bar in survival kits. We design each kit as if our family will be using them. They are not designed solely for profit, but for practicality and true usability. All our kits are truly designed to assist you in staying alive in the event of an emergency. You will not find more practical, well thought out or thoroughly tested survival kits anywhere on the market. So go now to and get your kit now at the introductory prices as these prices won't last long.


Anonymous said...

Tim.... this link is not working

Tim said...

Thank You. Try it now should be working.

Kristi Carter said...

The Rocky Mountain Survival kit sounds great. I may have to try it out.

Laurie Kristensen said...

It's reassuring that you have truly thought of everything. And you're right, nobody thinks about the toilets when considering how to survive a disaster! KUDOS to you for using the experience of living through disasters, yourself, for the good of others.

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