Will you be prepared when the zombie apocalypse hits? Or, a much possible event, the next nature-caused tragedy? Be a step ahead with the officially licensed AMC The Walking Dead Survival Kit. First My Family, an emergency preparedness company, sent me one of their kits to review. They are also giving away two kits to two lucky winners in a giveaway!
Priced at $129.99, The Walking Dead Survival Kit makes itself worth it with all the neat and highly useful emergency items. Everything comes inside a very cool messenger bag that you can use anywhere. The kit is intended for two people to survive for 72 hours. Here’s what it includes: (photos of everything listed below are available in the slideshow attached to this article)
- Food: Two Datrex 2,400 calorie emergency food ration and 12 Datrex 4.22oz packs of emergency water. Both of these food items are guaranteed to stay fresh for up to 5 years.
- Medical supplies: A large Lifeline First Aid kit with 85 pieces, including- gauze, bandages, scissors, and more. Four face mask are also in the kit.
- One Lifegear LED flashlight that can also be an emergency signal light that lasts up to 400 hours. There are also two light sticks that will last 12 hours each.
- Two ponchos for severe weather and two blankets for warmth.
- Leather palm work gloves.
- Waterproof matches.
- The first 10,000 pre-orders will receive an official AMC “The Walking Dead” patch that features Daryl Dixon’s angel wings logo that reads “We’re Survivors.”
Tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, depending where you live, Mother Nature can strike at any moment. This is also very handy if you are planning a camping trip. You can store the kit’s contents into another bag or storage box and take this bag out on your outings. It has pouches and pockets in the front, side, and back. Have fun with it and with the “The Walking Dead Surival Kit” logo turn it into your personalized kit! For work (fits a laptop and other work materials), survival kit for school (fits books and supplies), a small trip, this could also be a very cool diaper bag for any “The Walking Dead” mom fan. Moms, turn this bag into your own “survival kit” for babies – stuff it with bottles, diapers, toys, etc.!
Check out how to win your very own kit below!
We talked to the CEO of First My Family and emergency preparedness expert, Andrew Torres about tips and, of course, “The Walking Dead”:
Did any of you go through a natural disaster or emergency that brought on the inspiration for the survival kit? Actually, my career in emergency planning began when I was in high school. I was biking to work during the summer and helped pull a woman out of a burning car that was involved in a car accident. From that I always wanted to help people and have focused my career on it, including building our survival kits.
Here in Texas, what comes across the most are tornadoes. Any tips for preparedness? Sure. I think the most important thing you would need in Texas for tornadoes is early communication and a warning system. That is why we sell our high quality emergency radios. Each one is a NOAA emergency weather band radio and would alert you during a tornado alert or warning (if turned on).
Which of you is a bigger “Walking Dead” fan and why? That is hard to say but I would say we are both equal on this standpoint. Angie loves the characters and I love the stories. Last night’s [Sunday, March 16, “The Grove”] episode with Carol was dramatic for both of us.
In the highly unlikely chance a walker apocalypse, what advice can you give for our best chance of survival? If this were to happen, the best thing I could say would be to RUN and have a grab and go kit, like our family kits at www.firstmyfamily.com or our fantastic TWD Survival Kit.
If we had more room in our 72hr survival kit, what items do you recommend we include? We would include a water treatment system or pump, small bills, longer lasting food supplies, access to fresh water, duct tape, window plastic covering, nails and tools, small bottles of alcohol and cigarettes to trade, personal protection, personal hygiene items, dog good and a safe place.
Lastly, share your favorite “Walking Dead” characters with us.” We figured this out last night. It’s Carol for sure. Really looking forward to seeing what happens with her character.
Enter the “The Walking Dead” Survival Kit giveaway!
To enter, follow us on Twitter at @sany_says and send us a tweet telling us to enter you in the giveaway. Make sure to tag #TWDsurvivalkit. We follow back all of our followers, in case we missed ya, let us know in a tweet! Two winners will be selected at random next Wednesday, March 26. (US entries only)
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