Different styles of survival kits

Survival Kit – Pre-Built vs Build Your Own

Should you build your Bug Out Bag or purchase one already built?

So you’ve decided to get your Survival Kit ready or maybe you’re thinking about getting a new one. There is some debate whether someone should build their own or Purchase one of our Pre-Built Survival Kits.

Below we will highlight the Pros and Cons of both.

Building your own Bug Out Bag

Multiple Survival Products to build your own


You can truly make it your own by choosing each individual piece just how you like it. Plus you will know exactly what’s in your Kit and how to use it because you will be buying everything separately.


Time consuming. Plus you might forget to add something that you need. Check out our Tips of the Top Items for your Bug Out Bag here. You can also go see the FEMA Recommended Emergency Supply List here to learn more.

Purchasing a Pre-Built Bug Out Bag

Prebuilt Survival Kit


Fast, Easy & you know that everything you need will be ready if you ever need it with one simple purchase. You will also save some money overall.


Depending on which Kit you choose, you may still have to add specific items to make sure that you have everything that you need based on your location, the size of your family etc.

You cannot go wrong

Whether you choose to Build your own or purchase a pre-built kit, the important thing is that you just do it. Having your Survival Kit for you and your family ready will give you piece of mind. Plus it’s like having insurance, you hope that you never have to use it but you will be so glad that you’re prepared in case you ever need it.

Do Both

Or you can also purchase a Pre-Built Survival Kit and build upon it. Add additional products as you see fit.

Testing your Bug Out Bag

Once you have your Bug Out Bag ready, put it to the test. Take the Family Camping overnight with just your Survival Kits and see how it goes. You will know what worked and what didn’t. You can then decide whether you need to change something or add something.

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