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Quick and Easy Prepper Backpack and Tools



We aren't doom and gloom people. Let's just start with that. 

However, we are smart and educated, and we know that at any time a natural disaster, government fall out, civil war, or nuclear warfare could happen. That's just something that's possible anywhere in the world. Therefore, we choose to be prepared to a certain extent, without being fearful.

You won't find rooms full of 5 gallon food storage buckets in our home, but you will find two backpacks and an in home prepper kit that sit in an easily accessible location. Because the reality is, whether you have to pick up and go, or you are trapped in your home until help comes or water resides, being prepared is just plain smart.




There are some things in life that are just easier to have other people do for you. A prepper bag is great, but it can be extremely expensive to put together a prepper backpack. Not to mention, time consuming. And, where do you even begin?

In today's busy world, I wanted to take care of this portion of life for my family, but I didn't even know where to begin. So I reached out to our friends at Preparewise Products, and they helped me out tremendously.

Even more than that, however, I was able to purchase a product that I needed, but I was also able to add my own products into the kits. We'll go over that after we walk through the kits we received.




The Bug Out Bag


The first kit we received was the Premium 2-Person Survival Off Grid Bug Out Bag. What a lifesaver, and a money saver. There were things in this bag that I didn't have to buy or pay shipping on for multiple things. It can take a lot of time to prepare a bug-out bag, and a whole lot of money. You can save hundreds of dollars by ordering (free shipping!) this pre-made bug-out kit. 

Many of the products within the kit are good, quality products. The tool kits alone would cost you a fortune. There are over 30 different products in this kit, including food and water rations for two people. 

Here's what it includes

  • 1 - Tactical Backpack with built-in Water Pouch
  • 1 - CREE Tactical Flashlight
  • 1 - 174 Pc First Aid Kit
  • 2 - Food Bars - 3600 Calories
  • 12 - Water Pouches
  • 3 - AAA Batteries
  • 1 - Work Gloves
  • 1 - Fire Bracelet
  • 1 - Credit Card Knife
  • 2 - ThermaSave Sleeping Bag
  • 2 - HeatStore Blanket
  • 2 - Hand Warmer
  • 2 - Vinyl Poncho
  • 1 - 2 Person Dome Tent
  • 2 - Light Stick
  • 1 - 5 in 1 Survival Whistle 
  • 1 - 5mm x 50' Rope, Olive Green
  • 1 - Duct Tape
  • 1 - Work Gloves
  • 1 - Multitool Knife
  • 1 - Playing Cards
  • 1 - GI Can Opener
  • 1 - Emergency Preparedness Guide
  • 1 - Pencil
  • 1 - Weatherproof Zip Bag
  • 1 - Candles-6 Pack
  • 1 - Waterproof Matches
  • 1 - GI Can Opener
  • 1 - Mountain Meal Mess Kit
  • 2 - ThermaFuel
  • 1 - Bobcat Stove
  • 2 - Spork
  • 1 - Folding Saw
  • 1 - Folding Shovel
It was an incredible relief off of my shoulders to be able to order one of these (it's a 2 person kit!) for us, and still have room to add a few more things if necessary. Which of course, I did. We have 2 backpacks that we keep, because we also have our child. But this backpack is superior in all ways. It is durable, efficient, and let's face it—we saved hundreds not only in product, but in time and shipping as well. I wouldn't have even thought of half of these things for a bug-out bag. 



So what did I add to the bag? Glad you asked...

  • Essential Oils Kit
    While a first aid kit is fine and dandy, what about the hard reality that there could be zero medical care within a 20 mile walking radius? What then? With the Family Essentials Kit, there are my top 10 go-to EOs included in the kit—Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Oregano, Frankincense, and blends like Deep Blue, Breathe, DigestZen, and On Guard. These oils have different things that they help with, obviously, but overall it supports the immune system, inflammation, anti-septic, respiratory, natural purifier, natural antibiotic. I also add two other very important EOs to this kit that I have to buy separately—Helichrysum (stops bleeding) and Thyme (infections/bacteria). This is a great package to just purchase, drop into your bag, and leave it alone. EOs can last up to 15 years or more, what a beneficial thing to have in a bug out bag! If you're serious about prepping, you can learn more about these oils HERE and get discounted pricing through me.
  • Medications & Vitamins — Remembering to take your meds and vitamins with you is essential. Thankfully, we aren't on any medications. But we do take vitamins, and when in a crisis situation, you want vitamins when there's no telling when you'll be eating next.
  • Lifestraw Mini-Filtration System — Because clean water is serious business.
  • Personal things that help us feel comfortable, like little candies, extra clothing, soap bar, brush, feel good items we can bring with us that are small.
  • Homemade Bug Spray — I use the THIS repellent blend and apply directly to the skin. It's a lifesaver, my friends, and all  natural, too.
  • Personal and Feminine Hygiene — Toothbrush, mouthwash, feminine hygiene products like the Diva Cup, etc.
  • Probiotics — Preparewise has a sister company called Silver Fern Brand, and we were able to get some of the most amazing Probiotics I've ever tried. We use these probiotics often, and in fact, they saved us from one of the nastiest stomach bugs we've ever had not that long ago.
  • An Extra Back Pack — We love the backpack that the kit came with, but we do keep an extra one just in case we need to split the backpack up. While the backpack is durable, it's heavy with all of the product in it for two people. We bought military grade backpacks for this reason. This was a personal preference on back back brand and product, but these military grade ones that we bought are over $35 each. We bought 2 of them. They are more durable that the backpack that came with the kit, but the kit backpack is still fabulous.
We could add other things to this list, but ultimately, now that the necessities are taken care of, you'll really need to adjust the bags to your own family. The most important things are already in the bag, now, you just tailor it to your personal needs.



The Bug In Kit


While the bug out bag is amazing, and we could use it for a bug-in situation, I really wanted to find a good bug-in kit as well. What if we have to bug in and THEN bug out. Yikes, I don't want to use my bug out kit up before I even have to bug out!

In this case, the Disaster Sanitation Survival Bug In Kit  really helped me out a lot. Not only that, but it's a great product to have in a disaster relief situation. This product is great for people who live in city dwellings (we don't) and locations that are often scorn by natural disasters.

Here's What It Includes

  • 1 - Extra Sturdy Toilet Box
  • 1 - Toilet Sanitation Pack
  • 1 - Folding Aluminum Bobcat Stove
  • 6 - ThermaFuel 4-Hour Burn Canisters
  • 1 - 1 L Tristan BPA Free Bottle
  • 1 - 15 Inch Pry Bar
  • 1 - 4 in 1 Emergency Tool
  • 1 - Dynamo Radio/Flashlight/Charger
  • 1 - 6-Pack Emergency Candles
  • 1 - Waterproof Match Set
  • 2 - GI Can Opener
  • 1 - 4 pack Spork Utensils
  • 1 - Folding 1 L Water Container
  • 5 - Water Purification Tablet w/instructions
  • 1 - 60 pc. Advanced First Aid Kit(15 bandages 3/8"x1.5", 15 bandages .75"x3", 2 Sterile Sponge Dressings 2"x2", 6 Antiseptic Towelettes, 2 Butterfly Closures, 10 Cotton Tip Applicators, 3 Safety Pins), 2 Foldable N95 Masks, 1 Self Stick Bandage
  • 2 - Light Stick
  • 1 - 5 in 1 Survival Whistle
  • 1 - 50 Ft 5mm Survival Rope
  • 1 - Roll of Duct Tape
  • 1 - Pair of Utility Gloves
  • 1 - Multitool Knife
  • 1 - Deck of Playing Cards
  • 1 - Deluxe Hygiene Kit (2 toothbrushes, 1 toothpaste tube, 1 Comb, 1 Razor, 1 bar of soap, 1 shampoo, 1 shaving cream, 2 feminine pads, 1 washcloth, 1 Small Sewing Kit, 1 hand sanitizer, 1 Toilet Paper Roll)
  • 1 - Emgcy. Prep. Guide in Waterproof Zip Bag with pencil

This kit is a really fabulous kit for people who live in apartments or in town. Out here in the country, we already know how to deal with bug-in situations. We experience them often during harsh weather. But if you're in the city or an apartment high rise, I cannot stress this kit to you enough. It's really a fabulous option to have, and the comfort it will give you is priceless.

Even with living in the country, it's nice to have a kit like this all ready to go in one box so that you aren't trying to find everything you need around the house.

While bug-in kits are great, there are other things that are equally as important to bugging in—such as having a stocked pantry, plenty or bottled water, and things that you can purchase monthly at your grocery store. This kit gives you necessities, but it can't give you a stocked pantry and medical cabinet. Those things are completely up to you and are equally as important.


Preparewise has several products and kits you can choose from. Some are more pricey than others, but what it boils down to is having something that's quick and easy to purchase, stick in a closet, and then take out when you're ready. You're able to save money on products and shipping, and the peace of mind that it brings to you is irreplaceable. Not to mention, you aren't spending weeks and months putting something together that you could need tomorrow.

Many people are just now starting to see the importance of these types of kits, and with the urgency they feel, they simply never put a kit together because it becomes too overwhelming. Preparewise took all of that stress and overwhelming feeling away for me and placed in my hands two amazing kits that I could further personalize now that the necessities are taken care of.

I encourage you to consider adding these products to your list of things to purchase, or at least try and put one together yourself. 

Overall, we've been extremely pleased with these two kits and I cannot recommend them enough! The entire process was seemingly flawless, and we had our kits in just a few days!


To learn more, visit the Preparewise and Silver Fern Brand websites.
To learn more about a holistic approach with Essential Oils, please reach out to me
I'd love to help you.