Bought a few of these for the kids. I have to say they were well worth the price. Ours came with the metal water bottle and a 3L folding water storage bag w/molded handle and screw top opening. Every product in there is good quality. There is plenty of room left in the pack for whatever you need. If they come up for sale again I'd jump on it.
I'd say the "medical kit" is worth closer to $25 and the "lantern" and knife are closer to $7@. But $150 easily.
majorhavoc wrote:Same kit now on sale at Woot.com for $79.95 + $5 flat rate shipping.
http://sport.woot.com/offers/yukon-outf ... wJmsWFBuTA
Currently selling for $200 on Amazon and $195 (sale price) at Yukon Outfitter's own website.
https://smile.amazon.com/Yukon-Outfitte ... rvival+kit
https://yukon-outfitters.com/products/a ... 1167870177
majorhavoc wrote:Yukon Outfitters MG-SK001e (flat earth) Survival Kit. $88.99 + $4.99 S/H
https://www.amazon.com/Yukon-Outfitters ... rvival+kit
I'll just put this out there: of all the pre-made survival/BOB/Grab-and-Go disaster kits, this is about the cheapest one I've seen that actually impresses me.
It's far from complete, but therein lies its genius. There's zero fluff in here, all the components appear to be decent quality. No ridiculous 6x pouches of 'emergency' water, incandescent-bulbed Dorcy flashlights or cheapo utility gloves. 100% of the purchase cost is going towards a solid foundation that you can then customize to your personal needs. I honestly don't see anything in this kit that I would immediately feel the need to upgrade/replace.
1) Yukon Alpha backpack alone sells for $45, gets good reviews for durability. https://smile.amazon.com/Yukon-Outfitte ... a+backpack Sure it's no Maxpedition, but it's not a thin nylon grab bag either. For yucks sake, lets say its only worth $35.
2) Yukon Mosquito Hammock. It appears to be this, currently selling for $52 https://www.amazon.com/Yukon-Outfitters ... to+hammock. To be ultra conservative, I've looked at off brand imports and I can't see how this isn't worth at least $30. This is one area where they've taken a flier and focused on a particular school of thought re: sleep system. Hammocks aren't my personal cup of koolaid, but they have plenty of proponents and I can't fault it as a valid, functional choice.
3) Yukon Walkabout Rainfly. Alone sells for $38 (https://smile.amazon.com/Yukon-Outfitte ... ut+Rainfly Again, I've looked at no-name alternatives, and I'm not seeing the value of this being less than $30 (e.g. https://smile.amazon.com/Camping-Essent ... nfly&psc=1).
4) 100' black 550 paracord. Assuming this stuff is the real deal, it's rock bottom worth is $8.40 https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00GG0RLJQ/ ... UTF8&psc=1.
5) Yukon Firefly flashlight/lantern. 3xAAA batteries not included, but pretty much all metal, $25 shipped. https://smile.amazon.com/Yukon-Outfitte ... ED+Lantern. Again, let's be conservative here and assume that there's a plastic off brand alternative out there that is its functional equivalent. Call it a $15 value.
6) Yukon 3" Locking/Folding Knife. Can't find this one separately. Let's assume the worst and call this equivalent to any number of cheap but functional if not exceptional, locking folders. $12
7) Emergency Medical Kit. Again, assuming the worst: https://www.amazon.com/Lifeline-57-Piec ... edical+kit. Call it $8. Although this one also comes with some extra survival items, including a mylar emergency blanket, waterproof matchbox/whistle/compass, wire saw, fishing kit and spork.
8) Kit description says "hydration system ready" but the content listing itself and the Amazon user reviews say it does actually comes with a 3L bladder with delivery tube and bite valve. Cheapest I could find:https://www.amazon.com/Tera-Hydration-B ... on+bladder $12.60. Note: I did find one YT video showing a version of this kit that comes not with the hydration bladder but a metal water bottle and a 3L folding water storage bag w/molded handle and screw top opening. So YMMV.
I can't see how this kit isn't worth at least a solid $150. If you're a rank prepping beginner lurking on these boards (or looking to set up a family member/good friend) and are interested in a bug out/get home/grab and go emergency kit, know that we've all wasted plenty of money on garbage-level equipment before learning to recognize acceptable quality. You could do much, much worse than starting with this kit as a foundation.