I spend a fair amount of time reviewing websites that deal in preparedness products and foods. Because of this, I have become convinced that some very unethical dealers are trying to take advantage of the movement.
Because of possible legal problems, I am not going to name names. However, I will tell you some things to watch for.
Just the other day I saw a kit selling for $995.00 that included a bug out bag and 90 days food. Sound like it may be ok. Then you start reading the fine print. The 90 days food consists of 20 3600-calorie lifeboat rations and one 60 Serving Food Kit of Wise food. Lifeboat rations are fine for what they are designed for, but they claimed that this is 60 days food. The other 30 days was the bucket of Wise Food. Both the lifeboat rations and Wise Food are good products that I have no problems with. They are being use in a manner that I do not think the manufacturers would recommend This would only provide 1200 calories a day at most and insufficient protein or nutrients.
Needless to say, the rest of the kit appeared to be poor quality junk. You could buy everything in the kit for much less, but I wouldn’t recommend it.
Some of the packaged food units that I see for sale do not provide enough daily calories. Spend a little time and make sure you have enough daily calories, this means more than you would normally consume. You are going to be working harder and using more calories than normal. Do some research on the quality of the food. Be careful of new companies that come from nowhere.
If you choose to buy premade bug out kits, know what is in them. Make sure it is good quality equipment and take it out and use it. Pick reputable suppliers with good reputations. This applies to everything you get, take it out, hold it, try it; your life may depend on it. Research and read the reviews.