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I looked at all three bags offered, but wasn't impressed enough to buy. Better to make my own, based on the situations I'm likely to encounter. (Mav73 is right!)
HUGE POINT #1: You will need different items based on your climate and time of year.
Rotating food and water stock every six months is one way to be sure the items are fresh when you need them (I've had C-rations that were years old - some items were okay, some were inedible). Rotating every six months will also remind you to prepare your kit for winter or summer weather.
HUGE POINT #2: 800 calories (2400 total, to last three days) is not much for a large adult. In summer, it's not too bad, but in winter, I hope you can do a fair imitation of Bear Grylls and forage for food. Otherwise, it might be "hello, hypothermia!"
HUGE POINT #3: Now that you've eaten, you need to take care of the other end. Oops! No TP in the kits, and the 1.5 oz hand sanitizer won't last long. You could use the facial tissues or sanitary napkins in a pinch, but what if you need them for their intended use?
Also, it's nice to have a shovel, but what if you're injured, obese, or otherwise unable to squat to defecate? Some rope or bungee cords would be nice, along with some basic lashing & latrine instructions if you don't know how to make & use one.
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Yeah these are probably better than nothing but my bug out bag puts these to shame 1000 times over. You really need to plan at least 3 days worth of food/water per person.
Pros: The pills were there.
Cons: So was the tank.