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Title: Brownells Releases Emergency And Survival Pandemic Kits
Post by: GunLink on October 16, 2014, 11:59:29 PM
From the same gun-stuff supplier that gave us the Zombie Elimination Crew (http://www.kqzyfj.com/click-5772695-11170974)...

Brownells Releases Emergency And Survival Pandemic Kits (http://goo.gl/rc6862)


Brownells now offers two Emergency & Survival Gear Essentials Kits specifically designed for pandemic preparedness.

Both the Pandemic Kit and the Ultimate Pandemic Kit contain filter masks, nitrile gloves, first-aid kits and hygiene supplies in an organizer bag with an ESG hook-and-loop patch for instant identification.

In addition to protective gear for the user, the Pandemic Kit (http://goo.gl/1qH7SR) also contains waterproof NDUR Safety Matches for easily starting a fire to boil water. The kit retails for $54.99.
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The Ultimate Pandemic Kit (http://goo.gl/2kWEHh) has a Zippo Emergency Fire Starter along with a JetBoil Zip a self-contained camp stove designed to quickly boil water - and a can of fuel. The kit retails for $119.99.
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"It just pays to be prepared," said Matt Buckingham, President/COO of Brownells. "You never know when a widespread disease outbreak could strike. Our kits are designed to help meet some basic needs for protection against pathogens and the very important ability to sterilize gear and equipment."

These two kits are the latest in the Emergency & Survival Gear preparedness kit line. All of Brownells ESG gear kits and products can be viewed by visiting Brownells.com/ESG.

About Brownells
Founded in 1939, Brownells provides premier firearms parts, ammunition, gunsmithing tools, reloading components, survival gear and archery products to customers worldwide. Brownells is dedicated to unmatched Selection, unrivaled Service and absolute Satisfaction, as proven by their industry-exclusive 100-percent Forever Satisfaction Guarantee on every product sold. Additionally, their professional gun and archery techs are available to answer customer questions on nearly any firearm- or archery-related issue, free of charge. Consumers may order or get more information by calling 800-741-0015 or visiting www.brownells.com (http://goo.gl/6Vcen6).
Title: Re: Brownells Releases Emergency And Survival Pandemic Kits
Post by: DeereSlayer on October 26, 2014, 01:26:53 AM
Is it good stuff or is it crap?  I'm no expert but it looks overpriced for what you get.
Title: Re: Brownells Releases Emergency And Survival Pandemic Kits
Post by: Lebowski on November 05, 2014, 09:09:00 PM
Is it good stuff or is it crap?  I'm no expert but it looks overpriced for what you get.

I'm no expert either but I can see that it is nothing like the people on tv ebola coverage are wearing.  Some handy wipes and dust masks are a long way from full body suits and air tanks.  The masks look better than what all the asians wear in the city, though.
Title: Re: Brownells Releases Emergency And Survival Pandemic Kits
Post by: LivingDeadGirl on January 28, 2015, 12:44:50 AM
the important thing with the masks is the rating. The cheap box of masks you can get from your local Walgreens or Walmart, aren't meant to protect you. They're meant more for protecting everyone else from you by catching large particulates from your nose and mouth which decreases the amount of pathogens that get into the environment.

For filters - a 0.22 micron filter is typically sufficient for sterilization.
Title: Re: Brownells Releases Emergency And Survival Pandemic Kits
Post by: masfonos on January 29, 2015, 01:23:00 PM
N95 mask info from CDC (http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/topics/respirators/disp_part/respsource3healthcare.html#e)

Info on Ammex black nitrile exam gloves (http://www.ammex.com/Ammex_Black_Nitrile_Exam_Gloves_p/abnpf.htm)


You could probably build a better kit for the same price if you do your research and find the components and you could certainly build a much better kit if you have money to spend.  This is probably a pretty good kit for someone who wants something quick and pre-made and it probably beats having nothing.  The problem would be if someone gets this and thinks they have this

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