We love the look of this full-fledged emergency kit (hello, safety needs), but how do these kits really hold up in emergency situations? We tried ’em and can give you the scoop!
For serious emergencies, choosing the emergency preparedness kit can be a challenging decision. You want the kit you choose to be well-equipped enough to handle everything from bumps and bruises, hurricanes and fires, and everything in between. The right kits should also be durable, suited to you and your family, and long-lasting. That’s a tall order!
After doing some research, I decided to retire my janky set of bandaids and worn-out flashlight, and upgrade. Specifically, I gave The Ready System by JUDY a try.
What Is An Emergency Preparedness Kit?
Emergency preparedness kits are kits filled with all sorts of important supplies that can help you get through an emergency situation. JUDY’s kits are complete with items like glow sticks, gloves, whistles, hand-crank radios, duct-tape, and other important supplies. They are made to stock you and your loved ones with the items you may need in any sort of situation, and they will last you a long time (the food and water have a 5-year expiration on it).
These kits are very important to have in your homes, your cars, or even on the go, so you can be sure that you’re always prepared for whatever life throws your way.
Why The Ready System?
Part of what made JUDY’s Ready System so appealing to me was that the company offered a streamlined set of complete coverage: The Safe, The Mover Max, and The Starter. While I’m serious when it comes to being protected—I’m constantly watching the news—I don’t have the tools or an emergency plan in place. Finding the ultimate emergency kit was pretty attractive.
To keep all the supplies organized, JUDY has each piece of gear brightly and boldly labeled and organized by category within each kit. Everything fits perfectly in each specific kit, so you know exactly what and where it all is, completely stress-free.
Also, JUDY’s kits are hand-picked and recommended by Certified Emergency Experts and Emergency Management and Disaster Response Experts. They include exactly what you need for any sort of emergency situation. Plus, you know you can trust every single piece of equipment inside for you and your family.
And how could I forget a major appeal of this brand in particular: not only does JUDY provides you and your family with high-quality emergency preparedness equipment, but they also educate you and give you tips to get through any challenging emergency situations with confidence. They offer high-quality videos, planning tools, and guides designed to keep you and your family informed and feeling prepared during emergency situations.
How Did It Work?
Opening up my new Ready System, I decided to put it right to and open up every single piece of equipment. Using my own homemade emergency kit, I decided to compare everything I had with everything in my JUDY.
Even with my flashlight and bandaids—a particularly fresh pack—there was no chance I was getting through anything significant. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched the news and thought to myself, “could I really handle that right now?” But after laying out my entire Ready System, I was blown away by every single piece. Each kit has up to 72 hours of supplies for your whole family, and much to my surprise and delight, it was so relieving to see it all laid out. I truly felt like there was nothing I couldn’t handle now that I have what it takes to keep my family safe.
Later in the week, I actually showed my neighbor the full setup since we had been discussing family protection over the past few months with everything going on around us. She was blown away too and immediately ordered herself a Ready System.
I’ll admit that after chatting about it with my husband all evening, I was worried about where I’d keep the three individual kits and what would make the most sense. Luckily, you can also sign for JUDY SMS which is a 24/7 service that you can text with all sorts of questions and it will send you safety tips and emergency warnings in your area. So I learned that each kit is perfect and well-equipped for a specific location.
Some More Emergency Kit Considerations
A few things to think about when buying yourself a new emergency kit:
- All JUDY kits are fully stocked with supplies that will last you for 72 hours in any sort of emergency. Knowing that I have enough stuff to keep my family safe for three days is so remarkable but so calming at the same time.
- As much as I was excited to be prepared, I was nervous about receiving a huge box of items I would have no idea how to use. But in my JUDY, everything is perfectly organized by category and labeled boldly and brightly. It makes it easy to understand and quick to find what you need in an emergency.
- Everything that is placed inside of your JUDY is hand-picked and recommended by Certified Emergency Experts and Emergency Management and Disaster Response Experts. No more guessing and praying – you’re getting supplies that you can trust.
- Not only are you getting your JUDY kit, but you can also sign for JUDY SMS which is a 24/7 service that you can text with all sorts of questions and it will send you safety tips and emergency warnings in your area.
- JUDY prepares you physically, but also mentally too. On the website, they have free plans and guides to help you prepare for any sort of natural disaster. At the end of the day, JUDY has you covered from bumps and bruises to earthquakes and hurricanes.
So, Should You Buy The Ready System?
If you’re in the market for an emergency preparedness kit like me, definitely check out JUDY. These kits are made exceptionally well: they’re perfectly organized, contain exactly what you need, and really give you that peace of mind in any situation. Those are major considerations when shopping for a new kit.
Sure, having three different kits might feel excessive, but each specific one is worth the extra safety to me in this case.
Right now, I’m feeling confident that I will be totally prepared for whatever I could possibly come across next.