Best 2-Person Emergency Survival Kits

Do you want to be prepared for an emergency, but are you overwhelmed by all the different emergency kit options? I’ve made it easy for you to compare the best 2-Person Emergency Survival Kits available on Amazon.

The ready-made Emergency Survival Kits make it very easy for you to prepare for an emergency.

These are kits I recommend based on extensive product research and my own experiences, and on FEMA’s recommendations for a Basic Disaster Supplies Kit or Emergency Survival Kit. With all the natural disasters and conflict going on in the world, NOW is the time to get prepared.

Kate’s 2-Person Kit Choice:

Emergency Zone 840-2 Urban Survival Bug Out Bag

Pros:

  • Dynamo radio/flashlight/phone charger that doesn’t need batteries (hand-crank)
  • Two 3600-calorie Food Bars, more than other bestselling kits
  • Water Purification Packets, Instruction Sheet, & 1 L Folding Water Container: In an emergency, clean water can be the most important and least available resource

Cons:


Emergency Zone 2-Person Survival Kit Comparison

Emergency Zone actually has four options that are all highly rated. The Family Prep Kit and Urban Survival Bug-Out Bag are almost the same.

Main Difference between the Family Prep Kit & Urban Survival Bag:

  • Family Prep Kit has a rubber flashlight and radio that both use batteries (included), while the Urban Bag has a Dynamo radio/flashlight/phone charger that doesn’t need batteries. Personally, I prefer the no-battery option. Plus, the Dynamo has a cell phone charger, which is extremely important.

Comparison of the Emergency Zone 2-Person Kits:

Comfort LevelSurvivalDeluxeDeluxeAdvanced
Quick Start Emergency KitFamily Prep Emergency Kit*Kate's 2-Person Kit Choice*
Urban Survival Bug Out Bag
*For the Super Prepper*
Stealth Tactical Bug-out Bag
Kit Weight (2 Person)8 lbs15 lbsless than 15 lbs27 lbs
Weather Protection2 Emergency Blankets
2 Adult Ponchos
2 Reflective Sleeping Bags
2 Emergency Ponchos
1 Tube Tent
2 Hand Warmers
2 Reflective Sleeping Bags
2 Emergency Ponchos
1 Tube Tent
2 Hand Warmers
2 HeatStore Reflective Sleeping Bags/Bivy Sacks
2 Heavy Duty Vinyl Ponchos
1 2-Person Dome Tent
8 Hand Warmers
Food & Water2 2400-cal Food Rations
12 Water Pouches
2 3600-cal Food Bars
12 Water Pouches
5 Water Purification Packets
1 L Folding Water Container
2 3600-cal Food Bars
12 Water Pouches
5 Water Purification Packets
1 Water Purification Instruction Sheet
1L Folding Water Container
2 3600-cal Food Bars
12 Water Pouches
1L Tritan Bottle
2 1L Folding Water Containers
10 Water Purification Packets
2 2L Water Bags
1 Hydration Bladder for Backpack
First Aid1 53-Piece First Aid Kit
2 N95 Masks
1 53-Piece First Aid Kit
2 N95 Folding Masks
1 CPR Mask
1 Self Stick Bandage
1 Tweezers
1 Trauma Shears
1 Nitrile Gloves - Pair
1 118-Piece First Aid Kit
2 N95 Masks
1 Deluxe First Aid Kit
2 N95 Masks
1 Stethoscope
Hygiene & Sanitation1 Basic Hygiene Kit2 Toothbrushes
1 Toothpaste
1 Comb
1 Razor
1 Shampoo
1 Soap Bar
2 Feminine Pads
1 Washcloth
1 Toilet Paper (roll)
1 Small Sewing Kit
2 Toothbrushes
1 Toothpaste
1 Comb
1 Razor
1 Shampoo
1 Soap Bar
2 Feminine Pads
1 Washcloth
1 Toilet Paper (roll)
1 Sewing Kit
1 Deluxe Hygiene Kit
1 Biohazard Bag
10 Biodegradable Toilet Liners
Misc. Tools2 Light Sticks
1 Signal Whistle
1 Duct Tape
2 Light Sticks
1 5-in-1 Survival Whistle
1 5mm Rope
1 Duct Tape
1 Rubber Flashlight (D batteries included)
1 AM/FM Radio (AAA batteries included)
1 Work Gloves
1 Multitool Knife
1 Playing Cards
1 GI Can Opener
2 Glow Sticks
1 5-in-1 Survival Whistle
1 5mm x 50' Rope
1 Duct Tape
1 Dynamo Radio Flashlight (no batteries needed)
1 Work Gloves
1 Multitool Knife
1 Playing Cards
1 GI Can Opener
2 Light Sticks
1 5-in-1 Whistle
1 5mm Rope
1 Duct Tape
1 Dynamo Radio Flashlight (no batteries needed)
1 Work Gloves
1 Multitool Pliers
1 Playing Cards
1 GI Can Opener
1 Self Defense Keychain
1 Folding Saw
1 Compass
1 9 LED Compact Flashlight (AAA batteries included)
Misc. Emergency1 Emergency Preparedness Guidebook
1 Weatherproof Zip Bag
1 Pencil
1 Emergency Preparedness Guidebook
1 Weatherproof Zip Bag
1 Pencil
1 Emergency Preparedness Guidebook
1 Weatherproof Zip Bag
1 Pencil
1 Emergency Preparedness Guidebook
1 Weatherproof Zip Bag
1 Pencil


Urban Survival Bag vs. Deluxe 2-Person Perfect Survival Kit

Another top-selling 2-Person Kit is the Deluxe 2-Person Perfect Survival Kit. After a side-by-side comparison, I could see that in my opinion, the Urban Survival Bug-Out Bag is a better choice for a slightly higher cost.  This was a surprise to me; my top choice for a 4-person kit is the 4-Person Perfect. Apparently they made the 4-person kit more complete. If it’s in your budget and you only need a kit for two people, I would go with the Urban.

Main differences between the Urban Survival Bag & Deluxe 2-Person Perfect Survival Kit:

Urban Survival Bug Out BagDeluxe 2-Person Perfect Survival Kit
Food2 3600-cal Food Bars2 2400-cal Food Bars
Water12 Water Pouches
5 Water Purification Packets
1 Water Purification Instruction Sheet
1 L Folding Water Container
24 Water Pouches
SanitationNo Infectious Waste Bag
1 Toilet Paper (roll)
No Wipes
1 Infectious Waste Bag
4 Pocket Tissue Packs
9 Wipes
Tools1 Dynamo Radio/Flashlight/Phone Charger
Duct Tape
1 Rechargeable Squeeze Flashlight
1 AM/FM Radio w/ Headphones & Batteries
Box of 40 Waterproof Matches
Misc.1 Emergency Preparedness Guidebook

Here is a full comparison:

Comfort LevelDeluxeDeluxe
*Kate's 2-Person Kit Choice*
Urban Survival Bug Out Bag
Deluxe 2-Person Perfect Survival Kit
Weightless than 15 lbs14.4 lbs
Weather Protection2 Reflective Sleeping Bags
2 Emergency Ponchos
1 Tube Tent
2 Hand Warmers
2 Emergency Survival Sleeping Bags
2 Emergency Ponchos
1 2-Person Tube Tent with Rope
2 12-Hour Body Warmers
Food & Water2 3600-cal Food Bars
12 Water Pouches
5 Water Purification Packets
1 Water Purification Instruction Sheet
1L Folding Water Container
2 2400-cal Food Bars
24 Water Pouches
First Aid1 118-Piece First Aid Kit
2 N95 Masks
2 First Aid Kits plus Supplemental Kit
2 N95 Masks
Hygiene & Sanitation2 Toothbrushes
1 Toothpaste
1 Comb
1 Razor
1 Shampoo
1 Soap Bar
2 Feminine Pads
1 Washcloth
1 Toilet Paper (roll)
1 Sewing Kit
2 Toothbrushes
2 Toothpaste
2 Soaps
9 Wipes
4 Pocket Tissue Packs
1 Infectious Waste Bag
Misc. Tools2 Glow Sticks
1 5mm x 50' Rope
1 Pair of Work Gloves
1 Multitool Knife
1 Deck of Playing Cards
1 Dynamo Radio Flashlight (no batteries needed)
1 GI Can Opener
1 5-in-1 Survival Whistle
1 Duct Tape
2 12-Hour Light Sticks
1 50' Rope
1 Pair of Work Gloves
1 14-Function Knife
1 Deck of Playing Cards
1 Rechargeable Squeeze Flashlight
1 AM/FM Radio w/ Headphones & Batteries
1 5-in-1 Survival Whistle (not listed, but shown in picture)
1 Box of 40 Waterproof Matches
Misc. Emergency1 Emergency Preparedness Guidebook
1 Weatherproof Zip Bag
1 Pencil

Bottom Line: The Emergency Zone Urban Survival Bug-Out Bag is my top choice for a 2-Person Survival Kit, but also add to your cart:

Wait, You’re Not Done Yet! Important Add-Ons to Your Survival Kit

To complete your basic emergency prep, you will want to add 3 days’ worth of:

  • Water: one gallon of water per person per day (4 people x 3 days = 12 gallons total needed)
    • Buy 2 of these Water Containers or 4 cases of water bottles
    • You may need to store the water in a separate place from your emergency kit in case of leakage, such as in your garage or shed
  • Important Family Documents in a Waterproof Container
  • Baby Supplies (don’t forget diapers & wipes)
  • Pet Supplies
  • Medication
  • Glasses & Contact Lens Solution
  • Cash or Traveler’s Checks
  • Change of Clothing
  • Local Maps (Something I wish I had when we evacuated for Hurricane Rita!)
  • Plastic Sheeting & Duct Tape to shelter-in-place
    • You may need to create a makeshift shelter-in-place room to protect your family from contaminants and chemical agents in the air
    • You want to buy plastic sheeting that has a thickness of 4 mil or greater
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Matches in a Waterproof Container
  • Mess Kits/Paper Goods & Utensils, depending on the food you’re storing
  • Paper & Pencil
  • Kids’ Games & Activities

Prepare for the Worst, Hope for the Best

Your family may never have to use an emergency kit. But with the ever-increasing natural disasters and commotion in the world, you need to be prepared. Do all you can right now to keep your family safe.

 


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