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Although surfing the internet and browsing for new survival gear is technically part of our job here at OG, let's be real for a second: we'd be doing it even if we weren't getting paid. It's always fun to see cool new survival-related products hitting the market, especially when they're being created by ordinary guys like you and me.
Forcite, a small Brooklyn, NY-based startup company, is one such project we came across this week. Right off the bat, we liked the clever name, which is clearly a play on foresight—the type of forward-thinking preparedness you'll need for survival situations.
In simple terms, Forcite produces pre-assembled survival kits—that's not exactly a new concept, but the details of these kits caught our attention. Forcite's survival kits are packaged in tough metal ammo containers, which the company modifies with new paint, paracord handle wraps, non-slip rubber feet, and optional padlocks. However, as with any good survival kit, it's what's inside that matters.
Each survival kit in an ammo can contains a wide array of survival tools and medical items. There's way too much for us to list here, but they include everything from an AM/FM/Shortwave radio and fixed-blade knife down to a toothbrush and cotton swabs.
However, these kits also include a third type of resource: knowledge. Inside, you'll find a guide to all contents in the box (and survival uses for these items), a “food and water guide” that covers multiple ways to obtain each, and a preparedness checklist that helps you complete your kit with personal documents and emergency contacts.
Forcite is now accepting pre-orders for their kits, which will officially launch to the public on May 1st, 2016. The kits are available at an MSRP of $150 plus $20 shipping, and an additional $20 if you want the optional combination padlock. Buyers can choose from either black with red paracord, or OD green with black paracord.
These ammo can kits seem like a convenient package for gear, and we could see storing one in a vehicle, giving one to a family member as a gift, or turning one into a survival supply cache. For more information on Forcite and these survival kits, visit ForciteKits.com.