Bug Out Box Review


Anyone who has been reading for a while, will know that I am a “Prepper”. Each of my 6 kids, myself and my husband, have a bug out bag made up in case of emergencies where we would have to evacuate. I also have a few extra bags made up for random people that we may come upon during said emergencies. When I heard of the “Bug Out Box“, I had to sign up to see what it was all about. The cost for a subscription is $19.99 plus shipping, for a total of $27.94. That is pricey, but I figured I’d give it a try, because for the month of April, they had a surprise bonus item included…..bonus items always get me!

Here is what my box contained:

And my bonus item was a no name brand jack knife, which I can’t find anywhere, due to it not having an actual name to look up, but I would value it at around $5, however, this item isn’t really supposed to be in this box, so we can just not include that in the total.

Without the bonus item, the total value of the box is $19.06, most of which are items that you can get on Amazon with free shipping, so I had a net loss of $8.88, of which, I could have used to get some MREs. Needless to say, I am not very impressed with this box. They seem to be a new company, but if they want to stick around, they are going to have to step it up a little. I love subscription boxes, but I have never heard of a box that you LOSE money on! Most subscription boxes have much more value than you pay for, and there are some that you get the value you pay for, but to lose money on a box? I am not happy about that, and can not recommend this subscription.

Willow Stevens

Willow is a mother of six who begins to feel the empty nest, with faer oldest child living with his long-time girlfriend in another state, and the next three begin their talks about jobs and the excitement of college and living alone. Willow started couponing in 2007 to save their family some money on the grocery budget. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share their knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Willow enjoys snagging freebies, snuggling with their dog, Xander, drinking decaf coffee, gardening, cannabis and of course, their large frugal family.

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