Monday, August 29, 2011

Survival Series: Traveler Essential Kits

Survivor Series...

With today's trend of unpredictable weather and human strife, one never knows when disaster will strike!  I believe that everyone should be prepared for ALL emergencies, big or small and I found a perfect company that would be extraordinary in providing you with affordable essential needs for all your emergency as well as, non-emergency situations!!

Minimus began when the Shrater family were on a vacation to a cottage in New Hampshire. When they realized that they would need to throw away several bottles of condiments at the end of their trip, they thought, "wouldn't it be great if there was one place you could go for the small packets of condiments -- better yet, a place to get all of your travel accessories and travel size item needs?" Sure you can go to your local grocery store or pharmacy for some of the items, but they don't always have the best selection. What if you've always used Colgate, and all they have is Crest? Would you really want to drive all over town to cobble together items for your trip? Thus, was born...

Since that initial idea, they've grown to include a variety of categories of travel size and trial size items. Many of the items are not available for retail sale anywhere else.

Each product has its own shelf life, and each shipment they have in their warehouse can have a different shelf life depending on when it was manufactured. General guidelines:

Salad dressing packets - at least 3 months (un-opened)
Exception: Newman's Own may be slightly less as it is an all-natural product
Condiments - approximately 1 year (un-opened)
Snacks - generally have the expiration or "best by" dates printed on each package 

Included in the Traveler Med Kit (ARV:  $24.48):

2 Splinter Out
2 Bayer Aspirin
2 Advil
4 Tylenol PM Extra Strength
2 Benadryl
2 Dramarnine - Chewable Formula
1 Imodium
2 Neosporin Ointment
2 Blistex Medicated Lip Ointment
2 Kendall Alcohol Prep
1 Icy Hot Patch
3 After Bit Insect Sting Relief wipes
2 Banana Boat Sport Sunblock SPF30 (packet)
2 Natrapel Insect Repellent
1 Johnson & Johnson Band-Aid 8 pack
1 Masune Single Use Cold Pack
4 Tempa-Dot Single Use Thermometer

Included in the Air Travel Essentials Kit (ARV:  $21.04)

1 Hands 2 Go Instant Hand Sanitizer Spray
2 Shout Wipes Stain Treater Towelette
1 Charmin To Go Toilet Seat Covers
1 Charmin To Go Bathroom Tissue
1 Sewing Kit
1 Kleenex Tissues Pocket Pack
1 Gearaid Mini Rolls Duct Tape (2 rolls)
1 Clorox Disinfecting Wipes To Go Pack (Fresh Scent)
1 Febreze To go Fabric Refreshner
1 Generic Poncho
1 Generic Small Flashlight

Truthfully, I cannot begin to tell you how GROOVY these products are!!  I feel like EVERYONE should carry a kit around with them!!  They are easy to stow and handy to have when the need arises!!  As well as carrying survival items, they also carry bathroom essentials, college kids, condiment packages, toys & games and so much more!!  All of the kits are easily affordable and truly beneficial to have!!

If you travel a LOT, have children, someone going away to college, need a stocking stuffer for Christmas and more...the list can go on and on about the uses a person could determine for owning these kits!!!

I'm thinking that if disaster strikes, I don't want to have to run around grabbing this and that!!  I want it to be compact, easy to grab and it may save my life or someone elses!!  I know that several of the things found in these kits have already helped with my children stubbed toes, my husband's headache, my daughters nausea and the flashlight was PERFECT when "Hurricane Irene" hit and knocked our power out for a while!!!

Trust me when I say you NEED to visit the groovy folks at ...they will have ALL your basic needs, packaged conveniently and affordable to boot!!

** Disclosure: I did not accept any compensation from the sponsors other than review copies, my views are my own, reviewed by I see it~!! **