22 August 2011

From around the Net: a bargain on a Personal Accessories Kit

Mrs. Freeman recommended that I pass this potentially preparedness-related deal along to the female readers of this blog. Currently, Mamasource is offering a $50 voucher for PAK merchandise for just $25 (NOTE: this deal doesn't always show up properly in the widget below; if you click through to the page, the PAK deal should appear as one of the deals on the page... sorry about that!):

What's "PAK merchandise" you might ask? PAK stands for Personal Accessories Kit — a compact, organized kit that contains selected essentials along with additional space for cash, credit card, ID, and other personal items.

There are actually three PAK sizes, Original, Mini, and Micro. The Original includes the following items:
  • hand sanitizer
  • lotion
  • wet wipes
  • facial tissues
  • hair spray
  • comb
  • mirror
  • tweezers
  • body mist
  • deodorant wipe
  • tampax coupon
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • dental floss
  • breath spray
  • polish remover
  • nail file
  • nail clippers
  • lint-remover tape
  • double-sided fashion tape
  • scissors
  • Tide To Go Pen
  • antibiotic cream,
  • bandages
  • a pill box (a tin to carry the medicines you use)
  • a "little extras" box (another tin to carry additional personal items: safety pins, hair pins, ponytail holders, barrettes, etc.)
  • a removable carrying strap
Here's a video where you can see each of the three PAKs (so long as you don't mind elevator music):

As you can see, not everything in a PAK is truly gear toward traditional "preparedness." However, you could easily customize this kit to replace things you don't find useful with things you find more appropriate.

Personally, the full retail prices of the PAKs do seem a bit high to me. However, getting them at half-off seems like a decent deal, especially to get all the contents in a nice, small, easily packed unit.

Of course, you can put together a more robust kit on your own, and perhaps more cheaply. However, this is a handy kit that you can readily carry with you. Remember, the only useful materials are the ones that are with you and available when you need them.

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