Easy. As a commercial pilots that regularly flew in mountainous terrain, we simply asked ourselves “If cost wasn’t an issue, what would we want to take out of a survival kit after WE had been in a plane crash”. From there, it was a matter of research to find the ‘best of’ each product for the kit. Dozens of multi-tools were tested, we choose Leatherman for its quality. Numerous cases were tried, we chose Pelican for its reliability and ruggedness. Countless ropes and cords were destroyed in testing, but we chose 550-7 Milspec Paracord for its proven durability. During the product selection process, the same care and attention was also afforded to the other 731 standard items that make up a Crashkit.
Of course! Crashkit deals with ‘official entities’ the world over. In addition to maintaining an active entry in the US Government Central Contractor’s Registry database, we have also attained our D&B; Data Universal Numbering System entry along with our Commercial and Government Entity code for NATO based transactions. In addition, Crashkit is also bound by the Canadian Air Cargo Shipping Program (ACS), and is listed as an international secure shipment company for all Military, Government and Law Enforcement Procurements
As eluded to in the previous question, Crashkits are packaged using compression techniques in order to cram an unusual amount of gear in an unusually small case. Once the seal is broken and lid lifted, air is then allowed back into the case causing the contents to expand back to their original sizes. Repackaging the contents once this happens is virtually impossible without the proper tools and equipment. Making the kits ‘reusable’ or ‘resealable’ would decrease product capacity by over 30%.
A Crashkit is not simply another ‘survival kit’. Crashkit itself is a design principle for our brand of survival gear. The idea is simple; pack as much high quality gear into the smallest space possible. Shrink everything that can be shrunk and compress everything that can be compressed. Once the process is complete, you have an amazingly compact and rugged kit that is as durable as it is useful. As opposed to regular survival and 72hour kits, a Crashkit is not designed to be opened and closed frequently for minor inconveniences… It’s designed to be used only once. Specifically, Crashkits have been designed to survive a typical airplane crash and make things as comfortable as possible in the aftermath. To this end, Crashkits can only be opened once. Once the seal is broken and the lid opened, products immediately begin expanding to regain their normal shapes and sizes. Care must be taken to open your Crashkit in the event of a life threatening emergency only.