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dowser78
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Monthly subscription boxes

Post by dowser78 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:18 pm

Hi guys
I've been looking at treating myself to a monthly subscription box but im looking for some advise on where to go!
Tac pack, alpha outpost, prepper gear box, battlbox to name a few. And if you get sent the same items as you would in the US to the UK

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Re: Monthly subscription boxes

Post by Mortblanc » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:59 am

I am quite certain that one could make a well thought list and hit E-bay and save a good bit of money.

The shipping from the U.S. will equal the value of the prizes inside the box, increasing the cost of your items greatly.

As for what items would be sent to GB, I have no idea other than the normal legal restrictions between customs in the two countries. If the most valuable item in the box gets seized at customs your balloon will be burst on opening for sure.

Plus I do not like other folks choosing my equipment for me. I have been at this for a while and have some very specific gear preferences that are outside the parameters of most of the Rambo types that put these boxes together.

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Re: Monthly subscription boxes

Post by Stasher » Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:28 pm

Umm, just what is a monthly subscription box?
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Re: Monthly subscription boxes

Post by sniper 55 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:56 pm

Stasher wrote:Umm, just what is a monthly subscription box?
Several companies offer a sort of survival goodie box, one month your get fire related stuff, another month maybe signalling etc. See the video below for a better idea of whats in them.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ISImRJ8Qmk


The problem as I see it is while some of the boxes do have good stuff in them a lot of the stuff isn't maybe what I'd buy or use so thats kind of wasted money.
I suppose if enough people on here got together and bought different boxes then swopped/shared the stuff they didn't want or need it might cut down on the waste.
Personally it's not for me though, as someone said above I'd rather spend a few notes on ebay and get stuff I want.

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Re: Monthly subscription boxes

Post by Deeps » Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:28 pm

sniper 55 wrote:
Stasher wrote:Umm, just what is a monthly subscription box?
Several companies offer a sort of survival goodie box, one month your get fire related stuff, another month maybe signalling etc. See the video below for a better idea of whats in them.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ISImRJ8Qmk


The problem as I see it is while some of the boxes do have good stuff in them a lot of the stuff isn't maybe what I'd buy or use so thats kind of wasted money.
I suppose if enough people on here got together and bought different boxes then swopped/shared the stuff they didn't want or need it might cut down on the waste.
Personally it's not for me though, as someone said above I'd rather spend a few notes on ebay and get stuff I want.
Sounds a bit like wine clubs, I've never joined one because mates have ended up with all sorts that they wouldn't have bought. Me, I know what I like with both wine and prepping. I'm another one who would rather have a nose around Ebay and Youtube for inspiration for the old zombie stores. Saying that it would be great to get a big box delivered with all sorts of toys, Christmas every month. :lol:

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Re: Monthly subscription boxes

Post by Stasher » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:44 am

Deeps wrote:
sniper 55 wrote:
Stasher wrote:Umm, just what is a monthly subscription box?
Several companies offer a sort of survival goodie box, one month your get fire related stuff, another month maybe signalling etc. See the video below for a better idea of whats in them.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ISImRJ8Qmk


The problem as I see it is while some of the boxes do have good stuff in them a lot of the stuff isn't maybe what I'd buy or use so thats kind of wasted money.
I suppose if enough people on here got together and bought different boxes then swopped/shared the stuff they didn't want or need it might cut down on the waste.
Personally it's not for me though, as someone said above I'd rather spend a few notes on ebay and get stuff I want.
Sounds a bit like wine clubs, I've never joined one because mates have ended up with all sorts that they wouldn't have bought. Me, I know what I like with both wine and prepping. I'm another one who would rather have a nose around Ebay and Youtube for inspiration for the old zombie stores. Saying that it would be great to get a big box delivered with all sorts of toys, Christmas every month. :lol:
Thanks for this, it's an interesting concept

I can see that some people may find this 'cool' as the bloke in the video keeps saying (!) if you view prepping as a hobby or if you believe the world is going to end, but for a practical day to day approach approach I think half of the stuff would be useless to us, and the other half we already have!

I can see that it would be fun to try and make the pistol kit and construct different tarp shelters, but I think I'll stick to shower gel, chocolate and coffee!
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Re: Monthly subscription boxes

Post by Hamradioop » Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:35 am

Here is a video/ advert for a UK packed Box https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbcyisPLk6M

I have no interest in this company, i do not even buy their products.
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