If you love survival gear, then you are going to love getting the Apocabox!
Boxed subscription services are creating a huge market for themselves. Who doesn’t like getting stuff in the mail, especially when it’s something that you will love to use or try? The Apocabox from Creek Stewart is just that, but for a survivalist instead of a health food or beauty product aficionado.
Creek Stewart is one of the leading wilderness survival and preparedness experts in the world. He started Willow Haven Outdoors 12 years ago to begin teaching others his wealth of knowledge on surviving any scenario in the outdoors. In 2014 he started his show Fat Guys in the Woods on the Weather Channel, where he takes overweight men into the woods to teach them survival skills.
In 2014, Creek began hand picking and testing survival gear for his box subscription service Apocabox. In August of that year the first boxes went out to subscribers. Since then it has really taken off and is waited on by over 1,200 people every other month, myself included.
So by this point you are probably saying, “I know what a box subscription is, but what do you get with it and for how much?” I will get into that now and answer almost any questions you may have about Creek’s subscription.
How does it work?
Apocabox is a bi-monthly subscription. You sign up at Apocabox.com, pay for your shipment, and impatiently wait for its arrival at your door step. They are shipped out on the 15th of every other month. The last one was delivered in April, so if you sign up now you will have to wait until June to get your first one.
Each month is $50 plus $8.95 shipping and you get at least $100 worth of gear. They offer a money back guarantee if you are not happy with the box. There is no contracts and the subscription can be cancelled at any time for any reason.
What do you get?
The package is full of 10 or more different survival items for you to try. All of it has been hand selected by Creek Stewart, and every month has a different theme. It includes tools, information, hand crafted items, and many survival accessories to add to you kits.
Every one so far has come with:
- A knife of some sort with background info about the company and style.
- Some sort of fire starting tool
- Some kind of scarf (Creek’s favorite survival item)
- A flashlight
- A patch
- Survival Challenge
- Random other items for you to try
For another example here is the rundown of items I received in my April Apocabox along with the value of each:
- Thompson Survival Snare Kit: $15– Came with two different size self-locking snares to try, along with instructions on how to use them.
- Autographed copy of May/June Backwoods Magazine: $5– Signed by Creek and features him on the cover.
- Apocaseed Vault: $10– Vegetable seed kit that has a shelf life of three years for your garden.
- Kellam Camp Knife: $16– Scandinavian knife that comes pre-sharpened and with a sheath. Great knife I have used multiple times already.
- Light Cube Xtreme: $7– A powerful LED flashlight that mounts onto any 9v battery.
- Apocabands: $3– Just like the super strong and useful Ranger Bands they made from bicycle inner tubes.
- MYOL Patch: $5– “Make Your Own Luck”, iron on patch.
- Char Cloth Kit: $18– A complete kit to make your own char cloth. Includes Altoid tin, mustache shaped striker, arrow head flint, pieces of cotton, and twine for tinder.
- Red/Black Buffalo Scarf: $15– A 42″x 42″ red and black scarf. This is probably my favorite scarf so far.
- Paracord Wrapped Fishing Kit: $8– A complete kit to catch, clean, and cook a fish. Has fishing line, hooks, sinkers, swivels, bobber, mini-knife, cotton, and ferro rod.
- Survival Challenge: Make char cloth, and then use the flint and steel to make a fire with it.
The items are also shipped in a different packing material that doubles as fire tinder each time. So you have everything you need to get started with challenges or testing out items right away.
Is it worth it?
In my opinion it is worth every penny of the subscription cost. I love getting new items to try and it’s like Christmas every other month waiting for it to arrive. My favorite things have to be the fire starting items and knives. These are my two favorite survival items to use when I am out practicing my skills.
I also love the skills challenge that come with it. It is a great way to learn something new, as well as test your ability to actually pull off a certain skill. I have completed the last two challenges already which included starting a fire with a guitar pick, and making char cloth to start a fire with. Let me tell you the last one wasn’t easy and took some time to get the flint and steel to ignite the char cloth.
Just don’t forget if you don’t like there are no worries just send it back and get a full refund. If you are a wilderness survival nut like me, you are guaranteed to like this. Now come one June I’m ready for another one!