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City-Based Survival Kits

Ryan Romanes' 'Urban Survival Kit' Teaches Kids How to Live in a City

— July 25, 2013 — Social Good
The 'Urban Survival Pack' by New Zealand designer Ryan Romanes is designed to combat poverty in cities by providing solutions for people with limited space and money. The compact boxed kit is put together with inexpensive materials like oriented strand board (OSB) and cardboard, which can be easily reused or recycled.

The contents of the kit include a bit of everything, like essential tools for emergency situations, gardening tools and seeds.

These boxes are meant to be used as educational items in schools to teach children how to survive in a city. Survival kits traditionally contain equipment for roughing it in the wilderness and Romanes' 'Urban Survival Pack' is an interesting take on habits that should be instilled in youth for survival in an urban setting.
Trend Themes
1. Affordable Urban Survival Kits - Opportunity for companies to create urban survival kits made with inexpensive materials to combat poverty in cities.
2. Urban Gardening Education - Opportunity for educational institutions to teach children about urban gardening through survival kits.
3. Reuse and Recycling Solutions - Opportunity to develop ways to reuse or recycle survival kit materials like oriented strand board (OSB) and cardboard.
Industry Implications
1. Education - Survival kits can be used as educational tools in schools to teach children about urban survival.
2. Retail - Companies can produce and sell affordable urban survival kits to individuals and families living in cities.
3. Sustainability - Innovative reuse and recycling solutions can help promote sustainable practices in urban areas.
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