Explanation of Survival Equipment and Supplies Ratings

In most cases the reason for the rating given a particular item will be obvious based on our normal evaluation criteria which can be found by clicking on the Group Heading link and reading the relevant text regarding that item. In cases where a low rating is not obvious, for example, if an otherwise good product is damaged due to poor packing, the reason will be given in the review. Further explanation and the overall rating of both quality and value for the Survival Kit will be found in the Conclusions which follow the kit contents listing on the primary kit page.

Excellent (superior quality and/or performance)
Good (decent, reliable quality and/or competent performance)
Adequate (just sufficient or satisfactory quality and/or performance)
Mediocre (substandard or questionable quality and/or performance)
Poor (inferior quality and/or unreliable performance)
Very Bad (shoddy or seriously deficient quality and/or performance, unacceptable)