In 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. People were stranded without resources for days before they were reached by the government response effort. While watching this disaster play out, Daniel Kunz thought to put together a 72-hour survival kit for his family in case of an emergency. After many hours researching what was necessary for three days of survival, he began to assemble a pack from items he purchased at retail stores.
As the pack began to come together, it became apparent that the cost of each item individually would make a survival kit incredibly expensive. This meant that few people would have the resources (time and money) to assemble survival kits on their own. While it would be possible to put together a less-expensive kit with lower quality merchandise, the last thing that a family needs in case of an emergency is second-rate gear.
Daniel was inspired to establish Guardian Survival Gear, a wholesale company dedicated to creating quality survival kits. Guardian is now the premier wholesale provider of the preparedness industry's highest quality and most comprehensive line of survival and emergency preparedness kits.