What are your chances of surviving a disaster such as nuclear fallout, financial crisis, floods, extreme heat or even earthquakes and war? Unless you are prepared, pretty slim. Here are some vital tips and suggestions to help you improve your chances of survival
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Anaconda is perhaps the largest supplier of Camping and hiking equipment, Bikes and accessories, technical apparel and footwear in Australia.
They also have a very extensive range of packaged food and cooking facilities suitable for survival storage.
The big advantage here is that you can go into any of the 37 stores Australia wide and pick out what you want and make your own kit rather than have to buy a kit that may not have exactly what you want in it. The main disadvantage of buying survival food this way is the cost. Buying individually means it is more expensive than buying in a kit form. However if one wants to buy just a few items at a time it is probably more manageable for those on a budget.
Anaconda was founded in November 2004 by Australian retailing family, Ruben Fried and his brother Morry, the founders of the Spotlight stores. It is part of the Spotlight Retail Group with an annual revenue of around one billion dollars. Ruben passed away in 2009 and his son, Zac took over the reigns as managing director and they both have a fifty percent interest in the organisation. Peter Venter is now the Managing Director of Anaconda (Spotlight Retail Group) SRG and Tim Morros the National Operations Manager.
According to the website, "Anaconda's founders were concerned that Australia's outdoor and adventure culture was in decline, with many people seeking their leisure and entertainment indoors. This family, who love the outdoors themselves, realised that Australia really didn't have a one-stop-shop for outdoor and adventure equipment. This is how the vision of Anaconda, Australia's largest camping and adventure superstore, was born."
There are 37 stores in all states of Australia including:
New South Wales
Also some 306 Items of food including:
Tandoori Chicken Double for $9.00
BACK COUNTRY Banana Smoothie for $4.99
Em's Original Power Cookie for $3.24
Back Country Cuisine Beef and Pasta Hotpot, 5 Serves for $31.99
A Back Country Cooked Breakfast for 2 for $16.99
And many others, including a Cottage Pie, soups and other main meals.
Anaconda accepts all major credit cards in the stores and online. Also PayPal on line.
Anaconda has a returns policy. You can return items in their original form unopened at any store provided you have the receipt excepting that Anaconda reserves the right to refuse returns based on a change of mind rather than any issue with the product.
It should be noted there are no returns on the following products
GPS and electronic navigation devices
All personal protective equipment
Ropes and cords
Carabiners and connectors
Hardware for life support such as ascenders, fall arrestors and descenders
Personal flotation devices
Special customer orders and Gift cards
Any refunds will be in the same tender as purchased. I.e. if credit card the amount will be credited back to that card.
Anaconda is a convenient place to go to stock up on survival goods due to their extensive range. Many of the camping equipment products these days are suitable for inclusion of a survival kit and stores are usually within driving distance of most people.
Feedback is generally good with fast and efficient customer service cited. Staff in the stores are generally helpful and attentive. If you have any feedback on the company please feel free to leave it on the feedback page.