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UPDATED 10/24/2022: Urgent Need or Place Your Name on List for Next Run of Ultimate Aviator Survival Paks
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I build Doug Ritter Aviator Survival Paks like my life depended upon it...       
...because your life might.

Doug Ritter Ultimate Aviator Survival Pak
Doug Ritter Ultimate Aviator Survival Pak

"If there's a mother of all aviation survival kits, the Doug Ritter Ultimate Aviator Survival Pak certainly qualifies. Of the comprehensive kits, the Doug Ritter Ultimate Aviator Survival Pak is hands down the most inclusive."
       - The Aviation Consumer, March 2006 Issue

"Due to the large number of advertised aviation survival kits, rather than evaluate all that we surveyed, we’ll run through ones that we liked from the high end down...Our first selection is the Ultimate Aviator Survival Pak from DougRitter.com.."
       - The Aviation Consumer, December 2021 Issue

My Doug Ritter Aviator Survival Paks were developed to provide descriminating and safety oriented pilots the very best aviation survival kit that they can bet their life on at a price that won't break the bank.

"I never take off without my Doug Ritter Aviator Survival Pak."
          Mike Radomsky
          Cirrus SR22 N1MR
          President Emeritus, Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association

Click here for more customer comments and testimonials.

October 24, 2022: I am building these kits in batches in order to keep costs down. If you would like to get on the list for the next batch build, probably in February 2023, or if you have any questions, email me: Doug@DougRitter.com. If you need one urgently, please email me, but be advised there will be a premium over regular cost for a one-off build. Actual cost will depend on my cost for the components when I next build kits because the price and availability of components is not stable as the result of supply disruption and inflation.


FALL 2022 RUN COMPLETED: I am once again taking orders for a run of my acclaimed Ultimate Aviator Survival Paks. Details below: After a 2-year drought, caused by COVID and my inability to find someone to manufacture a small quantity of the custom packs required, I shipped out the first new batch of my Doug Ritter Aviator Survival Paks earlier this year. I am thrilled to be able to once again serve the general aviation community with my survival kits.

I am pleased and, honestly, pleasantly surprised, that I will be able to keep the price below $3k with only a minor increase since the last run to $2,979! I am again aiming to get 6 orders in hand before the build in order to do it at this price. This will likely be the last run I build this year. It is hard to imagine the next run won't be over $3k.

Click here for a full listing of the UASP contents

The following options are available:

Option: The .5 Module that adds Personal Protection gear for 1 additional person (3 total, packed in the UASP) will add $298.

Option: The +2 Add-on Module, which is packed separately in a smaller pack and also includes food and water for an additional 2 people, will be $852. The Plus 2 Add-on Module is designed to be used only in combination with the UASP and is not a stand-alone survival kit.

Option: Green Rescue Laser Flare: $130 (replaces Red Laser Light)

As a result of some requests to add more trauma capability to the medical (first aid) supplies:

Option: Upgrade to QuikClot/Celox Z-Fold Gauze - 3" x 5 ft: $30 (brand depends on availability - replaces QuikClot Advanced Clotting Gauze - 3 x 24 inches)

Option: Tactical Medical Solutions SOF Tactical Tourniquet and Full-Size EMT Shears (staged for use in a nylon quick access pouch): $65

At this time the 2-liter Platypus Water Tanks have limited availability and I will use either a single 4 liter or 6 liter if necessary.

Color of the sil-nylon tarp shelter will vary depending on material availability.

Payment in full is required in advance once I get enough orders to do this run. We will invoice you and it can be paid by check or Zelle (if you need info on using Zelle, please email me). No, we are not ever using PayPal. Once burned…

With shipping costs threatening to rise again, we will invoice shipping separately when shipped (at my cost). Shipping is via UPS Ground (continental U.S. only), Direct Signature Required and Insured for the full purchase price. Last time shipping cost varied from $99.47 to $189.94 (distance and other factor dependant - shipping to a commercial location saves a few bucks).

It should take about 3-5 weeks to build the kits once payments are received. As always these days, that is subject to supply chain difficulties that I have no ability to predict.

Any questions, please email me. If you are interested in one of my Ultimate Aviator Survival Paks, please email me ASAP with your options desired and whether you prefer to pay by check or Zelle at: Doug@DougRitter.com


April 29, 2022: After a 2-year drought, caused by COVID and my inability to find someone to manufacture a small quantity of the custom packs required, I shipped out the first new batch of my Doug Ritter Aviator Survival Paks today. I am thrilled to be able to once again serve the general aviation community with my survival kits.

I will be building these kits in batches in order to keep costs down. If you need one urgently, please contact me, but be advised there will be a premium over regular cost. Actual cost will depend on my cost for the components when I next build kits because the price and availability of components is not stable as the result of supply disruption and inflation. If you would like to get on the list for the next build, probably in Fall of 2022, or if you have any questions, email me: Doug@DougRitter.com


January 6, 2022: After many false starts I have finally got someone that I am confident will deliver an order of the custom pack I use for my Ultimate Aviator Survival Pak, recently rated by Aviation Consumer as the best. In an effort to keep costs and logistics under control, my plan would be to build them quarterly. A rush order would incur a substantial premium. Based on the proposed production schedule for the packs, I anticipate the first orders would ship in April, 2022.

In order to make this work, I will need to have deposits in hand for at least 6 of the Ultimate Aviator Survival Paks before I sign the contract for production of the packs.


UPDATED 02/06/2022: I am excited that I have received the 6 orders need to relaunch my Ultimate Aviator Survival Pak! Packs have been ordered. Based on price rises in just the last few weeks, future kits will likely cost more, but I am holding the line on the price, so this is likely the least expensive opportunity to get one of my kits. This kit was once again recently rated best by The Aviation Consumer.

And, it's not just for your aircraft. One of my 6 orders (and numerous ones in the past) is going into the trunk of the customer's vehicle.

I will start ordering components for these kits mid-January, so no time to waste. If you want one, I urge you to ORDER TODAY!


Here you will find information about the development of my Doug Ritter Aviator Survival Paks and the survival gear and supplies included. If you have any questions after reviewing this material, please email Doug Ritter or contact me at 602-292-0997.

Contents List for the Ultimate Aviator Survival Pak and the Plus 2 Add-on Module

Doug Ritter Aviator Survival Paks Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) with information on the Paks' development and detailed information on the survival gear and supplies included.

Register your Doug Ritter Aviator Survival Pak Register your Aviator Survival Pak or Vest if you did not purchase directly from Doug Ritter

Doug Ritter Survival Equipment Consulting - Planning an expedition, flight or sail around the world, or a similar adventure? Need assistance deciding what survival gear you need, or someone to assemble and custom package it? Whatever your survival equipment needs, Doug Ritter can help you prepare for the unexpected.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Doug Ritter Gear supports the non-profit Equipped To Survive Foundation.


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