First, I don't know if it was the company or Amazon that did this, but we ordered this bag to hopefully have in time for Hurricane Irma to hit Florida. We placed the order on Sept 5, 2017. Prime shipping was not an option, but standard shipping was free with Prime. There were no rush
Quality and value are important to me and this kit delivers. My Mom and Dad are the type of people who like to prepare, but I was always late to the party. Now, I can tell them I am good to go. Highly recommend this product.