Imagine that the apocalypse arrives, and you’re fortunate enough to be locked inside of a grocery store by yourself. How long could you last without venturing outside? The Food Theorists explores the pros and cons of this hypothetical situation and the strategies you’d need to employ to maximize your chances of survival.
Valtcan’s long-lasting and rust-resistant titanium camping set includes an 1100ml canteen, and 750ml and 400ml mess kit containers with fold-out handles. The set also includes a pixel camo carrying sling, a lid for the larger mess container, and wires for hanging the mess kit over a fire.
Improve your chances of survival in the wild with Tacray’s high-quality titanium whistle. With a hard enough blow, it can crank out up to a 120-decibel sound, getting your emergency alert out far and wide. Comes in oxidized purple/blue or plain titanium finishes.
If the only knots you know how to tie are your shoelaces and a necktie, then you need this book. Authors Geoffrey Budworth and Jason Dalton provide helpful hints on picking the right knot for the job, along with detailed instructions for tying 200 practical knots used in boating, hiking, fishing, climbing, and more.
Emergency room physician, U.S. Air Force veteran, and NBC Senior Medical Correspondent John Torres, MD authored this guide to help us prepare for the worst. The 240-page book includes essential advice on surviving and saving lives in natural disasters, wildlife encounters, accidents, terrorist attacks, and more.
Author Devon Fredericksen presents a comprehensive guide to spending time in the great outdoors. This 304-page hardcover book is packed with useful tips, techniques, and illustrated advice for camping safely and successfully – from choosing your gear to packing, setting up, and enjoying your campsite.
This heavy-duty outdoor blanket is made from lightweight, dual-layer polypropylene with corner grommets. It works as a waterproof tarp, an impromptu shelter, or an emergency blanket. Its Mylar side reflects heat, and also can help signal for help by reflecting light. Measures 60″ x 82″ when opened, and stows in a zipper pouch.
This ultra-compact outdoor cooker is great for quick meal prep when camping or hiking. The steel stove weighs just 1 lb., and measures just 4″ x 4″ x 2.75″ when folded. Works with a variety of fuel sources, including fuel tablets, Sterno, wood, charcoal, or an alcohol burner.
StatGear’s T3 tool has everything you need to escape a car wreck, including a 3.25″ stainless serrated blade, a seatbelt cutter, a spring-loaded window punch, and an LED flashlight. Comes with a belt clip and nylon sheath. Save 25% in The Awesomer Shop.
Being in a plane crash is one of our worst nightmares. UNILAD sat down with Jamie Hull, a former British serviceman who survived after his plane caught fire 1000 feet in the air. Despite the inferno around him, Jamie kept his composure to save his own life. His account of the incident is both a terrifying and inspiring story of survival.
You never know when you’ll be stuck in an emergency where you need to call for help. Whether you’re lost in the woods, or being attacked by a gang of thugs (or bears), this super-loud titanium whistle will draw attention to your precarious situation. Works in wet or dry environments, and is great on a keychain or lanyard.
If you’re ever in a car accident and can’t get your door open, smashing the window may be the only way to escape. This emergency tool can easily shatter a window and cut through seat belt webbing. It also packs a white LED flashlight, a red SOS light, and a built-in 2200 mAh battery pack for recharging your phone in a pinch.
StatGear’s smartly-designed stainless steel tool belongs in every vehicle. It includes two essential safety functions – a seatbelt cutter, and a carbide glassbreaker tip. It also comes with a visor-mounted carrying case for quick access in an emergency. Sold in a pack of two, so you can keep one on each visor or in two cars.
Zippo’s compact fire-starting kit is a great travel companion for any outdoor adventure. It includes five compressed discs of easy-to-light paraffin coated cotton tinder, and a large flint spark wheel, all packed inside of a water-resistant, floating container with a lanyard hole.
Terra Frma’s pocket-sized, water-resistant deck includes quick reference cards for numerous kinds of disasters. It provides useful information in the event of an emergency, especially when you don’t have access to a phone or internet service. Keep one in your glovebox, one in your suitcase, and another in your bugout bag.
This compact tool packs a three useful survival items in a pen-sized package. It’s got a carbide-tipped glass breaker, a safety whistle, and a firestarter and steel wool tinder compartment inside its anodized aluminum shell. Includes a built in keyring for easy carrying.
Whether you’re a first responder or just want to be prepared, Leatherman’s special emergency tool is a great addition to any tool kit or bugout bag. It combines a strap cutter for ripping through seatbelts, a carbide tip glass breaker, a 1/4″ hex bit driver, and an oxygen tank wrench in a single stainless steel gadget.
There are plenty of good books out there for honing your survival skills, but how many of them cover what to do if you’re held captive by furry creatures on Endor, stuck on an exploding Death Star, or frozen in carbonite? Well, you’re in luck, thanks to BBC culture editor Christian Blauvelt and his handy Star Wars survival guide.
The CarAIDE is a versatile tool to keep in your car’s trunk. In addition to being able to jumpstart a dead car battery and charge other gadgets via USB, it packs a flashlight, compass, thermometer, hook, emergency rope, emergency alarm, window breaker, seat belt cutter, a strong magnet, and more. Save 20% in The Awesomer Shop.
There are lots of tools out there for breaking a car window in the event of an emergency, but most of them require a good deal of leverage. The LifeString has a spring-loaded steel spike that does the job with the greatest of ease. It also doubles as a 150-lumen flashlight.
MyMedic’s Solo is a single-person first aid kit. It contains numerous items that will help you take care of the most common injuries at home, at work, and outdoors. It’s packed in a ballistic nylon zipper case and comes with a 20 ft. length of paracord and a whistle. Save 14% in The Awesomer Shop.
Nitecore’s NWE30 is an ultra-compact electronic emergency whistle which activates with a simple twist. It cranks out up to 120dB of volume in all directions, and flashes a 2,000 lumen emergency beacon at night. Measures just 0.98″ x 2.64″ and easily hangs on a backpack.
A smart alternative to the “bug-out” bags, the R72 vest is a wearable survival pack you can grab in a hurry when disaster strikes. It not only works as a floatation vest, it has lots of gear loops and MOLLE webbing for carrying whatever you need, along with a system of eight modular bags, and an emergency tube tent.
This 5-in-1 pocket knife packs in a partially-serrated 420 stainless steel blade, along with a seatbelt cutter, a glass breaker tool, firestarter rod, and a removable LED flashlight. Save 28% on StatGear’s useful multifunction tool in The Awesomer Shop.
Written by retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson, this book is packed with illustrated tips and solutions for taking control in dangerous situations, including self defense, escape, and evasion techniques. The tips include low-tech/no-tech methods to help you improvise when things go South. Be sure to check out the Survival Edition as well.
This collection of four books from wilderness expert and author Dave Canterbury includes everything you ever wanted to know about thriving in the wild. The combined reference guides include over 1000 pages of techniques for building shelters, trapping, gathering, and cooking, along with first aid and survival.