Build your survival skills with Michael Powell’s useful, but lighthearted instruction manual How to Send Smoke Signals, Pluck a Chicken & Build an Igloo. It packs more than 75 short, but useful guides on how to improve your chances when you’re lost in the woods, or when the inevitable zombie apocalypse hits.
Uncharted Supply Co.’s pocket-size emergency kit is designed to combine items for first aid and gear repair in a single compact package. The Triage Kit includes bandages, wound closures, duct tape, zip ties, storm matches, bailing wire, and more inside a lightweight bag made from ripstop parachute fabric.
The CarAIDE is a versatile all-in-one 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, and an industrial-strength magnet.
A useful survival tool from the creator of the Off Grid Survival Axe. The Lifesaber combines a flashlight, lantern, strobe, and siren with rechargeable USB battery charger which can be juiced back up by twirling or cranking it by hand. It offers optional snap-in modules like a plasma firestarter, or a UV water purifier.
550DesignStudio makes a variety straps for the Apple Watch made from woven lengths of paracord. They not only have a great rugged look, but give you a survival tool right on your wrist, thanks to paracord’s versatility and strength. Of course, if you use it in an emergency, you’ll probably need to buy a replacement band.
If you’re in the field and need to stitch up something (or someone) in an emergency, Grim Workshop’s stainless steel card could be a lifesaver. It comes with a wide variety of needles and awls, along with four replacement buttons. No thread in your kit? Fishing line, dental floss, or paracord strands will do in a pinch.
Always be prepared with Überleben’s survival tool that can help you quickly start a fire. Its comprised of a mini ferrocerium (fire steel) rod and serrated ring scraper which can make flaming hot sparks in any weather or at any altitude. Comes with a 34″ paracord lanyard.
Kershaw’s bright orange pocket knife has a 3.5″ stainless steel blade with one-handed opening, and a liner lock to hold it securely in position. In addition to its black oxide-coated blade and built-in pocket clip, it packs an emergency seatbelt cutter and carbide glass breaker in its handle.
Always be prepared (to eat) with this durable lightweight camping utensil, which combines a fork, spook, and knife in one. The fork has a serrated edge, while the spoon on back has a flat tip, making it perfect for digging out melons, ice cream, or other scoopy stuff.
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.
PVC is quite the versatile material. It can be used for plumbing, building support structures, or even storage units. In this clip, SensiblePrepper shows us 17 different ways you can use various sizes of PVC pipe and fittings to help you survive when things go south. His ideas include weapons, tools, storage vessels and a makeshift canteen.
Uncharted Supply Co’s comprehensive bug-out kit is packed with 35 items to help you survive in just about any kind of emergency. The bag itself is made of lightweight, durable tarpaulin, and can be used as a floatation device. Available in grey or black. Detailed unboxing video here.
Give yourself a fighting chance of starting a fire when you’re out camping. This 4-piece kit packs an all-weather magnesium bar and friction tool for getting a clean spark, then gives it some extra oxygen with a collapsible bellows tube. You’ll also get an aluminum alloy whistle that can produce 120db, and a zippered carrying case.
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.
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, to setting up and enjoying your campsite.
CRKT’s compact tool clips onto you car’s seatbelt, and provides a belt cutter, glass breaker, and LED flashlight in one, helping you escape quickly in the event you’re ever in a collision. Attach one to each one of your seatbelts for added confidence for all your passengers.
Keep matches, food, electronics, and other small gear dry wherever your adventures take you with this sturdy plastic box. It has a triple latch and O-ring seal to keep water out, a compass in its lid, and holes for a padlock or paracord. Measures 9.75″ x 7.75″ x 4.75″.
While we’re not condoning breaking out of prison, if you do ever find yourself held captive against your will, you’ll want this kit in your pocket. It packs a handcuff key, a mini saw, a ceramic razor blade, rod saw, and 6-feet of kevlar trip line packed in a 2.8″ long capsule.
This sweet titanium pen combines a writing instrument with a self defense/glass breaker tool. Its made from Ti-6AL-4V alloy that’s been oxidized to produce a colorful, iridescent look, and its knurled body provides a firm grip while adding to its bullet-inspired style.
Coming for winter 2018, the Tusk is a compact and versatile tool for getting rid of snow and ice from a variety of surfaces. It has an ice scraper, a retractable spade with cutting teeth, squeegee wings to safely remove ice from vehicles, and doubles as a safety reflector.
Gerber’s money clip is designed to hold cash and up to five cards, and packs a secret – a 1.75″ fine-edge stainless steel blade for everyday cutting or emergency needs. Its body is made from rust-proof titanium-coated steel with a G-10 front plate. Measures 3.6″ long when closed.
This gadget combines an AM/FM/weather radio, a 130-lumen flashlight, and a 2600 mAh battery for charging mobile devices. Its radio and flashlight can be recharged via handcrank or solar energy. It also has an ultrasonic whistle for alerting search and rescue teams.
This compact and lightweight pouch belongs in every outdoor travel kit. It packs an emergency 2-person tent made from tear-resistant, durable HeatFlex mylar, can reflect heat outward or inward, and sets up in minutes using the included 20ft length of paracord.
This compact camping axe has a full tang stainless steel blade that’s perfect for clearing brush or warding off zombie attacks. Its 4.5″ blade has extra protection to resist corrosion, and its handle is shaped to be more comfortable than straight-handled axes.
Something we never thought about putting into our bug-out bag, but that makes perfect sense. Open Seed Vault’s pack includes appx. 15,000 seeds from 32 different heirloom varieties with high germination rates. Comes packed in a waterproof mylar bag for a 20+ year shelf life.
This 26″ pocket saw has 3 times as many teeth as similar saws, and they work bidirectionally, making quick work of cutting branches and logs. It’s a must for your survival kit if you spend any time in the woods. Includes a pouch, a bonus mylar blanket, and survival guidebook.