Whether you are building a disaster preparedness kit, or a wilderness survival kit, having the right supplies can go a long way in improving your chances of making it out safely. On this page we’ll go over the top 10 survival gear supplies and talk about their various uses in a survival scenario. Whether you are looking for supplies to add to your survival kit, or just looking for some handy tools to have with you while hiking, these tools and supplies are essentials.
#1 – Survival Knife & Fire Starter
The Survival Knife with Fire Starter came in first on our list because of its multiple functions and life saving abilities. In a survival scenario, having a way of creating fire will enable you to cook foods, keep warm, boil water and complete other essential tasks. The survival knife has a durable 440 steel blade with a magnesium flint attached. This also makes it great for other tasks like building shelter, making weapons and preparing food.
#2 – Multi-Function Survival Tool
The Multi-Purpose Survival Tool is another essential item to have while in a survival scenario. It can help you make repairs to your existing gear or build shelter, make traps and make completing other essential tasks much easier. Having one in your survival kit, or even just carrying one with you while outdoors can come in extremely handy. Even if you are not in a survival scenario, it can be used for everyday tasks. Each tool has 12 unique functions including:
- Long-Nose Pliers
- Wire Stripper
- Can Opener
- Phillips Head Screwdriver
- Fish Scaler
- Hook Dislodger
- Small Knife
- Bottle Opener
#3 – Lifestraw Personal Water Filter
When you are out in the wilderness, or in a survival scenario anywhere there might be a naturally occurring water source, having a way to filter it to a drinkable level can mean the difference between life and death. The Lifestraw Personal Water Filter enables you to do just that, and is extremely easy to use.
Just place it in the water source and you can start hydrating yourself immediately. These filters are very compact, and will filter up to 250 gallons in their lifetime. Aside from this, they are among the most inexpensive, yet effective water filters on the market.
#4 – 34-Piece Premium First Aid Kit
When most people look at survival gear, they often inadvertently neglect some important supplies in the area of first aid. The 34-Piece Premium First Aid Kit includes everything you need to treat minor injuries and prevent infections. In the wilderness, or in a survival scenario, not treating, or improperly treating, even the smallest of injuries can prove fatal. The Premium First Aid Kit is all-inclusive yet inexpensive, compact and lightweight.
#5 – Portable Solid Fuel Stove
Having a way to cook meals while in a life-threatening scenario can save the time and energy required to build a fire. The Portable Survival Stove enables you to do so with nothing more than some matches or a fire starting tool. Each stove can be folded up into a compact space, and will fit in most hiking packs or survival kits. Each stove comes with a few solid fuel tablets, and once depleted, replacements are very cheap (about $5 for a 24-pack).
#6 – Waterproof Fire-Starting Sticks
As we have focused mainly on magnesium fire starting rods, the next item will enable you to build a fire quickly. The Waterproof Fire-Starting Sticks will enable you to get a fire going no matter the weather. They’re made with non-toxic, odorless ingredients and are highly flammable. They come in packs of 12, which means you can build several fires for cooking meals or keeping dry and warm.
#7 – Dynamo Weatherband Radio
No matter what situation you find yourself in, being informed about future weather can help you be much better equipped to deal with and overcome mother nature. The Dynamo Weatherband Radio enables you to receive important weather information, and does not require batteries.
Each radio runs on a dynamo system that just requires you to crank the handle to provide it with power. Just crank the handle for one minute to provide it with enough power for up to an hour. The Dynamo Weatherband AM/fM Radio are extremely compact and comes with a speaker and headphones.
#8 – Survival Whistle
The 5-in-1 Survival Whistle includes a powerful whistle that can be heard for up to one mile as well as lanyard, signaling mirror, flint fire striker, and a compass. All of these tools speak for themselves, and having them all in one compact tool can go a long way in a survival scenario. The Survival Whistle can fit in most all survival packs and is even small enough to be carried in your pocket.
#9 – Survival Tube Tent
The 2 Person Survival Tube Tent is an ideal item to have, especially when you are faced with unfavorable weather conditions. It enables you to make shelter virtually anywhere, and is extremely compact and lightweight. The survival tent will keep you dry, can protect you from the wind and is even fireproof. Each pack also comes with everything you need including a rope and instructions.
#10 – Mini Pocket Survival Tool
The 11-in-1 Pocket Survival Tool has virtually unlimited applications and can be carried almost anywhere. It is small enough to fit in your pocket or wallet, yet versatile enough to be used for hundreds of tasks. This makes them ideal to have in your survival kit, or to take with you into the wilderness. Each tool contains the following items:
- Saw Blade
- Butterfly Screw Wrench
- Can Opener
- Knife Edge
- Bottle Cap Opener
- Slotted Screwdriver
- 4 Position Wrench
- Direction Ancillary Wrench
- 2 Position Wrench
- Keychain Hole