Essential Survival Gear

A Listmania! list by Drew Ebanks
The list author says: "So I was looking for some gear on here a few months back but after hours/days/months of research I ended up with a list of essential gear for making it out alive in most every situation. This is for the survival enthusiast and all of those just looking for good gear to have while hiking, camping, or just plain preparing for the end of the world and or zombie apocalypse. This list is a bit comprehensive but the point is to keep fully stocked with supplies and tools, only a small portion of these items would be used for a day-hike or for your EDC and or Bug Out Bag. I would split this list up into Home Protection, Car Gear, and Gear to carry. (I did not include guns, that's a whole other list) Take a look and please give feedback:"
100 Hour Plus Emergency Candles, Clear Mist - SET OF 3 Long-Burning Survival Candles
1.  100 Hour Plus Emergency Candles, Clear Mist - SET OF 3 Long-Burning Survival Candles by Emergency Essentials
The list author says:
  "You could order just one but better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. Light/heat is crucial in most survival situations."
$20.04   Used & New from: $12.35
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

4 PACK - MUST HAVE item! Emergency Rain Coat Rainwear w/ Hood & Sleeve - Clear
2.  4 PACK - MUST HAVE item! Emergency Rain Coat Rainwear w/ Hood & Sleeve - Clear by SE
The list author says:
  "Trust me, it's handy. In more ways than one and they're cheap."
$4.45
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (200 customer reviews)

5.11 Rush 72 Back Pack
3.  5.11 Rush 72 Back Pack by 5.11
The list author says:
  "There are cheaper packs and you're welcome to find a better price on a different one but this one is the end-all be-all, mother of all daypacks/ruck-sacks. As the Macho Man, Randy Savage would say, "Can you dig it!""
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (291 customer reviews)

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Air Horn
4.  Air Horn by Air Horn
The list author says:
  "As a guy who worked in a Nat'l Park and had to deal with bears on a daily basis, this is a great idea. Also to use for signaling."
$3.90
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

All Power America APG3014 2,000 Watt 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Generator
5.  All Power America APG3014 2,000 Watt 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Generator by All Power America
The list author says:
  "Pound for pound, best deal for price and power."
$229.52
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (288 customer reviews)

Aqua-Quest "The Camo" Waterproof & Heavy Duty Tarp - 10 x 7 Army Camouflage Model
6.  Aqua-Quest "The Camo" Waterproof & Heavy Duty Tarp - 10 x 7 Army Camouflage Model by Aqua Quest
The list author says:
  "So versatile and in a pinch, makes a great tent"
$69.00   Used & New from: $65.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Aquamira Frontier Emergency Water Filter System
7.  Aquamira Frontier Emergency Water Filter System by McNett
$10.00   Used & New from: $7.03
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (272 customer reviews)

BESTEK 75w power inverter car dc 12v to 110v ac inverter dc adapter laptop charger notebook adapter dc charger ac adapter usb charger Dual USB 2.1A 711C
8.  BESTEK 75w power inverter car dc 12v to 110v ac inverter dc adapter laptop charger notebook adapter dc charger ac adapter usb charger Dual USB 2.1A 711C by Bestek
$16.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (603 customer reviews)

Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets (Pack of 10)
9.  Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets (Pack of 10) by Mylar
The list author says:
  "If you haven't been on a mountain when a flash storm hit and dropped the temp from 80 to 20 degrees in five minutes then you don't know how important this is."
$7.10   Used & New from: $6.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,223 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Emergency Survival Food Supply 275 Meal Pack
10.  Emergency Survival Food Supply 275 Meal Pack by Food Health
The list author says:
  "A lot of people have mixed emotions or alternative ideas on the emergency food stock deal but the point is, have a plan, make it a good one and make sure you have some sort of food stock."
$159.99
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

Outdoor camping Instant Tent
11.  Outdoor camping Instant Tent by Eureka!
The list author says:
  "This is a great backpacking tent and easily stored."
Used & New from: $245.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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EZ 65001-3PACK 65001 Handcrank Emergency 5 LED Hand Crank Flashlight 3 Pack - 1 x BLUE, 1 x RED and 1 x BLACK
12.  EZ 65001-3PACK 65001 Handcrank Emergency 5 LED Hand Crank Flashlight 3 Pack - 1 x BLUE, 1 x RED and 1 x BLACK by Ambient Weather
The list author says:
  "When you run out of batteries (and you will) you will love these little guys."
Out of stock
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

BudK Exclusive Folding Entrenching Survival Shovel E Tool
13.  BudK Exclusive Folding Entrenching Survival Shovel E Tool by Bud K
The list author says:
  "Everyone needs a hole to poop in and this is the handy tool to do it with."
$12.09   Used & New from: $9.65
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (304 customer reviews)

SABRE FRONTIERSMAN Bear Attack Deterrent with Hip Holster - Maximum Strength & 30 Foot Range (7.9 oz)
14.  SABRE FRONTIERSMAN Bear Attack Deterrent with Hip Holster - Maximum Strength & 30 Foot Range (7.9 oz) by FRONTIERSMAN
The list author says:
  "And God said, "let there be pepper spray." and it was good!"
$33.56   Used & New from: $26.90
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)

G.I Spec. 5 QT Bladder Canteen
15.  G.I Spec. 5 QT Bladder Canteen by 4 Star Military Surplus
Out of stock
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Garmin eTrex 20 Worldwide Handheld GPS Navigator
16.  Garmin eTrex 20 Worldwide Handheld GPS Navigator by Garmin
The list author says:
  "Keep it in your Jeep or haul it on the trail, great lil gadget. There are a lot of great ones out there, the price was right on this one but use your discretion. The point is to have one and use it while you can."
$169.85   Used & New from: $129.99
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (608 customer reviews)

Gerber 22-01629 LMF II Black Infantry Knife with 4.8-Inch Blade
17.  Gerber 22-01629 LMF II Black Infantry Knife with 4.8-Inch Blade by Gerber Blades
The list author says:
  "Daddy Likie! Gerber is trustworthy and rugged."
$66.98   Used & New from: $49.90
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (367 customer reviews)

Gerber 22-41545 Black Diesel Multi-Plier with Sheath
18.  Gerber 22-41545 Black Diesel Multi-Plier with Sheath by Gerber
The list author says:
  "Keep this on you and leave the toolbox at home"
$52.77   Used & New from: $50.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (304 customer reviews)

Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Series Fire Starter
19.  Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Series Fire Starter by Gerber
The list author says:
  "I think the Bear Grylls line is a ridiculous PR deal but, again, gerber gear is good stuff and this piece is reliable."
$20.58   Used & New from: $14.81
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Kaito Voyager Pro KA600 Digital Solar/Dynamo AM/FM/LW/SW & NOAA Weather Emergency Radio with Alert & RDS, Black
20.  Kaito Voyager Pro KA600 Digital Solar/Dynamo AM/FM/LW/SW & NOAA Weather Emergency Radio with Alert & RDS, Black by Kaito
The list author says:
  "Again: no batteries, no problem."
$61.00   Used & New from: $58.06
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (266 customer reviews)

MagLite ST3D016 3-D Cell LED Flashlight, Black
21.  MagLite ST3D016 3-D Cell LED Flashlight, Black by MagLite
The list author says:
  "Four words: light source, blunt object"
$25.99   Used & New from: $22.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (920 customer reviews)

Midland 75-822 40 Channel CB-Way Radio
22.  Midland 75-822 40 Channel CB-Way Radio by Midland
The list author says:
  "Whether you're slightly paranoid or just do a lot of cross-country driving this is a"
$76.74   Used & New from: $63.20
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (475 customer reviews)

Military Prismatic Sighting Compass w/ Pouch
23.  Military Prismatic Sighting Compass w/ Pouch by SE
The list author says:
  "For the price, just do it. Don't get lost, it's not fun."
$9.09   Used & New from: $8.23
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (591 customer reviews)

MTM Forest Green Survivor Dry Box
24.  MTM Forest Green Survivor Dry Box by MTM
The list author says:
  "Gotta have a dry box for important dox and ammo. I like this one but you can choose whichever."
$7.69 - $26.68
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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Omega Pacific D Screw-Lok, Black
25.  Omega Pacific D Screw-Lok, Black by Omega Pacific
The list author says:
  "Whether you're climbing, hiking, setting up shelter, or need to carry a couple extra water bottles this will be a huge help, on and off the trail."
$13.75   Used & New from: $11.69
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

The 2013 Road Atlas (Rand McNally Road Atlas: United States/Canada/Mexico)
26.  The 2013 Road Atlas (Rand McNally Road Atlas: United States/Canada/Mexico) by Rand McNally and Company
The list author says:
  "When your GPS and Iphone fail you, this won't. I used this when I drove from Orlando to Seattle."
Used & New from: $4.07
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)

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Rothco 3 Piece 1 Quart Canteen Kit With Cover & Aluminum Cup
27.  Rothco 3 Piece 1 Quart Canteen Kit With Cover & Aluminum Cup by Rothco
$10.99   Used & New from: $9.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (226 customer reviews)

SAS Survival Handbook, Revised Edition: For Any Climate, in Any Situation
28.  SAS Survival Handbook, Revised Edition: For Any Climate, in Any Situation by John Wiseman
The list author says:
  "Great book! Must have."
$11.29   Used & New from: $9.63
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,188 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Tasco Essentials 8x21 Binocular (Black)
29.  Tasco Essentials 8x21 Binocular (Black) by Tasco
$10.74   Used & New from: $7.49
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (449 customer reviews)

TETON Sports Scout 3400 Internal Frame Backpack (Mecca Orange)
30.  TETON Sports Scout 3400 Internal Frame Backpack (Mecca Orange) by Teton Sports
$84.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (580 customer reviews)

Timex Men's T77862 Expedition Digital Compass Leather and Nylon Strap Watch
31.  Timex Men's T77862 Expedition Digital Compass Leather and Nylon Strap Watch by Timex
The list author says:
  "Cheap, reliable, and rugged. Doesn't have to be pretty to get the job done."
$44.85   Used & New from: $41.48
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (164 customer reviews)

Trailworthy Telescopic Rod and Reel Set
32.  Trailworthy Telescopic Rod and Reel Set by Trailworthy
The list author says:
  "Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Give a man a fishing pole, he'll never go hungry."
Used & New from: $12.99
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Ultimate Survival Technologies WetFire Tinder Tube of 8 Cubes
33.  Ultimate Survival Technologies WetFire Tinder Tube of 8 Cubes by Ultimate Survival Technologies
The list author says:
  "I'm a bigger fan of an Altoid can filled with dryer lint but this'll do."
$6.89   Used & New from: $6.43
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

Unbelievable Pocket Chain Saw Portable Camping
34.  Unbelievable Pocket Chain Saw Portable Camping by Supreme
$19.95   Used & New from: $13.16
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Uniden GMR2240-2CK Water Resistant 2-Way Radios (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
35.  Uniden GMR2240-2CK Water Resistant 2-Way Radios (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Uniden
The list author says:
  "Take your pick on radios just as long as you DO pick some radios."
Used & New from: $97.99
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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UTG Ranger Field Bag
36.  UTG Ranger Field Bag by UTG
The list author says:
  "This pack is abominable. Get it, fill it with all the stuff on this list and throw it in the back of your Jeep."
$38.99 - $73.02
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

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Potable Aqua Water Treatment Tablets
37.  Potable Aqua Water Treatment Tablets by Potable Aqua
The list author says:
  "Without drinkable water you're dead, plain and simple."
$5.99   Used & New from: $1.45
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (692 customer reviews)

Elite Large Fully Stocked GI Issue Medic First Aid Kit Bag
38.  Elite Large Fully Stocked GI Issue Medic First Aid Kit Bag by Elite First Aid
The list author says:
  "Nothing more important than first aid other than water"
$144.95   Used & New from: $134.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews)

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