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."
$19.61   Used & New from: $18.49
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews)

Emergency Clear Rain Poncho 3mil PVC : ( Pack of 4 Pcs )
2.  Emergency Clear Rain Poncho 3mil PVC : ( Pack of 4 Pcs ) by Rainguard
The list author says:
  "Trust me, it's handy. In more ways than one and they're cheap."
$5.99   Used & New from: $3.14
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (434 customer reviews)

Air Horn
3.  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."
$3.93
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

All Power America APG3014 2,000 Watt 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Generator
4.  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."
$212.00
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (334 customer reviews)

Aqua-Quest "The Camo" Waterproof & Heavy Duty Tarp - 10 x 7 Army Camouflage Model
5.  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"
$69.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

Aquamira Frontier Emergency Water Filtration and Straw
6.  Aquamira Frontier Emergency Water Filtration and Straw by Aquamira
$7.88   Used & New from: $6.91
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (365 customer reviews)

BESTEK® 75W Power Inverter DC 12V to 110V AC Car inverter DC Adapter Laptop Charger with AC Outlet + 3.1A Dual USB Ports for iPhone, iPad, Tablet, Samsung, HTC, GPS, DVD Player and More (Rotatable Cigarette Lighter Plug)
7.  BESTEK® 75W Power Inverter DC 12V to 110V AC Car inverter DC Adapter Laptop Charger with AC Outlet + 3.1A Dual USB Ports for iPhone, iPad, Tablet, Samsung, HTC, GPS, DVD Player and More (Rotatable Cigarette Lighter Plug) by Bestek
$16.99
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,120 customer reviews)

Quiverr QCMY10 Mylar Emergency Thermal Blankets (Pack of 10)
8.  Quiverr QCMY10 Mylar Emergency Thermal Blankets (Pack of 10) by Quiverr
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."
$6.19
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,346 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Emergency Survival Food Supply 275 Meal Pack
9.  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."
$148.75
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

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

EZ 65001-3PACK 65001 Handcrank Emergency 5 LED Hand Crank Flashlight 3 Pack - 1 x BLUE, 1 x RED and 1 x BLACK
11.  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
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Folding Camping Survival Shovel with Pick
12.  Folding Camping Survival Shovel with Pick by Bud K
The list author says:
  "Everyone needs a hole to poop in and this is the handy tool to do it with."
$14.88   Used & New from: $9.90
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (376 customer reviews)

Frontiersman Bear Spray with Hip Holster - Maximum Strength & 30-foot Range (7.9 oz)
13.  Frontiersman Bear Spray 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!"
$35.75   Used & New from: $31.83
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (197 customer reviews)

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

Garmin eTrex 20 Worldwide Handheld GPS Navigator (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
15.  Garmin eTrex 20 Worldwide Handheld GPS Navigator (Discontinued by Manufacturer) 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."
$179.99   Used & New from: $140.00
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,026 customer reviews)

Gerber 22-01629 LMF II Black Infantry Knife with 4.8-Inch Blade
16.  Gerber 22-01629 LMF II Black Infantry Knife with 4.8-Inch Blade by Gerber
The list author says:
  "Daddy Likie! Gerber is trustworthy and rugged."
$59.49   Used & New from: $51.76
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (452 customer reviews)

Gerber 22-41545 Black Diesel Multi-Plier with Sheath
17.  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"
$46.43   Used & New from: $40.39
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (600 customer reviews)

Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Series Fire Starter
18.  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."
$13.82   Used & New from: $12.03
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Kaito Voyager Pro KA600 Digital Solar Dynamo Crank Wind Up AM/FM/LW/SW & NOAA Weather Emergency Radio with Alert & RDS, Flashlight and Reading Lamp + Smart Phone Charger, Black
19.  Kaito Voyager Pro KA600 Digital Solar Dynamo Crank Wind Up AM/FM/LW/SW & NOAA Weather Emergency Radio with Alert & RDS, Flashlight and Reading Lamp + Smart Phone Charger, Black by Kaito
The list author says:
  "Again: no batteries, no problem."
$69.00   Used & New from: $49.99
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (430 customer reviews)

MagLite ST3D016 3-D Cell LED Flashlight, Black
20.  MagLite ST3D016 3-D Cell LED Flashlight, Black by MagLite
The list author says:
  "Four words: light source, blunt object"
$27.28   Used & New from: $22.32
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,445 customer reviews)

Midland 75-822 40 Channel CB-Way Radio
21.  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"
$80.93   Used & New from: $70.81
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (756 customer reviews)

SE CC4580 Military Prismatic Sighting Compass with Pouch
22.  SE CC4580 Military Prismatic Sighting Compass with Pouch by SE
The list author says:
  "For the price, just do it. Don't get lost, it's not fun."
$9.80   Used & New from: $9.79
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,432 customer reviews)

Omega Pacific D Screw-Lok, Black
23.  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."
$20.24   Used & New from: $13.75
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)

The 2013 Road Atlas (Rand McNally Road Atlas: United States/Canada/Mexico)
24.  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: $1.45
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (135 customer reviews)

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Rothco 3 Piece 1 Quart Canteen Kit With Cover & Aluminum Cup
25.  Rothco 3 Piece 1 Quart Canteen Kit With Cover & Aluminum Cup by Rothco
$11.99   Used & New from: $10.88
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (404 customer reviews)

SAS Survival Handbook, Revised Edition: For Any Climate, in Any Situation
26.  SAS Survival Handbook, Revised Edition: For Any Climate, in Any Situation by John Wiseman
The list author says:
  "Great book! Must have."
Used & New from: $5.98
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,858 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Tasco Essentials 8x21 Binocular (Black)
27.  Tasco Essentials 8x21 Binocular (Black) by Tasco
$13.54   Used & New from: $10.68
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (669 customer reviews)

TETON Sports Scout 3400 Internal Frame Backpack (Mecca Orange)
28.  TETON Sports Scout 3400 Internal Frame Backpack (Mecca Orange) by Teton Sports
$69.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (847 customer reviews)

Timex Men's T77862 Expedition Digital Compass Leather and Nylon Strap Watch
29.  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."
$59.99   Used & New from: $57.49
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (188 customer reviews)

Trailworthy Telescopic Rod and Reel Set
30.  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."
$17.30   Used & New from: $12.36
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Ultimate Survival Technologies WetFire Tinder Tube of 8 Cubes
31.  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."
$7.30   Used & New from: $5.40
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

Unbelievable Pocket Chain Saw Portable Camping
32.  Unbelievable Pocket Chain Saw Portable Camping by Supreme
$17.92
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

Uniden GMR2240-2CK Water Resistant 2-Way Radios (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
33.  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: $31.95
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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UTG Ranger Field Bag
34.  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."
$47.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)

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Potable Aqua Water Treatment Tablets
35.  Potable Aqua Water Treatment Tablets by Potable Aqua
The list author says:
  "Without drinkable water you're dead, plain and simple."
$6.95   Used & New from: $4.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,148 customer reviews)

Elite First Aid Fully Stocked GI Issue Medic Kit Bag, Large
36.  Elite First Aid Fully Stocked GI Issue Medic Kit Bag, Large by Elite First Aid
The list author says:
  "Nothing more important than first aid other than water"
$142.55
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (261 customer reviews)

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