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Apocolypse Survival Essentials

Allen
The list author says: "A PRACTICAL list of apocalyptic survival gear. I have read through about 15 other lists and added a few items here and there. The difference with mine is you can (for the most part) carry everything easily. I've seen lists with generators and other large items which would be fine if you can stay put somewhere. This is more for if you are on the move scouring for additional supplies or survivors."
Rothco Type III Commercial Paracord
Rothco Type III Commercial Paracord
"Rope. Very essential and versatile to assist in rappelling, fixing/creating shelter, etc."
Polar Pure Water Disinfectant With Iodine Crystals
Polar Pure Water Disinfectant With Iodine Crystals
"Potable water may be hard to come by in the end of days. With an indefinite shelf life and able to sanitize up to 2,000 quarts of water, this is a must!"
Datrex Emergency Survival 3600 Calorie Food Ration Bar (Pack of 20), 360 Bars
Datrex Emergency Survival 3600 Calorie Food Ration Bar (Pack of 20), 360 Bars
"In the mad dash at the beginning of an apocalypse to obtain and store food, these will give you a head start. Portable, and enough nutrition for 3 full days, and you will want to have as much energy as possible to survive."
3M Full Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6800, Respiratory Protection, Medium(Pack of 1)
3M Full Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6800, Respiratory Protection, Medium(Pack of 1)
"With civilization coming to an end, it is going to stink, literally and figuratively. With a full face mask, it will not only filter out harmful pathogens (with the right filters) as well as protect the eyes from any spatter."
Hand Forged Katana HCS 1065 Sword Dharma Tsuba
Hand Forged Katana HCS 1065 Sword Dharma Tsuba
"Guns are good. Guns are great. Guns are loud. Guns require ammunition. That's where the sword comes in. Quick, deadly, efficient. Most lists are filled with machete's but I would prefer a sword as you will be splitting more heads than logs."
Surefire M3LT CombatLight Extended Range Dual Output LED
Surefire M3LT CombatLight Extended Range Dual Output LED
"Power may be hard to come by in the apocalypse. There will be no engineers to look after power plants and generators will run out of fuel sooner or later. A reliable and bright flashlight will make the night less dreadful."
Surefire SF12-BB Box of 12 123A 3 Volt Lithium Batteries SF123A
Surefire SF12-BB Box of 12 123A 3 Volt Lithium Batteries SF123A
"Batteries for flashlights (especially these specific ones) will be almost impossible to come by after all the looting happens. Stock up now, especially for this price."
Level III Lv3 Molle Assault Pack Backpack--BLACK
Level III Lv3 Molle Assault Pack Backpack--BLACK
"A good backpack is one of the more essential items on this list. Ability to pack and hoard useful items you come across such as ammunition, clothes, food/water etc. This one is Molle compatible for add ons"
Streamlight 14104 Sidewinder Compact Tactical Flashlight Featuring C4 Leds, with CR123A Lithium Battery, Coyote
Streamlight 14104 Sidewinder Compact Tactical Flashlight Featuring C4 Leds, with CR123A Lithium Battery, Coyote
"A hands free light will be extremely...handy. This light has over 20 settings, is water resistant and easily attaches to a shirt or hat."
5.11 ATAC 8 Inches Men's Boot
5.11 ATAC 8 Inches Men's Boot
"The grounds will be filled with debris, bodies, mud, and the normal gunk. Tactical Research boots have aggressive traction, extra thick leather, and even special notches to assist in climbing fences."
Global Military Gear Tactical Vest (Black)
Global Military Gear Tactical Vest (Black)
"A good tactical vest will make all your essential gear within reach and easily at hand. Ammunition, lights, knifes, all close at hand. This particular one has a side holster for an emergency or secondary weapon if you don't like the thigh holster. It is also Molle compatible so you can add many attachments."
Under Armour Men's UA ColdGear® Tactical Hood
Under Armour Men's UA ColdGear® Tactical Hood
"Depending on where you are, Under Armor has a face mask for the cold or the heat. This will help in covering your mouth if you have to take off your face mask for whatever reason and will also black-out your face making you much more stealthy."
SOG Specialty Knives & Tools B66N-CP PowerAssist Multi-Tool with Assisted Steel Blades and Nylon Sheath, 16-Tools Combined, Black Oxide Finish
SOG Specialty Knives & Tools B66N-CP PowerAssist Multi-Tool with Assisted Steel Blades and Nylon Sheath, 16-Tools Combined, Black Oxide Finish
"A multi-tool will be another small piece of equipment that can get you out of tricky situations. It is small to pack away in a pouch on your vest and has many features useful for when you can't carry a tools box around with you."
Para-Cord Survival Bracelet "Black" 8 Inch
Para-Cord Survival Bracelet "Black" 8 Inch
"An item that you will forget it's there until you need it. Easy to carry and in a pinch can provide up to about 8 ft of cord."
UTG Special Ops Universal Leg Holster - Gen II
UTG Special Ops Universal Leg Holster - Gen II
"If you can, it would be best to get a tactical thigh holster specific to your sidearm, but this universal is said to be the next best option. Being able to draw your weapon a couple seconds faster may mean the difference between life and death. I would suggest filling with a Springfield XD 9mm. 18+1 in the chamber, lightweight, picatinny rail for mounting a light/laser attachment."
Military Combat Shirt in Solid and Camouflage Colors
Military Combat Shirt in Solid and Camouflage Colors
"Breathable, durable, lightweight. What more do you need in a shirt?"
200-Hour Glow Stick - Red
200-Hour Glow Stick - Red
"A low-light, long-lasting light source. The modern glowstick without having to replace every 12 hours."
SE FS374 Magnesium Fire Starter
SE FS374 Magnesium Fire Starter
"Butane may be harder to come by when everything hits the fan. Stick with something small, reliable, and self-sufficient such as a flint stick and striker."
SOG Specialty Knives F08-N Entrenching Tool
SOG Specialty Knives F08-N Entrenching Tool
"Whether it's digging a hole to sleep in, or adding to your fortifications, lightweight, durable, and folding, this is perfect for on the go diggin'"
Camelbak 100 oz Antidote Replacement Reservoir
Camelbak 100 oz Antidote Replacement Reservoir
"Easily stowable in your pack and water on the go. Much easier than trying to fit awkward and space taking water bottles in your pack."
5 Pack P-38 Can Openers
5 Pack P-38 Can Openers
"Can opener. Small, lightweight. Good for opening cans."
Ultimate Arms Gear Tactical 29" Stealth Black Molle Scabbard For Mossberg 500/590/835/Maverick 88 12/20 Gauge Shotgun
Ultimate Arms Gear Tactical 29" Stealth Black Molle Scabbard For Mossberg 500/590/835/Maverick 88 12/20 Gauge Shotgun
"I would use the Mossberg almost as a backup to my M4 so in the meantime, keep the shotty safe in this scabbard. It is Molle compatible meaning you can easily attach to the back of your vest or backpack."
Hoppe's No. 9 Universal Field Cleaning Kit
Hoppe's No. 9 Universal Field Cleaning Kit
"Keeping guns clean is vital. You can't afford to have your weapon jam if it is improperly maintained. This universal kit is good for pistols, rifles, and shotguns, basically everything you are carrying."
Night Owl iGEN 20/20 Day/Night Vision Monocular (3x)
Night Owl iGEN 20/20 Day/Night Vision Monocular (3x)
"Instead of lugging around a pair of heavy night vision binoculars, save yourself the room and weight and get a monocular. Has a day and night mode so you can scout ahead in the day as well. Is also picatinny rail compatible so you can use it as a scope."
Rothco Duct Tape/2'' X 60Yds, Black
Rothco Duct Tape/2'' X 60Yds, Black
"Duct tape, if you can build a boat out of one, you can pretty much use it for everything. Try finding a darker colored one such as these so you don't look like a giant reflector."
SAS Survival Handbook, Revised Edition: For Any Climate, in Any Situation
SAS Survival Handbook, Revised Edition: For Any Climate, in Any Situation
"Some light reading material when/if you find the time and shelter to read it."
Dead On AN18 18-Inch Annihilator Utility and Wrecking Bar
Dead On AN18 18-Inch Annihilator Utility and Wrecking Bar
"Will assist in getting you access to places that may otherwise be of limits. Doors? No problem. Drywall? Punches right through it. And if all else fails, a weapon. Plus, it is small enough to pack so you don't have to lug around a heavy, full sized crowbar everywhere you go."
Boston Industrial 175 Tensile Strength 18 Inch Cable Ties, 100 Pack - Black
Boston Industrial 175 Tensile Strength 18 Inch Cable Ties, 100 Pack - Black
"Used for building shelters, securing a door or subduing someone(thing) Very handy and compact, and with 50% more tensile strength than standard ties, should survive the apocalypse with you."
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