The growing number of people who are seriously preparing to survive any number of disasters is growing. And so is the industry that makes and sells items geared toward them. Some items are truly useful and practical, and some are just useless. Here are ten items that have proven beneficial for survival preparations for your consideration.
Many of these items are top sellers and with good reason. They have been tried and tested by the prepper community and found to be useful, practical and functional.
This is one nifty and durable flashlight. And at a cost of just a little over $4.00, you can afford to stash one in many strategic locations. Output bright can come to 300 lumens (MAX). This mini flashlight can use AA size Alkaline, NiMH and lithium 14500 batteries.
These are brand new, made in the USA by an ISO 9002 military supplier and are one of the most versatile items you can get for storing items as well as your ammunition. Waterproof and airtight for storing ammunition + tools + valuables.
This is probably the most popular personal water filter used world-wide. Removes minimum 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction) and surpasses EPA standards for water filters. Removes minimum 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (>LOG 3 reduction) and filters to an amazing 0.2 microns. Filters up to 1000 liters of contaminated water WITHOUT iodine, chlorine, or other chemicals. You should have a number of these for each individual in your family. You can read my review of it here.
Here is another really good flashlight and one of the most popular.
- Runtime: High – 15 hours 15 minutes; Low – 51 hours 15 minutes
- Beam distance: High – 269 meters (882 ft); Low – 47 meters (154 ft)
- Impact and water-resistant casing. 13.12 inch length
This is a very reasonably priced HAM radio. Communications are going to be a must for anyone in a SHTF scenario. This radio is used by many search and rescue teams. Get your HAM license and get this radio.
There are a tremendous number of survival books on the market. This is one of the best ones. If you can only have one survival manual, this should be it. SAS Survival Guide 2E is the revised and updated edition of the world’s preeminent survival guide, covering everything from basic first aid and campcraft to strategies for coping with any type of disaster. Long considered the supreme handbook for outdoor skills and preparedness.
I admit I tend to be partial to Gerber multi-tools, but Leatherman was the original, and this model is one of their most outstanding and popular designs. This is an extremely high quality multi tool that will perform under pressure. You need to be wearing one of these on your belt as part of your EDC.
Mountain House is famous for its brand line of emergency and camping food items. This is one of their top sellers, and gives you the opportunity to check out various menus items they stock.Assortment contains: Beef Stew, Beef Stroganoff, Chicken Teriyaki, Lasagna with beef, Scrambled eggs with ham, and Raspberry Crumble Each pouch contains 2 servings . Just mix contents with boiling water in the pouch provided, let stand for a few minutes, and then serve; resealable foil pouch helps retain warmth. Made in the USA. Shelf life is 10 years from the manufacturing date listed on the back of each pouch
This is one of the most popular and rugged ammo cans on the market. Outside dimensions: 8.75″ (L) x 15.5″ (W) x 9″ (H) Inside dimensions: 7.5″ (L) x 13″ (W) x 7.25″ (H). O-Ring seal; Ideal container for geocaching. Designed for stacking. Rugged polypropylene plastic. Durable and moisture resistant; Made in USA.
There you have it. 10 of the most popular survival items on the market. Do you need any of them? Only you can decide.
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