10 Cool Items To Consider For Your Emergency Preps



Leatherman 830039 New wave_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.

1. Mini CREE flashlightMini CREE LED flashlight_

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.



2. New GI ammo canNew military ammo can made in USA

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.


3.Life Straw Personal Filter

This is probably the most popular personal water filter used world-wide. Removes minimum 99.9999% of LifeStraw_Products_v1waterborne 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.




 4.Coast HP17TAC High Performance Flashlight

Here is another really good flashlight and one of the most popular.

Light output: High – 615 lumens; Low – 64 lumensCoast HP17AC High Performance Flashlight

  • 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

 5.BaoFeng UV-5R Dual-Band 136-174/400-480 MHz FM Ham Two-Way Radio 

This is a very reasonably priced HAM radio. Communications are going to be a must for anyone in a SHTF51Vv+5fCVqL scenario. This radio is used by many search and rescue teams. Get your HAM license and get this radio.






 6.SAS Survival Manual

There are a tremendous number of survival books on the market. This is one of the best ones. If you canSAS survival manual 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.





7.Leatherman 830039 New Wave Multitool with Leather/Nylon Combination Sheath

I admit I tend to be partial to Gerber multi-tools, but Leatherman was the original, and this model is one ofLeatherman 830039 New wave_ 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.




8.Mountain House Best Sellers Kit (6 Pouches)

Mountain House is famous for its brand line of emergency and camping food items. This is one of their topMountain House 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

 9.MTM Ammo Can

This is one of the most popular and rugged ammo cans on the MTM ammo can_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.

10. 550 Para Cord

Paracord has literally hundreds of uses for the prepper, and is one of the most popular survival items on Paracordthe market. You need lots of this!









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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6 thoughts on “10 Cool Items To Consider For Your Emergency Preps

  1. Round my neck lives a extraordinary multitool the like of which is not often found. It’s an old style mil fold flat can opener.

    A simple thing which allows me to (surprisingly enough) open bottles and cans, gut animals, cut rope and cloth, sharpen sticks, undo screws, acts as a water drop magnifier, a trigger for snares, a hook to lift latches, a magnet by design, and a striker for flint.
    Cost, 50p (75 cents).
    Neat eh?


      • Oh yeah,there’s a lot of good multitools,along with many that are junk.
        The reason I use the OHT is because it can be used with just one hand-which is a huge plus in case you are injured and only have the use of one hand/arm.
        My second choice is made by Kobalt-the Lowes house brand. I got it as a gift from one of our daughters
        It’s a bit heavy if you are worried about weight,no serious backpacker would ever carry it.
        You can find it on sale for 15 bucks or so.
        I’ve been using the Kobalt brand multitool for years with next to no problems.
        I bent the plier trying to get a rusted lag bolt out of an old phone pole that the gate to my friends property where we fish,camp and shoot at was hung on-I did get the lag bolt out-took the bent plier multitool back to Lowes-and they replaced it at no cost to me. The lifetime guarantee is one of the reasons I like the Kobalt multitool,the others are the quality,the fact that all the tools work as the are supposed to-and it has tools I actually use day to day. It comes with a folding lock blade knife,and a belt sheath that both are carried in.
        This is the multitool I’m talking about…


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