As preppers we all know that the day we have been getting ready for will surely come. The thought can be scary but as long as we have our supplies, complete and hidden away, we have a better chance of getting through the worst disasters.
122 Survival Gear Items to Help You Survive a Disaster
In addition to the usual list of necessities, we have put together some survival gear items that could save your life when faced with SHTF situations. Some of the materials may not seem necessary for now, but they just might help you survive difficult circumstances.
The most basic survival tool on the face of the earth. Period.
If you are caught in the middle of nowhere, you’ll need protection from the sun.
3. Tactical pen
A secret weapon like this can come in handy in a tight situation.
4. Emergency radio
It’s important to be informed on the latest developments in your area.
A poncho has many survival uses so make sure you have one.
Purists would not like this gadget around but a computer is undeniably very useful.
This incredible tool will be very useful after a disaster.
8. Emergency blanket
Small and light but very effective in keeping you warm.
9. Water purification tablets
Safe drinking water may be hard to find in the aftermath.
10. Sleeping bag
When you have to bug out, you need a comfortable place to sleep in.
11. CRKT Guppie
A compact multi-tool in your bag or pocket could save the day.
When you are out there in the cold, you need to keep your head warm.
It won’t take up a lot of space and it’s virtually weightless, so keep one in your kit.
You may lose your car in a disaster or gas may become scarce.
15. Self-defense weapon
People will become desperate after SHTF. Having something to defend yourself would be vital.
16. Dental floss
In case you lose your toothbrush, at least there is a cleaning substitute.
17. Solar USB charger
Disasters often cause power grid failure. Get ready for those scenarios with this device.
18. Emergency raft
It would be comforting to know that you have a raft when flooding threatens your area.
19. Jump starter
This along with the jumper cables could spell the difference between getting stranded and getting help.
In addition to protecting your head, this hat can store a mini survival kit.
In survival situations, starting a fire easily and quickly would be a big help.
22. Water bottle
You will surely need to have some kind of water container when SHTF.
Because you have to eat, whatever the disaster may be.
Being able to look far ahead or into the distance provides so many advantages.
Sometimes all you need is a whistle to get the attention of rescuers.
A compass helps you find the way out of dangerous places and even people.
27. Leatherman Squirt
Having plenty of tools is never a bad idea when things go from bad to worse.
Gloves protect your hands from injury while at work and the cold. Always wear the appropriate gloves for the situation.
29. Paper plates
Disposable plates save a lot of water and of course energy in critical times.
30. Rubber boots
It’s dangerous to walk around in mud or floodwaters.
31. Strap wrench
Use this tool for anything that needs a strong grip and twisting motion.
32. Life jacket
You will need this if you live in low-lying areas but still you never know when it will be useful.
To be able to see in the dark during a disaster could save your life.
34. Tool kit
In any disaster, you’ll have to do everything yourself including fixing things.
35. Carrying equipment
An ALICE pack is the way to go when your BOB is not enough.
36. Wool socks
Keep your feet dry and warm with these wool socks.
37. Cooling towel
Frogg Toggs work way better than the cotton variety when it comes to heat and sweat.
38. Can opener
Because you need something to open your stacks of canned goods.
Carabiners are strong, tough and have a lot of survival uses.
40. Camelbak Hydrobak
You can carry drinking water along while your hands are free.
41. Biolite stove
A small, portable stove that charges your devices, too.
42. Power bank
An extra battery pack is a must-have with all the electronics that we carry around.
When you’re out in the wilderness, you should have a machete with you.
44. Rechargeable batteries
It’s better to invest in these so you won’t have to worry about running to the store when the batteries run out. That is if there are still stores by then.
This is the stealth weapon you have been waiting for; light, quiet and lethal.
46. Emergency candles
Candles do not need batteries or chargers, making them reliable when the power goes off.
47. Camping mat
Because the ground can be hard and cold when you bug out.
48. Power generator
Whether it’s just an outage or the power grid has failed, a generator will always be useful.
49. Food dehydrator
You can start dehydrating your fruits and vegetables for long-term storage.
50. Ziploc bags
Use these packs to make your items water-tight, protect them from dust, among others.
You can drink straight from the water source using this device.
52. Jumper cable
When your car doesn’t seem to be starting because of a weak battery, you will need these.
53. Berkey water filter
You will need to drink water but first it has to be clean and safe.
54. Fishing pole
It is much easier to catch fish when you have complete equipment.
Who would have thought that a medieval weapon can still be effective for hunting and defending?
56. CB radio
Citizens band radio may seem outdated but it’s still an effective way to get help.
57. Compound bow
This bow makes a powerful yet quiet weapon for hunting and defense.
58. Emergency flares
When you need help, you need to get the attention of other people.
You don’t want to be trapped in the vehicle in a flood or fire.
60. Folding saw
You can cut wood for fire, to build a shelter and many more.
What’s not to love about a survival bracelet that can be used for so many things?
62. Fire extinguisher
Fire can be very dangerous. Be sure to have an extinguisher at home and in your car.
63. Microfish survival kit
This is one small kit but if it could be the solution to your search for food.
64. Oxygen can or tank
You never know when this will become useful. It could save your life one day.
65. Handcuff key
Don’t let the bad guys win. Escape and live to survive.
66. Respirator/gas mask
This item has become synonymous with preppers but when the big one comes, it will be useful.
You will learn to appreciate having a light source when a disaster strikes.
68. Bug out bag
This is where you will put all your light and portable survival items.
69. Tactical flashlight
When the lights go out in any SHTF situation, this flashlight is a great companion.
70. All-weather tent
Shelter is a basic survival need. Invest in a good tent.
Go for one that gives more than the time, because you never know.
72. Cast iron cookware
You need to eat in order to survive. These will ensure you have a warm, delicious meal wherever you may be.
73. Socket wrench
Emergency repairs may be needed when a disaster takes place.
By far one of the most accessible pieces of tech today that may just save your life in a disaster.
75. Keychain tool
A small multi-tool that can fit just about anywhere. Worth keeping in your kit or pocket.
If you think a rope is too heavy to bring around, then paracord is the cordage for you.
77. Folding knife
Having a knife with you always is never a bad idea.
78. Dust mask
The air might not be safe for breathing after a disaster.
79. Waterproof matches
You can never have enough firestarters in your kit.
80. Bivvy sack
Light and compact, a bivvy sack is a great tent alternative.
81. Duct tape
A survival kit is just useless without this.
82. LED headlamp
This gizmo lets you see in the dark and keep your hands free to work.
You don’t want your home to be looted or be attacked by desperados.
84. Aluminum foil
The uses for aluminum foil go beyong the kitchen.
85. Tire repair kit
You can’t let a flat tire stop you from getting where you need to go.
86. Bug spray
Insect bites are irritating and sometimes lethal.
87. Knife sharpener
The last thing you need in tough situations is a dull knife.
88. Hiking boots
Because you can’t bug out with those sneakers or sandals.
Chop wood, hunt for food, ward off attackers, and more.
90. Sewing kit
Plenty of things may need some fixing after SHTF.
91. Snow shoes
Because you don’t want to be trapped in the snow. Ever.
You’ll be grateful you have these when you’re out in the open in midday.
93. Signal mirror
This is a great device to call for help or communicate with other survivors.
There are things that a pair can do faster and easier than a knife can.
95. Personal locator beacon
Sometimes you need to be rescued. Use this to get help when you’re lost.
96. Survival books
Before a disaster, you need to know what to do and how to prepare for it. After a disaster, you will need them to get strength and inspiration.
97. Gas can
It’s always good to have extra fuel, for your car and other survival purposes.
98. Pepper spray
Because people will be desperate when SHTF.
This implement can do more that just be a place for a short nap.
100. Zip ties
Find out how many ways you can use zip/cable ties and you’ll agree these are a must-have.
101. Snare wire
Because you need to hunt for food.
Another hunting weapon and a decent self-defense tool.
103. Fishing lures
Because you need to attract the fish your’e going to eat.
104. Local map
You can download the map of your town or buy one from a store.
105. Two-way radio
Communicate without phones or cell coverage with these gadgets.
The uses of a bandana for survival are too many to list.
107. First aid kit
This kit could save your live or those of your loved ones. Much needed.
What is a survival gun without these? Start stocking up on ammunition today.
109. Pellet gun
Your survival gun could run out of bullets one day so have this one for backup.
This liquid could spell the difference between nourishment and dehydration.
111. Satellite phone
When a disaster strikes, you need to reach out for help, wherever you may be.
Yet another multi-purpose item that you must have.
113. Mess kit/eating utensils
Life would be much easier when you have something to eat with, not just your bare hands.
114. Writing materials
Putting it on paper might be the only way when SHTF.
115. Toilet paper
Of course, you need these so just get some.
Apart from drying things up, there are lots of other uses for towels.
Whether for eye protection or for swimming, you must have them in your bag.
You will need a tough rope in situations where paracord will not suffice.
119. Safety pins
This little pin can do a lot of surprising things.
120. Recreational supplies
In order to deal with disasters better, you need some distraction.
This is by far one of the most important items in your kit.
122. Personal hygiene kit
You have to admit, these are essential items to keep you clean, fresh and safe from disease.