12 Best Survival Tools And Gear You Should Have For SHTF

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Last updated on September 4th, 2020 at 04:28 am

Getting yourself prepared for any emergency or SHTF requires that you get the right survival tools and gear to get you through it, if it ever happens.

The second hand of the clock is always ticking and the next moment is always uncertain.

You may or may never know when the next hurricane might strike, or when you might probably get lost in the woods the next time you go camping or hunting.

The only way to increase your chances of survival in case of a natural or artificial disaster is to equip yourself with adequate survival tools that will get you through.

A fire starter might just be the difference between you getting warmth or not and a simple hand-cranked LED lamp or torch will ensure you’re able to see properly and look out for any lucking danger when the batteries finally go flat.

Here are 12 of the best survival tools we’ve put together for you.

1. Solar hand crank battery operated portable radio/weather alert with compass

solar hand cranked radio

As a survivalist or in the case of an emergency, maybe you get lost in the woods, you need to be able to find a way to tell the weather and find shelter if you have to.

You also need to know the direction you’re headed if you’re on the move. This solar hand crank battery operated portable radio has everything you need to do this.

With a built in compass, you can know the direction you’re headed. It comes with 7 pre-programmed independent band channels NOAA real-time weather forecast with public emergency alert system to keep you inform of the condition of the weather.

You can even use it to recharge your phone if it runs down. The radio is solar powered, and even if there’s no sun, you can crank it with your hand to generate power.

It’s a must-have tool you should have in your survival kit, if you ever need to head outdoors for camping, hiking or any other outdoor exploration activity.

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2. Portable pocket multi-tool

portable pocket multi-tool

This portable pocket multi-tool by Rovertac is an all in one survival tool you can use as a knife, saw, plier, screwdriver, bottle/can opener, and even a wire cuter.

It’s an all in one portable tool every prepper needs in his/her survival kit. It’s so small you can just fit it into your pocket, and it even comes with a durable nylon pouch you can strap to your hip.

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3. Hand cranking solar powered rechargeable flashlight

hand crank solar flashlight

Get ready for uncertainty with this hand cranking solar powered rechargeable flashlight. Take it with you when you go hiking or camping to serve as an emergency flashlight.’

It’s a great survival tool you should have with you always.

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4. Survival hatchet

survival hatchet

Made of full tang, high carbon steel, this 2.5 inch blade hatchet by Gerber is a must have survival tool you should have with you.

It weighs only 1.4 lbs, which is less than a bottle of water. You can use it to cut or split wood for making a fire or even a shelter when the weather gets really worse.

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5. Hyperwhistle

hyperwhistle

Sometimes, screaming at the top of your voice isn’t going to help when you get lost in the woods. If you scream too much, you might even hurt your throat and lose your voice.

The Hyperwhistle is a nice little survival tool you should have with you every time you go out camping, hiking or hunting.

It’s the world’s loudest whistle with up to 142db of loud long rage whistle sound.

6. Tactical self-defense pen

tactical self defence pen

Not only can you write with this TAKEFLIGHT tactical pen, but when you find yourself in a dangerous situation such as when you have to defend yourself from attackers, or when you’re trapped inside a sinking car, you can use it to break the glass window and escape.

It’s a survival multitool you should have on you all the time, because it’s very portable and you can carry it around with you without it inconveniencing you.

By the way, it’s just a pen, so can write with it too.

7. Water filter bottle

water filter bottle

This isn’t just any water bottle.

It’s a water filter bottle with 2-stage integrated filter straw that will remove bacteria and protozoa from water collected from lakes, streams and other bodies of water to ensure that you have a clean and safe drinking water anywhere you are.

The LifeStraw water filter bottle is one survival gear you should have with you all the time whenever you go camping, hiking, or you can just save it in your survival kit or backpack in case of any emergency.

8. Pocket knife sharpener

survival knife sharpener

Sharpal’s pocket knife sharpener is one more important survival tool you should have with you when you’re out of civilization.

If you go camping or hiking, your knives and other gears you have that requires a sharp edge to work properly will not stay sharp forever.

With this knife sharpener, you can always keep them sharp and ready for use.

9. 620 LB SurvivorCord

620 LB SurvivorCord

This is not your ordinary paracord. This is a military type III 550 parachute cord 3/16 inches in diameter, with integrated multi-purpose utility wire, a mono fishing line and a waterproof fire tinder you can use to start emergency fires even if there’s been a downpour.

The integrated multipurpose utility wire can be use for making small snares, antennae, camp-fire food wraps and even trip-wires.

As for the integrated fishing line, it’s needless to tell you what you can do with it.

10. Outdoor knots-tying cards

outdoor knot tying cards

Knowing how to tie different type of knots is a survival skill everyone or every prepper needs to know in order to be able to survive in the wild.

This outdoor knot-tying cards contains step-by-step color coded knot tying diagrams which are very easy to read and follow.

If you’re a camper, backpacker, prepper, day hiker or wilderness survivalist, you need to know how to tie different types of knots and having this knot tying card with you always will ensure you’re not found wanting when an emergency situation arises that requires the skill.

11. Single and double camping hammock with mosquito/bug net

single and double camping hammock

Having a hammock packed in your survivalist backpack is not an option, it’s necessary that you have it. Especially one equipped with a mosquito net.

If sleeping on the ground is not an option, then having a hammock is important. It will protect from anything creeping or crawling on the ground, and one with a mosquito/bug net like this one will protect you from mosquitos and bugs as well.

This is definitely a survival gear every camper, hiker, prepper, or survivalist needs to have packed in his/her backpack.

12. Outdoor cook set

outdoor survival cook set

To stay alive in the case of an emergency, or if you go out camping, hiking or backpacking, you still have to eat.

That’s why this adventure cook set by Stanley is a must have outdoor survivor gear you should have with you.

It comes with a 24oz kettle and 2 ceramics cups that fits right into each other so you can carry them as one. The kettle has a vented lid with a foldable locking handle to carry it when it’s hot.

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