Best Equipment for Survivalists

A zombie-filled plague. A global economic crisis. A high-intensity earthquake. An EMP blast.  The world as we know it could go into panic mode at any moment for a number of reasons. The good news is, you can significantly increase your odds of surviving such catastrophes if you have the best equipment for survivalists (and have good knowledge of how to use them).

Below, is a compilation of the survivalist equipment and items that you will want to consider.  It’s important to plan ahead and be prepared!

Where to Buy
Jetboil Flash Personal Cooking System
Off-Grid Knives - 5 in 1 Spring Assisted
Petzl - ACTIK Headlamp
Survivor Filter Virus Tested 0.05 Micron Portable Water Filter
Kaito KA500GRN 5-Way Powered Emergency AM/FM/SW Weather Alert Radio
Leatherman - Sidekick Multitool, Stainless Steel with Nylon Sheath
Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Weekender First Aid Kit
SOULOUT Sleeping Bag
Night Owl Optics 5-Power NOXM50


1. Jetboil Flash Personal Cooking System

Yes, it’s possible to cook survival stew by lighting up a campfire, but don’t you think it’s time to invest in something that makes emergency cooking much more convenient (and quick)? Jetboil offers everything a survivalist needs to prepare meals in the outdoors. Its stainless steel burner is adjustable and features a push-button igniter. The blended fuel burns efficiently, even in extreme weather, and the cooking cup hooks onto the burner to prevent accidental slippage. Overall, Jetboil Flash Personal Cooking System is clean, efficient, and easy to operate.

What makes it stand out?

The stove remains thrifty even with fuel utilization. Buyers may be able to cook dozens of things on a fuel canister of the smallest size.

2. Off-Grid Knives – 5 in 1 Spring Assisted

You never know what you’ll need to unpack or cut through in an emergency situation. That’s where Off-Grid survival knife can be the ultimate survivalist tool. It comes with a seat belt cutter or a paracord at the handle’s bottom, and there’s even a detachable rod for sparking campfire if the need arises. It is made with a very sharp steel blade (Tanto Semi-Serrated, corrosion resistant) and has a super sharp edge (5 inches closed, 3.50-inch blade). Also, the 5-in-1 is equipped with a mini LED flashlight, so you might not need to buy a separate one.

What makes it stand out?

The Mini LED flashlight slips outside and inside of an LED slot held inside with a magnet. That simple twist off and twist on operation makes it easy to use.

3. Petzl – ACTIK Headlamp

Being hands-free in a survival situation is a blessing. And while that knife-integrated flashlight might be a compact solution, it might not be able to match the sturdiness and functionality of an advanced headlamp like the Petzl – ACTIK. The ACTIK boasts multi-beam capability for movement, proximity lighting, and faraway vision. For nocturnal stealth, red and white light is provided. Lighting modes also include Max Power, Strobe, and Max Autonomy. The ranging burn times are 60 hours (Max) to 260 hours (Max Autonomy).

What makes it stand out?

The ACTIK comes with a reflective headband that helps survivalists to be seen when the light shines on it. Also, an emergency whistle is also included for emergency rescue scenarios.

4. Survivor Filter Virus Tested 0.05 Micron Portable Water Filter

Water along with food is something our bodies can’t survive without. However, rather than trying to find a way to carry massive jugs of water (or buying Nalgene bottles), why not make it convenient with a water filter? The Survivor Filter Virus Tested 0.05 Micron Portable Water Filter is lightweight and features a 0.05 Special Mouthpiece to keep bacteria at bay. It has been tested for 99.9 percent removal of bacteria, staph, and virus. Also, it lasts much longer than its competitors. The 3 Removal Integrated Filter Stages (Membrane Ultra Filter, Replaceable Carbon Filter, and Cotton Pre-Filter) are easy to change and lasts 26,417 Gallons, 264 Gallons, and 264 Gallons respectively before they need to be replaced.

What makes it stand out?

The filter screws into the majority of canteens and water bottles. It uses a squeeze system for Canteens and screws into Dasani and other brands. In addition, buyers can drink from Straw and other freshwater sources directly.

5. Kaito KA500GRN 5-Way Powered Emergency AM/FM/SW Weather Alert Radio

There could be a situation where carrier networks stop functioning, and you’re unable to make calls through your smartphone. If that happens, the Katio KA500GRN will enable you to get in touch with your loved ones. It comes with 7 NOAA weather channels, shortwave, and AM/FM radio, an adjustable 5 LED lamp for reading, and an LED flashlight that’s multifunctional (can be used in a red color mode for emergency and standard bright mode for normal settings). Besides all that, the Katio KA500GRN has a USB port, which can be used to charge the radio with a PC or repower other electronic devices using the hand crank.

What makes it stand out?

The Katio KA500GRN contains an adjustable solar panel which is capable of maximizing sunlight exposure to charge Ni-MH batteries or launch the radio. The reading lamp (5-LED) is located on the solar panel’s backside.

6. Leatherman – Sidekick Multitool, Stainless Steel with Nylon Sheath

A fixed knife is more reliable than one that needs to be folded in specific situations. However, that doesn’t make multi-tools any less useful. The Sidekick from Leatherman contains several handy tools to address the niggles and hassles of emergencies, including wire cutters, can openers, bottle, knives, pliers, screwdrivers, and more. Its lightweight body and compact size make it convenient for users to slide it into their pocket or a sheath. Alternatively, you can use the Sidekick’s integrated lanyard ring to attach it.

What makes it stand out?

The Sidekick features external-accessible blades that allow users to open the knife quickly (one-hand usage) and rounded handles around spring-action jaws promote comfortable gripping.

7. Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Weekender First Aid Kit

General first aid supplies are a great place to start but ensure they’re supplemented with critical items for potential injuries. Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Weekender First Aid Kit includes CPR face shield, sterile bandage material, blister/burn care, wound care, an essential tool, common medications, and sprain/fracture care, all enclosed in a decent-sized kit bag. It can address ailments and injuries for 1-6 people and is suited for backpack, basecamp, or car duty. Buyers can consult the detailed, illustrated guide to confidently administer the kit with the appropriate medications, tools, and dressings.

What makes it stand out?

Features injury-specific compartments (from Easy Care) that accommodate varieties of hospital-grade supplies, easy to view and clearly labeled through the clean windows.

8. 8′ x 10′ Dry Top Super Heavy Duty Black 12-mil Poly Truck Tarp item #508109

This Dry Top Super Heavy Duty Trap is a lot more resistant to tears than other backpacking tents out there. One of the best equipment for survivalists, a couple of these will enable you to set up a survival shelter quickly. It comes with metal D-rings that prevent every 18 inches along the reinforced corners and edges. Also, the polyethylene material is UV treated for maximum tear resistance and waterproofing. It is 14* 14 cross weave, and 5.5 ounces per square yard. Also, tarp shelters can be camouflaged using brushes – should a survivalist needs to remain hidden for a certain period of time.

What makes it stand out?

A couple of pieces of this specific traps’ model allows buyers to set up a small shelter that is incest proof and sealed, almost as well as a tent.

9. SOULOUT Sleeping Bag

Sleeping comfortably in your bed is never truly appreciated until you spend 6+ hours napping uncomfortably in a sleeping bag that’s not designed for the outdoors. There’s a solution, however: a SOULOUT sleeping bag. It’s 100% polyester material makes it comfortable to be on, no matter how rough or hard the surface is. Also, it has double-layer technology to keep the user warp in wet conditions and preventing dampness from occurring. Two SOULOUT sleep bags can also be combined for a single big size, which can be used by two people.

What makes it stand out?

It comes with compression sack and straps that are easy to carry and super fitting to store. Also, its roll control design allows for easy and quick folding.

10. Night Owl Optics 5-Power NOXM50

Want visibility in total darkness? Night Owl Optics 5-Power NOXM50 competes with several advanced products that cost a lot more. It comes with ocular and objective lenses and 500x light amplification. Also, its plastic focus ring (robust molded) and hand strap enable one-handed operation. There’s also 5x magnification, a 15 degrees Angular Field of View, and a 50 mm Lens Diameter. Its minimum focus range is 5.7 feet, and infrared is built-in.

What makes it stand out?

Extra weight has been added without increasing weight. More importantly, its optical design doesn’t sacrifice amplification of light for increased magnification, as similar conventional items do.

Final Verdict

You might have already bought a few of the best equipment items survivalists, but now is the right time to update your survival equipment arsenal. Depending on what sort of situations you’re preparing for in advance, many of these may come in handy. If you’re a new survivalist, we recommend starting small by picking out items that you think will be the most useful. Once you have all the essentials, know how they’re to be used and be mentally and physically fit to ensure the demands of disastrous situations.