Survival Gear

Category

Emergency Shelters
Fire Starters
Survival Kits
Whistles and Horns
Signal Mirrors and Flags

Brands

Light My Fire
Ultimate Survival Technologies
Space
NRS
Doan
SOL
Mautz
Coghlan's
UCO
Snow Peak

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Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 and above

Recent Survival Gear Reviews

ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Bought at a trade show. Product was grossly misrepresented! Last 20 minutes, if that. They said up to 4 hours. They said you restore by placing in warm water. Reality is you have to complete boil in water for 8-10 minutes. Little to say other than this group misrepresents a product that leaves no impression other than a scam after you learn it does 5-10% of what they say it will do. Strongly advise against any purchases from this item or company. Full review

Gerber Bear Grylls Fire Starter

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I love this firestarter. It really does the job each and every time! Overall I think this is a great product and I am quite happy with my purchase!! Full review

ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Overpriced and inconvenient. I do not recommend this product. Definitely stay away from the kiosk at the events where this item is being sold. It is a waste of money. The product worked the first time, stayed warm for about an hour. The product has to be placed in boiling water—major waste of time and energy. The product leaks after being placed in boiling water, which is a required process to restore the product. Overpriced and inconvenient. I do not recommend this product. Definitely stay away… Full review

UCO Titan Stormproof Match Kit

rated 4 of 5 stars These are some of the biggest matches that you'll ever find and that for the most part meet the manufacturer's claim of being waterproof and windproof. While the weight and size of the matches may be more than most backpackers would want to carry, these matches would be a great addition to someone's camping, emergency, or survival gear. First off I would like to say that I received these matches as a gift from Trailspace for being a past Reviewer of the Month. When I first received these matches… Full review

Exotac NanoStriker XL

rated 0.5 of 5 stars It is a great fire starter if you do not put it on a chain or neck loop. Mine came unscrewed while hiking and that was that. You'll only find out it was lost when you need it at the end of the day. Full review

Fatwood

Note, the following is a commentary on store-bought fatwood options, like the Light My Fire Tinder-on-a-Rope. There are other better options. I work in survival training. Light My Fire's Tinder-on-a-Rope is another fine idea, but it still requires prep work and is bulky and you have to pay for it. I've used BBQ firelighters for years. I cut a few to an appropriate small size and wrap them in gladwrap and alfoil to carry in my EDC and other kits. The best ones are compressed fibre blocks that are… Full review

ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Too good to be true. Don't fall for the SCAM! They work, but not as they promise. Came across the ClickHeat booth, at the Tampa fair. I will admit, the "reps" are well trained to not answer your question truthfully, but also not really lie. My husband drives a truck and was reassured this would be awesome to take on the toad and use for backaches. Not once was it mentioned you have to boil them to reuse. (How do you do that in a truck???) we asked, "we can just reuse them, over and over again?"… Full review

Space All-Weather Blanket

rated 5 of 5 stars This tough space blanket can be used as a tarp or a groundsheet, but I like it best as a blanket reflecting my body heat back at me. Unlike cheap cellophane space blankets, this one is tough enough to use and reuse many times. Essential gear! This reinforced space blanket is tough enough to use as a tarp or a groundsheet, but what I like best to do is put it on the floor of my tent with my sleeping bag on it. If I get cold, I flip half the blanket over my bag. It reflects my heat back at me. A little… Full review

Ultimate Survival Technologies BlastMatch

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellent for campfires, but for stoves... All right, I admit it. I bought one of these after seeing it on "Naked and Afraid." Please note, in the woods, I am only occasionally naked and never afraid. However, this item looked like it could be handy even for someone clothed and composed. Being seduced, I did buy. If nothing else I figured I could argue about it with cronies. Come to think, I guess I am doing that now. It is basically a standard, thick magnesium composite bar with a steel striker… Full review

Top-Rated Survival Gear

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user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Scout Fire Starter
$13
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Ultimate Survival Technologies StrikeForce Fire Starter
$19 - $24
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Space All-Weather Blanket Emergency Shelter
$16
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
NRS Storm Whistle Whistle/Horn
$9
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Doan Magnesium Fire Starting Tool Fire Starter
$13
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
SOL Thermal Bivvy Emergency Shelter
$20 - $30
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Ultimate Survival Technologies BlastMatch Fire Starter
$17 - $19
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mautz Fire Ribbon Fire Starter
$6
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SOL Sport Utility Blanket Emergency Shelter
$17 - $22
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Emergency Tinder Kit Fire Starter
$5
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Survival Technologies WetFire Tinder Fire Starter
$4 - $9
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Army Fire Starter
$16
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
UCO Stormproof Match Kit Fire Starter
$7
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Survival Technologies Delta Shockproof Lighter Fire Starter
$45
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Snow Peak GigaPower 2Way Torch Fire Starter
$40 - $57
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Adventure Medical Kits Pocket Survival Pak Plus Survival Kit
$70
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
SOL Emergency Bivvy Emergency Shelter
$13 - $23
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Coghlan's Fire Paste Fire Starter
$5
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Waterproof Fire Sticks Fire Starter
$2 - $3
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Exotac Matchcap XL Fire Starter
$32
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
SOL Survival Poncho Emergency Shelter
$11 - $13
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Exotac NanoStriker Fire Starter
$19
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
UCO Waterproof Matches Fire Starter
$2
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Harmony Fox 40 Whistle Whistle/Horn
$7
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
MSR Piezo Igniter Fire Starter
$10
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0 Fire Starter
$20
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Ultimate Survival Technologies Sparkie Fire Starter
$8 - $9
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vargo Ultimate Fire Starter Fire Starter
$25
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
UCO Titan Stormproof Match Kit Fire Starter
$8 - $9
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Zippo Windproof Lighter Fire Starter
$20
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MSR Strike Igniter Fire Starter
$16
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Exotac NanoStriker XL Fire Starter
$25 - $29
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
SOL Heatsheets Emergency Blanket Emergency Shelter
$4 - $5
user rating: 3 of 5 (13)
Soto Pocket Torch Fire Starter
$20
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
SOL Origin Survival Kit
$35 - $39
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Coghlan's Waterproof Matches Fire Starter
$5
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Gerber Bear Grylls Fire Starter Fire Starter
$12 - $18
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Four Function Whistle Whistle/Horn
$3 - $4
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
SOL Escape Bivvy Emergency Shelter
$50 - $60
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
Soto Pocket Torch XT Fire Starter
$24
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter Fire Starter
$5 - $10
Coghlan's Camp Heat
$5
 
Fox 40 Rescue Howler Whistle/Horn
$9
SOL Rescue Howler Whistle/Horn
$9
Lifeline Waterproof Survival Kit Survival Kit
$12
Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Blanket
$11
Coghlan's Stainless Steel Mirror Signal Mirror/Flag
$3
SOL Slim Rescue Howler Whistle/Horn
$6
Terra Nova Superlite Bothy 4 Emergency Shelter
$150
 
Ultimate Survival Technologies Solas Reflective Tape Signal Mirror/Flag
$10
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