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
Vargo

User

Unisex
Kids'

Price

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

Recent Survival Gear Reviews

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

Light My Fire Tinder-on-a-Rope

rated 2 of 5 stars Other options. I work in survival training. TOAR 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 impregnated with a flammable liquid or petroleum wax. They are waterproof, ready to use, can be cut to any size you like, don't crumble or degrade and can… 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

Light My Fire Tinder-on-a-Rope

rated 4 of 5 stars Tinder-on-a-Rope is a very reliable fire starter that is easy to use and functions well even after it has been exposed to moisture. It you tend to carry fire starter beyond just a pack of waterproof matches, then this would be a solid choice to carry as tinder to help start a fire. First off I want to say that I received my Tinder-on-a-Rope from Trailspace as a gift for being a past reviewer of the month. When I first received my Tinder-on-a-Rope, I kinda thought to myself well "whoopee" I just… Full review

ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Heat lasts 10 minutes, then the item turns into a brick. You then need to boil the item until it liquefies again, which takes about 30 minutes. Useless Item... VERY disappointing. I bought mine at a trade show and was surprised by the effort needed to get the item back to its original state after use. I was also disappointed in the fact that it only remains hot for 15-20 minutes instead of the 3 hours I was told it is supposed to remain hot. Finally, and most disappointing, is that the website offers… Full review

UCO Sweetfire Strikeable Fire Starter

rated 4 of 5 stars An interesting eco-friendly product that is excellent for lazy lighting of campfires and wood stoves in good conditions. It is extremely easy to use and burns longer than most fire starters, but does not perform as well as alternative fire starters in adverse weather. It would not be my go-to fire starter if I anticipated adverse conditions such as wind and rain, but will likely be in my pack for those weekend trips where the weather is more predictable and I want to get a fire going with the minimum… Full review

Vargo Ultimate Fire Starter

rated 4 of 5 stars The Vargo Ultimate Fire Starter is a good idea and handy gadget that functions as a spark lighter with ferrocerium (ferro) rod and bellows. I would recommend it to folks who like wood stoves and building fires, but there are better options if all you need is a spark lighter to light a stove, as the dual function and convenience result in a couple of areas that could improve. Vargo subtitles this device with “Just add fuel”, and that is fitting.  The Ultimate Fire Starter (hereafter called UFS… Full review

Top-Rated Survival Gear

Sort by: name | rating | price | availability | recently reviewed

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
$25
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
$20
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
$18 - $22
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Emergency Tinder Kit Fire Starter
$5
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Army Fire Starter
$17 - $18
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
UCO Stormproof Match Kit Fire Starter
$8
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Survival Technologies Delta Shockproof Lighter Fire Starter
$45
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Vargo Titanium Emergency Whistle Whistle/Horn
$11
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Snow Peak GigaPower 2Way Torch Fire Starter
$40
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
$14 - $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
$4
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)
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
$15 - $18
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Ultimate Survival Technologies Sparkie Fire Starter
$8 - $9
NEW!
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vargo Ultimate Fire Starter Fire Starter
$25
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vargo Titanium Flint Lighter Fire Starter
$20
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)
Light My Fire Tinder-on-a-Rope Fire Starter
$4
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 (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
$19 - $24
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Bear Grylls Fire Starter Fire Starter
$15
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
Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Blanket
$9
 
Kovea Igniter Fire Starter
$8
Coghlan's Stainless Steel Mirror Signal Mirror/Flag
$3
SOL Slim Rescue Howler Whistle/Horn
$6
 
Ultimate Survival Technologies Solas Reflective Tape Signal Mirror/Flag
$10
UCO Titan Stormproof Matches Fire Starter
$7 - $9
Page 1 of 6:  1  2  3  4  5  6  Next »