Survival Gear

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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... Alright, 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 built… 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

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user rating: 1 of 5 (5)
ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Friendly Swede Paracord Bracelet Survival Kit
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SE Magnesium Fire Starter Fire Starter
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Summit Turbo Flame Lighter Fire Starter
ACR Hot Shot Signal Mirror Signal Mirror/Flag
$15 - $18
ACR Signal Whistle Whistle/Horn
$4
ACR Survival Res-Q Whistle Whistle/Horn
Adventure Medical Kits 10 Essentials Leader RT First Aid Kit Survival Kit
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Adventure Medical Kits Essentials Personal RT Survival Kit
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Adventure Medical Kits Pocket Survival Pak Survival Kit
$30 - $33
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Adventure Medical Kits Pocket Survival Pak Plus Survival Kit
$70
Adventure Medical Kits Spark-Lite Fire Starter
$10
Adventure Medical Kits Tinder-Quick Fire Starter
$4 MSRP
 
Adventure Medical Kits TinderQuik Refill Fire Starter
 
Baladeo Fire Starter Fire Starter
Blizzard Survival Blanket Emergency Shelter
Blizzard Survival Bag Emergency Shelter
$39 MSRP
Blizzard Survival Jacket Emergency Shelter
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Brunton /Gerber Survival Combo Survival Kit
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Brunton Firestorm Stormproof Lighter Fire Starter
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Brunton Primus PowerLighter Fire Starter
Brunton Striker Fire Starter
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Brunton Survival Card Kit Survival Kit
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Cabela's Windmill Classic Stormproof Lighter Fire Starter
CAMP Sliding Camp Saw
$12 - $13
Campmor Traditional Flint & Steel Fire Starter
Chums Rescue Whistle Whistle/Horn
Coghlan's 36-hour Survival Candle Fire Starter
$5
Coghlan's 5-in-1 Survival Aid Survival Kit
$2
Coghlan's All-Weather Emergency Bag Emergency Shelter
$3
Coghlan's Camp Heat
$5
Coghlan's Candles Survival Kit
$1
Coghlan's Deluxe Brass Whistle Whistle/Horn
 
Coghlan's Emergency Blanket Emergency Shelter
Coghlan's Emergency Poncho Waterproof Jacket / Emergency Shelter
$1 - $2
 
Coghlan's Emergency Preparedness Kit Survival Kit
Coghlan's Emergency Stove
Coghlan's Emergency Survival Horn Whistle/Horn
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Emergency Tinder Kit Fire Starter
$5
Coghlan's Featherweight Mirror Signal Mirror/Flag
$2 - $3
Coghlan's Fire Disc Fire Starter
Coghlan's Fire Lighters Fire Starter
$3
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Coghlan's Fire Paste Fire Starter
$5
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Four Function Whistle Whistle/Horn
$3 - $4
 
Coghlan's Hand Warmer Survival Kit
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user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Lantern Lighter Fire Starter
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Lightweight Poncho Waterproof Jacket / Emergency Shelter
 
Coghlan's Long Burning Emergency Candle Survival Kit
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter Fire Starter
$5 - $10
Coghlan's Plastic Signal Whistle Whistle/Horn
$2
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