Survival Gear

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Emergency Shelters
Fire Starters
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$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
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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: 1 of 5 (7)
ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer
 
Fatwood Fire Starter
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
$14
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
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