With mother-nature taking more aggression out on planet recently, someone might just start to wonder about what would be most useful if we were thrown into a survival situation. They might even go as far as researching and putting together a survival kit. A survival kit should contain only useful items. I’m sure someone might believe that their Smartphone is essential, but I’m talking about real survival situation not just when the power goes out and you need entertainment. Here are some of the coolest gear that are important to have for survival purposes.
MSR Dromedary Bag
As long as you have water you can survive for at least a month with no food, but only a week with no water. With that being stated the first thing you need in any survival kit is a way to carry water. The MSR Dromedary Bag makes for a perfect water bag. It collapses complete, making it perfect for packing. Amongst being puncture proof the bag can also handle being frozen or boiled, making it perfect for any climate. For our fashion conscious survivors out there, the bag does come in an assortment of colors as well.
MiniWorks EX Microfilter
What is the point of having a water bag to store water if you have no clean water to store? This filter system is well known for keeping water taste-free even in the worst drinking conditions. The filter has a Carbon core that removes odor and undesirable tastes. It is also capable of pumping one liter per minute and is extremely light weight. Thirsty, Why wait?
Fire Starter Paracord Bracelet
Paracord is something that every survivor must have on them. It can be used for many different things and situations. For example, securing a tent, make a sling for your arm in case of an injury, as well as hanging food up high to keep it away from the critters. This bracelet is a little different. This has a stainless steel eye knife hidden in the bracelet. The knife has a flint clasp in order to start fires. This particular Paracord bracelet also has an extra 17 feet of cord. With this bracelet there would be no worries about how to make a fire.
Emmrod’s Compact Fishing Rod
Let’s talk food! This fishing rod is no ordinary rod that sticks above your bag and waves in the wind. This rod weighs 8ounces and breaks down to 13 inches to carry easily. A stainless steel rod and aluminum constructed handle make this rod comfortable to cast and creates the illusion that you are using a full size rod. This light weight compact fishing rod comes in a variety of colors as well. The fish caught with this rod will definitely not be an illusion!
KA-BAR Becker 22 Campanion
This bad boy goes all the way back to 1942 as the original Marine Corps Combat Knife. The KA-BAR can do just about anything you would like a knife to do. With a 5.25 inch, plain edge, drop point blade this knife can cut through bone, split wood, and skin your game. The overall length of the knife is 10.5 inches and the blade runs the full length, making this a full tang blade. A Full tang blade is important as it helps with the strength of the knife. Having this knife in your survival kits means fish won’t be the only thing on the menu!
If you were to ever find yourself in a survival situation, a survival kit might just help save your life. With a little research, your survival kit will have most of the items you need to make fire, have clean drinking water, chop wood etc. If you still believe that your smart phone is essential than do not hesitate to pack that as well, but I don’t believe that they have an application to make water. Whatever tools your own personal kit holds make sure to make room for the Top 5 Coolest Survival Gear.