Must-Have Emergency Survival Gear

Tools and Supplies to Help You Survive Just About Anything

Survival gear essentially breaks down into two groups: home use and bug-out. Though the tools and supplies will differ in type, quantity and size for surviving in place versus on the move, they all must satisfy your basic needs for survival.

In addition to the emergency food, water, knives, guns and various kits that should be a part of every survivalist’s arsenal, you should not be caught without:

  • Emergency lighting (lanterns, flashlights)
  • Heaters (kerosene or propane, pocket)
  • Sewing (needles, thread)
  • Toiletries
  • Communications (emergency radio, cell phone, walkie-talkies)
  • Clothing (all seasons)
  • Shelter and Bedding (tents, sleeping bags)
  • Cleaning Products
  • Medical and Dental Care
  • Money (cash, gold, silver, various barter items like liquor, cigarettes, ammo)