Who doesn’t like cool gadgets and survival gear? I know I do! So when I was done prepping all of the basic items lie fire starters and medical supplies, I turned my attention to a bit more unique gear. These 10 items are awesome to have and will definitely put you above the crowd.
1. MIDLAND XT511 2 Way Radio with Dynamo Crank Power
This little radio is available from Midland Corporation and is a must-have. It has 5 power options, including the crank option. It is packed with a ton of features. Besides the good old AM/FM radio, clock and NOOA Weather radio, the XT511 has 22 channels, 121 privacy codes, 5 call alerts, voice control and activation and activity monitor (notifies you if it finds activity on one of your selected channels.)
2. Goal Zero Yeti 150 Solar Generator, available from Goal Zero
Yeti 150 is portable and very handy. You can charge it by connecting it to a solar panel, wall outlet or your car. I’ve used it to power my smart phone and laptop before. You can also use it to power a headlamp, a digital camera or a tablet.
This tape is pure beast. I think it is among the most durable repair tapes I’ve used. You can use it to repair a tent, patch up an inflatable boat or to tape plastic over a broken car window. I have taped my backpack and jacket with it, too and it’s held up quite well.
You can use this Sun Flair oven to cook pizza, dry fruits and veggies and disinfect water. It is portable and comes with its own pots.
The Food Saver vacuum seals your food to make it last longer, avoid freezer burn and taste better. You can also use it to waterproof things.
I can’t tell you enough how useful night vision equipment can be in a survival situation. The thing is, it’s pretty pricey. Instead of buying the goggles, opt for this monocular.
This vest is lightweight, fully adjustable and gives you plenty of room to carry your ammo and gear. It even has a couple of hidden pockets for money and documents.
For those of us who live in cold climates, these boots are an absolute must. Even if it doesn’t get below freezing, you will eventually get very cold in the regular flimsy department store boots.
If you don’t have this little kit, you are losing out. In a prolonged crisis you will likely end up in the wilderness periodically or frequently to look for food and water and you never know, you may get bit or stung. This pump takes care of venomous and poisonous bites and stings from insects, snakes and marine creatures. You won’t have to cut the wound either, which is a huge plus if you ask me.
This GPS is a rugged hand held navigator with a built-in world map, wireless sharing capability, area calculation option and a whole 20 hours of battery life.
I recommend that you invest in good tools and gear, but keep in mind that no gadget will save your life unless you practice good basic survival strategies. To learn how to stay alive after crisis, with and without gadgets, join the United Survivalists Association.
To your survival,