Here is a list of the survival gear we at Ultimate Survival Gear recommend and endorse. There’s so much questionable survival products on the market that it can be quite a challenge for both beginners and experienced survivalists alike to choose which ones are the best value for their money.

Survival Knives:

Gerber StrongArm
Gerber LMF2
Schrade SCHF9

Bushcraft Knives

Helle Temagami (by Les Stroud)


Leatherman Wave
Leatherman Sidekick (great mid-range multitool)


Gerber Gator Machete

Water Filtration / Purification:

Survivor Filter Personal Water Filter Straw
Survivor Filter PRO
Sawyer Mini
Life Straw Personal
LifeStraw Home
LifeStraw Mission
LifeStraw Go
Katadyn Micropur Water Purification Tabs
SteriPen Pro

Water Storage:

Water BOB
Kleen Kanteen 40 oz Widemouthed
Genuine US Army GI 1 Qt Canteen

Emergency Shelter:

SOL Escape Bivvy

Sea to Summit Ultrasil Rain Poncho

First Aid:

Adventure Medical Kits
QuikClot Trauma Pak


DOAN’S Magensium Firestarter
The Firestarter by Aussie Survival Tools
UCO Stormproof Matches
Exotac firestarting products

Artificial Tinder:

Wet Fire
Super Cedar Firestarters

Survival Kits (premade):

Henry Arms Survival Kit
Best Glide ASE Adventurer Kit
Bob Cooper Survival Kit

Two way radios:

Uniden UH950S CB Radio
Baofeng UV-5R Ham Radio

Survival Books:

SAS Survival Guide by John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman
Outback Survival by Bob Cooper
Build the Perfect Bug Out Vehicle by Creek Stewart

Camp Stoves:

Gear Pods Camp Stove
Solo Stove
Siege Stove


Silva Adventurer Compass

Solar Chargers:

Power Monkey Extreme


Life Gear’s Range
LED Lenser
Coast Flashlights


Bear Grylls Headlamp
Black Diamond Extreme

Camping Food:

Mainstay Emergency Food and Water Rations