Safety & Survival Gear

Safety and survival supplies are usually items you don’t realize you need until it’s too late. It’s important to be prepared – especially when you plan on having an adventure in the middle of nowhere. That is, of course, where emergencies usually happen, right?

Besides the obvious first aid kit and water disinfectant, here are 4 more items that you might not have thought of…

 

Sabre Red Compact Spray for Key Chain

Part of survivin’ when you’re camping is protectin’ yourself in hazardous situations. If you can prevent a bad situation from getting worse – or avoid a bad situation altogether – why not? And speaking of hazardous situations, you don’t have to be car camping to be in one.

If you’re looking for a simple form of protection, you can’t get much cheaper and easier than a full-strength pepper spray in a compact container that gives you up to 25 shots per container – AND shoots up to 10 feet!

It comes with a 4-year expiration date, so you don’t need to go shooting it off right away, especially if you are in Michigan, Hawaii, New York or Washington DC, because it can’t be shipped there due to state laws. And for all the tough chicks out there, there’s pink pepper spray.

 

Magnesium Fire Starter: for Car Camping Emergencies & Survival

An emergency fire starter is good to have on hand, even if you have waterproof matches. It’s cheap, small and lasts a long time. This one even comes on a keychain, so you can always have it handy when you need it.

The magnesium fire starter comes with a 3″ by 1″ piece of magnesium, flint and serrated striker. The fire starter works by shaving a small amount of magnesium onto a pile of kindling, leaves, grass, etc.. with the serrated end of the striker. You then strike the flint with the striker and let the sparks fall on the shaved magnesium to start the fire.

Pretty simple, that’s one reason why it’s such a good deal.

In addition to camping, fire starters are just plain smart to have. You never know when you’ll be in an emergency situation where you need to start a fire for warmth, cooking, etc… For the price, you can’t beat the value.

The Swedish Firesteel is another compact fire starter that lasts for over 12,000 strikes (if you need that many). It’s designed to light fires in any condition at any altitude.

 

Waterproof Matches: The One Item You never Think You Need


Rated by customers 
4.5 star rating

Yes – that’s right. The price says 1 cent. Shipping however is $5.

That said, this is still a great deal, because there are 10 boxes in this pack, each with 45 matches each. And how much is a campfire worth out in the wilderness when none of your other matches work?

10 Packs of Waterproof Matches

 

Waterproof Hiking GPS

Magellan eXplorist Waterproof Hiking GPS

Rated by customers 
3.5 star rating

When you have a GPS system along, you don’t have to worry about getting lost. There are plenty of people who get lost while hiking, and you don’t want to be one of them.

The Magellan eXplorist is rugged and full-featured, but costs much less than other competitors. If you are trying to track things like mileage hiked or biked, this gadget will work for that too. And there’s no need to wait for your next camping trip to use it…