I’ve heard of many cool survival gadgets that have been on the market lately, but most of them are from kick starter campaigns. Kick starters are fantastic because it brings great product ideas to reality, however, sometimes it makes it hard to buy these gadgets because of their high cost and their limited availability. You also don’t know if the company will still be around after a year; so your warranty could end up being worthless. All that said, I’ve compiled a Top fifteen list of the coolest survival gadgets on Amazon.
#1- Survival Kit Paracord Grenade
It’s a freaking entire survival kit on a carabiner clip, wrapped in paracord! How much cooler could that be? The 550 Paracord is 45 ft. Long accompanied by a 2 ft. Long safety orange thin paracord. There’s also a compass, LED Flashlight, Multi tool pocket knife and a dog tag signaling mirror. It comes with a few fire starting material such as a fling fire starter rod, flint striker, six waterproof matches and two stormproof matches and some jute twine. Fishing supplies are also included with 30ft of 12lb test fishing line, four fishing hooks, and four split shot weights. There are two bobby pins, two butterfly sutures, p38 can opener and a compressed towel tablet you can also make use of.
Granted, this kit is not perfect, but it makes an excellent gift for someone that wants a small survival kit in their car that is compact and looks great. It is also something you can quickly take with you on a short hike by clipping it on your backpack or belt.
#2- Leatherman – Tread Bracelet, The Travel-Friendly Wearable Multitool
Anytime, anywhere. The functionality of a Leatherman tool is with you everywhere, even on a Plane! Their engineers designed multiple tools in each 17-4 stainless steel bracelet link. They are valuable survival tools like Allen wrenches, screwdrivers and box wrench available at a moment’s notice. Adjustable to accommodate any wrist size and fully customizable with the links you need most, the Leatherman Tread is as stylish as it is functional. The unmodified Tread measures 8.56″ in length when closed and can be adjusted by 0.5″ or 1″ increments to fit. Watch the video below to see how this cool gadget works! Click here to see current pricing on Amazon.
#3- UCO Stormproof Match Kit
Uco Stormproof Match Kit includes 25 windproof and waterproof matches, three strikers and a match case that can hold up to 40 matches. These matches are 100% waterproof and will light and burn for 15 seconds, even in the most powerful winds. UCO Stormproof Matches can survive being dropped in a puddle or dirt while burning and will relight as long as there is phosphorous remaining (the orange section). Watch the video below to see all these examples. This set of stormproof matches is an excellent bargain on Amazon for less than 10 dollars! Click here to see current pricing on Amazon
#4- SOG MacV Tool Multi-Tool
#5- Sawyer Mini Water Filter
The Sawyer Mini Water Filter is a second generation filter that is the lightest and most versatile personal filtration system from Sawyer. The Sawyer Mini filter is perfect for everything from camping with the kids to traveling abroad where tap and bottled water cannot be trusted.
The main reason for choosing this personal water filter over the Lifestraw is the fact that the Sawyer can filter up to 100 000 gallons of water and the Lifestraw can only filter 1000 gallons. There are differences between the two filters, but most survivalist would choose the Sawyer Mini Water Filter over the Lifestraw.
#6- Anker 21W Dual USB Solar Charger
There’s a simple reason why this product is the number one selling portable solar panel on Amazon.com, it works! It’s evident by reading through some of the reviews that it does what it’s supposed to do and at an affordable price compared to some of the competition.
The Anker 21W solar charger delivers the fastest possible charging speed up to 2.4 amps per port or 3 amps overall under direct sunlight. 21 watt SunPower solar array is 21.5-23.5% efficient, providing enough power to charge two devices simultaneously! This solar charger is made from Industrial-strength PET polymer faced solar panels sewn into a rugged polyester canvas offer weather-resistant outdoor durability. It’s also highly portable at (11.1 × 6.3in folded or 26.4 × 11.1in opened), and stainless-steel eye-holes on each corner allow secure attachment to backpacks, trees, or tents. Lightweight (14.7 oz) and ultra-thin design (1.1in folded or 0.2in opened) make it ideal for long treks. Click here to check current pricing on Amazon.
#7- Power Practical Sparkr
Having fire and light isn’t a problem with the Sparkr, no matter the elements. Regular old butane lighters are riddled with problems, and they don’t work well in the wind or wet conditions, and they can run out of fuel without any warning. The Sparkr’s high-intensity plasma lighter creates an electrical arc, rather than a flame. The electrical arc works in the wind, rain, and snow. The large 3,350 mAh rechargeable Li-Ion cell keeps it sparking for hundreds of uses.
Chances are, if you’re in need of a flame, you could also use a light. Not only is it a handy lighter, but this flashlight packs 400 lumens at its brightest setting, so you’re never left in the dark. The torch has a high, medium, and low setting to adjust to your needs. This product is also an “Amazon’s Choice” product. Click here to check current pricing on Amazon.
#8- The Muncher – Titanium
The Muncher is the world’s most functional titanium multi utensil. The Muncher packs a punch with ten functionalities. Made from aerospace grade titanium, the Muncher weighs just 0.8 ounces / 22 grams. The ideal companion on any trip where weight and space are a consideration. The Muncher’s versatility makes it a must for every adventurer and traveler, be it camping in your backyard to backpacking around the world. Functions are Spork, Serrated butter knife, bottle opener, peeler, firestarter, Cord cutter, Pry-bar, boxcutter, flathead screwdriver.
#9- FiveJoy Military Folding Shovel Multitool (C1)
The FiveJoy Military Folding Shovel Multitool is a heavy Duty Shovel, Sharp Axe Blade, Serrated Saw Edge, Hammer and a Paracord! Fivejoy Military Folding Shovel’s got all the must haves for surviving in the outdoors covered. Conveniently dig trenches with this versatile multifunctional tool with a hidden rescue knife and saw, emergency whistle, fire starter (magnesium rod), bottle opener, and more! This thing is surprisingly lightweight (only 1.2lbs), and amazingly compact, this is an essential gadget to add to your outdoor first aid survival kit/ gear. This foldable entrenching tool will comfortably fit in your backpack or the trunk of your vehicle. Dig your car tires out of snow, mud, or ice, or use the shovel head like a glass breaker in an emergency. Attach the included carrying case to your belt for convenient access while on the trail or hunt.
The FiveJoy Military Folding Shovel Multitool is virtually indestructible. Forged from heat-treated High-Quality SOLID Carbon Steel (Blade and Knife) and Aerospace Grade Aluminum (Knife), for maximum strength and lifetime durability. Rust, water, and fracture resistant. It also has a unique lock adjustment unlike any other shovels out there! You can adjust the shovel angle with its special screw locking device, making it simple to alternate functions and positions. Spade can be used 40°, 90° or 180° angle as hook, hoe or shovel. Click here to check current pricing on Amazon.
#10- 18 in 1 Multitool by MKRI|Credit Card
The MKRI Credit Card Multitool is cost-effective and straightforward. This 18 in 1 credit card multitool is the perfect way to keep yourself prepared both for daily tasks, repairs, and projects as well as unexpected emergencies. Thanks to its super slim profile, it can neatly fit onto your key ring or in your wallet with your other credit cards, leaving more room in your pockets for other important stuff.
This thing is highly functional with 18 removable tools including a bottle opener, toothpick, tweezers, ruler, small and large slotted screwdriver, a compass, a magnifier, a position wrench and a serrated pocket knife with a razor-sharp steel blade that cuts through tough materials with ease. All housed in a rugged, ABS plastic card to give you an edge in an emergency. It truly makes for an EDC (Every Day Carry) tool that would benefit just about anyone.
#11- SURVCO CREDIT CARD AX
This item has to be one of the coolest things you can buy when it comes to compact survival gadgets! It’s an ax that fits in your wallet! The Survco Credit Card Ax fits in your wallet and transforms into a Tomahawk, Ax, Knife, Scraper, Skinner, Shovel, Arrow, Spear, and Atlatl. You can also use this tool as a Saw, Seatbelt Cutter, Bottle Opener, Water Valve Wrench, and Gas Valve Wrench. Also, has a Nail Puller, 1/4″ Socket, 3/8″ Socket, 7/16″ Wrench and Flat Head Screw Driver!! 70% of Amazon Reviewers give this Credit Card Ax a 5 Star Rating! Click here to check current pricing on Amazon.
#12- AutoXscape Vehicle-mounted Lifesaving Flashlight / Window Breaker / Seatbelt Cutter
#13- Gerber Bear Grylls Tinderbox
Yes, It looks like a cheese grater but its much more than that! The Bear Grills Tinderbox, at 3 ounces, is capable of initiating the fire in even the most demanding scenarios. With a high grip rubber exterior and oblong shape for easy maintenance in the palm, this revolutionary tool possesses a grater-like steel cutting surface that creates fine tinder when applied to wood. The Tinderbox works as well with wet wood as with dry, because the grating surface shaves merely off the moist outer layers to expose the dry interior. After shaving wood into the Tinderbox, the cutter opens to allow easy removal of the tinder that’s been created. At the point of prepping to build a fire, empty the dry tinder contents of the Tinderbox onto the desired surface of collected items to be burned.
Do NOT start a fire in the Tinderbox. Place the plastic cover over the cutting surface when not in use to protect a pocket or gear bag. The Tinderbox’s attached magnifying glass can be used for a spark to ignite the gathered tinder if matches are wet, or worse, unavailable. An emergency signaling mirror is located on the bottom of the Tinderbox because even getting a fire started doesn’t equate to finding an escape route.
#14- SAS Tactical Survival Bow
The SAS Tactical Survival Bow is by far one of the best survival bows out there. Here is a snippet of one of the reviews from Amazon on the SAS Tactical Survival Bow by an archery expert. Click on the video below for more information.
“5 stars by far. My personal first Longbow, but not first bow in general. I shoot Competition Compound, and I do know my stuff about quality bows fairly well. I have shot 600$ Bear recurves and longbows before so let me explain. This bow will outlast those by far. Also, this bow does not stack nearly as much as most in this price range, and above. A big game changer is being able to shoot vanes, unlike its closet Rival the PGU that shoots off a shelve and cannot. Another thing better about this is Bow is its ability to fold and store takedown arrows inside the riser. It fits in almost all backpacks because it folds into 21 inches.” Click here to check current pricing on Amazon.
#15- Leatherman – Surge Multitool
The Leatherman Surge Multitool is one of their largest multitools, and it’s a real powerhouse. Built with their largest pliers and longest multitool blades! The Surge is equipped with 21 tools, including knives, pliers, screwdrivers, wire cutters, an electrical crimper, a wire stripper, scissors, bottle and can openers, files, a saw with blade exchanger, an awl, and a ruler. Sometimes you only have one hand to spare, and the Leatherman Surge Multitool only requires one hand to open and use all the tools, even the ones that aren’t accessible from the outside. And with all-locking features, you can use it with confidence. Click on the video below and learn why this tool is so popular and one of the best selling multitool on Amazon.com. Click here to check current pricing on Amazon.
There You have it 15 of the Coolest Survival Gadgets Available On Amazon. Please leave a comment below if you agree or disagree with our list or if you have any other questions.
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