Doomsday Survival Products
There is absolutely no substitute for the safety and well-being of your family. In any doomsday survival scenario, family comes first! Because of this, I have put together a list of products that will have a tremendously positive impact in an emergency disaster.
Unfortunately, there are many so-called “doomsday survival tools” on the market that don’t live up to our standards. These products either do nothing for you or would actually hinder you and your family in a survival situation. Remember, just because a product is marketed as a survival tool, doesn’t mean that it is a must-have.
Also, keep in mind that more is not always better. In fact, most times in these situations, the only gear necessary to survive are the items that you can carry in a single bag. Survivalism training teaches preparation is the most important thing to remember.
The Essential Products
This list is composed of items that I feel should be in every preppers’ home. And I strongly encourage you to think about getting some – if not all of them. You can check out our articles and reviews for more information too.
Tactical Assault Bug Out Bag
This is what I chose to be first on our list.
In a bug-out situation this will be your go-to item that holds all of your essentials. It is lightweight, yet extremely durable. As far as a bug-out bag goes, you don’t want to over-complicate things. This, my friends, is the bag you need.
We have tested many multi-tools and this one meets all of our criteria. It’s compact, lightweight, and stainless steel so it’ll still be useful when you need it most. There are a total of 12 integrated components and Gerber even backs each one up with a lifetime warranty. They’ve got our buy-in on it.
LifeStraw Portable Water Filter
Without a doubt, this is one thing that you could not survive without. Water purification is a must have item in a survival situation. Your body can only go on for 3 days without water before you suffer serious complications or perish.
LifeStraw boasts that it their portable water purifier removes a minimum of 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction). With a very impressive track record, we chose this as our water filter source.
Gerber Bear Grylls Pro Knife
As you may know a knife is one tool that you will find useful in almost every survival scenario. He has stated many times in the past that if he had to choose only one doomsday survival tool to go with, it would be a sharp knife.
Situational awareness is one thing that Bear Grylls teaches religiously. And, with it, he claims that you can find a use for a knife in every emergency disaster.
They are easy to wear, fashionable, and most of all – useful! You never know when you may find yourself in a pinch and need a few yards of 500lb test rope.
We have been purchasing and testing survival equipment from The Friendly Swede. They offer quality craftsmanship and a reasonable price. We have no choice but to enjoy her survival products.
If the grid were to ever go down, only emergency stations would continue to air. This portable radio is extremely useful since it comes equipped with many features. Its power source is either solor power or hand crank which means an endless supply of energy. There is a built-in cell phone charger along with a 3 LED flashlight. Most important feature is that this little radio is capable of listening to NOAA weather channels. In a doomsday survival scenario, this is key.
Building a shelter and fire is essential for bushcraft survival. You may find yourself in a situation where you need both in a hurry. This essential tool can quickly cut small to medium sized tree limbs for firewood or to build a shelter. It utilizes teeth that are cut bidirectionally to reduce binding while cutting. Hats off to this company. Also, we highly recommend purchasing the 36” vice the 24”. Our testing proved that the extra length was much easier on the back.
Gerber Bear Grylls Parang Machete
As much as it is important to carry your knife with you – the same applies to this one. You must have guessed by now that we are huge Gerber fans. Many other brands hold up to our tests, but nothing comes close as far as the craftsmanship. The full tang blade is made out of a robust high carbon steel which minimizes sharpening. Any type of small tree limb or even green bamboo won’t stand a chance from this beast.
As slow as the sun rises each day, it surely seems to speed up just before nightfall. Having a trustworthy source to see with is definitely an essential item that made it to our list. We have been working with Coast for over a decade now. We have tested every product that they have sent our way. This little guy actually stood out to us. There are a lot of knock of versions of this, but the craftsmanship put into this flashlight is unsurpassed. Its power source is only 1 AA battery. It is light, compact, and best of all – it’s waterproof. Do yourself a favor a pick up a few of these for your family members today.
Solar Charger Power Bank
There may come a time that you need to bug out in a hurry. In this type of scenario, it is always a good idea to have some kind of charger for your portable electronics such as your cell phone. Keeping your cell phone charged could me the difference between life and death in certain emergency scenarios. This beast has been tried, through and through. It has lasted us several years now of doomsday prepping. It does its job exactly as advertised and we have nothing to complain about.
This is a no brainer when it comes to wilderness and outdoor survival. Like I have said before, once it starts getting dark, the cold sets in almost instantly. Use these waterproof matches in any bushcraft survival situation to start a fire – even in a storm. These actual matches have saved our camp more than once during outdoor training. Don’t leave home without them.
First Aid Kit
In any doomsday survival situation, the keyword is always Survival. In order to achieve this, you have to always plan ahead. With the elements against you, it is nearly impossible for you not to get injured. A small injury left untreated can mean the difference between you getting out alive or not. Keep this first aid kit in your survival bag and you will thank me if and when the time comes.
I wish you all the best on your prepping journey.
Stay safe and take care.
Founder and Editor in Chief of Mixed Crafts