There are a number of situations that could end up leading to you having to fend for yourself. Recent tornadoes, storms and tsunamis are a warning that nature can break loose when you least expect it. This is why it pays to expect the unexpected; to be prepared, so that you and your family can survive the next few days and weeks until things go back to normal. While there are potentially hundreds of survival tools that can be listed, there are a couple that can take you quite far. These absolute essentials can fit into your bomb shelter, bunker, cellar or garage with ease, plus they don’t cost thousands of dollars.
Backup Generator, Ideally 500 KVA.
This is an absolute must because even a best-case scenario in the event of a natural disaster means no electricity for at least a couple of days. Remember when New York City was submerged for a week last year? Having a generator means that your lights, computers and even your refrigerator will run for at least a week if you have enough fuel. The best generators cost up to $1000 and are manufactured by Honda and Yamaha. You can also get one costing around $500 by a lesser-known maker. The added benefit of a generator is that it can be taken along for a camping trip too. A 500 KVA generator can keep a small home running for quite some time without being too hefty on fuel.
Fire Starting Kit
When you’re in a survival scenario you’ll always want to start a fire because it provides a way to cook, a means of purifying water by boiling, a source of heat during the cold and a visible rescue signal. It also provides a layer of security against wild animals and light-source. This is one must-have piece of survival gear, but make sure you buy one that comes in a waterproof box. Alternatively, you can buy a separate waterproof box and pack along a couple of lighters, some waterproof matches, a magnifying glass, and a flint and steel.
SG Solar Powered Emergency Power bank
This dual charger uses the sun’s power to charge two gadgets at the same time. Rated at 5000 mAh, it means that you’ll never be left without power. The portable and ruggedly built charger is best used when disaster strikes outdoors. However, it can also be used indoors in the event that there is a flood or earthquake and the sun is still shining. Using this will put less stress on your generator, plus its ruggedness ensures years of service life regardless of the abuse thrown at it.
First Aid Kit
Anything from a hiking accident to an animal attack or natural disaster can lead to injuries. Regardless of what the situation may be, a well-stocked first aid kit is one of the most essential survival tools . Always make sure that your first aid kit contains peroxide, alcohol, antacid, anti-histamine, aspirin, pain reliever, and anti-bacterial ointments. You should also add tweezers, a blade, bandages, band-aids and eyewash too.
SG’s Pocket Chainsaw can cut through just about anything. It is the ultimate essential survival gadget, whether you are going out for a camping trip or expecting to cross the Himalayas. You will always need a reliable and strong cutting tool but without added weight. This describes the Pocket Chainsaw perfectly; it’s lightweight, rugged and extremely sharp, making it capable of cutting wood for the fire or removing obstructions in your path. A must-have for any survivor’s toolbox.
The survival knife offers you everything from long to serrated blades. Today, a survival knife even packs along a fishhook, compass and close to a dozen different types of cutting edges. If you buy an expensive one made from carbon fiber you’ll never have to worry about it breaking or becoming blunt with use. It’s great for cutting through meat, making small arrows, or sharpening your pencil. All survivors need to have one in their toolbox.
Apple iPad Mini 3 Bluetooth Keyboard
We need to check our emails and even send messages despite living in difficult times. Fortunately, SG’s Bluetooth Keyboard is designed to be rugged, durable and extremely flexible. It works both with your phone and Apple iPad, and its size makes it ideal to bring along on a long trip to the wildnerness as well as working through a potential natural disaster scenario. I rank this tool at the top of my list.
A Propane Stove
When civilization fails so will your gas connection and all the electric stoves you’re used to using. So, if you do not have a propane stove there will be no way to cook food reliably. This is why it pays to have a propane stove shelved in your garage along with a few tanks of propane. A small propane stove also doubles as practical camping gear, as it will make it easier to cook all that wild game you’ve just killed.
So, whether it’s getting through a snowstorm, a power outage, an earthquake or any other nightmare, having the right tools can certainly make a big difference. Always make sure to buy the very best brands even if they cost a little extra. That way you know that what you’ve invested in will work when the time comes. SG sells some of the best survival gear in the business and they are worth checking out, even if you’re just an occasional camper, living in a relatively stable part of the world, and not a survival enthusiast!