Don’t have a survival gear list yet?
We are here to help. It is not nearly as complicated as some folks make it out to be to have quite a well prepared pack for emergencies and crisis needs.
ALWAYS Remember to personalize your list for YOUR needs, and although your list for survival gear or tactical list should include the following list of items, bear in mind that any EXTRA gear you add to your pack or pile, will be goods you can also barter with in prepper situations or when times get tough.
The List is Really Quite Simple
- Clothing….Adjust your wardrobe with more sturdy and long-lasting clothes that will be comfortable and easy to care for. You can even add some boxes of green and brown dye, burlap strips, etc to your survival gear list,…oh, and don’t forget to even save your wine corks ( burnt cork makes a quick and easy face camouflage!)
- Cold / Foul weather gear…ponchos, gaiters, heavy coats, raincoats, water-proof footwear.
- Mosquito Repellant…excellent barter item!
- Sleeping Bags…Synthetic, modular sleeping bag for each person. a couple of spares would be good,too.
- Night Vision Gear…Here is a great piece of info on Night time survival gear, courtesy of James Rawles at SurvivalBlog.com…
A Starlight scope (or goggles, or a monocular) literally amplifies low ambient light by up to 100,000 times, turning nighttime darkness into daylight–albeit a green and fuzzy view. Starlight light amplification technology was first developed during the Vietnam War. Late issue Third Generation (also called or “Third Gen” or “Gen 3”) starlight scopes can cost up to $3,500 each. Rebuilt first gen (early 1970s technology scopes can often be had for as little as $500. Russian-made monoculars (with lousy optics) can be had for under $100. One Russian model that uses a piezoelectric generator instead of batteries is the best of this low-cost breed. These are best used as backups (in case your expensive American made scopes fail. They should not be purchased for use as your primary night vision devices unless you are on a very restrictive budget. (They are better than nothing.) Buy the best starlight scopes, goggles, and monoculars you can afford. They may be life-savers! If you can afford to buy only one, make it a weapon sight such as an AN/PVS-4, with a Gen 2 (or better) tube. Make sure to specify that that the tube is new or “low hours”, has a high “line pair” count, and minimal scintillation.”
- Thermal Socks
- Rope and String
- Survival Hatchet / Saw… there are a variety of tools that can be added to a survival gear list, such as a great knife, or survival rifle, and also a saw/hatchet of some sort.
- Flashlights…batteries, penlights,solar lights, are all things you can add to your survival gear list.
You will be adding to your list as you continue to do your research on emergency preparation, but at least this is a starter!