Take a look at the news and you’ll see constant footage of natural disaster after man-made disaster after terrorist attack. All happening to people in every country, in every city. An unexpected vehicle breakdown is the most common cause of emotional and physical distress and, depending on where you are, you could be facing a cold night without food or an adequate heat source at the very least. At worst you could be stranded for up to a few days in a remote location during an outdoor hike. With the proper survival kit packed away you could turn a potential emotional breakdown into an impromptu holiday, or turn a sudden natural disaster into a situation you can leave with your life. The best survival kit will also cost you less than 100$, a good price for your life.
Best Survival Kit – Comparison Table
Since the best survival kit depends entirely on the situation, here are our kit picks which should satisfy the majority of general emergencies, chosen by our expert survivalists based on their own experiences being stranded.
|Best Survival Kits||Designed For||Weight|
|Always Prepared Small Travel First Aid Kit||Very extensive first aid kit||1 pounds|
|A2S Paracord Bracelet K2-Peak||Outdoors safety accessory||0.12 pounds|
|Northbound Train First Aid Kit Bug-Out Bag||Survival kit & first aid mix||0.68 pounds|
|LifeStraw Personal Water Filter -||Water filtration||0.11 pounds|
|Survive Outdoors Longer Origin Survival Tool||Wilderness survival tool||0.5 pounds|
|Wise Food 5-Day Survival Backpack||Feeding 1 person for 5 days||9 pounds|
|SharpSurvival Survival Tin||Basic survival kit||3 pounds|
|Kungix Outdoor Emergency Survival Gear||Outdoor survival tool kit||0.4 pounds|
|Leknes Outdoor Survival Kits||Fishing-focused survival kit||1.2 pounds|
|GetReadyNow Personal Survival Kit||Car survival kit||4.6 pounds|
You can see from that list that we’ve gone for general survival kits that satisfy the fundamental needs such as food and heat. We’ve also included options that are focused more on first aid (ideal for the home or car) as well as more outdoor survival tools that can come in handy even on hikes and camping trips. Now let’s take each emergency survival kit in turn while looking at its pros and cons.