Must Have Ultimate Survival Technologies

| September 27, 2013 |


Right around the time that you think you have all of the latest survival gear in your bug out kit, new toys have to come around and tear down your survivalist ego. You could start a fire in a light drizzle before, but could you start one in a thunderstorm? And sure you have a tent, but can it double as a signaling device and thermal blanket? And does that knife of yours have a shiny colored paracord? I thought not. But alas, you’ve got no need to worry – we’ve got you covered! Below you’ll find just a few of the ultimate survival technologies you should probably already have.

SaberCut ParaKnife 3.0

First up, we’ll start with the basics, and it doesn’t get much more basic than keeping a good cutting edge in your kit. Personally, I’m a big fan of personalization… and by “big fan of personalization,” I mean that I’m a sucker for the flashy and interesting. All of that aside, the SaberCut ParaKnife 3.0 is a great cutting tool for any outdoors man (or woman!). Featuring a fully tanged, half-serrated 3 inch blade, the SaberCut knife is sturdy and reliable. Did I mention the paracord handle wrapping comes in orange, black, lime, blue, and fuchsia? Just sayin’.

BlastMatch Firestarter

Alright, so we’ve got knives? But do we have fire? We certainly do with the BlastMatch Firestarter. Available from Amazon, this fire starter is everything you could want in a one-handed package. The rugged case protects against impact and is also waterproof. The flint-based device can be used over 4,000 times and will generate showers of sparks in the middle of whatever weather nature can throw at it. A safety lock will prevent this bad boy from going off in your pack accidentally, and it’s only four inches long so storage is a breeze.


Next up: Some ultra-cool shelter! The B.A.S.E. Hex Tarp is a one of a kind shelter tarp with some nifty innovations. First off, the hexagon shape gives the tarp good coverage when used as a shelter. The tarp is also super lightweight (it weighs just one pound) so it is easy to pack and travel with with. One side is aluminized for thermal insulation, making for an ideal shelter in harsh conditions. But wait, that’s not all! The Hex Tarp also can use its reflective lining for signaling, helping it secure a solid place on our ultimate survival tech list.


I don’t now about you, but when I’m going to have a pack on my back for days, weeks, or even months at a time, I want to travel light and get the the most use out of every pound of cargo I’m carrying. Luckily, this next survival item achieves just that by taking everything a survivalist needs and making it tiny. The Micro Kit, a survival kit by Revere Supply, includes things like a mini razor saw, a small, button compass, a fire starter, tinder cubes that can be lit when wet, a flashlight, a whistle, and a couple other goodies, all sealed into a 5” by 4” waterproof plastic bag – talk about space efficiency!

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