Survival Tools

7 Small Must-Have Survival Tools

Why You Need Survival Tools ?

There might come a day when you are forced to live in survival mode and forget your comfortable everyday life. I know lots of people that think they are prepared for most catastrophe situations that might arise, but the reality is that it ‘s the details that sometimes escape us.

Survival Tools

If the day comes where you and your family need to get out town because SHTF you need to know what are the essential items that are small enough to fit in your bug out bag. There are two types of categories of vital survival tools, small and portables one for bug out kits and the bigger style ones that you would use at home. A good prepper should make sure to have both, but today we will focus on the small ones.


These are my top seven must-have items for any survival bag that your family does not want to get caught without at the last minute.

7 Essential Survival Tools List For Every one

Fire Starter.

All-Weather Emergency 2-in-1 Fire Starter

Fire is critical to your survival, and you will need to pack a compact magnesium fire starter. These are great because they are extremely durable and will last for more than 10k strikes. They are also waterproof and should function during ALL outdoor conditions whether wet or dry. Matches and lighters are great but don’t make the mistake of forgetting this.

Mylar blanket.

Also known as the space blanket because NASA developed it in 1964, it’s made of a thin plastic that reflects heat. It’s perfect for survival bags because it is light and compact.

You simply wrap it around you to retain body heat and prevent hypothermia. The cool thing is that the reflective feature shines when the sun hits it and can be used as a signal to planes or choppers.

Emergency Blankets

Emergency Survival Whistle.

A small portable survival whistle can come in handy when it counts. A whistle is a perfect tool for your bag because it is small and light. It can be heard from very far distances and has the potential to save your life, so it makes it into my top 7 list. One of the best benefits is that it is failure proof because it is not electronic or will easily break.

I recently got a paracord bracelet that includes a whistle.

Noopel Emergency Whistles

Small First Aid Kit.

Whether you buy or put your first aid kit together make sure it has all the items you need but still small enough to fit in your bag without taking up too much room.

My bare essentials that I recommend are aspirin, bandages, and tape, breathing barrier, thermometer, and ointments for burns or antibiotic ointments

Mini First Aid Kit

Safety Light Sticks.

Military Grade Chemical Light Sticks

These are sticks that are usually neon, and when you bend them, they snap and glow in the dark for a while. A simple search on Amazon will land you some top variations you can choose. These are a great option for safety situations, to get attention for help; you never know when you can’t start a fire but need something else to get attention at night.

 Mini Chemical Light Sticks

A Camp Shovel.

Camp Shovel is another portable tool which you might use to dig a hole in the woods for a fire pit, and you can also put a trench around your tent to drain water or dig a hole bury waste. While a folding shovel isn’t as good as full-size, it’s a whole lot best than using your knife or bare hands.

Rhino USA Folding Survival Shovel

A Gun.

Last but not least I would never leave my home without my trusty pistol. This is another tool that most people don’t think of as a tool, but guns are tools. With them, you can hunt for food with the gun , protect your home with a gun, and signal for help. Be sure to practice with your guns so that you can use them well.

In summary

Good tactical survival gear and the knowledge of how to use them can mean the difference between life and death. There are two simple rules I follow for survival success.

First, buy quality tools. This is not the time to go cheap because poorly made tools will break at the worst possible times.

Second, know how to use what you have to it’s fullest use. Practice using these survival gadgets every once in a while. Even if you buy the best axe on the market, if you don’t know how to split a log with it, you’re going to be cold out there in the wild.

Practice with your ultimate survival tools until you are comfortable with them. Then, when you have to use them, you’ll be ready to solve problems speedily and with a whole lot less stress.

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