A boom in “nature and survival” reality television shows has motivated people to get outside to hike, take camping trips, and even go on their own “survival” missions. If you’ve got a Bear Grylls fan in your life, any one of these gifts for survivalists will certainly fit the bill this holiday season.
Personal Water Filter
Out in the wilderness, water can become the single biggest factor in surviving, but oftentimes it can be hard to come by. LifeStraw utilizes advanced hollow fiber technology, a highly efficient method of filtration, to allow for drinking water from nearly anywhere, including streams.
Collapsible Outdoor Cooking Pot
When camping outside you have to travel light, which means a full kitchen can’t go with you. Survivalists can instead tuck a compact, lightweight Bear Bowl into a pocket. The durable Teflon surface folds and snaps together for campsite cooking, eating, and easy cleaning.
Instant Biodegradable Grill
An alternative cooking gift for the survivalist, this eco-friendly instant grill does the same job as its aluminum counterpart, but in a disposable way. The cardboard frame quickly assembles and bamboo charcoal briquettes heat up in five minutes and stay hot for an hour.
Of course, before any survivalist can cook anything, they need a fire. These all-natural firestarters get flames going quickly and easily without using any accelerants or kerosene. Light one under charcoal or wood to start a fire in no time.
Campfire Safety Cover Pro Kit
Once the fire is started, it’s best to protect it from the elements. The Campfire Defender is a large vented campfire cover that keeps embers warm for up to eight hours and protect fires from the elements.
The Muncher Titanium Spork
It’s easy to forget that there is no utensil drawer in the wild and plastic is never good enough. The Muncher packs a punch with 10 functionalities, primarily a spork to eat with but also a can and bottle opener.
The SlideBelt might not be Batman’s utility belt, but it’s close. Made of nylon, it features an integrated folding knife, bottle opener, LED flashlight, and fire starter rod. It also allows for a perfect fit with a no hole approach.
Perfect for a multitude of outdoor survival tasks, the Trucker’s Friend is a multi-tool that combines the functions of an ax, a claw hammer, and a crowbar all in one. It’s perfect for cutting or chopping wood, branches, or even your dinner.
RNGR Pocket Knife
Something sharp is a must-have for any survivalist and PocketMonkey is the thinnest pocket knife ever designed. The blade can be easily removed for replacement or easy travel, making this the ultimate on-the-go pocket knife.
Pocket Multi-Purpose Tool
Another tool that’s small but packs a big punch is this handy wallet tool that can tighten, cut, measure, and open things. It even has an add-on money clip and is roughly the same size as a credit card, making it easy to carry.
Flint Multi-Tool Carabiner
Every survivalist needs a carabiner to hang things from, especially a backpack, so why not get one that doubles as a tool? Outdoor Element’s carabiner includes a low-profile fire starter a bottle opener, utility blade, and screwdriver.
Wearable Sleeping Bag Suit
The elements can change quickly, which means any survivalist has to be prepared to get warm, and quickly, even without a fire. Selk’bag is a wearable sleeping bag that has been designed to give maximum comfort and warmth while also allowing the wearer to move around freely.
Survival or not, oftentimes you need power out in the woods for a phone, Bluetooth speaker, or even lights. This camping power supply station lets you cook, get heat, and charge devices by turning twigs, leaves, and other biomatter into heat and electricity.
Single-Use Phone Charger
There are no plugs out in the wilderness and no place to charge a dead phone, even in an emergency. Chargetab™ pre-charged battery pack is an essential tool that will power a device for up to four hours of talk and text.
Car Emergency Multi-Tool
Sometimes survival isn’t about being in the wilderness, it’s about getting out of a bad situation, like a car accident. The autoXscape car emergency tool has two steel window breakers and a built-in seat belt cutter, as well as a flashlight that can function as an SOS light.
Safety Dual USB Car Charger
If you’re looking for an emergency tool that also doubles as a charger then this is the one. The Xscape car charger contains a safety cutter that slices through seat belts, and a hammer made to easily shatter car windows in the case of an emergency.
Flexible Solar LED Task Light
Lights are typically a luxury in any outdoor situation, given that they usually don’t last. Survivalists will love the FLEXiT Flashlight, which is a dual-charging, solar flashlight. It can wrap, stand, or hang just about anywhere and best of all charges with sunlight so it can always be on.
Any of these survival and emergency tool ideas will make the perfect gift for survivalists in your life. You can also feel good about getting them something that could potentially get them out of a jam on their next excursion.
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