Titanium Pot Backpacking Mug

I have cooked so many meals in this Titanium Pot Backpacking Mug. It is the perfect size for me to make a one pot meal in and light enough that I can take it anywhere. Need to boil water? Not a problem. Want to make a huge cup of coffee? This 900ml Mug has you covered. This Pot/Mug hits that perfect goldilocks zone of size. It is big enough to make something for two, but its also perfect if you are just cooking for yourself. It has a lid and a carry bag so you can strap it to the outside of your pack if you are tight on space. If you are weighing every ounce, or just want a piece of gear that will last forever, choosing this Titanium Mug is easy.

I am a huge fan of Valtcan gear. I’ve had a few flasks over the years and they all eventually resulted in some alteration of whatever I put in them, but the Valtcan flask is non reactive as its Titanium. They make quality products, which is why I was so excited to purchase this Titanium Pot Backpacking Mug. It is perfect for its designed use – which is heating up and then drinking fluids, soups, food while camping and hiking. However, it is also freezing cold out, and I keep one in my vehicle stuffed with a bit of fire starter gear – because if my family or myself get stuck out on the highway in the snow, we will be able to start a fire, and heat up some water at the very least.

Titanium Pot Backpacking Mug Scoring

This Titanium Pot Backpacking Mug can have a High Impact on your survival and scores a 514/1000. Clean water is critical to survival and this Pot/Mug makes boiling water easy and simple. It is also an excellent cooking vessel.

As far as I am concerned you can never go wrong with anything that Valtcan makes.

  • 100% Titanium camping pot mug.
  • 900 ml or 34 fl oz with Lid and mesh bag.
  • Efficient water Boiling.
  • Ultra lightweight for camping, bush craft.

Food/Cooking Survival Gear

ImpactCategoryRankItemBuy NowEst Price
Extreme Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking975High-Capacity Water Filter SystemHigh-Capacity Water Filter System$120
Extreme Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking970LifeStraw with Gravity BagLifeStraw with Gravity Bag$35
Extreme Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking915LifeStraw Personal Water FilterLifeStraw Personal Water Filter$18
Extreme Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking910Emergency Survival Water PouchesEmergency Survival Water Pouches$34
Extreme Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking902Mojave Hydration BackpackMojave Hydration Backpack$35
Extreme Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking901Collapsible 2 QT Water CanteenCollapsible 2 QT Water Canteen$22
High Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking871Pinto BeansPinto Beans$63
High Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking870Long Grain White RiceLong Grain White Rice$59
High Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking816Survival CoffeeSurvival Coffee$115
High Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking806Tree StandTree Stand$450
High Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking804Cooked Diced ChickenCooked Diced Chicken$55
High Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking803Emergency Food KitEmergency Food Kit$120
High Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking802Southwest Chili MixSouthwest Chili Mix$37
High Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking80115 Day Food Supply15 Day Food Supply$70
High Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking799Instant Nonfat Dry MilkInstant Nonfat Dry Milk$21
High Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking762Dehydrated Potato ShredsDehydrated Potato Shreds$27
High Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking725Tundra Portable Wheeled CoolerTundra Portable Wheeled Cooler$450
High Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking656Butter PowderButter Powder$20
High Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking655Dehydrated Chopped OnionsDehydrated Chopped Onions$12
High Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking517Peanut Butter PowderPeanut Butter Powder$17
High Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking514Titanium Pot Backpacking MugTitanium Pot Backpacking Mug$51
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking351Biscuits & GravyBiscuits & Gravy$10
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking350Gatorade Powder PacketsGatorade Powder Packets$26
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking301Gas/Electric Chest FreezerGas/Electric Chest Freezer$1650
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking266Freeze Dried Sliced StrawberriesFreeze Dried Sliced Strawberries$35
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking259Portable Butane StovePortable Butane Stove$35
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking250YETI Rambler Half Gallon JugYETI Rambler Half Gallon Jug
$100
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking248Sugar PacketsSugar Packets$19
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking232Titanium Ice PickTitanium Ice Pick$50
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking2146 Gallon Water Containers6 Gallon Water Containers$35
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking192Titanium Hip FlaskTitanium Hip Flask$50
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking191YETI Rambler 14 oz MugYETI Rambler 14 oz Mug$30
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking189Cookware Mess KitCookware Mess Kit$56
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking103Rootbeer Can Diversion SafeRootbeer Can Diversion Safe$13
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking50Fishing Rod StorageFishing Rod Storage<br />
$22
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Food/Cooking26Titanium Spork And SpoonTitanium Spork And Spoon$17
  • 0 to 199 Lower Impact
    • Lower Impact items may not have a direct impact on physical survival but play a part in psychological or quality of life when it comes to survival.
  • 200 to 499 Moderate Impact
    • Moderate Impact items can save your life, but may be more situational.
  • 500 to 899 High Impact
    • High Impact items will not only save your life, but will have a large impact on everyday life. Without these items your odds of survival fall.
  • 900 to 1000 Extreme Impact
    • Extreme Impact items are life and death. Without them you are dead. That death may be slow or fast, but you will die without them.

Portable Solar Power Bank

This Portable Solar Power Bank is a must have for every hiker, camper, and anyone interested in survival. Most of us just it for granted. We flip a switch and we have power. Once the power grid goes down there are going to be a lot of panicking people. They didn’t plan head, and now they have no power for their cell phones, GPS units, and flashlights. It is not going to be pretty.

Do you like to hike but want to keep your gear powered up? This Solar Power Bank is just what you need. It also conveniently straps to your pack so you can charge up its batteries while you hike. That means when you stop to rest you can use your electronic gear, power a few lights, or just listen to music without feeling like you are using up critical battery power.

Power Bank On the Pack
Power Bank On the Pack

Everything from you CB to your cell phone and GPS devices require power. How do you get power if there is a major collapse of infrastructure or you are out in the middle of nowhere? You make sure you have this Portable Solar Power Bank packed away in your Backpack so you can not only power your gear, but you have a sustainable source to keep charging that gear.

Portable Solar Power Bank Scoring

This Portable Solar Power Bank can have an Extreme Impact on your survival and scores a 913/1000. Having power is key to survival. Communications, lights, and GPS can all mean the difference between life and death. Be prepared!

  • Solar charger provides 25000mAh of battery power.
  • Charge an iPhone 11 around 7 times on a full charge.
  • Charge a Samsung S20 around 5 times on a full charge.
  • 4 premium solar panels can produce up to 5W power in sunlight.

Technology Survival Gear

ImpactCategoryRankItemBuy NowEst Price
Extreme Survival ImpactTechnology Survival Gear913Portable Solar Power BankPortable Solar Power Bank$44
Extreme Survival ImpactTechnology Survival Gear912Walkie TalkiesWalkie Talkies$100
Extreme Survival ImpactTechnology Survival Gear900NOAA Weather Emergency RadioNOAA Alert Weather Radio$32
High Survival ImpactTechnology Survival Gear760Portable Hand Crank GeneratorPortable Hand Crank Generator<br />
$130
High Survival ImpactTechnology Survival Gear750Super Quiet GeneratorSuper Quiet Generator$1500
High Survival ImpactTechnology Survival Gear650Solar Panel Starter KitSolar Panel Starter Kit$200
High Survival ImpactTechnology Survival Gear516Hand Crank & Solar FlashlightHand Crank & Solar Flashlight$17
Moderate Survival ImpactTechnology Survival Gear415Solar Pendant LightsSolar Pendant Lights$30
Moderate Survival ImpactTechnology Survival Gear245Blink Outdoor Security CameraBlink Outdoor Security Camera$180
  • 0 to 199 Lower Impact
    • Lower Impact items may not have a direct impact on physical survival but play a part in psychological or quality of life when it comes to survival.
  • 200 to 499 Moderate Impact
    • Moderate Impact items can save your life, but may be more situational.
  • 500 to 899 High Impact
    • High Impact items will not only save your life, but will have a large impact on everyday life. Without these items your odds of survival fall.
  • 900 to 1000 Extreme Impact
    • Extreme Impact items are life and death. Without them you are dead. That death may be slow or fast, but you will die without them.

See the one thousand items of Survival Gear you need to survive the Apocalypse!

Ferro Rod Fire Starter

This Ferro Rod Fire Starter is a must have for your kit. Matches can be ruined in the rain or not stay lit long enough to start a fire in the wind. Fire is primal and its honestly just about as important as water to long term survival. Without fire you can’t cook, boil water to make it safe, or warm yourself after a day out in the cold. Thankfully this Ferro Rod Fire Starter is a safe and easy way to make sure you always have the tools needed to start a Fire regardless of the weather.

My personal experience is that this Ferro Rod is all around better than matches and lighters. When you get a good spark off the Rod it is super hot. This Rod can create a spark that is 3,000 °F to 6,000 °F. Compare that with a match flame which is 600 °F to 800 °F. You see how having this Ferro Rod in wet and windy weather is better than matches.

When it comes to durability, you’d have to have 15,000 matches to be able to start the same number of fires as this Ferro Rod. If you want something that is water poof and can last a long time you can’t go wrong with this Ferro Rod.

Ferro Rod Fire Starter Scoring

This Ferro Rod Fire Starter can have a High Impact on your survival and scores a 513/1000. Fire gives you the ability to create light, cook, and boil water. Those are critical tasks when a disaster has take out the grid and the water purification plants.

  • Throws 5,500°F sparks to start fires in all conditions.
  • Magnesium blend will last for over 15,000 strikes!
  • Handcrafted cherry wood handle with a comfortable grip.
  • Flint + Striker weighs 2.3 oz.
  • Great for backpacking, hiking, and camping!

Survival Camping Gear

ImpactCategoryRankItemBuy NowEst Price
Extreme Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear905Fire StartersFire Starters$27
High Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear8609 Person Cabin Tent9 Person Cabin Tent$200
High Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear5359-Hour Candles9-Hour Candles$30
High Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear525Internal Frame BackpackInternal Frame Backpack$80
High Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear513Ferro Rod Fire StarterFerro Rod Fire Starter$17
High Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear512Titanium CanteenTitanium Canteen$89
High Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear502Campfire Cup Coffee PotCampfire Cup Coffee Pot$50
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear460Sherpa Waterproof Camping BlanketSherpa Waterproof Camping Blanket$70
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear455Insect Protection NetInsect Protection Net$25
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear258Camping TableCamping Table$72
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear257Portable Camping StovePortable Camping Stove$160
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear247HammockHammock$26
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear236Weatherproof PenWeatherproof Pen$18
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear235Weatherproof NotebookWeatherproof Notebook$7
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear213Camp Kitchen Knife SetCamp Kitchen Knife Set$40
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear212Biodegradable Body WipesBiodegradable Body Wipes$14
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear209Waterproof Dry BagsWaterproof Dry Bags$30
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear208Backpacking Rain FlyBackpacking Rain Fly$38
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear199Lightweight Hiking BackpackLightweight Hiking Backpack$30
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear198Warm Weather Sleeping BagWarm Weather Sleeping Bag$30
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear197Sun Canopy Shade SailSun Canopy Shade Sail$42
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear195Camping TowelsCamping Towels$35
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear101Portable Camping ChairPortable Camping Chair$100
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear100Color Changing Packets for FiresColor Changing Packets for Fires$12
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear25Bunk Bed CotsBunk Bed Cots$426
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear12Portable ToiletPortable Toilet$50
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear2Catch Phrase GameCatch Phrase Game$24
  • 0 to 199 Lower Impact
    • Lower Impact items may not have a direct impact on physical survival but play a part in psychological or quality of life when it comes to survival.
  • 200 to 499 Moderate Impact
    • Moderate Impact items can save your life, but may be more situational.
  • 500 to 899 High Impact
    • High Impact items will not only save your life, but will have a large impact on everyday life. Without these items your odds of survival fall.
  • 900 to 1000 Extreme Impact
    • Extreme Impact items are life and death. Without them you are dead. That death may be slow or fast, but you will die without them.

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Titanium Canteen

This Titanium Canteen is the absolute top of the line when it comes to Canteens. It is light, durable, and will never rust or corrode. This is a piece of equipment that will not only take whatever you can dish out, but will be there for you to give to your grandkids someday. If you are weighing every ounce, you need this Canteen. On the other hand, if you just want a solid piece of gear that will last your lifetime this Canteen should still be at the top of your list.

I’m sorry but I’m getting old and it is hard for me to break my routine. I don’t care where I am, if it is a Saturday, I want to enjoy some good whiskey with some friends. I don’t care if I’m a thousand miles from home or just a hundred miles out into the hills on a camping trip, which makes this Titanium Canteen perfect to safely store a bottle and a half of whiskey for the trip. Bonus, this titanium doesn’t change the taste, and you can still throw your gear around without worrying about it getting damaged and leaking out that precious whiskey.

Titanium Canteen Scoring

This Titanium Canteen can have a High Impact on your survival and scores a 512/1000. Drinking water is the difference between life and death. When it comes to light and durable, you can’t beat this Canteen constructed of Titanium. Even better, you don’t have to fill it with water if you are just going to hike with your buddies.

  • Titanium 1100ml Canteen with secure cap and carrying case.
  • Carrying case included for travel and storage of the entire set.
  • Ultra lightweight.
  • Perfect for camping, cooking, hiking, work and travel.
  • About 13 oz weight with carrying case.

Survival Camping Gear

ImpactCategoryRankItemBuy NowEst Price
Extreme Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear905Fire StartersFire Starters$27
High Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear8609 Person Cabin Tent9 Person Cabin Tent$200
High Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear5359-Hour Candles9-Hour Candles$30
High Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear525Internal Frame BackpackInternal Frame Backpack$80
High Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear513Ferro Rod Fire StarterFerro Rod Fire Starter$17
High Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear512Titanium CanteenTitanium Canteen$89
High Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear502Campfire Cup Coffee PotCampfire Cup Coffee Pot$50
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear460Sherpa Waterproof Camping BlanketSherpa Waterproof Camping Blanket$70
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear455Insect Protection NetInsect Protection Net$25
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear258Camping TableCamping Table$72
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear257Portable Camping StovePortable Camping Stove$160
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear247HammockHammock$26
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear236Weatherproof PenWeatherproof Pen$18
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear235Weatherproof NotebookWeatherproof Notebook$7
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear213Camp Kitchen Knife SetCamp Kitchen Knife Set$40
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear212Biodegradable Body WipesBiodegradable Body Wipes$14
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear209Waterproof Dry BagsWaterproof Dry Bags$30
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear208Backpacking Rain FlyBackpacking Rain Fly$38
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear199Lightweight Hiking BackpackLightweight Hiking Backpack$30
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear198Warm Weather Sleeping BagWarm Weather Sleeping Bag$30
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear197Sun Canopy Shade SailSun Canopy Shade Sail$42
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear195Camping TowelsCamping Towels$35
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear101Portable Camping ChairPortable Camping Chair$100
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear100Color Changing Packets for FiresColor Changing Packets for Fires$12
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear25Bunk Bed CotsBunk Bed Cots$426
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear12Portable ToiletPortable Toilet$50
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear2Catch Phrase GameCatch Phrase Game$24
  • 0 to 199 Lower Impact
    • Lower Impact items may not have a direct impact on physical survival but play a part in psychological or quality of life when it comes to survival.
  • 200 to 499 Moderate Impact
    • Moderate Impact items can save your life, but may be more situational.
  • 500 to 899 High Impact
    • High Impact items will not only save your life, but will have a large impact on everyday life. Without these items your odds of survival fall.
  • 900 to 1000 Extreme Impact
    • Extreme Impact items are life and death. Without them you are dead. That death may be slow or fast, but you will die without them.

See all Survival Gear.

See the one thousand items of Survival Gear you need to survive the Apocalypse!

Winter Leather Gloves

These Winter Leather Gloves are perfect to keep your hands warm and stylish in the cold weather. They are made of premium top-layer genuine sheepskin leather. That makes them soft, supple, but also strong and durable. The inner lining of the gloves is Italian cashmere to keep you warm. Best of all these gloves let you use your devices without having to take them off. That means you can make and take calls or just grab a photo without having to worry about getting frost bite.

I use these Leather Gloves for just about everything when the temperatures drop. I have a set I keep in my cold weather coat and they are perfect because these Gloves go just as well with jeans as with dressier clothes. A third set is stuffed into my shooting bag. I’ve worn these Gloves on many a snowy, cold day while shooting clays. They provide awesome warmth but also mobility.

Winter Leather Gloves Scoring

These Winter Leather Gloves can have a High Impact on your survival and score a 511/1000. They get points for being durable and looking great. Your hands and fingers are critical to any survival situation and these Gloves give you the perfect mix of mobility and protection.

  • Top-Quality Materials.
  • Premium top-layer genuine sheepskin leather.
  • Designed with 360° touchscreen function.
  • Anti-slip design.

Survival Clothing

ImpactCategoryRankItemBuy NowEst Price
High Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing805Columbia Watertight JacketColumbia Watertight Jacket$50
High Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing515Waterproof /Windproof Rain PantsWaterproof /Windproof Rain Pants$35
High Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing511Winter Leather GlovesWinter Leather Gloves$28
High Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing504Light Hiking SocksLight Hiking Socks$30
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing470Tundra Ballistic Bib OverallTundra Ballistic Bib Overall$40
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing410Cooling UPF 50 Bucket HatCooling UPF 50 Bucket Hat$20
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing405UPF 50+ Sun BandanaUPF 50+ Sun Bandana$20
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing400Leather Work GlovesLeather Work Gloves$27
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing305BDU/ACU Cargo PantsBDU/ACU Cargo Pants
$45
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing255Evaporative Cooling TowelEvaporative Cooling Towel$8
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing244Rain PonchoRain Poncho$23
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing243Ski JacketSki Jacket$40
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing242Winter Hat with BrimWinter Hat with Brim$19
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing225UPF 50+ Sun Protection HoodieUPF 50+ Sun Protection Hoodie$27
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing205Snake GaitersSnake Gaiters$32
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing200UPF 50+ Fishing GlovesUPF 50+ Fishing Gloves$12
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing196Travel BeltTravel Belt$25
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing190Hiking ShortsHiking Shorts$50
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing66Neck WarmerNeck Warmer<br />
$17
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing65Money Clip KnifeMoney Clip Knife$30
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing52Sewing KitSewing Kit$23
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing20Stainless Steel ChainStainless Steel Chain$34
  • 0 to 199 Lower Impact
    • Lower Impact items may not have a direct impact on physical survival but play a part in psychological or quality of life when it comes to survival.
  • 200 to 499 Moderate Impact
    • Moderate Impact items can save your life, but may be more situational.
  • 500 to 899 High Impact
    • High Impact items will not only save your life, but will have a large impact on everyday life. Without these items your odds of survival fall.
  • 900 to 1000 Extreme Impact
    • Extreme Impact items are life and death. Without them you are dead. That death may be slow or fast, but you will die without them.

See the one thousand items of Survival Gear you need to survive the Apocalypse!

The Last Of Us Season 1, Episode 7

Left Behind picks up right where Kin left off. Joel is hurt and Ellie is desperately trying to save him.

The Last of Us: Left Behind
The Last of Us: Left Behind

Spoilers Below

I give detailed, blow by blow details as I review. If you want to skip the spoilers jump down to the Scoring!

If you have watched Left Behind let me know if you agree with my Scoring Below.

Wounded

Joel is wounded and bleeding. Not to mention in a ton of pain. He urges Ellie to go to Tom. Ellie covers up Joe’s shivering body before walking upstairs and going through the door. Is she leaving? We won’t know for a little bit because when Ellie leaves she steps into an epic Flashback.

Fedra Camp (Flashback)

Ellie is running lap before a bully decides to pick on her. Ellie says she doesn’t want to fight but her bully just says “her” friend is gone and her friend was the fighter. After the brawl Ellie’s camp commander tells her she is smart and she could be leader – but not if she keeps acting like a grunt.

Later, after Ellie goes to bed we see someone sneak into her room. It turns out it is her best friend, Riley Abel, who has been on the run for three weeks. Ellie demands to know where her friend went. Her friend went to join the Fireflies. The two of them head out into the night as they chat about when to fight, and when not to.

The two young ladies climb the stairs of an abandoned building only to find a corpse. It looks like the dead guy overdosed and drank himself to death. The Last of Us is a tough world.

Pills & Booze

The Mall (Flashback)

Riley has taken Ellie to the old mall. Which takes us back to Episode 1, When You’re Lost in the Darkness. The mall was referenced when Ellie was talking about how she got bit.

After Riley leads Ellie into the mall, Riley turns on the lights. Riley is going to shoe Ellie “The Four Wonders of the Mall”. Ellie is amazed at how the escalator works, and ends up almost taking Riley down. I thought it was going to lead to them coming face to face. Maybe for a kiss or something. But it didn’t happen. Yet. There have been hints that Ellie might be gay. You be you Ellie. Love who you want to love.

Riley makes Ellie close her eyes before taking her hand. Riley walks her to the Ferris Wheel. The two share a touching moment as Ellie looks at her friend, clearly in love.

This is when the Ferris Wheel stops.

Photo Booth (Flashback)

Ellie and Riley go into the photobooth after the Ferris Wheel freezes. The girls pull the drape closed and proceed to make funny faces as the booth takes pictures. The two exit the photo booth to head to the Fourth Wonder of the Mall, the Arcade.

They head into the Arcade as the beeps and sound effects of the games fill the air. The two find a Mortal Kombat II game and can’t contain their excitement.

The camera slowly pans away from the girls and into the darkness. They aren’t alone. One of the infected is in the mall and all the noise is wakening it up.

Macho Nacho (Flashback)

Riley’s next stop takes the girls to where Riley has been sleeping. It is also where she’s been making explosives for the Fireflies. After Ellie confront her, Riley admits she came back to see Ellie because it is her last night in Boston. The two share a touching moment as Riley tells Ellie she wanted to say goodbye.

Ellie stomps off as Riley watches. Ellie gets as far as the main entrance before guilt or anger makes her go back. The lights are off and we can hear screaming – but it was just Riley in the Halloween store.

This leads Riley & Ellie to having a very cute dance scene that culminates in a kiss. Of course everything is ruined by the infected.

That Post Kiss Smile

The way they both smiled afterwards says it all. Love is love.

Enter the Infected (Flashback)

Riley tells Ellie to run just before the lone infected attacks. Riley is knocked out almost immediately, leaving Ellie to go toe to toe with the Zombie with her blade. Just when it looks like Ellie might be in trouble Riley get up and distracts the infected with her baseball bad. Giving Ellie the moment she needs to stab the creature in the head with her knife.

Ellie’s First Kill

Ellie momentarily celebrates her victory in combat before lifting her arm to show her bite mark. Riley lifts her hand as Ellie cries out in denial and frustration. Riley has been bit too.

Ellie rages before she asks Riley what they are going to do. Riley lays out two options. She has the gun in her hand or they can just keep going.

We aren’t shown how Riley dies before jumping back to the current timeline.

Joel & Ellie (Current Timeline)

Ellie searches frantically for something. We don’t know what it is until she finds it. She was looking for a needle and thread.

Ellie uses a needle and string to sew up Joel. He’s in pain but the job has to be done. The episode ends with her sewing up Joe’s injury.

Am I the only one panicking because there are only two episodes of Season 1 left?

Left Behind Scoring

Left Behind scores 90/100 and is and is Worth Your Time. It is an amazing episode. Bella Ramsey and Storm Reid have electricity jumping between them! My only wish is that there were more Zombies!

Things I loved about this episode:

  • The way that the episode portrays Ellie’s affection for Riley. So much was said with so few words.
  • The Halloween Store dance and emotional movement when Ellie kisses Riley. There is just a moment where we aren’t sure how Riley will react to being kissed, but clearly she was just as much in love with Ellie as Ellie was with her.

Things I hated about this episode:

  • Have the young survivors not seen an infected? Is the mall in the Quarantine Zone? It seems like the survivors in the Quarantine Zone would maybe be more careful?
  • Sewing up the external wound on Joel isn’t going to do much if he’s bleeding internally.
SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11When You’re Lost in the Darkness100
12Infected100
13Long Long Time95
14Please Hold on to My Hand94
15Endure and Survive100
16Kin90
17Left Behind90
18When We Are In Need100
19Look for the Light100

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Multifold Hand Towels

I love these Multifold Hand Towels. Not to be gross but my sinuses drain every morning. Tissues are great but if I have to use three tissues to blow my nose you see how I could go through boxes and boxes of regular tissues every month. Thankfully I found these Paper Towels. They are so much stronger than regular rolled up paper towels or tissues. I can blow my nose or wipe up spills without having to double, or triple up. As a bonus, they are much easier to store as well. Because they are packed in square packs, they are much more efficient to store in bulk. That makes them perfect for your bolt hole, cabin, or hunting and fishing trips.

I keep these Multifold Hand Towels in my vehicle, gun table, and even on my work desk. Put them in a Dispenser and they go with every décor. These Paper Towels have the perfect mix of softness and durability. That means I can blow my nose or wipe my butt without feeling like I just wiped with sand paper. That is important when you keep them in your vehicle and don’t always have a restroom close at hand. It also means I can clean up spills and messes without having to worry about my fingers tearing through cheaper paper products.

If you’ve gone hunting, fishing, or just taken a road trip with me, you know I like to be prepared. That means you’ve seen these Paper Towels many times. They handle the gentle and the bulk cleanup jobs equally as well.

Multifold Hand Towels Scoring

These Paper Towels can have a Low Impact on your survival and score a 27/100.

Don’t let the number fool you. Being on the list of top thousand survival gear items is a big deal. Just being on the list makes this critical gear.

  • Natural multifold paper hand towels.
  • ECOLOGO and Green Seal Certified.

Survival Tools

ImpactCategoryRankItemBuy NowEst Price
Extreme Survival ImpactSurvival Tools914Portable Female UrinalPortable Female Urinal$10
Extreme Survival ImpactSurvival Tools904Survival AxeSurvival Axe$45
Extreme Survival ImpactSurvival Tools903Grass SickleGrass Sickle$18
High Survival ImpactSurvival Tools875Hunting Tree StandHunting Tree Stand$450
High Survival ImpactSurvival Tools810Demolition Wrecking BarDemolition Wrecking Bar$78
High Survival ImpactSurvival Tools761Sports WagonSports Wagon$92
High Survival ImpactSurvival Tools751Sven-Saw Folding SawSven-Saw Folding Saw$42
High Survival ImpactSurvival Tools730Firewood SplitterFirewood Splitter$90
High Survival ImpactSurvival Tools600Framing HammerFraming Hammer$35
High Survival ImpactSurvival Tools550Mechanics Tool SetMechanics Tool Set$90
High Survival ImpactSurvival Tools510Camp ShovelCamp Shovel$27
High Survival ImpactSurvival Tools507Heavy-Duty Pipe WrenchHeavy-Duty Pipe Wrench$18
High Survival ImpactSurvival Tools501Chemical Light SticksChemical Light Sticks$22
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools360Telescopic Extension LadderTelescopic Extension Ladder$125
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools265Full Respirаtor Face MaskFull Respirаtor Face Mask$40
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools241Heavy Duty Button MasterHeavy Duty Button Master$50
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools239100-Lumen Pen Light100-Lumen Pen Light$23
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools2318-Pound Sledge Hammer8-Pound Sledge Hammer$38
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools227Folding ShovelFolding Shovel$26
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools221Snatch BlockSnatch Block$33
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools220Ratchet Strap KitRatchet Strap Kit$32
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools218Folding Hand TruckFolding Hand Truck$60
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools217Weatherproof Magnetic CaseWeatherproof Magnetic Case$20
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools215Clip On Visor LightClip On Visor Light$12
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools211Geekey Multi-ToolGeekey Multi-Tool$20
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools207Safety FlaresSafety Flares$75
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools204Framing NailerFraming Nailer$77
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools203Air CompressorAir Compressor$170
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools202Large Portable Storage BoxesLarge Portable Storage Boxes$225
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools201Outdoor Extension CordOutdoor Extension Cord$31
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Tools102Secret Stash PlanterSecret Stash Planter$36
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Tools99Torch LighterTorch Lighter$9
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Tools60Power Tools StoragePower Tools Storage$105
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Tools27Multifold Hand TowelsMultifold Hand Towels$33
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Tools11Heavy-Duty Storage StrapsHeavy-Duty Storage Straps$17
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Tools10Garage Utility HooksGarage Utility Hooks$30
  • 0 to 199 Lower Impact
    • Lower Impact items may not have a direct impact on physical survival but play a part in psychological or quality of life when it comes to survival.
  • 200 to 499 Moderate Impact
    • Moderate Impact items can save your life, but may be more situational.
  • 500 to 899 High Impact
    • High Impact items will not only save your life, but will have a large impact on everyday life. Without these items your odds of survival fall.
  • 900 to 1000 Extreme Impact
    • Extreme Impact items are life and death. Without them you are dead. That death may be slow or fast, but you will die without them.

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Walkie Talkies

These Walkie Talkies fill a critical role in your survival planning. Cell phones only work when the cell towers have power. In a natural disaster, cell phones are going to stop working fairly quickly. The same with internet lines. If you want to stay in touch with home base while you forage or patrol around your home, you will be glad you have these Walkie Talkies. Being able to communicate gives you a huge advantage.

Coms are incredibly important. We all just take it for granted because when was the last time your cell stopped working for more than an hour or two? Trust me when I say these waterproof Walkie Talkies will be a lifesaver when you need them.

When disaster strikes and the cell towers go down because they have lost power, you can still communicate with your family. That means you can tell them what streets to take, or coordinate offensive and defensive actions. Being able to talk and coordinate actions gives you a massive advantage when it comes to survival.

Walkie Talkies Scoring

These Walkie Talkies can have an Extreme Impact on your survival and score a 912/1000. Having the ability to communicate when cell towers and the internet are down is huge. These Walkie Talkies give you the ability to have watch posts and to communicate when the action gets hot and heavy.

If you want to survive when those around you are dying, make sure you have have the survival gear you need!

  • Withstands submersion of up to 1 meter for 30 minutes.
  • Repels the heaviest rain.
  • Advanced Built-in Flashlight with White and Red LEDs.
  • Includes NOAA radio service where supported.
  • 23 Channels Each with 121 Privacy Codes.
  • Communicate with other FRS radios regardless of brand.

Technology Survival Gear

ImpactCategoryRankItemBuy NowEst Price
Extreme Survival ImpactTechnology Survival Gear913Portable Solar Power BankPortable Solar Power Bank$44
Extreme Survival ImpactTechnology Survival Gear912Walkie TalkiesWalkie Talkies$100
Extreme Survival ImpactTechnology Survival Gear900NOAA Weather Emergency RadioNOAA Alert Weather Radio$32
High Survival ImpactTechnology Survival Gear760Portable Hand Crank GeneratorPortable Hand Crank Generator<br />
$130
High Survival ImpactTechnology Survival Gear750Super Quiet GeneratorSuper Quiet Generator$1500
High Survival ImpactTechnology Survival Gear650Solar Panel Starter KitSolar Panel Starter Kit$200
High Survival ImpactTechnology Survival Gear516Hand Crank & Solar FlashlightHand Crank & Solar Flashlight$17
Moderate Survival ImpactTechnology Survival Gear415Solar Pendant LightsSolar Pendant Lights$30
Moderate Survival ImpactTechnology Survival Gear245Blink Outdoor Security CameraBlink Outdoor Security Camera$180
  • 0 to 199 Lower Impact
    • Lower Impact items may not have a direct impact on physical survival but play a part in psychological or quality of life when it comes to survival.
  • 200 to 499 Moderate Impact
    • Moderate Impact items can save your life, but may be more situational.
  • 500 to 899 High Impact
    • High Impact items will not only save your life, but will have a large impact on everyday life. Without these items your odds of survival fall.
  • 900 to 1000 Extreme Impact
    • Extreme Impact items are life and death. Without them you are dead. That death may be slow or fast, but you will die without them.

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Light Hiking Socks

When it comes to your feet, a pair of these Light Hiking Socks are critical. It is hard to keep hiking if your feet are killing you. When your primary form of travel is walking, you need to take good care of your feet. Blisters make it hurt to walk. That break in your skin also leaves you open to infections. These Socks pull the moisture and sweat away from your skin which helps prevent skin break down, which is critical if you plan on walking any serious distance.

Most of us are spoiled. We get in our car or use a phone to have one pick us up at the curb. When disaster strikes and the roads are parking lots, you are going to have limited options left to get where you are going. For most of us that means walking. Be ready to move, and keep your feet in good condition with these Light Hiking Socks.

When the weather turns cold these Socks also make a perfect base layer. Put them on as the first layer and then your cold weather gear. It also means that as the weather warms you can just peel off layers until you are comfortable again.

Light Hiking Socks Scoring

The Hiking Socks can have a High Impact on your survival and score a 504/1000. Keeping your feet in good shape can mean the difference between making it to shelter before a storm or getting away from the hot zone as fast as possible.

  • 54% Nylon 43% Merino Wool 3% Lycra® Spandex
  • One of the lightest hike socks out there.
  • Light and strong with a thin layer of cushioning along base of foot.
  • Designed and Knit in Vermont.
  • Fast action wicking pulls moisture away from skin.
  • No more sweaty, stinky socks.
  • Comes with a lifetime guarantee.

Survival Clothing

ImpactCategoryRankItemBuy NowEst Price
High Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing805Columbia Watertight JacketColumbia Watertight Jacket$50
High Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing515Waterproof /Windproof Rain PantsWaterproof /Windproof Rain Pants$35
High Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing511Winter Leather GlovesWinter Leather Gloves$28
High Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing504Light Hiking SocksLight Hiking Socks$30
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing470Tundra Ballistic Bib OverallTundra Ballistic Bib Overall$40
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing410Cooling UPF 50 Bucket HatCooling UPF 50 Bucket Hat$20
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing405UPF 50+ Sun BandanaUPF 50+ Sun Bandana$20
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing400Leather Work GlovesLeather Work Gloves$27
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing305BDU/ACU Cargo PantsBDU/ACU Cargo Pants
$45
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing255Evaporative Cooling TowelEvaporative Cooling Towel$8
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing244Rain PonchoRain Poncho$23
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing243Ski JacketSki Jacket$40
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing242Winter Hat with BrimWinter Hat with Brim$19
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing225UPF 50+ Sun Protection HoodieUPF 50+ Sun Protection Hoodie$27
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing205Snake GaitersSnake Gaiters$32
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing200UPF 50+ Fishing GlovesUPF 50+ Fishing Gloves$12
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing196Travel BeltTravel Belt$25
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing190Hiking ShortsHiking Shorts$50
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing66Neck WarmerNeck Warmer<br />
$17
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing65Money Clip KnifeMoney Clip Knife$30
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing52Sewing KitSewing Kit$23
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing20Stainless Steel ChainStainless Steel Chain$34
  • 0 to 199 Lower Impact
    • Lower Impact items may not have a direct impact on physical survival but play a part in psychological or quality of life when it comes to survival.
  • 200 to 499 Moderate Impact
    • Moderate Impact items can save your life, but may be more situational.
  • 500 to 899 High Impact
    • High Impact items will not only save your life, but will have a large impact on everyday life. Without these items your odds of survival fall.
  • 900 to 1000 Extreme Impact
    • Extreme Impact items are life and death. Without them you are dead. That death may be slow or fast, but you will die without them.

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9-Hour Candles

The best part of these 9-Hour Candles is they ever run out of batteries. I can throw them on a shelf, in a pack, or even store them in my vehicle as long as its not too ridiculously hot, and that means I’ll always have a source of light and a little bit of heat when I need it. That means if I get snowed in while trying to drive to my cabin I can actually heat the cab, and have light to see by. All because I was smart enough to plan ahead!

The electric grid is going to be one of the first major infrastructure items to go out in a disaster. When that happens for a day or two you can use the juice you’ve already got stored in your devices. What are you going to do when the lights go out for a few months? Or for ever? Flashlights are great but there are times when your electricity is going to be better used for other devices like radios and GPS units.

Better to go old school with these 9-Hour Candles and save your power for other devices.

9-Hour Candles Scoring

These 9-Hour Candles can have a High Impact on your survival and score a 535/1000. Light is critical to survival. It’s hard to do everything from book to go to the bathroom without lights. Know what I mean?

Don’t let the number fool you. Being on the list of top thousand survival gear items is a big deal. Just being on the list makes this critical gear.

  • 9-hour white wax candles.
  • Ideal for camping, hiking and outdoor adventures.
  • Ideal for survival kits, and emergency preparedness.
  • Each 3.5-inch candle burns for nine hours
  • High-melt temperature minimizes dripping and soot.

Survival Camping Gear

ImpactCategoryRankItemBuy NowEst Price
Extreme Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear905Fire StartersFire Starters$27
High Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear8609 Person Cabin Tent9 Person Cabin Tent$200
High Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear5359-Hour Candles9-Hour Candles$30
High Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear525Internal Frame BackpackInternal Frame Backpack$80
High Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear513Ferro Rod Fire StarterFerro Rod Fire Starter$17
High Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear512Titanium CanteenTitanium Canteen$89
High Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear502Campfire Cup Coffee PotCampfire Cup Coffee Pot$50
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear460Sherpa Waterproof Camping BlanketSherpa Waterproof Camping Blanket$70
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear455Insect Protection NetInsect Protection Net$25
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear258Camping TableCamping Table$72
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear257Portable Camping StovePortable Camping Stove$160
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear247HammockHammock$26
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear236Weatherproof PenWeatherproof Pen$18
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear235Weatherproof NotebookWeatherproof Notebook$7
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear213Camp Kitchen Knife SetCamp Kitchen Knife Set$40
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear212Biodegradable Body WipesBiodegradable Body Wipes$14
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear209Waterproof Dry BagsWaterproof Dry Bags$30
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear208Backpacking Rain FlyBackpacking Rain Fly$38
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear199Lightweight Hiking BackpackLightweight Hiking Backpack$30
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear198Warm Weather Sleeping BagWarm Weather Sleeping Bag$30
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear197Sun Canopy Shade SailSun Canopy Shade Sail$42
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear195Camping TowelsCamping Towels$35
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear101Portable Camping ChairPortable Camping Chair$100
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear100Color Changing Packets for FiresColor Changing Packets for Fires$12
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear25Bunk Bed CotsBunk Bed Cots$426
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear12Portable ToiletPortable Toilet$50
Low Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear2Catch Phrase GameCatch Phrase Game$24
  • 0 to 199 Lower Impact
    • Lower Impact items may not have a direct impact on physical survival but play a part in psychological or quality of life when it comes to survival.
  • 200 to 499 Moderate Impact
    • Moderate Impact items can save your life, but may be more situational.
  • 500 to 899 High Impact
    • High Impact items will not only save your life, but will have a large impact on everyday life. Without these items your odds of survival fall.
  • 900 to 1000 Extreme Impact
    • Extreme Impact items are life and death. Without them you are dead. That death may be slow or fast, but you will die without them.

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