Heavy-Duty Storage Straps

Before I received these Heavy-Duty Wrap-It Storage Straps I had cables and cords in tangled piles spread out across my garage. It not only made it hard to find things, but it was a constant source of frustration for my wife because she hated the clutter.

Now I keep everything from extension cords to my air hoses neatly hung up with these Heavy-Duty Wrap-It Storage Straps. I have almost a dozen extension cords because we go nuts every holiday with lights and inflatables and they were always a tangle before I found these Storage Straps. Thankfully what was a huge tangle of cables on my workbench are now neatly organized and hanging on the wall.

Heavy-Duty Storage Straps Scoring

Keeping your gear organized can have an impact on how fast you can react. These Straps help keep all those cords and cables in neat order and can have a low impact on your survival. They score a 11/1000.

  • The best solution for organizing cords, hoses, rope and so much more!
  • Made with heavy-duty weatherproof polypropylene.
  • Built to last—indoors or out.
  • Can hold up to 50 lbs / 22kgs (10”-28” sizes).
  • Includes: two 10-inch x 1.5-inch, two 13-inch x 2-inch, and two 17-inch x 2-inch heavy-duty straps

Survival Tools

ImpactCategoryRankItemBuy NowEst Price
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 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
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools360Telescopic Extension LadderTelescopic Extension Ladder$125
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools265Full Respirаtor Face MaskFull Respirаtor Face Mask$40
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools215Clip On Visor LightClip On Visor Light$12
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools211Geekey Multi-ToolGeekey Multi-Tool$20
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 Tools60Power Tools StoragePower Tools Storage$105
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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Power Tools Storage

I have a bit of OCD when it comes to organization. I tend to grab tools, use them, and then end up with a disorganized mess when I’m done the project, which is exactly when my OCD keeps me up at night, whispering that I need to go put everything in an orderly place, and thanks to this Power Tools Storage solution it is much easier to do. It is perfect to keep all my power tools neatly organized, and easy to find when I need to use them.

Before I had this Storage System my batteries would constantly get lost and my actual tools were spread across my work area. This usually resulted in me being grumpy until I would reorganize, but this this Storage System has helped me to just keep things where they should be which makes my work space cleaner and improves my ability to find the tools I need, when I need to use them.

Power Tools Storage Scoring

How is this Power Tools Storage going to help you during the Zombie Apocalypse or a natural disaster? The answer is pretty simple and straight forward. Once it gets nasty you aren’t going to have time to find your tools to nail your doors and windows shut. So you better know exactly where all those tools are the moment you need them. This Storage System can have a low impact on your survival and scores a 60/1000.

  • Large storage space designed for power tools and chargers.
  • 16.3″L*9.4″w*12.2″H
  • Made of hard wood without knots.
  • Strong load bearing capacity.
  • Solid and durable hardwood storage rack.

Survival Tools

ImpactCategoryRankItemBuy NowEst Price
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 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
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools360Telescopic Extension LadderTelescopic Extension Ladder$125
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools265Full Respirаtor Face MaskFull Respirаtor Face Mask$40
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools215Clip On Visor LightClip On Visor Light$12
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools211Geekey Multi-ToolGeekey Multi-Tool$20
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 Tools60Power Tools StoragePower Tools Storage$105
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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Garage Utility Hooks

Having the gear I need to survive means that sometimes its hard to keep it all organized. I like these Garage Utility Hooks because they not only let me organize, but also maximize my storage space. I have a section for extension cords, air hoses and another for yard tools and folding chairs. Without these Garage Utility Hooks that gear would be cluttering up my floor or workbench.

These Utility Hooks are great for everything from bicycles, power tools, sleds and anything else that has a strap or opening where it can be hung. I keep my ear protection and shooting vest hung up in the corner. I do a let of clay shooting and the vest smells like gun oil and gun powder, and my wife appreciates that I keep the vest in the garage.

My wife on the other hand uses her side of the garage to store her favorite type of gear, which is beach gear. Beach bags, beach chairs, and at least three different sun shades all hang at the ready for her to grab them, load up her truck, and head to the beach.

Garage Utility Hooks Scoring

These Utility Hooks let me keep specific gear right at my fingertips when I get out of my car in the garage. They also let me stay organized so that I know where everything is. If a disaster occurs I can grab what I need and be on my way very quickly. While they are important, they will have a low impact on overall survival and score a

Organize your gear and keep it close at hand with these Garage Utility Hooks.

  • Organize everything from tools to ladders.
  • Put and end to the clutter
  • Strong and durable.
  • Made of premium solid steel.
  • Easy to install just about anywhere.

Survival Tools

ImpactCategoryRankItemBuy NowEst Price
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 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
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools360Telescopic Extension LadderTelescopic Extension Ladder$125
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools265Full Respirаtor Face MaskFull Respirаtor Face Mask$40
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools215Clip On Visor LightClip On Visor Light$12
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Tools211Geekey Multi-ToolGeekey Multi-Tool$20
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 Tools60Power Tools StoragePower Tools Storage$105
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.

Sun Canopy Shade Sail

When the sun is bearing down on you and won’t relent you need this Sun Canopy Shade Sail. It is perfect to protect your deck, patio, and outdoor cooking area. If you have a pool these are perfect to create shaded areas for the little ones.

The thing I really love about these Shade Sails is how portable they are. I have set them up in at least a dozen different locations over the years. I’ve shaded temporary shelters to keep the sun from making my tent feel like an oven. I’ve also put up a Shade Sail to keep my nephews from getting burnt to a crisp while they worked on getting a four wheeler back on the trail. Whenever we go camping I throw one in my vehicle just in case I need it.

I have a friend in California who puts a Sun Shade over his garden. It is just so sunny that without the Sun Shade his plants get cooked before they can grow. The point is if you have anywhere with too much sun, you can fix it.

What will you find at my bolt hole if your lucky enough to find it post Apocalypse? You will see Shade Sails over our outdoor kitchen and guard stations. Another Shade Sail will sit over the maintenance area. If I’m lucky enough to still have ammunition left, you might just find me there cleaning a few guns.

When it comes to surviving the sun, you can never have enough Sun Canopy Shade Sails.

Sun Canopy Shade Sail Scoring

This Sun Canopy can have a moderate impact on your survival. How much it impacts you rely depends on where you live or where you plan to live once a disaster strikes. That means this Sun Canopy scores a 197/1000.

  • Constructed of 185 gsm UV protected high density polyethylene.
  • Strong stitched seams and durable stainless steel D-rings in each corner.
  • Durable and well made.
  • Allows cooling breezes, light, and rain to pass through.
  • Easy to install and maintain.

Survival Camping Gear

ImpactCategoryRankItemBuy NowEst Price
High Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear8609 Person Cabin Tent9 Person Cabin Tent$200
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear460Sherpa Waterproof Camping BlanketSherpa Waterproof Camping Blanket$70
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear455Insect Protection NetInsect Protection Net$25
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 Gear100Color Changing Packets for FiresColor Changing Packets for Fires$12
  • 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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Hiking Shorts

Having the right clothing is critical to survival and these Hiking Shorts are crucial warm weather survival gear. When the temperatures soar, staying cool isn’t just about being comfortable, it is also about survival. That makes these Shorts a must have for everyday use, playing sports, and most importantly, hiking and camping.

One of the things I love about these Hiking Shorts is how well they wick sweat and dry quickly. That’s great if your sweating, and even better if your lucky enough to find places to swim while you are hiking. These Shorts dry off quickly allowing me to swim on hikes without having to carry extra clothing.

That same ability to dry quickly makes them perfect for those high output activities that leave you soaked with sweat. There is nothing worse than walking around as your clothing slides around you on your own sweat. Thankfully these Shorts dry quickly and are so comfortable you can wear them for days. If I’m on a long hike carrying any extra weight isn’t an option. I’d rather carry more water or food and with these these Hiking Shorts I can just rinse them off every few days and they are tough enough to take the constant wear and tear of daily use.

Don’t waste your money on clothing that will fall apart with hard use. Invest in these Hiking Shorts and you will get years of use out of them.

Hiking Shorts Scoring

Clearly I really like these Hiking Shorts. When it comes to survival, they are obviously going to have a lower impact on the overall scale and earn a 190/1000.

  • Wear-Resistant.
  • Quick Dry & Lightweight.
  • Effectively Repel Rain Or Water Quickly.
  • 2 Front Slash Pockets,2 Thigh Zipper Pockets And 1 Rear Zipper Pocket.
  • Comfortable and long wearing.
  • Perfect for sports and daily wear.
  • Perfect for Hiking, Camping, Work, and Travelling.
  • Perfect for Fishing, Mountaineering, and Cycling.

Survival Clothing

ImpactCategoryRankItemBuy NowEst Price
High Survival ImpactSurvival Clothing805Columbia Watertight JacketColumbia Watertight Jacket$50
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 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 Clothing190Hiking ShortsHiking Shorts$50
  • 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.

Warm Weather Sleeping Bag

When I went camping and hiking a lot, I never took a tent with me for short trips in the summer. Anything less than a week and I’m fine with just a tarp on the ground and my Warm Weather Sleeping Bag. If it is pouring rain I look for some high ground and use my tarp to create a rain fly or just keep walking. There is something invigorating about walking through the woods in the rain.

At just over a pound and a half, this Warm Weather Sleeping Bag is perfect to add a bit of comfort to your hike, and even though it might be hot during the day, its not uncommon for the overnight temperatures drop enough to make a Sleeping Bag a must have item. Who wants to wake up shivering while waiting for the sun to rise enough to warm you up a bit. Sleep well, keep the bugs off you, and stay warm in your Warm Weather Sleeping Bag.

As a bonus, this is small and light enough just to clip to the outside of your pack if your already loaded up with food, water, and ammunition. It is also small enough that I throw one in my vehicle for long road trips. If I get the chance to sleep under the stars, I will take that any day over a barely cleaned hotel room.

We lost power this week after someone drove into a telephone pole. After texting my boys that we were out of power, one of the first responses was asking me if I was going to sleep in the yard. What can I say, my boys know me.

Warm Weather Sleeping Bag Scoring

I love this Sleeping Bag because of how small and light it is. It is easy to clip onto my pack or grab if I’m thinking about spending a night out in the woods to get a jump on the morning hunt. This Sleeping Bag scores a 198/1000 because while it is awesome, its going to have a low impact on overall survival in most circumstances.

  • Waterproof and durable.
  • Breathable and skin-friendly.
  • 83″L x 30″W, the size fits for most people.
  • Compact, lightweight and easy to carry.
  • Just 1.7lbs in weight. Ideal for backpacking.

Survival Camping Gear

ImpactCategoryRankItemBuy NowEst Price
High Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear8609 Person Cabin Tent9 Person Cabin Tent$200
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear460Sherpa Waterproof Camping BlanketSherpa Waterproof Camping Blanket$70
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear455Insect Protection NetInsect Protection Net$25
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 Gear100Color Changing Packets for FiresColor Changing Packets for Fires$12
  • 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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Monster Camping Towels

People always forget something when camping. Packing a good Camping Towel is one of those things in my experience. I don’t know how many times I’ve been camping and people will set up a tent and realize there is a nice lake or stream to take a dip in. Only they didn’t bring any Towels which is fine when your going in, but sucks when you climb out and the wind picks up a bit. Plan for cool breezes when you get out of the water and make sure you have a Camping Towels to dry off with.

Each towel has a colored seam so you don’t have to worry about using someone else’s Towel, and they are nice and big and soft, just the thing to dry off before going to cook a steak on the fire and drink a sip of whiskey.

It is easy to forget about the basics when planning for any survival situation. People tend to focus on weapons and food, which are important, but you need to be able to function on a daily basis too. If a natural disaster knocks out the power for weeks, or maybe forever, do you want to be able get cleaned up and dry off. It is those moments of normalcy that make life bearable when everything else has changed.

Of course a Towel has a hundred other uses as well. It can be used to protect you from the sun or make bandages. A Towel can be used to carry loose items, or swaddle a baby. A Towel gives you a general purpose tool that can be turned into a bunch of other tools as well.

Camping Towel Scoring

While these Towels will have a low impact on your survival, they are critical creature comforts when it comes to the simple things like bathing, which is why these Towels score a 195/1000.

  • Includes 4 towels and two carry bags.
  • Perfect for camping or the beach.
  • Each towel has a special color seam to identify it.
  • Absorbent, light and soft.

Survival Camping Gear

ImpactCategoryRankItemBuy NowEst Price
High Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear8609 Person Cabin Tent9 Person Cabin Tent$200
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear460Sherpa Waterproof Camping BlanketSherpa Waterproof Camping Blanket$70
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear455Insect Protection NetInsect Protection Net$25
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 Gear100Color Changing Packets for FiresColor Changing Packets for Fires$12
  • 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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Venture Pal Lightweight Hiking Backpack

This Venture Pal Lightweight Hiking Backpack is perfect to take everything you need for a short hike, long walk, or a trip to the pool. It is designed with a waterproof inner compartment to put wet or sweaty clothes in, and packs up easily so you can take it with you anywhere you go.

These Lightweight Hiking Backpacks are perfect for travel. They are small enough to fold up and keep in your suitcase, and that means you can use them for day trips or just hitting the grocery store. My area recently banned plastic bags (which is awesome) and I keep one of these Backpacks in my vehicle to use as a grocery bag.

When it comes to being ready to take a day trip or go for a hike, being able to carry the gear you need is critical, and these Backpacks are perfect to bring everything you need with you. It is lightweight, but has an internal volume of 40 liters, putting it in that perfect “goldilocks” space to carry a lot, but not too much.

Lightweight Hiking Backpack Scoring

I love my Lightweight Backpack so much I bought one for every member of my family for vacation. We have a family policy of carry on luggage only so we don’t get stuck at baggage claim. These Backpacks are perfect for once you are at your destination and want to bring suntan lotion, water, or other items wherever you go.

When it comes to survival it will likely have a low impact on survival, which is why I’m ranking it 199/1000. On the hand, I don’t go anywhere without one, so maybe I should have ranked it higher.

  • 40 liter total volume in lightweight durable pack.
  • Includes one waterproof pocket. Perfect for wet or sweaty clothes. Made of high quality tear and water resistant nylon fabric.
  • Heavy duty metal zippers.
  • Weighs only 0.7 pounds and easily folds into its own pocket.

Survival Camping Gear

ImpactCategoryRankItemBuy NowEst Price
High Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear8609 Person Cabin Tent9 Person Cabin Tent$200
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear460Sherpa Waterproof Camping BlanketSherpa Waterproof Camping Blanket$70
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear455Insect Protection NetInsect Protection Net$25
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 Gear100Color Changing Packets for FiresColor Changing Packets for Fires$12
  • 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.

Color Changing Packets for Fires

I keep a few of these Color Changing Packets for Fires with my camping gear. What better way to kick off a night by the campfire than by enjoying a rainbow fire?

Sometimes you just need to relax and have some fun, and what better way to amaze the kids than by throwing one of these Color Changing Packets for Fires into the bonfire and making up a story about how the woods were blasted with radiation back when they were testing atomic bombs in the 1940s.

Yes, I know I have a strange sense of humor.

So are Color Changing Packets for Fires a critical survival tool? They could be. If you have been marching for days and everyone is just worn out and especially if you have kids with you. Sometimes mental health is just as critical as physical health and what better way to take everyone’s minds off the day’s hardships than by surprising them with a Color Shifting Fire?

Of course if you are really off the main trail and need to convince some very remote tribe that you are a god so they don’t eat you, these Color Changing Packets for Fires might be your only hope before they put you on the fire. You never know what you are going to encounter out there.

I also like these Packets because they offer some interesting covert signaling options. Give your group the highest chances of survival, plan ahead!

  • Perfect for campfires, bonfires, indoor fireplaces, and any wood fire!
  • Simply toss an unopened pouch into fire to enjoy.
  • Lasts over an hour.
  • Fun to watch.
  • Packets cannot be used in propane or artificial gas log pits.
  • Do not open the packet before throwing it into the fire.

Survival Camping Gear

ImpactCategoryRankItemBuy NowEst Price
High Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear8609 Person Cabin Tent9 Person Cabin Tent$200
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear460Sherpa Waterproof Camping BlanketSherpa Waterproof Camping Blanket$70
Moderate Survival ImpactSurvival Camping Gear455Insect Protection NetInsect Protection Net$25
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 Gear100Color Changing Packets for FiresColor Changing Packets for Fires$12
  • 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.