What Gear Do You Need For Outdoor Survival?

Having been camping since I was a little boy, I’ve got much experience with outdoor survival gear. Through my experiences, I’ve developed a list of elementary equipment, if I am found in a survival scenario.

It may be difficult to figure out, what was missing from your list once you’ve started to stockpile survival equipment. Because of this, we’ve taken some time to produce a comprehensive record of all various kinds of survival gear that you might need for outdoor survival

Naturally, every survivalist has different needs and is different. So, no two survival gear stockpiles or survival kits will appear the same. Some will definitely wish to stay away from purchasing battery or electricity dependant gear, for example, though others may wish to go the hyper-minimalist path, simply buying the things they think they’ll really desire (and perhaps have the ability to hold in one back pack). Do’t feel forced by buying something you do’t really believe you’ll use, into expanding your list of survival equipment. Instead, scan this list that you might have forgotten or think would actually compliment your preferences as a survivalist.

I’ve taken some time to organize the gear into various classes for your convenience: to make browsing much easier. Check the list out if there’s anything you think that should enhance your own personal list of survival equipment and tell us!


Outside Survival Gear List

Most of the items on this particular list are must-have survival equipment pieces. With all the appropriate tools, you’ll be able to generally make your personal shelter just in case you want to, or fix one which you curently have. Great survival tools also can enable you to collect wood for creating fire and to cook with, which is just why tools will be the first thing on our list.


  • Pocket knife with multiple functions
  • Survival/Bushcraft machete
  • Flashlight
  • Lantern
  • Emergency candlesBags/Packs:
  • EDC bag. EDC stands for Every Day Carry.
  • Hiking backpack
  • Axe
  • Saw
  • Scissors
  • Multi too

Fire Making:

  • Lighter Lighter fluid
  • Fire starter/firesteel
  • Waterproof matches
  • Magnifying glass

Please note, these things Won’t keep you comfortable, they’ll just keep you alive. Don’t be afraid to change or add products to fit your particular needs. At some point, you will figure out, what does and what does not work for you, and can you adjust appropriately, as you gain more experience.