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Surviv-All Survival Knife Lets You Cut Cords Without Unsheathing


Survival knives are all over the market, and they all boast differing always of features that make them more or less attractive.; the Surviv-All Survival Knife happens to have some of the more innovative and ingenious ones. Particularly, the sheath features an opening towards the front that lets you cuts twine and other smaller ropes without having to take the entire blade out. Additionally, there’s a firestarter rod on one side, as well as a sharpening block on the other.

It boasts a 4.25 inches long high carbon 440 stainless steel full tang, drop point blade that sees to your cutting needs, while a rubber textured, ergonomic handle ensures grip confidence. The latter also features a stainless steel pommell at the end of the handle too. [There’s even a] patent-pending para-secure paracord handle strap that ensures the knife stays sheathed even in the roughest moments.

It’s a nice looking knife with a lot of utility, which is why it’s extra attractive at its price point of $45.


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Ceramic Escape Knife Could Come In Handy If You’re A High-Risk Target


We can’t imagine that most people spend any amount of time thinking about what they’ll do if they ever get abducted. Yet these people do exist, or products like the Ceramic Escape Knife (CEK) would never get made. It’s a tiny blade, about the size of a pinky finger and weighing about as much as a penny (2.5 grams), that stays sharp 10 times longer than steel and will never rust. You’re supposed to hide it in a place that your would-be abductors would never think to check, and use it to cut your ties if you’re lucky enough for these to be made out of something other than metal. It’s all of $15, which is a really tiny amount to pay if you ever plan to venture if you’re going somewhere unsafe.

Better yet, not going somewhere unsafe is free.

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The Survival Grenade Could Save Your Life

Survival Grenade



Who would’ve thought that a grenade might just save your life when you’re stranded or lost in the great outdoors? Not the ones that go boom but rather, the Z.A.P.S. Gear Survival Grenade. Designed by a marine scout sniper, the “grenade” is actually an uber-compact survival kit that contains things you’ll need to get by when you’re stuck in the wilderness: a steel shackle, compass, wire saw, snares, fire starters, fish hooks, knife blades, Ziploc bags, a whistle, and water purification tables, among other things.

It also comes with a user’s guide so you’ll know what each one is for and how to use them, should the need arise.

The Gear Survival Grenade is available online for $75.

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Solar Spark Lighter and Survival Tool


Stuck in the woods in need of fire? There’s a great big ball of it a few million miles away, and the Solar Spark Lighter and Survival Tool will let you harness some of it to get a flame going. It’s a stainless steel parabolic mirror with a vertical holder placed right at the focal point. Wedge a piece of wood, or some other tinder and point it at the sun and in no time you’ll have the beginnings of a fire; that spot can reach hundreds of degrees despite the tool’s small size. Measuring 4.5 inches across, it’s relatively portable and definitely on the “must-pack” list of any self-respecting outdoors enthusiast.

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NDūR Survival Straw Lets You Drink Filthy Water In Case Of Emergency. Or For Fun


If you’re going to venture out into the wilderness, it’s always a good idea to have backup plans in case your infallible sense of direction ends up failing miserably. What do you do if you’re stuck out there for a few days with nothing but muddy water all around to keep you hydrated? The NDūR Survival Straw is an inexpensive product that can go a long way to keep you alive. Featuring a fairly sophisticated water filtration technology from Seychelle, the straw claims to “eliminate up to 99.9 percent of micro-organisms, up to 99.99 percent of all chemicals and heavy metals, and up to 99.9999 percent of viruses and bacteria.” All you have to do is dip the straw in the stream, and drink away. It’s able to treat up to 25 gallons (95 l) of water before needing replacement. Best of all, it’s only $30. That’s a perfect pricepoint for anyone to consider making this a permanent member of their outdoors survival kits.

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Datrex 3600 Food Bars Can Save Your Life When Stranded In The Wild

If you’re about to embark on the sort of journey that could have you away from civilization for a prolonged period of time, you probably want to spend some time looking at the gear you take with you. Chief among this is the stuff that’ll keep your body ticking: food. The Datrex 3600 food bars aim to cram as many calories in as small a package for as little money as possible. The bars are ready to eat and do not provoke thirst, and each of the Datrex 3600 will provide, yes, 3,600 calories of sustenance. That’s about enough for one day’s worth of walking through a forest, looking for help, though of course you’ll also need water. They have a 5 year shelf life and no, we have no idea what they taste like though some reviewers seem to have come away not completely disgusted. And lets be honest, it’s probably better than anything Bear Grylls would have you eating…

It’s $8.45 for one package, which contains 18 chunks of 200 calories each.

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Would You Get In This Ball In Case Of Natural Disaster?

With Sandy having left a path of destruction in its wake, a lot of people are understandably thinking about what they can do to better protect themselves for when the next big one hits. Japan is no stranger to natural disasters, and a company there is marketing a crushproof, floating ball as their solution. Called the Life Armor, its spherical shape and materials allow it to withstand up to 9,3 tons of compressive pressure, and can take a plunge from 25m. Whether the four humans it’s able to carry inside will survive such a fall is a different matter. It does float, and the thought of having four people trapped inside a 1.2m diameter sphere floating about doesn’t exactly strike us as the best way to protect yourself from… well, anything. Still, if you fancy this particular solution, it does appear to sell for roughly $5,000.

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HeatStick Will Get Your Water Boiling, No Flame Required

By David Ponce

If you’re out in the field, doing field-y things and generally getting yourself into trouble Bear Grylls-style… you’re gonna end up needing the HeatStick. It’s a heat delivery system that screws right into a water bottle and uses an aluminum canister of propane/butane to heat an element up, and get your water hot in a jiffy. There’s no open flame, and none of the combustible material ever comes into contact with your water; only the metal element ever gets hot.

HeatStick was developed for freeze-dried rations, boil-in-the-bag rations, MREs, beverages and personal hygiene in extreme climatic conditions where efficiency, safety and performance are everything. It’s developed to meet the needs of Special Forces and outdoor professionals under the most hostile conditions.

There’s more tech in this device than you can shake a stick at, but you’re going to have to visit the product website to find out all about them. All you need to know out here is that you can get hot water, fast, efficiently, silently, and stealthily. A 1 litre bottle with the HeatStick system will set you back 2,379KR or about $404 USD. A packet of 10 FuelSticks is 460KR or about $78, which works out to almost $8 per charge. Each FuelStick has enough juice to heat between 6 and 9 litres of water.

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Paracord Is Survival Cord Disguised As Belt

By David Ponce

You never know when the need might come to rappel down a building. So it might make sense to go around holding your pants up with carefully braided 550 paracord. When that moment comes, simply take the belt off, pull the tab and you have 80+ feet of cord at your disposal. You might look a little stupid going down a building in your underwear but if things get to that point, we suspect that’ll be the least of your worries. We’re also not sure just how hard it’ll be to braid it back into its former belt shape once you’ve deployed.

Still, it’s $28.

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