A Survivalist Mindset
“Real Life” Happens Whether We Expect it or Not
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Being prepared with a “go bag” or survival kit will always increase your odds of survival no matter the disaster before you. By supplying you with essential tools and supplies readily at your fingertips, even the most devastating disaster can be survived. Survival tools these days take on a myriad of forms, both high and low tech. No matter what, though, the best survival gear all comes down to one thing: practicality. And when it comes to survival, nothing is more practical than plastic! Gear made from plastic composites tend to be lighter than other materials but just as strong as heavier metals. So if you want to know what’s in our survival bag, here are our top 8 pieces of plastic gear for today’s modern survivalist.
- TG USB Rechargeable Plasma Lighter
The TG Plasma Lighter is an electric arc lighter that can create flame even in rain. Essentially flameless, this lighter features a shell made of rubber and tough polypropylene, for extra durability. It charges via USB and reaches full charge in just 2 hours.
- Go Time Gear Life Tent and Emergency Survival Shelter
This tube tent offers quick refuge when one needs an emergency shelter. Thanks to the included paracord, set up is easy and takes only minutes. Made of mylar, Life Tent is waterproof, to keep you warm and dry even in extreme conditions. Ultra lightweight, it folds nicely into a carrying bag and even includes a bonus emergency whistle.
- Vont LED Camping Lantern
It can be nearly impossible to get anything done in the dark, which often happens unexpectedly when disaster strikes. Make sure to have these Vont LED Lanterns nearby! Compact, lightweight and easy to carry, the lanterns feature a polypropylene waterproof casing with an indestructible design that can survive a drop of up to 10 feet. On top of that, the lanterns come with enough batteries to deliver 90 hours of use per lantern so you never find yourself lurking around dark creepy corners ever again! (Just creepy, nicely lit corners)
- Wise Company Emergency Food Supply
While the food ITSELF isn’t made from plastic (whew!), the storage container keeping your supplies fresh IS. The high-density polyethylene bucket is made from the perfect plastic composite. Polyethylene is durable with non-reactive thermoplastic elements that resist impact and inhospitable climates. As for what’s inside, this massive bundle of individually-wrapped meals-ready-to-eat offers enough food for up to 60 servings! To prepare each meal, only a small amount of water needs to be added, and there’s no cooking required. The food has a 25-year shelf life and is relatively compact, allowing you to fit several meals into a single bag for emergencies.
- LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
Rather than carrying tons of water bottles with you, take this polypropylene straw. You use it just like any other straw, but LifeStraw filters out contaminants found in dirty water, including bacteria and parasites. The straw’s natural filtration system delivers safe, neutral-tasting water every time and lasts for up to 1,000 gallons.
- Gear Aid 550 Paracord Rope
Composed of super heavy-duty nylon, the Gear Aid 550 Paracord rope is 7 individual strands woven together to create a single paracord. What makes this rope unique is that in a survival situation, it can be unraveled to supply you with things like fishing line, thread, or floss. When together, it can be used to secure tents and shelters, create a makeshift clothesline, or even be used for climbing.
- Polypropylene Underwear
Getting too cold is a situation that can pose danger quickly, so finding the right warm layers to wear during a disaster is essential. Polypropylene underwear is our #1 choice for staying warm! It delivers the same warmth as thermal underwear but it will also keep you dry. Polypropylene wicks away moisture and stays warm even when wet! And, it’s cheaper than thermal, too. You can thank us later.
- The Ek Model 5 by KA-BAR
This knife was one of the very first designed for both survival and combat and was originally made for marines fighting in WW2. Featuring an especially long 7 inch blade length (for a total length of nearly 12 inches), the Ek Model 5 has a durable design that allows you to be ready for anything.
The handle is made of nylon and stacked leather for exceptional gripping, and the blade is protected with an epoxy resin so it’s ready for any kind of weather.