10 Best In A Wilderness Survival Equipment List – 2020

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10 Best In A Wilderness Survival Equipment List – 2020

I was curious to find out what would be in a wilderness survival equipment list  – 2020. These kits get better all the time.

Whether you find yourself planning for an urban wilderness – we hope things will never come to that, right? – or whether you vacation in remote places, one of these kits will suit your group/family, or you.

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These are good for:

  • Your family home/apartment
  • Car
  • RV
  • Boat
  • Summer cottage
  • Hiking gear
  • Camping equipment

Don’t you want the security of having a preparedness kit ready to go when something happens? I sure do!

Even “small” incidents need preparation. Imagine if a stranger got cut in a fall or collision and they were bleeding, not even seriously.

Don’t you want a pair of latex gloves to put on before you start to touch the blood of a person you don’t know?

If you’re driving or hiking or boating and a fire breaks out, don’t you want masks ready to grab for yourself and your family or friends?

It just makes sense to have these things packed in your car, and in zip lock bags in a back pack.

When you have supplies in stock, you can make your own mini kits for different occasions.

If you’re a pro, well then, you know exactly what you must have ready to go.

These kits are presented in a variety of both tactical professional supplies, and the more ordinary household versions, be that urban, boat, RV, cottage and the like.

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Lightning X Jumbo Medic First Responder EMT Trauma Bag Stocked First Aid Advanced Fill Kit D


This short video gives you a quick look at the kit:


This bag gets 5 Stars from pros in the field. There are a couple of mentions that the tourniquet needs to be heavier, but all other stocked items are good.

Items worthy of mention are:

  • Oxygen cylinder packed separately from the main compartment – easy access
  • Pouches for pediatric/adult/larger adult equipment are color coded
  • Diamond treaded PVC reinforced rigid bottom and sides provide water resistance and durability

The vendor tells us:

Fill kit includes the following supplies: Tweezers, Kelly Hemostats, Trauma Sheers, Bandage Sheers, LED Penlight, Am Ampules, Band-Aids (100), 4″ x 4″ Gauze Pads (25 packs of 2), 2″ Roll Gauze (2), 3″ Roll Gauze (2), 4″ Roll Gauze (2), 2″ Self-Adherent Bandage (2), 2″ Elastic Ace Bandage (2), 5″ x 9″ ABD Pad (2), 8″ x 10″ ABD Pad (2), 1″ Roll Cloth Tape, 2″ Roll Cloth Tape, Iodine Wipes (10), Isopropyl Alcohol Wipes (10), Triple Antibiotic Ointment 1/2 oz, Instant Cold Packs (2), Eye Pads (2), Triangle Bandage (2) , Eye Wash, Nitrile Exam Gloves (4), Universal SAM Finger Splint, Glucose, Sting Pads (10), Adult BP Cuff, Sprague Stethoscope, CPR Barrier Mask w/ Case, OPA Kit (6 sizes), 10″ x 30″ Trauma Dressing, NC Tubing (2), NRB Mask (2), MPR Bag, 4-1/4″ x 36″ Roll Splint, Occlusive Chest Seal, Adjustable C-Collar, 2oz Burn Spray, 2oz First Aid Spray, Emergency Blanket, Quick Stop Hemostatic Blood Stop Spray, R.A.T.S. Tourniquet, First Aid Guide Booklet, 4″ x 4″ Burn Dressing (2), O2 Reg 0-15 lpm, Alum “D” Ox Cyl (empty), Color Coded Pouches (4)“.

Squad Kit (Combat Casualty Response Kit) 80-0039 Coyote Each by North American Rescue 80-0039


This kit features:

  • 500D CORDURA Solution-Dyed Nylon with Near Infrared Signature Reduction
  • Ghillie-Tex IR signature reduction hardware
  • Sand and water resistant
  • Self-repairing zipper with silent 550 cord pulls
  • Multiple-load carriage configuration capabilities: fanny pack, over the shoulder
  • Attachments for 3-day assault packs and MOLLE style webbing
  • Enhanced Hip Stabilization System for greater security during transport

If you are curious about Near Infrared Signature Reduction, read about it Here.




This kit is for Tactical Health Care Professionals whose priorities are mobility, adaptation and efficiency.

It is designed for the rapid extraction of casualties and treatment of severe injuries. 

This bag provides  large central compartment and multiple attachment points in order to maximize the storage space within its compact profile.

This kit uses the Dragon Handle System – view it here:

Do you think you might need that in an “ordinary” household or neighborhood event? The trouble is, we never do know, do we? Until it happens.

Medique Products 738ANSI Filled Five Shelf First Aid Kit


This is a perfect wall mount or counter kit for all but the smallest industrial settings. Its features are:

  • The cabinet is powder coated heavy duty steel.
  • This is an ideal kit for medium to large urban industrial work settings
  • It is also perfectly equipped for remote locations
  • Useful for restaurants, sports teams, dance studios, gymnastic training centers, and work place situations
  • The convenient door pouches allow storage as well as easy access to the most frequently-used products
  • Meets OSHA and ANSI requirements
  • The sturdy steel cabinet and locking brackets keep contents secured in the box
  • You will feel confident that the wide array of products enables you to handle minor emergencies.
  • This kit has carry handle for easy transportation
  • Features face forward dispensing products
  • The Cabinet can be mounted on wall to save counter space.
  • Packed with over 900 first aid supplies to treat any unforeseen accident

My Medic MyFak First Aid Kit – Water Resistant Bag, Bandages, Burn Aids, CPR Shield, Survival First Aid Kit, Airway, Tourniquet, Stainless Steel Instruments – Advanced


This First Aid Kit is OSHA & ANSI Approved, and a FSA/HSA Approved Purchase

Immediate access pull-away Velcro Panel means you can get at the contents with no delay.

Both Basic and Premium versions are under 3.5 pounds.

This compact kit is easy to carry to any family outing – with grab handle or shoulder strap.

Covers the following conditions:

  • Bleeding
  • Airway treatment
  • Burns
  • Sprain and fracture
  • Tourniquet
  • Antiseptic ointments and creams
  • Analgesics
  • Rescue blanket/whistle/lightstick
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Small surgical tools
  • CPR shield

This small and well-equipped pack is ideal for daily hikes, picnics, camping trips, canoe trips and more. It will easily tuck into your back pack or tote bag.

4 Person Survival Kit Deluxe – Prepare For Earthquake, Evacuation, Emergency Disaster Preparedness 72-Hour Kits for Home, Work, or Auto


This 3 Day kit for four individuals contains the following items:

  • Deluxe duffel bag
  • 48 Pouches of Water
  • 4 2400 Calorie Food Bar
  • 40 Water Purification Tablets
  • 1 Hand Crank AM/FM/ Band Radio
  • 2 Hand Squeeze Rechargeable Flashlights
  • 5 in 1 Survival Whistle
  • I Magnesium Flint
  • 4 Mylar Sleeping Bags
  • 4 Ponchos
  • 2 Tube Tents with Rope
  • 16 Function Pocket Knife
  • Leather Palm Gloves
  • 50 Foot Rope
  • 4 Soaps
  • 4 Toothbrush
  • 4 Toothpaste
  • 9 Handy Wipes
  • 4 N95 Masks
  • 8 Tissue Packs
  • 1 Large First Aid Kit
  • 1 Gas Shut Off Wrench
  • 1 Can Opener
  • Bio Hazard Waste Bags
  • 2.5 Gallon Water Bag
  • 4 Body Warmers
  • 4 Light Sticks
  • Candles
  • 1 Deck of Cards

Your survival chances are greatly increased with this pack contents. It provides food, water, shelter and a first aid kit. The basics will keep you going until conditions calm down.

EVERLIT Earthquake Emergency Kits Survival Kit 72 Hrs 2 Person Bug Out Bag for Hurricanes, Floods, Tsunami, Other Disasters,Include Food Water, Gear, Hand-Crank Charger 


This kit contains a Five Year shelf life of food and water supplies.

It is designed for 2 people use, for 72 hours of adverse conditions

It includes purification tablets for 25 gallons of water.

Ever Lit is a veteran owned company which offers a 60 day return on any of the company products, as well as a full 1 Year Warranty on their items

The back pack is tactical military grade.

The company states:

“By sharing the best of our military experience and tactical practice, we strive to help all the people to better prepare for the avoidable disasters, emergencies and survival situations. Everlit Survival is here to prepare you for the unexpected and to safeguard your next adventures!”.

48 customer reviews give this kit 4.7 Stars. At 19 pounds, this pack is easily divided into two back packs, easily carried by two people sharing a 9.5 pound load. That thought occurred to me as I first read about this kit.

Sharing the load, you can walk faster and farther if necessary.

It includes food, water, tactical tools, a first aid kit, and key shelter items.

Mention goes to the all-in-one hand crank flashlight, radio and electric device charger

Mention also goes to the good organization of the items. Also noted is a possible need to augment the kit with size appropriate gloves (smaller most likely).

Worthy of note, that with all this pack includes, there is room left over to customize your supplies.

 Mayday Start II Trauma Kit Bag in Black


This kit is a trauma and medical supply pack. It can be slid under a truck seat easily.

It is recommended for road trips, home use, as a well equipped bag of quality treatment items including:

  • Wipes/towelettes/gauze pads/a variety of bandages
  • Blood stoppers
  • Sting relief
  • CPR mouthpieces (6)
  • Sun block
  • Eye wipes
  • A 27 page First Aid guide book

This is not a survival kit, but is more than adequate for bleeding, burning, stinging, air block, CPR and other “typical” (all that we hope won’t ever happen) events. 

It will certainly get you to ER safely in most cases.

Rapid Care First Aid 80095 4 Shelf ANSI/OSHA Compliant All Purpose First Aid Cabinet, Wall Mountable, 1,110 Pieces


This Amazon Choice and 4 Star rated cabinet measures  5.75 x 15.5 x 22.75 inches. The white steel case is moisture resistant .

The 1322 items in this kit exceed OSHA guidelines and ANSI standards.

Who uses this kit?

  • Campers/Cottages/Boats/Community Centers/Homes.
  • Offices
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Police and Fire Departments
  • Construction Sites
  • Manufacturing Facilities?Food Process Centers/Big Box Stores/Malls
  • Post Offices/Shipping Centers
  • Airports

Anywhere where there are people! Rapid Care started as a family business and has grown to become a favorite supplier of all purpose first aid kits.

It is portable, weighing 15.6 pounds. It has a handle.

Do you run a Scout troop, or tour a student orchestra or gym team? This is the perfect kit for you.

Survival Work/Home First Aid Kit (USA Model)


Know what caught my eye right away when I investigated the details on this kit?

Every component is labelled, telling you what the item is, what it should be used for, and how many you need to keep in your kit. “

Hey folks, unlike many of the peeps who designed, or just buy these kits, I am not a nurse, first responder or retired Marine.

I probably need several courses on first aid, or at least need to keep watching the latest youtube vid on CPR. Is that you too?

I think if so, there is your major reason to get this kit.

Because when you think about it, who does know all that we need to, to stop bleeding, open someone’s airway or treat a bad burn? 😯 

The outer kit is water resistant and can be cleaned with disinfectants.

The 8.2″ width opens up to 31″. The access to color coded items is fast and precise.

The Combat Tourniquet is this year’s addition to the kit. It is designed for one hand use, in case you need to save yourself. 

The zippers, D clips and reflective piping are heavy duty.

All products are wrapped and sterile.  There are extra spaces in the kit so you can add more of what you or your family may need. Customize!

And get peace of mind.

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The following informational article offers some vital ideas on the topic of getting out safely, or hunkering down with supplies in place. I recommend it! His book sounds good too.

Bugging In Versus Bugging Out by Alex D Newton

Over the past few months I have read multitudes of articles, forum posts and twitter tweets about Bugging In and Bugging Out. Depending upon who you ask, you can get a vast array of answers about which one you should or should not do.

I don’t get it.

Using logic, this should end the debate.

First, let’s define a few terms and get a few things straight;

Definitions –

Prepper: A person that prepares for emergency and disaster events ahead of time in order to increase their survivability.

Bugging Out: A controlled evacuation following a defined plan.

Areas of Contention –

Most articles and posts that I have read stating NOT to Bug Out make a few glaring mistakes and assumptions.

1) Bugging out is leaving behind your family, friends and pets

2) Bugging out is putting on a backpack and heading into the woods to live Rambo style

3) Bugging out is a mad dash into the unknown, rubbing elbows with the unprepared and leaving all of your preps behind

4) The safest and best thing to do is to Bug in, no matter what

So now that we have the definitions and the major areas of contention out in the open, let’s take a look at Bugging Out versus Bugging In.

First we need to understand that as Preppers we are not preparing for a specific event, we are prepping for anything that comes our way. To do otherwise is to do yourself and your family a disservice and place them in danger. That being said, you CANNOT prepare for “anything” if you do not include plans for Bugging Out. There are simply too many situations where Bugging Out is the only option, (house fire, evacuation order, gas leak, wildfire, etc.) the list goes on and on.

Second, Bugging Out is NOT running into the woods with a backpack and a knife and leaving everyone you know behind to fend for themselves. If your house catches on fire and you and your family leave and stay at a Hotel, that is Bugging Out! No woods involved, no eating bugs or making clothing from old car seats involved! At the same time, in case of a major event such as an economic collapse, terrorist attack or anything else of major significance, Bugging Out may still be your only option.

Is your house a safe place? Sure it is! Oh wait, maybe it is! Well, then again, maybe it isn’t! What if you live in a major metropolitan area? If I lived in the downtown area of even suburbs of a city like Chicago for instance and something major happened that I knew was going to displace thousands of people, should I bug out? I can board up my windows and go grab my guns and hunker down and hope that the people coming out of the city pass me by, or I can methodically grab my gear and my family and put my emergency plans into action and not worry about it.

So Bugging Out is the best idea, no matter what?!?!


The best idea is to prepare for BOTH possible outcomes, Bugging In and Bugging Out, and when emergencies and disasters occur you can use logic and common sense to determine your best course of action. Have a Bug Out Location (BOL) or Primary Shelter Site (PSS) ready in case you need to leave, have plans for how to get there and what you need to take with you. Have plans for your family members on where to meet and how to know it’s time to go.

Here is your line of thought for this matter:

1) What is the emergency/disaster?

2) Does it immediately impact the health and welfare of myself or my family?

3) Is my current location provisioned and safe (defensible)?

4) Is the current event likely to get worse or spread?

5) Is the current event likely to end or improve soon?

6) Do I have the proper equipment for surviving this event?

7) Am I likely to NEED to defend my home during this event?

8) If I need to Bug Out, do I have the proper plans in order?

9) (If you have a PSS) Would it be safer to be at my PSS?

There is no debate folks, you are NOT prepping if you have not considered bugging out and then prepared for it. Preppers PREPARE, it’s what we do.

Alex Newton

Plan and Prep – [http://planandprep.com/home]

Author – Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

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