13 Best Survival & Emergency Preparedness

List Updated July 2020

Bestselling Survival & Emergency Preparedness in 2020


LifeStraw Personal Water Filter for Hiking, Camping, Travel, and Emergency Preparedness

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter for Hiking, Camping, Travel, and Emergency Preparedness
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Removes bacteria & parasites: The microfiltration membrane removes 99.999999% of waterborne bacteria (including E. coli and salmonella), and 99.999% of waterborne parasites (including giardia and cryptosporidium).
  • Removes microplastics: Removes the smallest microplastics found in the environment (down to 1 micron), and reduces turbidity down to 0.2 microns.
  • Rigorous Testing: All claims are verified with laboratories using standard testing protocols set by the US EPA, NSF, ASTM for water purifiers.
  • Long Lifetime: The microbiological filter will provide 4,000 liters (1,000 gallons) of clean and safe drinking water with proper use and maintenance
  • Make an Impact: For every LifeStraw product purchased, a school child in need receives safe drinking water for an entire school year.

First My Family 4FKIT All-in-One 4-Person Premium Disaster Preparedness Survival Kit with 72 Hours of Survival and First-Aid Supplies 4PKIT

First My Family 4FKIT All-in-One 4-Person Premium Disaster Preparedness Survival Kit with 72 Hours of Survival and First-Aid Supplies 4PKIT
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • First aid: when disaster strikes, minor injuries can quickly become major problems.
  • Food: time is of the essence during an emergency, and food is often forgotten.
  • Shelter: when displaced by an emergency, you need the right tools to keep your family safe and sheltered.
  • Warmth: disasters can leave you exposed to the elements, which is why survival preparation is vital.
  • Water: in an emergency, one of the most important things to have on hand is clean drinking water. Water is certified to stay fresh by the U.S. Coast Guard for up to 5 years.

Survival Theory: A Preparedness Guide

Survival Theory: A Preparedness Guide
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020

First Aid Complete Emergency Preparedness: Kit for Office, Home, School, Emergency, Survival, Camping, Hunting, Travel, Car or Automotive and Sports

First Aid Complete Emergency Preparedness: Kit for Office, Home, School, Emergency, Survival, Camping, Hunting, Travel, Car or Automotive and Sports
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

Datrex Emergency Survival Water Pouch (Pack of 64), 125ml

Datrex Emergency Survival Water Pouch (Pack of 64), 125ml
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Emergency purified water for immediate use; lightweight and extremely compact(64)-125 ml sachets
  • Loss potential minimized due to individual sachets and ideal for storage
  • Easy to dispense from a premeasured sachet; superior packaging materials for optimum durability in your survival kit
  • USCG, Canadian Coast Guard, EC and NZ approval (NSN 8960 0112 4454 3)
  • 5 years shelf life

The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide: Emergency Preparedness for ANY Disaster

The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide: Emergency Preparedness for ANY Disaster
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Brand New & Factory Original!

ER Emergency Ration 1AQK-4P 2400 Calorie Emergency Food Bar for Survival Kits and Disaster Preparedness (Pack of 4)

ER Emergency Ration 1AQK-4P 2400 Calorie Emergency Food Bar for Survival Kits and Disaster Preparedness (Pack of 4)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Each packet contains six individual, ready-to-eat 410 calorie rations; requires no preparation
  • Contain no cholesterol, coconut, or nuts which may cause dangerous allergic reactions when medical aid is scarce
  • Formulated with an optimal Balance of nutrients - Enriched with FDA recommended vitamins & minerals and a pleasant lemon-vanilla flavor
  • Bars crumble easily and may be mixed with water to form a paste for younger children or adults with dental issues
  • Durable, zip-close re-sealable packaging; withstands extreme conditions and temperatures (-22F to 149F)
  • Certified by the U.S. Coast Guard to remain fresh for up to 5-years.
  • Non-thirst provoking formula - no water required for consumption

Coghlan's 36-Hour Survival Candle, 6-Ounce

Coghlan's 36-Hour Survival Candle, 6-Ounce
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Compact, lightweight candle with three wicks can burn up to 36 hours (up to 12 hours per wick)
  • Metal canister with cover protects candle; includes matches; weighs 6 ounces
  • Affordable, essential gear for camping, backpacking, backcountry treks, emergency preparedness, and more

Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival: The Essential Guide for Family Preparedness

Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival: The Essential Guide for Family Preparedness
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Living Ready

Deluxe 2-Person Survival Kit for Emergency Disaster Preparedness for Earthquake, Hurricane, Fire, Evacuations, Auto, Home and Family

Deluxe 2-Person Survival Kit for Emergency Disaster Preparedness for Earthquake, Hurricane, Fire, Evacuations, Auto, Home and Family
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • 3 Pocket Hiker's Backpack With Additional Pockets Inside
  • 72 Hour Kit Designed for 2 People - Twice The Water!
  • 25 Essentials for Disaster Preparedness and Survival
  • Ready-Made and Assembled in the U.S.A.
  • Our Best Selling Kit, Packed Well for Safe Shipping!

Emergency Survival Kit, 12 in 1 Outdoor Survival Gear Lifesaving Tools Contains Folding Knife, Compass, Fire Starter, Flashlights for Camping Hiking Wilderness Adventures and Disaster Preparedness

Emergency Survival Kit, 12 in 1 Outdoor Survival Gear Lifesaving Tools Contains Folding Knife, Compass, Fire Starter, Flashlights for Camping Hiking Wilderness Adventures and Disaster Preparedness
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Emergency Survival Kit : Contains 12 essential tools that a survivalist or outdoor enthusiast would need in a portable sturdy case - flint stone and scraper, folding knife, flash light, compass, tungsten pen, mini key-chain flashlight, blanket, 11-function saber card, whistle, wire saw and 4x bandage
  • Must-Have Survival Gear: Head out on a hike or outdoor adventure being safe & well prepared. This compact kit won't let you down with its tough hard plastic, airtight case protecting all contents made from aluminum, stainless steel, or plastic so they will never rust or corrode
  • Protect and Save Life: A necessary kit for camping, hiking, climbing, outdoor adventures, disaster, survival and emergency situations. Your friends would find this pretty cool as a holiday or birthday gift. It's also an practical gear to develop your children's ability to survive
  • Military Knife: Heavy duty spring-assist folding knife, black sharp blade and black aluminum handle, pocket clip for easy and safe carry, also can be used as bottle opener

Datrex 3600 Calorie Emergency Food Bar for Survival Kits, Disaster Preparedness, Survival Gear, Survival Supplies, Schools Supplies, Disaster Kit 25.4 oz. (4 Pack)

Datrex 3600 Calorie Emergency Food Bar for Survival Kits, Disaster Preparedness, Survival Gear, Survival Supplies, Schools Supplies, Disaster Kit 25.4 oz. (4 Pack)
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Value Pack of Four 18 Bar packs, Total of 36 bars with 200 Calories per bar, 3600 calories per pack
  • Tabletized and sub packaged for ease of rationing and storage in your survival and disaster kit
  • All natural ingredients with no preservatives and superior coconut flavor
  • USCG approved; small and lightweight with a 5 year shelf life
  • High energy value; ready to eat; non thirst provoking

The Disaster Preparedness Handbook: A Guide for Families

The Disaster Preparedness Handbook: A Guide for Families
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Establish a disaster plan
  • Covers 14 basic human needs
  • Extensively researched
  • Easy to read disaster guide
  • Well-researched by an army veteran and current NASA engineer
  • Essential guide every family should have, study, and keep handy, in case the unthinkable should occur

Winter Survival Gear You Need in Your Car

Winter is upon us once again, and with winter often comes slippery driving conditions. In the winter, it is a good idea to have a bag or case with some basic survival gear in your car.

In the winter, it is a good idea to have a bag or case with some basic survival gear in your car. This gear can help you if you are stranded or forced to wait in your car while a road is cleared.

Winter Survival Gear You Need

1. Ice melt and scraper

The most basic of winter survival gear that can help you avoid dangerous situations, or get out of them yourself, are ice scrapers or chemical ice melt. You can use these to get ice off your car windows to increase visibility, open stuck doors, and loosed frozen door locks.

2. Traction assistance

Various things that help with keeping your traction in the snow and ice are essential winter survival tools. Snow tires are important for snowy climates. Tire chains can be useful in very bad conditions. If you are stuck, it is good to have cat litter, sand, or gravel to create traction for your tires.

3. Snow Shovel

If you go off the road, or slide into a snowdrift, you will need a shovel to get yourself out again. There are even small folding shovels that can easily be stored in a trunk or behind your car seat.

4. Warm blankets and clothing

To survive an emergency situation in a car, you must have warm blankets and clothing, including gloves, mittens, warm scarves, and especially hats. In extreme circumstances, you will not be able to run your car motor to provide heat for long.

5. Water

Water is the one thing you cannot live without for more than a couple of days. Unless you have a fire source, you will not be able to melt enough snow to stave off dehydration.

6. Non perishable food

Having a small case or bag of non-perishable food is a great idea for your winter survival kit. Power bars, crackers, or cans of food may save your life if you are stuck for long.

7. Flashlight

A flashlight is essential so you can investigate any problems or even signal for help. It is a good idea to have a shake or crank flashlight in your car that does not need batteries.

8. Emergency Signals

Emergency signals such as very bright or flashing lights or road flares are a great addition to a winter survival kit. If your car goes off the road and snow falls on it, rescuers will not be able to see it unless you have some sort of signal.

9. Chemical warmers

There are various chemical warmers in various sizes that are designed for pockets and even seats of sports fans, hunters, and other outdoor enthusiasts. Having some of these in your car will help keep you warmer without using all your gas.

10. Cell phone

Perhaps the ultimate in winter survival gear is your trusty cell phone. Calling for help, if you can get a signal, will save you from most trouble. Even if you cannot call out, rescuers may be able to pick up faint signals from your cell phone and locate you in that way.

Stocking your car with winter survival gear is an excellent thing to do. Not only can it come in handy if you have to wait for an accident to be cleared or snow to be plowed, it could very well be a life-saver if you, yourself are stranded in the snow and ice. Being prepared for any emergency is what will get you through it all right.

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