With the world slowly falling apart all around us, it’s time to start taking prepping seriously. Even though skills and training are more important then gear, good gear in well trained hands is a force to be reckoned with and will dramatically increase your chances of survival. The gear listed below have all been carefully selected for their quality, reliability, and highly rated reviews amongst the prepper community. It should be mentioned however that we did not list personal items such money, documents, clothing, and etc.. The price tag of this “basic” kit comes to a wopping $825.55. By “basic” we mean it has all the essential items, we could’ve chosen cheaper, and more poorly made products but we don’t believe in cutting corners when it comes to protecting your life. Please feel free to leave comments/suggestions/ideas down below. If you know of a better product to substitute one below, we want to hear about it!

Basic 72hr Emergency Survival Kit


1. Plan Ahead Organized Professional Padfolio, 10.75in x 13.5in
2. Zebra F-701 Stainless Steel Ballpoint Retractable Pen
3. Rand Mcnally 2015 Road Atlas
4. SAS Survival Guide Second Edition
5. Corsair Flash Survivor Stealth 16GB USB 3.0
6. Potable Aqua Water Treatment Tablets
7. Sawyer Products SP128 Mini Water Filtration System
8. Nalgene Wide Mouth Canteen Water Bottle 96oz
9. Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottle 27oz
10. Mountain House 72-Hour Emergency Meal Kit
11. Vargo Alcohol Fuel Bottle, 8oz
12. Esbit 5-Piece Trekking Cook Set
13. Esbit 1400 Degree Smokeless Solid Fuel Cubes, 12 x 14g
14. Snow Peak Titanium Spork
15. Bic Lighter
16. Light My Fire Original Swedish FireSteel Army 12,000 Strike Fire Starter
17. Campsuds in Nalgene Bottle
18. Sawyer Ultra 30 Insect Repellent Lotion, 4 oz
19. Toilet Tissue x 2 Rolls
20. Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer Travel Size, 2 x 2oz
21. Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand Wipes Singles, 24 Count
22. MSR Packtowl Original Towel
23. Adventure Medical Kits UltraLight & Watertight .9 Kit
24. Rothco Military Nylon Paracord Rope 50ft
25. Dry Top Heavy Duty 10-mil Poly Tarp, 10ft x 12ft
26. Survive Outdoors Longer Escape Bivvy
27. Snugpak Poncho
28. Kelty Redwing 50L Backpack
29. Custom Leathercraft 125M Handyman Flex Grip Work Gloves
30. Bahco Laplander Folding Saw
31. Stainless Steel Folding Trowel
32. Leatherman Charge TTi Multi-Tool
33. Streamlight Protac Tactical Flashlight 2AA
34. Energizer AA Lithium Batteries 4 Count
35. Storm All-Weather Safety Whistle
36. Adventure Medical Kits Sol Duct Tape, 2 x 50in Rolls
37. Krazy Glue All Purpose, 2 x 0.07oz
38. Ziploc Big Bag Double Zipper, 5 Count