20 of the Highest Rated Survival Items Under $20

High quality survival gear doesn’t have to be expensive. If you’re putting a bug out bag together or just searching for a gift, it’s important to know which gear is really worth the money. I’ve taken the guess work out of the process and compiled a list of 20 survival items that have high ratings on Amazon and cost less than $20. I actually own 12 of the following items, marked with a green check mark, and I can personally vouch for their quality.

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Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight & Watertight .5 First Aid Kit

The Ultralight / Watertight Series features proprietary DryFlex™ bags for the ultimate in ultralight, waterproof storage. For the multi-sport athlete that refuses to be let down or weighed down by his or her gear.The Ultralight / Watertight .5 is perfect for one-to-two-day solo trips when you need an ultralight kit with enough supplies to treat common injuries. Packaged in a rugged, yet lightweight silnylon bag with a DryFlex™… More Information

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AquaMira Military Water Purification Tablets (50 Pack)

This 50-pack of Aquamira Water Purification Tablets is ideal for any lengthy camping trip, hunting expedition or any other excursion where the availability of safe drinking water is a concern. A genuine OE, EPA-registered product from the manufacturer, these military-grade chlorine dioxide tablets immediately start to produce a powerful germicidal agent when dropped into a one-liter bottle of water, killing off bacteria, viruses… More Information

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Authentic Titan Type III Military 550 Paracord

Titan Paracord is made from 100% Nylon, measures 5/32″ in diameter, and contains 21 individual strands, braided into seven seriously-strong 3-strand yarns. Its official military designation is MIL-C-5040H, Type III, 550 Paracord. Titan Paracord is the ultimate utility cord, and is also known as 550 Cord, Parachute Cord, or Survival Cord… More Information

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Bahco 396-LAP Laplander Folding Saw, 9-Inch Blade, 7 TPI

The Bahco 9-inch Laplander folding saw has seven teeth per inch and is a general-purpose folding saw for cutting both green and dry wood, plastic, or bone. This saw is specially designed for wildlife enthusiasts, hunters, and campers. The blade is specially coated for rust protection and low friction. The handle is a two-component plastic handle for perfect grip, complete with a leather strap. This saw features a safety lock… More Information

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Cyalume SnapLight Industrial Grade Light Sticks

The Cyalume SnapLight brings light to dark places. A cornerstone of emergency preparedness, survivalist and general safety plans for decades, these heavy-duty light sticks aren’t some glow stick you pick up at a party store. SnapLight provides bright, reliable, 360 degree illumination for up to 12 hours. The green SnapLight is so bright it can be seen from up to a mile away – so you can rest assured knowing it will provide enough light for rooms, hallways, stairwells or your walk back to camp… More Information

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Emergency Zone Canopy Mosquito Net

Mosquito nets are not just a luxury. For certain climates they are a necessity, especially when considering the risk of disease carried by mosquitoes. This mosquito net is made of a fine mesh material that keeps the weight down, and allows for an extremely small carrying size… More Information

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Ever Ready First Aid Israeli Bandage

The israeli bandage is an innovative, combat proven first-aid device for the staunching of blood flow from traumatic hemorrhage wounds in pre-hospital emergency situations. This 6″ wide, all-in-one device consolidates multiple first-aid devices such as a primary dressing, pressure applicator, secondary dressing, and a foolproof closure apparatus to secure the bandage in place. This internationally patented and fda approved bandage is the ideal solution for emergency… More Information

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Kevlar® Braided Cord

100% Dupont Kevlar(R) has all of the properties you want in a speargun line. It’s ultra high strength, ultra low stretch and superior knot retention mean that once tightened your constictor knot will stay tight. Avoid the problems of knot creep or stretch inherent in other high performance fibers. This line is excellent for a multitude of applications including model rocketry and fire poi… More Information

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Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0

Originally developed for the Swedish Department of Defense, Swedish FireSteel is a flash of genius. Its 3,000-Degree C spark makes fire building easy in any weather, at any altitude. Used by a number of armies around the world, Swedish FireSteel’s dependability has already made it a favorite of survival experts, hunters, fishermen and campers. The Army 2.0 has an ergonomic design makes for increased ease of use, and the striker has an integrated whistle… More Information

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Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade

The Morakniv Companion is an all-in-one knife for outdoor enthusiasts with a patterned, high-friction grip that makes it comfortable to hold and easy to handle. The Companion features a 4.1-inch (104 mm) blade of hardened Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel with a three-quarter tang for outdoor and marine applications where knives are commonly exposed to dirt and moisture. Stainless steel knives are less susceptible to corrosion and… More Information

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Mountain House Pouches

For nearly 50 years, Mountain House adventure meals have consistently been the premier choice of campers, backpackers, and survival experts. Born out of freeze dried meals we make for the United States Special Forces, Mountain House food has a proven history of reliability and most importantly, delicious flavor. With just-add-water preparation, Mountain House is not only the perfect camping or backpacking food, but also perfect for keeping on hand just in case of an emergency… More Information

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MPOWERD Luci Outdoor – Inflatable Solar Light

This extremely durable solar LED light is completely powered by the sun, no additional batteries needed. Set it in direct sunlight for 7 hours and Luci Outdoor lasts up to 12 hours on a single charge. It is inflatable, collapsible, lightweight (weighs only 4.4 ounces), fully waterproof & submersible. 10 powerful white LEDs shine in 3 settings: bright, super bright, 1 second flashing… More Information

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S.O.S. Rations Emergency 3600 Calorie Food Bar

15,075 kj. 3600 kcal per package. High energy value. Ready to eat. Perfect for anyone in the process of building a disaster / emergency kit. The SOS Emergency Food Rations are US Coast Guard approved and has a shelf life of 5 years from the date of manufacture. Content: Each package contains 9 delicious bars providing 410 calories per bar totaling over 3600 calories per package. Non-thirst provoking formula offers maximum survival capacity with drinking water restriction…. More Information

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Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System

The Sawyer Mini Water Filter is a second generation filter that is the lightest and most versatile personal filtration system from Sawyer. With a total field weight of 2 ounces it fits in the palm of your hand. This tiny filter does the same job that the Sawyer PointOne filter does but now in a more compact, personal size. The Sawyer Mini filter is perfect for everything from camping with the kids to traveling abroad where tap and bottle water cannot be trusted. … More Information

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Storm All Weather Safety Whistle

The Storm(R) All-Weather Safety Whistle is the loudest whistle on the market. Its unique patented design allows it to be heard under water, up to 50 feet, because the sounding chamber forces all water to be purged when the whistle is blown. Made in the USA. It’s perfect for divers, lifeguards, and for recreation! Creates a clear, high frequency sound, with a power rating over 75% greater than other referee and safety whistles… More Information

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Streamlight Nano Flashlight

An extremely small and super-bright light, the Streamlight Nano Light Keychain Flashlight is a lightweight, easy-to-access flashlight for everyday tasks at work or at home. With a nonrotating snap hook for attaching to key rings, backpacks, clothing, and more, the Nano Light features a high-intensity, 100,000-hour LED that will last up to eight hours on four alkaline button cell batteries (included)…. More Information

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Survival Hiking Boot Laces

Ask any outdoors man what’s the most important element of surviving the wilderness, and odds are, he’ll say redundancy in all things – if one tool fails, it’s essential to always have some sort of backup (and maybe even a backup for your backup). And that’s exactly what makes Flint Laces so vital: they give you an alternative means of making fire for when your matches get wet and your lighter won’t spark. … More Information

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Suunto A-30L Compass

A compact high-accuracy compass for hiking and orienteering, the luminous bezel and markings make it ideal for navigating in poor visibility. The A-Range of recreational compasses is a series of handy, well designed, navigational aids which are assets in any environment. All four models in the series (A-10, A-20, A-30L and A-40) are compact, high-accuracy instruments made from durable, clear, scratch resistant acrylic that have been ergonomically designed to fit… More Information

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The Friendly Swede Magnesium Alloy Emergency Fire Starter Blocks

The Friendly Swede’s Magnesium Alloy Firestarters are an essential piece of any survival/outdoor kit – waterproof, durable and easy to use. Never leave home without one… More Information

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TITAN Survival Blankets

Our 5-Pack of emergency thermal blankets, designed to be used as an emergency survival shelter. Perfect for hiking, camping, boating, hunting, and surviving in the cold outdoors. Excellent as liner of sleeping bag. The perfect preparedness item for your Emergency Kits, Go-Bags, and Bug-Out Bags… More Information

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