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Survival Gear Cafe’s Ultimate List: 101 Preparedness Items Survival Gear List

We wanted to put out a 101 most needed list of things you will want in case of a survival situation is upon you. This is a list of things to start looking for now, not when the big one is on the way.

I want to thank everyone help put this list together. Some things are linked to find them easily online.

If you would like to see anything else added to the list, please let me know!


Survival Gear Cafe’s List: 101 Top Suggestions from our readers.

  1. Canteens
  2. Cell Phone
  3. Lighter
  4. Water Bottles
  5. Flashlights
  6. MultiTool
  7. Pocket Knife
  8. First Aid Kit
  9. Waterproof Matches
  10. Knife
  11. 550 Paracord
  12. Emergency Food or MRE’S
  13. Compass
  14. Personal locator beacon (PLB)
  15. Hiking Backpack
  16. Sleeping Bag
  17. Sewing Kit
  18. Maps
  19. Duct Tape
  20. Plastic Tubing
  21. Space blanket
  22. Plastic Freezer Bags
  23. Crowbar
  24. Fire steel
  25. Emergency Candles
  26. Hiking Tarp
  27. Water Storage
  28. Water Filter
  29. Camp Axe
  30. Shovel
  31. Flares
  32. Signal Mirror
  33. 4 Season Tent
  34. Ham Radio
  35. C.B. Radio
  36. Bivy sack
  37. Whistle
  38. Good Hiking Boots
  39. Thermos for Cooking
  40. Chlorine Bleach
  41. Water-purification tablets
  42. Hiking Hammock
  43. Tinder (for fire starting)
  44. Machete
  45. Plastic painters tarp
  46. Salt
  47. Mylar blanket
  48. L.E.D. HeadLamps
  49. Fishing line
  50. Dental floss
  51. Extra Socks
  52. Gloves
  53. Rain suit or poncho,
  54. Wide Brim Hat
  55. Ultimate Survival Kit
  56. Bandanas
  57. Bible
  58. Playing Cards
  59. Fire Extinguisher
  60. AM / Weather Radio
  61. Rifle
  62. Ammo
  63. B.B. / Pellet Gun
  64. Slingshot
  65. Snare Wire
  66. Multi-Vitamins
  67. GPS Device
  68. Portable Camping Stove
  69. Propane
  70. Batteries
  71. Solar Charger
  72. Fishing Pole
  73. Magnesium Fire Starter
  74. Survival Laptop
  75. Saw
  76. Plastic Trash Bags
  77. Binoculars
  78. Shortwave Radio
  79. Eating and Cooking Utensils
  80. Scissors
  81. Sunglasses
  82. Sunscreen
  83. Jumper Cables
  84. Cable Ties
  85. Oil (for your vehicle, can also be used to start a fire or create smoke for a signal fire)
  86. Tool Kit
  87. Tire Repair Kit
  88. Hard Candy ( can give you a boost of energy and a boost to your morale)
  89. Emergency Credit Card
  90. Personal Identification Papers
  91. Family Photos (Remind us of why we are Survivalists)
  92. Dust Mask
  93. Lantern
  94. Money (Putting a $50 or a $100 in you kit might come in useful someday)
  95. Rubbing Alcohol
  96. Pepper or Bear Spray
  97. Can Opener
  98. Chemical hand warmer packets
  99. Energy Bars/Food
  100. Survival Books/Literature

Best Survival Pocket Credit Card Knife Tool Review

Best Survival Pocket Credit Card Knife Tool Review

A survival pocket knife or credit card knife as they are often called can be a very useful item to have when you need a portable sharp little knife. This folding pocket knife is about the size of a credit card (about 2mm thick) and can be stored in your wallet or just about anywhere you may need a knife. There is even a way to get this for free, keep reading.

Best Survival Pocket Credit Card Knife Tool ReviewBest Survival Pocket Credit Card Knife Tool Review


Opening the wallet pocket knife is very easy. Simply flip the blade out and fold the two sides in over the blade securing it from closing on your hand. Yes, it’s that easy!


The blade is made of 440 stainless steel, very light and razor sharp. Also, it will never rust which can be very important depending on where you store your stainless steel survival knife. Do NOT try to get this through a metal detector, it is metal and will set off the alarms.

There is a built-in protective hand guard to keep the knife from cutting you if your hand slips.

Best Survival Pocket Credit Card Knife Tool Review

Honest Review

This is a cool little knife for small operations. It’s sharp as a son of a gun and very small making it easy to store. I haven’t tried sharpening it yet but I am guessing it may be a little tough as stainless steel is pretty hard so diamond stone is probably the best option.

It has smooth operation and feels pretty good in an average sized hand. I don’t think you want to use this knife all day as it will likely get uncomfortable but it’s designed for small emergency jobs; so use it that way!

Good Places to Have a Best Survival Pocket Credit Card Knife Tool (in my opinion)



Kitchen drawer (the misc. drawer everyone has)

Night Stand


Go Bag

This pocket knife is not a toy! Do NOT put it in your kids backpacks unless you want to meet the Principal, School Resource Officer and possible a judge.


You can get this great survival knife for free, you just have to pay the shipping and handling. Click on any picture in this article to get this knife sent to you and as I’m writing this, they are giving a second knife away for free too. Not sure how long it will last. This is the best pocket knife I know of that is available.

Best Survival Pocket Credit Card Knife Tool Review