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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
  101. YOUR SURVIVAL KNOWLEDGE
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How To Make Fire With An EMPTY Lighter

Today,  I want to show you how to establish fire with an empty lighter and actually make a fire in a survival situation.

It is one of the most important things in the wild as making a fire scares away predators, it keeps you warm in the night and it cooks your meat.  Cooking your food so it is safe to eat is probably one of the most important ones when it comes to survival but also don’t forget you can purify water with fire by boiling the water prior to drinking.

 

Sometimes you may have seen people leave trash in the wilderness. While this is bad and pollutes the great outdoors, trash can be treasure for survivalist when it come to getting a fire started. This is an old lighter that has been left behind here but it’s in pretty good condition, it’s still running except for the gas. The gas is already empty but the flame zone is still operating and today I want to show you how you can still make a flame with an empty lighter.

    Let’s get started!

So usually when you find an empty lighter you can take some dry grass and try to get the dry  grass lit with the sparks from the flame stone however today everything is pretty damp and wet. So I want to create my own tinder out of the plastic from the from the lighter body.

First thing that I’m going to do is I’m going to take my knife and I’ll start scrubbing off or shaving off of the lighter plastic.How To Make Fire With An EMPTY Lighter

Plastic scrapings

You’re just creating a small heap of plastic but the plastic won’t catch fire easily. Next, I work the trigger back and forth to let off some of the striker material to catch fire. So I’ll do that by now by collecting some of the dust inside of the lighter by merely moving the roller here gradually without generating a spark. I can collect a little bit of the dust on top of the lighter and then I just pour it on the plastic shavings.

Let’s try it out so here! I have prepared some tinder shavings and birch tree back to catch the flame.

How To Make Fire With An EMPTY Lighter

Tinder and Birch Tree Bark

First I ignite the tinder shavings then the birch tree bark. This get the fire started and then you can place larger sticks on the fire to maintain the fire.

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