When it comes to surviving a dangerous outdoor ordeal, preparation and the right tools can mean the difference between life and death. While preparation is primarily an aspect of having the proper mindset and acting accordingly, identifying the proper tools required can be a bit more tangible. Maximizing utility while minimizing bulk is key for any essential outdoor survival tool. Scroll through the gallery above to get a quick look at three must-have tools for your emergency outdoor kit.

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Wazoo Survival Gear Adventure Paracord Survival Bracelet

Sawyer Squeeze Filter System

Coast LK375 Knife/Light

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This article was originally published in BALLISTIC™ Summer 2015 magazine. Print Subscriptions are available here

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