Build your mobile survival kit with these 15 items to keep you safe and prepared for any emergency.

1. Tacprogear Spec-Ops Assault Pack

Not too large and not to small, this pack is a perfect size for your get-home or bug-out items that will sustain you in the event of an emergency. MSRP: $147 (; 561-265-4066)

2. Wilmar Jump-starter Power Bank

When you have a dead battery and no one is around to jump it for you, this stand-alone power supply can jump a battery or provide you with charging capabilities for multiple devices. MSRP: $129. (; 800-426-1262 )

3. Wilmar 35-Piece Tire Hardware Kit

For flat tires that occur when you don’t have time to wait for your roadside service to respond, this 35-piece kit includes everything you need to repair punctures and get back on the road as quickly as possible. MSRP: $14. (; 800-426-1262)

4. Proforce Pull Top Filtration Canteen

When you need to acquire water from a questionable source, this item is a must, as it filters up to 100 gallons of water for you and your loved ones to safely drink while on the go. MSRP: $39. (; 305-436-7984)

5. Clif Bar

For a snack that’s high protein, rich in nutrients and good tasting, these bars are a great addition to any go bag for temporary sustainment. MSRP: $15 per case of 12. (; 800-254-3227)

6. Proforce Wind/Waterproof Matches

When you need to make a fire for cooking, for warmth or emergency signaling, these matches will provide a flame in even the most extreme environments. MSRP: $10. (; 305-436-7984)

7. Dynarex Emergency Survival RESCUE Blanket

This compact Mylar blanket is a great item to have for use in a variety of dire circumstances, from the treatment of shock to the prevention of hypothermia. MSRP: $4 per pack of four. (; 888-396-2739)

8. Tacprogear Individual First Aid Kit

The compact IFAK (Individual First-Aid Kit) has everything you need to treat a wide variety of life-threatening injuries when help is more than just minutes away. MSRP: $63. (; 561-265-4066)

9. BoaFeng BF-F8HP VHF/UHF Radio

The BF-F8HP is a very cost-effective way to communicate over a wide variety of channels as it works on ham frequencies as well as standard FRS/GMRS and MURS channels. Note: Check FCC regulations for
restrictions prior to using certain frequencies. MSRP: $65.

10. Survival Power Systems Folding Solar Panel

This 100-watt, 18-volt, 5.5-amp solar panel blanket folds into a compact size and will allow you to harness the power of the sun to charge your vehicle battery, smaller batteries and electronics via its DC adapter and a USB port when you venture off the grid. MSRP: $699. (

11. GMag Salt Water AA Battery ChargeR

When you need off-grid power and the sun is not out, try this battery charger that is powered by magnesium anodes and salt water. The GMAG device can charge six AA batteries in two hours. MSRP: $40. (

12. Proforce Snugpak All-Weather Shelter Tarp

When quick shelter is needed in an austere environment, this lightweight and compact 210T nylon tarp is a great piece of kit that will fit in any bug-out bag. MSRP: $89. (; 305-436-7984)

13. Wilmar Compact Auto Tool Kit

For those times when a little bit of tinkering will keep you mobile, this 38-piece, compact tool kit has all of the standard items you might need, including a bit driver and bit sockets as well as a wrench and pliers. MSRP: $20. (; 800-426-1262)

14. Lift-All  5,300-Pound Tow Strap

Whether for self-recovery or for giving someone a helpful tow, this 30-foot tow strap is a must for every vehicle. Made from rugged polyester, it is rated to handle up to 5,300 pounds in use. MSRP: $45. (; 800-909-1964)

15. Coughlan’s Folding Shovel

If you find yourself in a tight spot and need to dig your way out, a good folding shovel that doesn’t take up much space is what you’ll need. The design features a rugged forged-steel blade as well as a locking collar.
MSRP: $14. (; 877-264-4526)

This article was originally published in the SURVIVOR’S EDGE™ Winter 2016 edition. Subscription is available in print and digital editions here.

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