In October of 2015, the National Preppers and Survivalist (NPS) Expo in Louisville, Kentucky, showcased some of the most useful, innovative and essential gear in the survivalist world. Designed to be a one-stop shop for the emergency preparedness industry, the traveling NPS Expo was a big hit with vendors and attendees alike. From water purifiers to personal protection equipment, here are several items that made a big impression.

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Dexter-Russell CS Green River Tactical Knives; 800-343-6042

Ames Tower Group Bunkers

Werling and Sons Canned Meats; 888-375-1998

Doom And Bloom Medical Kits

GoSun Sport Oven

Zubin X340 Crossbow; 470-545-2352


Ohio Ordnance M240-SLR; 440-285-3481

SAS Tactical Survival Bow

Potable Aqua PURE Electrolytic Water Purifier; 800-558-6614

SolibErated Solar Emergency Car Jump Kit

Minuteman Rocket Stove; 252-996-0856

AquaDrop; 734-929-5380

FarmDaddy Self-Watering Garden Container; 407-310-8270

Silky Pocketboy Saw; 866-345-2468

Bond Arms Papa Bear; 817-573-4445

BioLite CampStove

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

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  • GlobalConflictWatch

    So the BioLite stove, which generates electricity, is $130. The Minuteman Rocket Stove which uses the same principles but DOES NOT generate electricity is $160.

    I think the choice is pretty straightforward. BioLite has more going for it than a souped-up ammo can.

  • Lanedog

    The Minuteman is a much larger and also insulated stove. It generates much more cooking power than the BioLite. If you want to cook for a family or more than one person the Minuteman Stove is the ticket. You can even use your Dutch oven on it. I have a Minuteman and can not say enough good about it. I’ll charge my phone with a solar panel.

  • John

    So basically this is Prepping for the wealthy

  • Jason

    have you seen ? its similar to farm daddy, but it comes with a 7 foot collapsible staking system for taller plants like tomatoes! And it has a larger water reservoir.