Survival Skills

12 Tools to Help You Survive TEOTWAWKI

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One of the biggest keys to surviving a wide variety of potential disasters is making sure you’re equipped with the right tools. Here are the 12 tools I wouldn’t want to be without.

#1 – [easyazon_link identifier=”B00LE4RGOE” locale=”US” tag=”ssa05-20″]Non-GMO Vegetable Seed Pack[/easyazon_link]

seed pack

Don’t assume you’ll be able to run to the grocery stores for the food you need. This Non-GMO seed pack contains all the seeds needed to grow excellent crops and feed your family. You can also use any extra seeds to barter for different supplies.

#2 – [easyazon_link identifier=”B008YXIQ88″ locale=”US” tag=”ssa05-20″]SimpliSafe DIY Home Security System[/easyazon_link]


You’re going to be hard pressed to find a better DIY Home Security System. This one is easy to use and does excellent job of protecting your home and personal belongings. The system provides you with 100% Wireless Entry Sensors with a 400fit range that can be set up at all of your home’s vulnerable points. You’ll find it’s easy to install, doesn’t require a phone line, and the subscription only costs 14.99/month. SimpliSafe is awesome due to these factors alone.

#3 – [easyazon_link identifier=”B00LJPGFXQ” locale=”US” tag=”ssa05-20″]Dakota Alert MURS Wireless Motion Detection Kit, Base Station Radio[/easyazon_link]

dakota alert

If you’re like 99.9% of the population, you’ve grown accustomed to using your cell phone for all your communication needs and probably haven’t even thought about using a communications radio in years. The truth of the matter is that in a disaster, cell phone towers could very well be one of the first things to stop working, and in that case you won’t want to be without this lovely little Dakota Alert system. The great thing about the system is that it’s multi-purpose. It allows you to communicate with others who have MURS transceivers and also allows you to protect your space from intruders. The system includes 4 sensors that can be set up anywhere on your property and issue English alerts whenever someone breaches your perimeter. The sensors can monitor activity for several miles.

#4 – [easyazon_link identifier=”B00C9OV8VK” locale=”US” tag=”ssa05-20″]All American Sun Oven Dehydrating and Accessories Package[/easyazon_link]

sun oven

When the SHTF you need a way to prepare hot food, and with the All American Sun Oven you can! The stove can be set up and you can start cooking in just a few minutes. The aluminum reflectors are rust proof. You’ll find the entire system easy to handle and very lightweight. The sun oven is designed for you to cook up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. This stove is handy to have in apocalyptic situations or when you want to cut down on your utility bills. It will provide you with years of use. You can use the sun oven for baking, boiling, and steaming.

#5 – [easyazon_link identifier=”B00B8L8MD2″ locale=”US” tag=”ssa05-20″]200 Watt Solar Panel Kit[/easyazon_link]

renogy solar kit

This solar kit is a great way to make the sun work for you without having to spend thousands of dollars on a complex solar kit system. It’s capable of powers a variety of different 12 volt devices including cordless tools, lights, charging batteries, and more. It’s great in a pinch, temporary power outages, and when you’re camping.

This kit includes:

  • 2 Renogy Premium 100 Watt Monocrystalline Solar Panels
  • Branch connectors
  • 2 sets of Z brackets that allow you to mount the system
  • Charge controller
  • 2 UL Listed 20′ Solar Extension Cables with MC4 connectors

#6 – [easyazon_link identifier=”B00004S88Z” locale=”US” tag=”ssa05-20″]All American 921 21-1/2-Quart Pressure Cooker/Canner[/easyazon_link]

pressure canner set

Whether you’re dealing with an emergency situation, or using it to help store your garden’s produce, you’ll love this pressure cooker. It’s easy to use, hardworking, and makes pressure cooking a snap. When you purchase it you’ll enjoy the fact that the hand cast aluminum it’s constructed out of is stylish and durable. The metal to metal sealing creates a steam-tight seal without the use of gaskets. Plus it has an enormous capacity!

#7 – Benjamin Trial GP .22 caliber air rifle

air rifle

If you’re looking for an affordable rifle, you can’t beat the Benjamin Trail NP .22 Caliber Nitro Piston Air Rifle. It’s easy to use, easy to care for, and durable to be used in all-weather situations.

#8 – [easyazon_link identifier=”B0026S3K42″ locale=”US” tag=”ssa05-20″]Wonder Junior Deluxe Hand Grain and Flour Mill[/easyazon_link]

grain mill

This flour mill means you’ll never have to purchase processed flour ever again. It is durable enough to work as either a primary flour mill or you can choose to keep it on hand for a backup grain grinder. The system can grind everything from coffee beans to nuts into a fine powder. It’s easy to use and easy to clean up.

#9 – [easyazon_link identifier=”B005GSGSTI” locale=”US” tag=”ssa05-20″]eCoZoom Versa Stove[/easyazon_link]

ecozoom stove

If you’re living off the grid or dealing with a long term powerless situation, you’ll be very glad you purchased the Zoom Versa Cook Stove. Fuel to keep it running is easy to find and the stove is simple to operate.

Features you’ll love include;

  • Ceramic insulation that’s lightweight and designed to resist scratches
  • Metal linings
  • Internal grates that work with both charcoal and wood fuel
  • Reinforced doors
  • Stick support
  • Steel pot skirt made out of galvanized steel and that’s adjustable.

#10 – [easyazon_link identifier=”B00BWIX1EQ” locale=”US” tag=”ssa05-20″]Big Berkey Water Filter System[/easyazon_link]

big berkley

This water filter system will banish any doubts you have about the purity of the water you consume. It’s perfect if you’re in a long term, living well off the grid situation. The system is designed to filter an impressive 3.5 gallons of water in a single hour, includes 2 purification filters, is capable of holding 2.25 gallons of freshly filtered water. You really don’t want to be without this water filter system.

#11 – [easyazon_link identifier=”B01467U8KY” locale=”US” tag=”ssa05-20″]Gold Complete Beer Equipment Kit (K6) with 6 Gallon Glass Carboy[/easyazon_link]

beer brewing

Even if you don’t drink beer, there are a variety of reasons why you should have some homebrewed beer on hand which include:

  • Repelling some insects
  • Repelling mice
  • Trapping fruit flies, slugs, and cockroaches
  • Removing stains
  • Washing your hair
  • As fertilizer
  • Help loosen rusty bolts
  • And more!

In an emergency, it’s likely that you’ll be able to use your homemade beer to barter for different supplies. The kit provides you with everything needed to brew your first 5 gallons.

#12 – [easyazon_link identifier=”B004Z915M4″ locale=”US” tag=”ssa05-20″]Excalibur 3900 Deluxe Non-Timer Series 9 Tray Food Dehydrator[/easyazon_link]


Excalibur 3900 Deluxe Non-Timer Series 9 Tray Food Dehydrator is a very hard working, quiet food dehydrator. The system is designed to provide you with 15 square feet of tray space, has an adjustable thermostat, is long lasting and easy to use. It comes with a free copy of the Preserve it Naturally Book.


– This post is Syndicated. Original publish date 21 February 2016 | 8:03 pm on

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