f you are serious about becoming an accomplished survivalist, you need the right tools on hand. Whether you dream of being the next Bear Grylls or you simply want to be prepared for a SHTF event, survival tools should be at the top of your wish list. Here are 7 of the best bushcraft tools for serious survivalists.
This 15-inch long axe is the perfect size to be your go-to tool in the wilderness. You can use it to split branches, clear away vines, hunt for game, and build a shelter. This axe is designed with cut-in holes to reduce the weight and make it easier to handle. It comes with a nice black nylon sheath and a belt loop. Plus, you get a free firestarter as a bonus.
I suppose you could carry lots of matches with you wherever you go, and it’s really not a bad idea to have some matches on hand, but in the long run you will be better off with a firestarter. It doesn’t take up much room and as long as you take care of it, you should be able to use it to literally start hundreds of fires.
When you find yourself in a situation where shelter is impossible to find, having this simple single pole tent in your pack could make all the difference. With 3 walls of insect proof mesh, it will help you hide from predators and get a good night of sleep. It’s also completely waterproof so even if the weather is terrible, you can stay dry. It takes just three seconds to set up the tent and it’s just as easy to collapse and put back in your pack.
It doesn’t matter if you plan to make a home for yourself in the bush or you’re just visiting, you need to have a first aid kit in your bag. Never leave home without it. This is a lightweight, waterproof kit and contains everything you need to take care of injuries you develop.
Your backpack is going to become an important part of your life while you’re in the wilderness. You don’t want to skimp when it comes to purchasing a bag. It needs to be high quality, have plenty of room, and be waterproof. It’s also important that it fits your body properly. This Bushcrafter pack has rugged construction that will hold up no matter what you encounter in the wild.
In a perfect world, you would be able to quickly locate a fresh water source anytime you are stranded outdoors. However since this isn’t always a possibility you should consider having this small water filter tucked in your pack. It’s made to fit any standard water bottle or you can drink from the included pouch.
Don’t even think about walking out into the brush if you don’t have a compass on hand. In fact, it’s not a bad idea to have two just in case the first one breaks. I love the Suunto Navigator Compass because it has a built in clinometer and a magnetic steel needle. It’s built to withstand even the harshest conditions and will help you find your way back home when your time in the bush is over.
With these seven bushcrafting tools on hand, you will be better prepared to face life in the wild. What are some of your other must have tools for wilderness survival?