There are basically a lot of survival gear items to choose from every time you plan to go on a wilderness survival adventure trip. But choosing the most important survival items that go inside your survival backpack is not that easy.

Every backpacker knows that in any wilderness survival adventure, the survival backpack or bug-out-bag that he or she carries should be as lightweight as possible. Only the most important and most necessary survival gear items should be inside his or her survival backpack, nothing more nothing less. But there is also the reality that the harsher the environment that you go backpacking to, means more survival gear items are needed.

So, what are the most essential survival gear items that you need on a wilderness survival adventure trip? Here are our top 5 choices.

1. Best Bag: The Condor 3 Day Assault Pack

You can’t go on a wilderness survival adventure trip without having the right survival backpack to place all of your survival gear items, and the Condor 3 Day Assault Pack can do that for you.

The Condor 3 Day Assault Pack at just 2.5 lbs., is one of the lightest bug out bags in the market today. And with its assortments of colors that can blend into different environments, the Condor 3 is a bug out bag that is ready to head out into battle.

The Condor 3 has 7 compartments in total including areas for important items such as your maps or documents, radios, pen holders, and mesh pockets. The largest compartment of this BOB has 2 separate compartment areas that can hold up to 3L hydration bladders. Every compartment of the Condor 3 also has a grommet for drainage.

The straps and the backside of the Condor 3 are padded with foam and compression straps are also added on the sides of the pack. Finally, the webbing, both at the front and sides of the Condor 3 can also be used to carry additional gear.

2. Best First Aid Kit: 2-in-1 First Aid Kit (120 Pieces) by Swiss Safe

One of the essentials of any survival situation is a good first aid kit. The 2-in-1 First Aid Kit (120 Pieces) by Swiss Safe is one of the best in the market today.

This compact first aid kit boasts 120 usable pieces. It weighs just a little over 1 pound and measures only 9-inches wide so it can fit right inside your survival backpack. The kit is also small enough to fit your pocket or the side pocket of your backpack. Inside this kit, you’ll find numerous bandages and band-aids, gloves, trauma scissors, safety pins, medical tweezers and many more. It even comes with a compass, whistle, first aid guide book, and a glow stick.

Approved by the FDA. The contents of the kit are manufactured from FDA approved facilities with high safety standards for emergency first aid.

3. The Best Multi-tool: The Leatherman Signal

The Leatherman signal is a multi-tool that features a whopping 19 different tools that are forged from 420HC stainless steel. It also has corrosion and scratch resistance properties due to its diamond-like coating or DLC that is applied to all the tools. The Leatherman signal multi-tool has a closed length of 4.5 inches. Its main blade is 2.73 inches long and its total weight is 7.5 ounces. The Leatherman signal also has a steel clip that helps secure the tool from falling out from your pockets. One of the best features of the Leatherman Signal is that the tool can be disassembled by using a small torch wrench. This means that the parts of the tool can be individually replaced if they are damaged.

4. The Best Fire Starter: Swedish FireSteel 2.0 by Light My Fire

Every wilderness survival enthusiast knows that fire starters are an incredibly important tool out in any survival situation. That is the reason why 9 out of 10 outdoor adventurers always carry with them their favorite fire starters in their survival backpacks. And of the many different fire starters out there, the Swedish FireSteel 2.0 is considered to be one of the best.

This FireSteel produces an amazing 5,500 °F shower of sparks that will make your dry tinder go up in flames in no time. Just scrape the length of the rod towards your tinder and you will be amazed by how fast your tinder will lit up.

The best part about this product is the way it was assembled and designed. It’s so easy to use and most importantly, it has no moving parts. It is also waterproof and works without fail.

The FireSteel 2.0 lasts for approximately 12,000 strikes, more or less. That’s 12,000 individual strikes to start 12,000 fires that can be used whenever you need it.

5. Best Water Filtration System: Alexapure Pro Water Filtration System

In any wilderness survival adventure, finding clean water to drink is always a problem. This is the main reason why a good water filtration system is very important. And according to experts on water filtration systems, the Alexapure Pro Water Filtration System is the “Holy Grail” of all water filtration systems today.

The best thing about the Alexapure is that it was scientifically proven by the nationally known water testing lab Envirotek Laboratories. It subjected the Alexapure to all kinds of water filtration tests and it passed with flying colors. The laboratory tests that were done to the Alexapure also proved that this water filtration system can turn even the most contaminated water into something that is truly safe to drink.

New technology was also used in creating the Alexapure pro. This technology did not only make the Alexapure Pro water filtration system filter contaminated water but it also purifies the filtered water in the process. Whether the source of your water comes from your faucets, from streams or even rivers, the Alexapure Pro can filter and purify it without any problem.

The Alexapure Pro also works solely on gravity. This means that you can use the Alexapure even without electricity or gas.

Final Word

There you have it. The 5 best survival gear items ( in my humble opinion) that should always be included in any survival backpack or bug-out-bag. I know that there are other survival gear items that should also be included in this list, but these 5 items, I think, are the most essential survival items to have most especially in emergency survival situations.