10 best survival gadgets for outdoor living

There are hundreds of excellent survival gadgets out there that will make your life easier, but we’ve narrowed it down to the top 10.

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LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

This clever filter allows you to safely drink from streams or puddles by filtering the water as you suck. It’s also extremely affordable, at around £14 from retailers.

Swedish Army Firesteel

This gadget creates a 3,000 degrees C spark that lets you quickly and easily start a fire whenever you need. It lasts for around 12,000 uses, meaning you should only ever need to buy one.

Global Sun Oven

This oven works off the sun’s heat to cook food at temperatures of up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s lightweight so easily portable.

Power Plus Barracuda LED Solar Wind-Up Torch

Wind-up torches have been around for a while – this one will give you one hour of light for one minute of winding meaning it’s more practical than many other outdoor survival equipment options. It’s also rainproof so can be used in all conditions.

BioLite Camp Stove

Retailers such as http://www.angloforro.co.uk/product-category/survival/equipment/ have a number of stove options, but this clever stove not only cooks your food but also charges your phone, potentially getting you out of a tricky situation when you find yourself in trouble with an empty battery.

Hydrapak Collapsible Bottle

This collapsible bottle is supplied in a variety of sizes and is perfect to take as a back-up even if you don’t intend to use it regularly. Staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do for your health, according to the AHA.

SunRocket Sunlight

This handy gadget lets you boil water by harnessing the sun’s power. Costing around £40 from retailers, it won’t break the bank and could come in very useful on your next adventure.

Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Kit

This kit boasts 15 pieces and includes everything from survival blankets and snare wires to fire starters and sewing kits. Full instructions are also provided.

Zippo Hand Warmer

This hand warmer works for up to an impressive 12 hours from just a single fill and is a cool bit of kit to add to your supplies.

Leatherman One Hand Tool

This space-saving gadget is useful in a wide range of situations and features 16 different functions.