5 Pieces Of Tactical Gear Every Prepper Should Own

By Jordan McDowell

There’s no doubt about it – tactical gear is becoming more and more present in the everyday life of civilians. But with so much gear on the market, it can be tough to know which pieces are essential.

That’s why we’re going to discuss what every prepper should own. Whether you’re a prepper, outdoorsman, or just like to be prepared for anything, here are five pieces of tactical gear that you should definitely consider!

1. A sturdy pair of boots

A good pair of boots is an essential piece of tactical gear for anyone who likes to spend time outdoors. Choose a pair of tactical boots that’s tough enough to protect your feet from the elements and comfortable enough to wear for long periods of time.

What to look for and why: 

●  Waterproofing — If you’re going to be spending time in wet or muddy conditions, you’ll want a pair of boots that can keep your feet dry. Look for boots with waterproof membranes or treatment.

● Insulation — If you’ll be in cold weather, make sure your boots are sufficiently insulated to keep your feet warm.

● Breathability — In hot weather, you’ll want boots that can keep your feet cool and dry. Look for boots with ventilation or mesh panels.

● Stability — A good pair of tactical boots should provide stability on uneven terrain. Look for features like a lugged sole or an ankle support system.

● Comfort — Boots are no good if they’re not comfortable. Make sure to try on a few different pairs before you decide on the right one for you.

2. A sturdy bag

A good backpack is key for carrying your tactical gear and supplies when you’re out in the wilderness or on a camping trip. Make sure to choose one that is tough enough to withstand the elements and has plenty of space for everything you need.

What to look for and why:  

● Insulation — If you’ll be using your backpack in cold weather, make sure it has adequate insulation to keep your gear warm.

● Comfort — A comfortable backpack will make it easier to carry all your gear for long periods of time.

● Waterproofing — Again, this is important if you’ll be in wet or humid conditions. Look for a backpack with a waterproof coating or treatment.

● Storage space — You’ll need a bag that can hold all of your tactical gear, including extra clothes, food, and water. Choose one with plenty of pockets and compartments to keep everything organized.

● Durability — A good backpack should be able to withstand wear and tear. Look for features like heavy-duty zippers and stitching.

(Make sure you check out our free QUICKSTART Guide to emergency evacuations, so you know what that bag is for!)

3. A good quality knife

A sharp blade can be a lifesaver in a number of situations, from self-defense to everyday tasks like opening boxes and cutting rope. Invest in a high-quality knife that you feel comfortable using and carrying with you everywhere you go with your tactical gear.

What to look for and why: 

● A comfortable grip – The last thing you want is for your knife to slip out of your hand in a critical situation. Make sure the handle fits snugly in your hand and provides good traction.

● A durable blade – A durable blade is important for both safety and longevity. Look for a knife made from high-quality materials that can withstand repeated use.

● Serrated vs. straight edge — This is mostly a matter of preference, but serrated blades can be useful for sawing through materials or rope.

● Knife length — Depending on your needs, you may want a knife that’s larger or smaller than the average pocket knife. The longer the blade, the better suited it will be for tougher tasks. But make sure it’s still legal to carry in your state. Choose what feels most comfortable and practical for you.

● Tang — A full or partial tang provides stability and strength, while a rat-tail tang is less sturdy.

4. A durable flashlight

Another essential piece of tactical gear is a good flashlight. This can help you work in low-light situations and also act as a deterrent to potential assailants. Make sure your flashlight is durable and has a long runtime so you can count on it in an emergency.

What to look for and why:  

● Beam distance — This is the distance that the light will reach. If you’ll be using your flashlight in close quarters, you’ll need one with a short beam distance. If you’ll be using it outdoors or in dark environments, choose one with a longer beam distance.

● Durable construction — A good flashlight should be able to withstand being dropped or knocked around. Look for features like a shock-resistant casing and a durable lens.

● Brightness. The brighter the light, the better. Look for a flashlight with at least 300 lumens.

● Runtime — A good flashlight should have a runtime of at least an hour on high brightness. To guarantee reliability and long runtime, pair it with a portable power supply.

● Waterproofing — If you’ll be using your flashlight in wet environments, make sure it’s waterproof to withstand rough use.

5. Survival magazine rebuild kit

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If you’re a gun owner, you know the importance of having a magazine rebuild kit. This is a must-have piece of tactical gear for anyone who likes to shoot or hunt — and make sure their ability to do so isn’t hampered. A good kit will have everything you need to repair or replace your magazines in an emergency.

What to look for and why:  

● Compatibility — The kit should be compatible with the magazines you own.

● Ease of use — It should be easy to use, even in stressful situations.

● A variety of parts — A good kit will have all the parts you need to repair or replace a variety of different magazines.

● Quality materials — Make sure the parts in your kit are made from high-quality materials so they can withstand rough use.

● Easy to follow instructions — A good kit should come with easy-to-follow instructions so you can quickly and easily repair or replace your magazines.

There you have it.

So, there you have it – five pieces of tactical gear that every prepper should own. Add these essential items to your gear list, and you’ll be better prepared for anything life throws your way. Stay prepped, and stay ready.

What would you add to this list?

Do you have other important pieces of gear you’d add to this list? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Jordan McDowell is a writer and Second Amendment rights advocate. As a proud advocate for responsible gun rights nationwide, he writes about recreational hunting as well as the latest developments in state and national legislation. Check out his site https://swordsofnorthshire.com/

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