We all know that survival kits and bug-out bags need to be as lightweight as possible. Unless you’re comfortable carrying 40 or 50 pounds on your back, you don’t know how long you’ll last with one on your back. This is why adding survival items that serve more than one purpose is a fantastic idea.
Let me share a few of them below…
1. An emergency radio
Well, not just any radio. There are plenty of emergency radios on Amazon that, in addition to their AM/FM functions, also have the emergency band, an incorporated flashlight, solar panels for easy charging and even a hand crank. What more could you ask?
2. A multi-tool
This one is obvious. Since you can’t take all your tools with you, you need something compact, lightweight and durable. Leatherman makes pretty good multi-tools, and the Wingman is my personal favorite.
3. A tarp
Tarps are not only lightweight, but serve a variety of purposes. From gathering wood to making a lean-to shelter to butchering an animal to collecting rainwater, you’ll find it extremely versatile for a variety of outdoor tasks.
Just make sure you choose the right one from the start, to avoid fixing your mistake by buying a second one.