Three Essential Tools To Make It Out Alive

Conquer the wild (or weather the End Times)

Survival Gear

Survival Gear

Will Styer

Kniper MultiTool

Throwing knives are usually made for one purpose: to be hurled end over end until they embed in a wood surface. (Thwack!) The Kniper is fun like that, but it also adds 22 important functions, including a fork, range finder, pry bar, sundial, wire stripper, wrench, saw, bottle opener, and screwdrivers. The Kniper is milled from high-carbon steel and is finely balanced, so it’s easy to hit your target. Oh, yeah: It also has a tobacco pipe (in case you haven’t kicked the habit yet). $145

Breitling Emergency

Pilots, anglers, and backcountry trekkers often carry personal locator beacons to send distress signals if something should go wrong. Breitling’s engineers have encased one in a watch. The Emergency can transmit to the international Cospas-Sarsat system, which has saved more than 37,000 lives worldwide since 1979. $16,475

VSSL Flashlight

At night, it’s easy to take the wrong step. The VSSL flashlight’s super-bright LEDs lead the way and can last more than 20 hours. It also holds lip-balm-size canisters for gear like a fire-starting kit, trail markers, a first-aid kit and, our favorite, an emergency tent. $100

This article was originally published in the October 2015 issue of Popular Science.