Australian Preppers Outdoor Survival Equipment

Author: JT   Date Posted:23 March 2016 

We have had many scary and tough years in Australia regarding

The first real notice that i can remember was the Y2K Bug that threatened the end of the world and forced panic instore. People were buying from many survival items to help be secure in a state of national disaster.

This now is even more real and has struck Australia and the world with a wave of destruction.

The items that i am listing is part of a survival grab bag to keep you going for a couple of weeks depending on the area you live.

Daypack large enough to carry essentials around the 30-50 Litre size would be great.

The Osprey Stratos is a perfect combination of light and fast with good volume and great comfort.
Osprey’s Stratos 36 is a fully featured, versatile, larger size ventilated pack ideal for full days in the mountains, overnighters in huts or super light camping. Great for organising gear the Stratos 36 has multiple zippered and stretch mesh pockets. It’s both top loading and has a large, zippered, front panel access into the main body of the pack great for getting to your gear quickly no matter where it is. Taking a sleeping bag? No worries, the Stratos 36 features a zippered base compartment with internal divider just for that. There’s also removable straps for attaching a sleeping pad
The Osprey Stratos 36 is ideal for those hiking in the Australian heat. The AirSpeed harness has a trampoline style mesh backsystem keeping the body of the pack away from the back increasing air flow and ventilation. Both the hipbelt and harness are constructed from spacermesh with EVA foam padding that features cutouts for added ventilation and breathability. The harness is not only super breathable it’s super comfortable too with easy to adjust padded, contouring hipbelt and shoulder straps providing excellent load transfer and stability. The pack also features an internal hydration sleeve.

Osprey Stratos 36 Litre Ventilated Daypack

Osprey Stratos 36 Litre Ventilated Daypack

Cooking If you need to boil water or cook a meal this is the most reliable system on the market and is easy to use in any area.

BioLite CampStove Wood Burning Stove and Device Charger

BioLite’s CampStove is an efficient, easy to use, wood burning stove and device charger all in one unit. Simply by using the heat of the fire the CampStove can charge phones, tablets, lights and more and unlike solar it can do it on demand. The stove can cook your meals simply by burning the sticks and twigs around you saving having to carry bulky gas canisters or fuel bottles. The ingenious design of the stove captures heat from the fire and using a thermoelectric generator converts this to electricity. This is used to power a fan and charge devices. The fan forces air into the burner chamber and dramatically improves combustion and creates a cleaner more efficient burn. The stove packs up small and is ideal for camping trips and as an emergency back-up stove / charger. The CampStove also comes with BioLite’s USB powered, 100 Lumens FlexiLight for quick and simple lighting of your cooking surface or working area.


Eating and drinking is a must have of items.
Food is an easy choice with Backcountry Cuisine a must and it tastes pretty good. It generally comes in Single or Double serve but double will be the way to go for a good filling serve.
Cooking is not necessary but does make the food more palatable, simply add water, stir and leave to soak.


Back Country Cuisine

Hydration  The most important thing to remember is water and finding and using good quality drinking water may be a challenge. The basic water solo water filter to the most sophisticated multi person water filter on the market are essential.

“A lifetime of water at hand.”

Our most popular filter just got smaller and lighter. The Sawyer MINI Water Filter is rated to 0.1 micron absolute, weighs only 2 ounces, and filters up to 100,000 gallons!  This award winning system is reliable and easy to use.

The MINI can be attached to the included collapsible drinking pouch, inline on a hydration pack, on a standard soda bottle, or simply use the included drinking straw to drink directly from the water source.  How is that for versatility? Like all Sawyer filters, a proper backwashing can restore up to 98.5% of the filter’s flow rate. That means no expensive cartridges to replace, ever.

Water Filters


Sawyer Mini Water Filter

Water Carrier From a humble water bottle to a large MSR Dromedary bag this is now possible.


MSR Dromedary Bag

Solar This may be the only way to keep in touch if you are unable to access any power.
Charge phones,ipads and much more.

Our Boost Series solar panel chargers are built tough for outdoor life. Take them anywhere and feel safe that you can charge anywhere, whether or not you have access to a power outlet.

Arvo Gear continually commits to developing and producing quality outdoor products, upholding excellence and innovation throughout our range. Arvo Gear is a trusted brand backed by quality and excellence that win our customers over time and time again.

Our products are exposed to some of the harshest conditions on the planet and stand the test of time. Our teams commitment to ensure we deliver quality through every product is paramount and our products are testament to that.


Solar Charger

Multi Tools The only way to go is a multi tool from cutting branches to digging a trench the ease of use and accessability is second to none.

The Leatherman OHT is a fantastic workhorse of a tool. It is the first multi-tool design to have both one-handed-opening pliers and blades. The pliers and wire cutters are spring loaded making them easy to deploy and meaning your not having to constantly readjust your grip. For fast tool identification the different parts of the handle have the tool that is beneath it imprinted on it. Along with all the usual  screwdrivers and blades you would expect to find on a multi-tool the OHT also features an emergency strap cutter, oxygen bottle wrench and threading for common size cleaning rods.


Leatherman OHT

Outdoor First Aid Kits A must have just in case.
This First Aid kit will treat a variety of situations ranging from snakebites, eye injuries, blisters and burns.
With its extensive equipment store, this kit is perfect for the car or around the home. The PRO 2 has an extra storage pocket (in comparison to the PRO 1) that folds down from the kit allowing easy and quick identification of medical equipment in an emergency.

240mm X 160mm X 115mm, 700gm


Equip Pro 2

Head Torch  Headlamps are a great way to provide directional ligthing while leaving the hands free to carry out tasks once the sun goes down. has a large range of headlamps from the best brands including Petzl, Princeton Tec, Silva, Black Diamond, LED Lenser, Light & Motion and many more at the best prices.


Black Diamond Head Torch

Trowel or small shovel The Sea to Summit Pocket Trowel is a super strong and very lightweight full-size camp trowel designed to support the Leave No Trace ethic of minimizing backcountry impact by humans. The brand new Pocket Trowel redefines the camp trowel with its collapsible, carry-anywhere design and heaps of extra features. The perfect tool for backcountry or outback travel.



Tents or shelter Our range of shelters includes Tarps, Bivvies, Hammocks and One person tentsTwo person tents and Three + Person tents, 3 and 4 Season  Tents from the outdoor industries best and most trusted manufacturers including MSR tents, Black Diamond tents, Easton Mountain Products, Marmot tents, Mountain Hardwear tents, One Planet tentsWilderness Equipment tents , Black Wolf and more.

MSR Elixir 2

MSR Elixir 2

Thats probably the essentials but i will let you be the judge.

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