Gear Selection and Testing

GearGear and Equipment

Survival gear consists of the tools and equipment that enhance your ability to obtain survival essentials. The right gear makes finding shelter, water, fire, and food a bit easier when it counts.  Items such as knives, ropes, flashlights, clothing and other equipment should be a part of any well stocked Bug-Out-Bag. Click the following links for information on firearms and purchasing tactical accessories.

Choosing your survival gear

It is difficult to know how equipment will perform unless you have conducted thorough field tests. It is important to know how to use your gear before the SHTF. The time to evaluate your gear is not WTHSHF! The time is NOW!

Testing your gear can be a time consuming and expensive task. This is why Survival Tactics NOW! has made one of its primary objectives to test and evaluate survival gear. That way, you can make more informed decisions about the gear you purchase. We conduct extensive field tests and provide sound recommendations to our readers to help you save time and money.

Survival Tactics NOW! 3-Tier Proprietary Rating System

“Survival” – Gear rated as “Survival” possesses the following characteristics:

  1. Accomplishes the task(s) for which it was designed
  2. There are no bells or whistles
  3. It’s cheap gear that we recommend for our friends who are prepping on a budget

“Tactical” – Gear rated as “Tactical” exceeds the “Survival” rating by one of the following:

  1. Has additional function beyond its primary purpose
  2. Higher quality craftsmanship
  3. Rated favorably by a trusted source or associate

“NOW! (No Other Way)” – The “NOW!” rating is reserved strictly for gear that Survival Tactics NOW! endorses as the standard of performance; meeting at least two of the following criteria:

  1. Exceeds quality and craftsmanship above other brands
  2. Endured exhaustive field tests and consistently performed well beyond competitive offerings
  3. Carried or exclusively endorsed by one or more members of our team as “No Other Way!” to go