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Which Survival Backpack is Best for You?

Survival Backpack

Backpacks come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and prices. Some are pretty much useless, while others are ultra-durable and ultra-functional. Today we’re going to examine a particular type of pack, the survival backpack. These backpacks are designed to make it possible to carry a 72-hour supply of all essential emergency items and tools. The following survival backpacks are personal preferences of mine, and are all highly rated. However, the best survival bag for you will depend on your budget and specific circumstances.

Mountaintop 65-Liter Internal Frame Backpack

The Mountaintop 65L Backpack is more than 50% larger than some of its other hiking backpacks. It’s a simple backpack that’s lightweight and water-resistant. There are 5 separate compartments, and it carries a large load. The pockets are very accessible and it’s very affordable. A seasoned hiker may want a higher end backpack that’s a bit more comfortable. But most importantly, when it comes to simplicity and price, it’s comfortable enough.

You may also want to take a look at the Mountaintop 70L/75L as well. It’s comfortable due to its thick padding on the straps, stores a lot, and is a very durable pack. Because of its many qualities, this is a great bag at a good price.

5.11 Rush72 Backpack 55L

The 5.11 Rush72 55L Backpack is made from durable 1050D Nylon. It has an integrated waist belt and aluminum stay bar. Plus, it boasts an astounding 30 individual compartments. It’s engineered to provide ample space for survival gear for a 72 hour emergency. It’s ideal to use as an operational bug out bag. The Rush72 has adjustable foam shoulder straps and sternum straps. Also included is a cinching waist strap and internal hydration compartment. And it has multiple pockets, along with durable, water-resistant construction. This backpack is ready for any emergency.

Mardingtop 65+ 10L/65L Internal Frame Backpack with Rain Cover

This Mardingtop 65 Internal Frame Backpack is highly rated and very affordable. It’s a great choice if you’re looking for a 3-day assault pack for hiking, climbing, trekking, and camping. With two large, detachable side pockets, there’s plenty of room for survival gear. With a MOLLE webbing design, it allows you to hang extra gear. Attach extras like tools, sleeping bags, hiking poles, tents, and other accessories.

Drakon 40L Waterproof Go-Bag

The Drakon 40L Waterproof Go-Bag is ultra durable, constructed from 500D PVC Tarpaulin sheets. Padded shoulder straps, back, and lumbar, creates a comfortable fit. Its waterproof capability is due to having each seam hand welded and inspected. This is a versatile survival backpack. It will protect a survivalist’s belongings even in the most extreme environments. One of its amazing features is its ability to carry 10.5 gallons of water without leakage. The bag can be filled with water from any water source. It’s then carried back to camp and filtered using bottle filters, squeeze filters, pump filters, and gravity filters. If you need to treat water in an emergency situation, this go bag can help.

TETON Sports Explorer 4000 Internal Frame Backpack

The TETON Sports Explorer 4000 is a highly rated, low-priced backpack. It’s great for hiking, camping, and backpacking. For this and many other reasons, it’s a top seller on Amazon. It’s a versatile and comfortable pack for men, women, and youth. A multi-position torso adjustment fits survivalists of all sizes. It is quality constructed and has a unique design. Also included is a sleeping bag compartment, exterior pockets, and compression straps.

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Deuter Aircontact 65 + 10 Survival Backpack

The Deuter Aircontact 65 is lightweight and versatile. It’s the perfect backpacking pack for extended back country excursions and difficult hikes. With its breathable padding and ergonomic internal X-frame, it can reduce perspiration by 15%. The fully adjustable design allows for enhanced load weight management, making it comfortable and balanced.

Elite Survival Systems Stealth Covert Operations Backpack

The Elite Survival Systems Stealth Covert Rifle Backpack is designed for discreet storage and transport of a rifle. It can hide a broken-down or short-barrel rifle and rifle accessories, as well as other survival gear. And they are all hidden from prying eyes. Additionally, it comes with padded bottom and sides to protect your firearms. It also has a pistol compartment that gives you easy and quick access to a handgun. The Stealth Backpack is constructed from 500 denier nylon, and it’s lightweight and durable.

Reebow Gear Military Tactical Survival Backpack

If you’re on a tight budget, and therefore trying to save money, the Reebow Gear Military Tactical Survival Backpack is a good choice. But besides being low cost, it’s a high quality pack. It’s made from high density fabric and is water resistant. And because of its integrated MOLLE webbing system, its very easy to attach extra survival items. This in effect turns it into a 3-day assault backpack. The double-stitching and heavy duty zippers add to its durability. It has a front and side load compression system and ventilated mesh padding. This makes it comfortable and breathable.

AmazonBasics Internal Frame Hiking Backpack with Rainfly

The AmazonBasics Backpack is another low budget, yet highly rated survival backpack. The AmazonBasics has a 55L capacity, and is constructed from durable polyester. Besides its extensive storage compartments, it offers a large sleeping bag compartment. The padded and adjustable shoulder straps make for a comfortable fit. Plus, it offers an exterior, water-resistant coating and integrated rainfly. For heavy rain, you also get a waterproof cover.

Gonex 100L Survival Backpack

The Gonex 100L Backpack is an extra large bag offering loads of storage space. Its internal frame system helps to distribute the weight evenly across the body, which increases your overall comfort. The increased comfort is mostly due to the weight being transferred to the legs and hips. This survival backpack is made from high quality material, and still lightweight.

The wilderness survival gear you add to your backpack can help you thrive in a bad situation. It can also make you miserable. So once you get your backpack, be sure to study your options and your personal situation, and add survival gear that will be most beneficial to you.

Matt Walker

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