Survive the Apocalypse (And Camping With The In-Laws) With These 7 Awesome Gadgets


Men's Health |

01
ROTHCO PARACORD
R140 SHARPEDGE.CO.ZA

It can handle 250kg of weight (more if you wrap it up) and will pull you out of any sticky situation, whether it’s using it as a makeshift tow rope or laying a booby trap for the army of undead on your tail. A survival essential.

02
CARDSHARP KNIFE
R250 CAPE UNION MART

Folds into a credit cardsized sheet to stash in your wallet. You’ll never be stranded without a decent cutter (it’s made from surgical steel). Good news if your father-in-law is serving up his signature overcooked steaks.

03
MAGLITE MAG-TAC
R2 200 TAKEALOT.COM

The night-time toilet run, or being caught in the dark during a hike – you’ll need to get lit. This flashlight comes at a price, but you’re buying reliability. It’s the difference between a blackout and making it back to your tent.

04
LEATHERMAN WINGMAN
R720 OUTDOOR WAREHOUSE

Packing a multitool is never a waste of space. Why? With 14 tools including pliers, screwdriver – and most importantly, a bottle opener – built into its pocket-sized frame there isn’t much the Leatherman can’t do.

05
ROTHCO WHISTLE
R66 SHARPEDGE.CO.ZA

Three short blasts – the international call for help – will alert anyone nearby that you’re in a bind. Also perfect for distracting the zombie, um, camping hordes. This one has a thermometer and compass for good measure.

06
COGHLAN’S WATERPROOF MATCHES
R45 OUTDOOR WAREHOUSE

When the weather turns bad, regular matches just won’t do the job. This waterproof set will still strike up a flame whether it’s bucketing down or you dropped the bucket all over your gear, you clumsy git.

07
ROTHCO POLARSHIELD EMERGENCY BLANKET
R57 SHARPEDGE.CO.ZA

Veteran hiker Gavin Raubenheimer says an emergency blanket will save your life if you find yourself lost without a light. It keeps you insulated and can double up as an extra layer for your sleeping bag when temps drop.