You shouldn’t think that you have to be reliant on tools to survive in the wilderness. So long as you learn how to use natural resources to your advantage, you can survive out in the wilderness with literally nothing other than the clothes on your back.
But still, there’s absolutely no denying that tools can help make your survival efforts significantly easier. That’s why carrying compact and yet versatile tools in your survival kit, bug out bag, in your vehicle, or as your person as part of your everyday carry (EDC) is so important – so that you always have at least something with you for if and when you unexpectedly find yourself in a survival situation.
In this article, we are going to cover five of the very best ‘super combo tools’ on the market today, or survival tools that each consist of multiple different tools in one, and each of which literally could save your life for when the going gets tough.
Each of the ‘super combo tools’ that we are going to cover here today meets the following criteria:
- They are very versatile and comprise of many different useful tools in one
- They are affordable and easily available
- They are high quality and built out of durable and rugged materials
- They are each compact, lightweight, and easily portable
With all that said, let’s get started. Here are the top five super combo tools that could save your life in a survival situation:
Combar Heavy Duty Multi Tool
The Combar Heavy Duty Multi Tool is a heavy duty super tool designed to be as heavy duty and versatile as possible, while also being made to military specifications.
This multi tool essentially gives you three tools in one: a spade, a hammer (along with the magazine insert), and a folding axe.
These tools are built out of aircraft grade aluminum, stainless steel, titanium, and glass reinforced plastic for the handles. Not only could you use it for defense if you had to, you could also use it for shelter building, making latrines, chopping wood or splitting kindling, digging trenches, ice picking, survival gardening, and so on.
Through it all, the entire Combar weighs just 3.2 pounds even with all three tools together. This makes it an easily portable tool that you can carry around in your backpack or even on your belt by your hip.
Holtzman’s Survival Kit Paracord Grenade
First of all, no, this is not literally a real grenade. But that doesn’t mean that the Holtzman’s won’t blow you away.
The Holtzman’s Paracord Grenade is essentially a whopping forty eight different survival tools all in the same kit, in addition to fifty five feet of military grade paracord that wraps around the ‘grenade’ itself.
Think of his way: the Holtzman Grenade can hold most of the essential survival tools you need in a portable container, only it can do so in a way that is more stylish than a simple pack (you have to admit a grenade-shaped pack is more unique than a normal shoulder pack, right?)
Examples of survival items that the Holtzman Grenade keeps within it includes a fire starter, LED flashlight, razor blade, fishing hooks, pocket knife, compass, thread and needle, and so on.
Not only would the Holtzman be a great addition to your survival kit or bug out vehicle, it would also make an excellent gift for virtually anyone else among your relatives or friends who is into the outdoors.
Even just the paracord alone is a highly practical survival item, because it can be used for shelter building, rappelling down steeper cliffs, setting traps and snares, fashioning a splint over an injured limb, etc.
Iunio Military Portable Folding Shovel and Pickax
Another hugely important survival item to have will a folding shovel, which you can use for digging trenches (such as for shelters or latrines) and for close quarters self-defense against people or dangerous game.
The Iunio Military Folding Shovel and Pickax combo is a 31 inch folding shovel that is designed specifically for outdoor enthusiasts, whether that be hunters, campers, RVers, hikers, scouts, military personnel, off-roaders, and so on.
But the Iunio also comes installed with a variety of additional survival tools that will be very helpful as well, including shovel board, saw, bottle opener, fire bar, emergency whistle, fish scaler tool, hoe, and a hammer. It also comes with an extension bar that you can use to essentially extend it out to the length of a normal shovel, which should theoretically make it more comfortable to use.
Let’s put it this way: the Iunio is one of the most multi-functional folding shovel combos that are you likely to find on the market today, if not the most. On top of the above, it’s also very compact, portable, and easy to carry. Stashing it away into the inside of a survival backpack, or otherwise lashing it securely to the outside, would not be difficult. You could alternatively keep it as a survival item in your car or at home.
Roxon CM1349 Spark Multitool Plier
The Roxon CM1349 Multitool is yet another highly versatile super survival tool, consisting of a flat screwdriver, bottle opener, can opener, saw, knife, pliers, wire cutters, whistle, reamer, magnesium flint stone, awl, and a scrapper.
Also, the Roxon will allow you to fit all of those survival tools into your pocket. How cool is that? The handle of the Roxon is built out of nylon with a fiber plastic, which drastically helps to reduce weight while not sacrificing too much durability.
The tools within the Roxon, including the pliers and the knife, are coated with an oxidation resistant black coating that also led to a higher end looking appearance.
The flint striker of the Rixon is hidden into the body of the tool, but can be removed. You can then strike the knife or the sawtooth against it to scrape the flint off and get a fire going. But when the flint stone is held upside down, it turns into a whistle to signal for help.
The Roxon comes with a ten year warranty from the manufacturer as well.
Sulkada Portable Survival Gear Kit
The last survival ‘super combo tool’ that we will take a look at today is the Sulkada Portable Survival Gear Kit. As with the Roxon, the Sulkada is also very lightweight and compact, and can fit directly into your pocket so you can carry it as an EDC item. After all, the weight of the Sulkada is under a quarter of a pound, and the length is just seven and a half inches.
The specific survival items that are offered as a part of the Sulkada include a knife, flint stone, whistle, fishing tool, compass, window glass breaker, hanging rope, gift box, and a bottle opener.
Each of these tools are constructed out of high quality aircraft grade aluminum, with the exception of the glass breaker, which is built out of an even more durable tungsten steel.
The Sulkada is basically designed to be a portable survival item that someone can carry with them throughout their day, forget that they even have it on them, and then utilize for when the going gets tough.
The five super combo tools that we have covered here today will be immensely helpful to you in any outdoor or wilderness survival situation. They can help keep you alive, or at the very least will make your survival efforts easier.