Updated January 12, 2018 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best Survival Backpacks

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We spent 28 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. Survival backpacks, also known as bug-out bags, can mean the difference between life and death if anything should come between you and basic supplies, like food and water. Many of the packs on our list come with everything two or more people would need to get by for a few days. We've also included some of the best empty bags on the market for anyone who wants to build their kit from the ground up. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best survival backpack on Amazon.

10. Ready America 70280 Emergency Kit

9. First Aid Global Disaster Pack

8. Ready America 70385 Deluxe

7. Emergency Zone 840-2 Urban Bug Out

6. Mardingtop Tactical 52cm

5. 3V Gear Paratus Operator's Tactical

4. First My Family 4 Person Premium

3. Sustain Supply Co. Premium Emergency Bag

2. Reebow Gear Military Tactical

1. Ultimate Arms Gear Wise Company 5-Day


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on January 12, 2018 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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