Best Survival Gift Ideas for Your Significant Other

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How do I love thee? There’ll be no counting the ways this time. You can show your significant other how much you love her by giving her a Valentine’s Day gift to remember. And we’re not talking flowers, diamond rings, or any of that cheesy stuff she can’t actually use. We’re here to show you the best survival gift ideas you can give your wife or girlfriend that she can use when she gets into a tight spot. Because nothing is more romantic than making sure your loved one gets home safe every day.


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Fire Starter

Keep the fire burning by giving your partner a fire starter for Valentine’s Day. She can use it to light the candles in your room for a more romantic aura or build a fire to survive the cold nights in case she’s lost in the jungle.


Elements Magnesium Fire Starter Fire Rod

The Elements Magnesium Fire Starter Fire Rod, available from Survival Frog aka Frog & CO, is a 3-in-1 survival tool that needs to be in everyone’s everyday carry kit. The fire starter can start a fire even in wet and windy conditions. It’s also capable of up to 15,000 strikes so reliability is not an issue, which is something you should look for when you make your list of survival gift ideas. Aside from the fire starter, the 4.75-inch tool also comes with a built-in compass and a 150-decibel survival whistle.

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Gerber Bear Grylls Fire Starter

If the name sounds familiar, that’s probably because you’ve seen Bear Grylls on TV before. The reality TV host for a number of survival-themed shows, Grylls lent his name to this Gerber product because he believed in it. Based on his shows, he knows his stuff.

The Gerber Bear Grylls Fire Starter is a compact survival tool that’s more than just a fire starter. Aside from the ferrocerium rod and metal striker, which are the two things you need to start a fire, you also get an emergency whistle at the tip of the lanyard. Attach the lanyard to your bag or keep the fire starter in your pocket; it doesn’t matter where you put it as long as you can easily access it when you need it. Length:

The 4.8-inch fire starter’s watertight construction is designed to keep the tinder dry so you can use it even in wet conditions. Tests also determined that the fire starter is capable of more than 8,000 strikes. It also comes with a pocket survival guide.


Water Filter

Satisfy her thirst with her very own water filter. Whenever your wife or partner goes on an outdoor adventure, she should always bring enough water. She should take a water bottle or a hydration pack with her if she’s going jogging or hiking.


LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

In case she runs out of clean water and, for whatever reason, cannot come home immediately, she’ll be glad you gave her the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter as her Valentine’s Day gift. That’s because this compact survival gear will let her drink any water she can find.

The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter can filter up to 4,000 liters of water courtesy of its patented hollow fiber membrane technology, which can get rid of up to 99.999% of bacteria. Pretty impressive for something that measures only 8.8 inches long and weighs 2 ounces. That actually makes the LifeStraw the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your petite yet badass ladylove.


Brita Extra Large 18 Cup UltraMax Water Dispenser and Filter

Make sure she has clean drinking water all the time by giving her a Brita Extra Large 18 Cup UltraMax Water Dispenser and Filter. The BPA free water filter can hold up to 18 cups of water, which is around 1.13 gallons.

The chic looking water filter reduces the impurities in the water such as chlorine and mercury. It can filter up to 40 gallons or about 2 months before replacing the Brita filters.

At only 8.5 inches high, 7.5 inches wide and 14 inches deep, the Brita UltraMax doesn’t take that much space.  Best of all, the UltraMax allows you to reduce plastic waste – 300 16 oz water bottles to be exact.


Tactical Flashlight

The light of your life deserves the best Valentine’s Day survival gift ideas you can think of and what better way to shine your love on her than by giving her a tactical flashlight. These survival gift ideas are not just any flashlight. Tactical flashlights are built for self-defense, which means you’re significant other has a better chance of protecting herself with one in her hand.


GearLight 2 Pack S1000 LED Tactical Flashlight

The GearLight S1000 LED tactical Flashlight, for example, is made so sturdy that it can survive a 10-foot drop or being run over by a truck. It can also withstand being submerged in water or being frozen. Something this indestructible will certainly hurt when used as a weapon, which is something tactical flashlights are designed to be.

The GearLight S1000 can illuminate up to 1000 feet and comes with 5 different settings including a flashing emergency light mode.

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(Related: How to Use Your Tactical Flashlight to Survive)


Mini Rechargeable Tact Flashlight by Frog & CO

Spotlight’s definitely on your partner come Valentine’s Day with the Mini Rechargeable Tact Flashlight by Frog & CO. With an aluminum body, 130 flashlight lumens, 250 flood light sidebar lumens, and 400 mAh battery, this piece of everyday carry item is certainly another option for your survival gift ideas. The Mini Rechargeable Tact Flashlight also comes with three light modes particularly regular, SOS, and flood lights.


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Wool Blanket

How smooth are you with your lady? If you’re game has been inexistent for a while now, it’s time to kick things up a notch. Get her a nice wool blanket to give her a reason to cuddle up in bed or on the couch.

The Ektos 66 x 90 inch 80% Wool Blanket is 80% wool while the remaining 20% is made of synthetic materials. That combination allows you to stay warm even when wet. This Ektos wool blanket weighs 3.7 pounds.

The Stansport 1243 60 x 80-Inch Gray Wool Blanket is 55% wool and 45% polyester but is still good enough to take to camping and other outdoor adventures. The polyester makes the Stansport a lot softer than other wool blankets though it’s a bit on the heavy side at 4 pounds.

Best Wool Blankets to Keep You Warm
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Non-Lethal Weapons

Is there anything sexier than a woman who can protect herself? I mean, yeah, it’s great if you can always be there to keep your lady safe but she should be able to handle herself when she has to.

If someone tries to harass or even attack her and you’re not around, you can at least be at ease thinking she has something to defend herself with.

Some guys find it hot to see their significant other brandishing a firearm but not everyone is into guns. The same can be said with knives though everyone should have a pocket knife in their everyday carry kit. For those who rather not carry a gun or a knife, they can opt for non-lethal weapons for self-defense.


ViperTek VTS-989 58 Billion Heavy Duty Rechargeable Stun Gun

The ViperTek VTS-989 58 Billion Heavy Duty Rechargeable Stun Gun is not lethal but definitely packs a punch. The powerful stun gun sports sharp spike electrodes that stick through thick clothing. It also has a built-in LED Flashlight and shock plates along the side to keep the assailant from grabbing the stun gun from you.

As you can imagine, your lady needs to get close to the assailant before she can use the stun gun on the person. Ideally, you’d want her to be as far away as possible from such threats. Lucky for you there are survival gift ideas that cater to that specific need.


Mace Brand Self Defense Pepper Spray Gun 2.0

The Mace Brand Self Defense Pepper Spray Gun 2.0 is not an actual gun but it’s definitely something you can shoot from a distance. The pepper spray gun contains 7 bursts with each one able to reach up to 20 feet.

The Mace Pepper Gun uses a strong formula that they are known for, to make sure any attacker is stopped in his tracks. The formula can cause impaired vision, intense burning sensation, coughing and respiratory distress. A UV dye has been integrated into the formula so the assailant can easily be identified in case he or she manages to escape. The non-lethal weapon also has a built-in LED strobe light to help distract the attacker.


Valentine’s Day is just one of 365 (or 366) days each year that you can show your love to the person you value the most. Still, it would make it pretty special if you get her something nice. These survival gift ideas are just a few of the many possible presents you get her. If you wish to see more survival gear that your significant other would appreciate, head on to Gentleman Pirate Club. While you’re there, check out the many articles on survival, prepping, homesteading, and lots of other interesting stuff.

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