Welcome to The Survivalist. We supply long life foods, rat packs, freeze dried foods, instant camping meals, all in one bug out bags, survival kits, emergency packs, survival tools and more for surviving emergency situations, extreme adventures and camping.
Our products are especially suited to campers, caravanners, hikers, backpackers, hunters, preppers, off-road bikers and anyone who enjoys outdoor adventures.
As per The Merriam-Webster dictionary the full definition of a survivalist is : “a person who advocates or practices survivalism; especially : one who has prepared to survive in the anarchy of an anticipated breakdown of society”. This also applies to any extreme outdoors sportsperson who may experience extreme conditions. Even our favourite pastimes of camping and caravanning are a form of survivalism.
A survival kit is a package of basic tools and food supplies prepared in advance as an aid to survival in emergency conditions.
Nowadays, no matter which country and irrespective of race or religion, people are feeling more threatened. All around the world violence is increasing. Rioting, looting, strike protests, terrorism and intolerance have made it more difficult to survive.
Both people living in cities and in the rural countryside feel threatened and at any time things could boil over and threaten our safety.
In South Africa we have had many blackouts and the power grid could collapse at any time. We are also suffering the effects of a severe drought and we are faced with a shortage of fresh water.
Although, due largely to our warm climate, many of us are avid campers, hikers, cyclists, caravaners, fishermen, hunters and we all love the outdoors, how long can you actually survive out there, without all the mod-cons? Ideally you only take the basic essentials and any extra weight in your pack is a huge disadvantage.
Imagine at short notice the shirt were to hit the fan, and you only had a few minutes to evacuate your house and run to safety, where would you go? What would you take with you? How long will it take to pack a few essentials? We are not talking about using a caravan or a weekend chest of picnic utensils, we are talking about a minimum few essentials, but sufficient to sustain your family for a few days, or the basic essentials while on a gruelling adventure.
Imagine for a minute that all the things we have come to rely on are taken away. No petrol available, shops closed (or empty) no money in the ATMs, no electricity, no water from the taps, main roads closed or jammed up with traffic, bomb threats, chaos everywhere. Are you ready? Are you prepared?
What about a natural disaster that may even force you out of your home, like floods, a tornado, a wildfire or an earthquake? Assuming you are able to pile into a car and head for the hills, what about shelter, warmth, fire, food, first aid, drinking water, nutrition etc? What will you be able to take with you? Have you a plan?
The Americans are very aware of an “impending doomsday” and there are many groups who have plans for various emergencies such as tornadoes, floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes, terrorism and so on. The British, Australians, New Zealanders and a couple of European countries are also pretty aware of what could happen and a lot of them have prepared for this.
Typically us South Africans are a pretty apathetic bunch and either think it won’t happen to us, or we think we are tough and can handle it. When the shirt hits the fan, we will be caught short unless we all have plans, systems and essentials in place.
Apart from the preppers and those afraid of what the future may hold, any extreme sportsperson, adventurer, backpacker, camper or adrenalin junkie will find something useful in our webstore.
That is why we have started this business. The Survivalist will discuss emergency planning, “bug out bags”, and give tips and advice on how to cope in extreme outdoors situations. We have arranged with some of the top suppliers to make certain approved essential items available to you for purchase, such as survival packs, food packs, water filters, tools and books.
The items on this website are not necessarily only for disasters – they are very handy “all in one” packs that can be used for camping, hiking, mountaineering, cycling and any other adventure sport. The instant camping meals are great for last minute visitors, or to take camping. Just add water and eat.
Any gruelling outdoor activity such as a canoe marathon, long distance cycle ride. mountaineering etc. also requires the person to take along enough food, bedding and tools to sustain them for the length of the adventure. It is critical to ensure the pack they take is as compact and lightweight as possible. Just grab a compact, lightweight bag and rest assured that you have everything that you may need.
We are extremely proud to be associated with Boswa Bushcraft Survival course and we represent those courses on this website.
We are local suppliers of top of the range survival products in South Africa. Our new website is fully compatible with most mobile devices. We sell various survival tools, books, emergency packs, ration packs, camping foods, freeze dried long term foods, first aid kits, survival courses and other survival products. Although we can supply products to the whole of South Africa, we are based in Pietermaritzburg in the KZN Midlands.
If you have a query, or need a bulk price, drop us an enquiry on our contact form and we will get back to you.
Are you preparing? Don’t let fear and unpreparedness hold you back. Read our blog items and Facebook feeds, buy essential guides and ensure that you are well prepared for any emergency situation.
We are able to offer a fairly extensive range of top quality survival kits and tools, ration packs, long lasting food packs, camping meals, first aid kits, bug out bags, defence and hunting items, wilderness courses, water filters, e-books and guides, DVDs and more essential survival items.
Take a look at our products.