Urban Survival Gear /// Vinjatek
Urban Survival Gear
This is a curated selection of urban survival gear, clothing, EDC, tech and kits. For SHTF events, operative missions, TEOTWAWKI, prepping, professional work, SERE and last but not least for every day urban living.
Urban survivalism isn’t just about life or death situations or even isolated to events of chaos. It also pertains to thriving in the concrete jungle or at the very least to increase efficiency and effectiveness in metropolitan lifestyles.

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Urban Survival EDC

Leatherman Charge TTi Multi-Tool /// Urban Survival Gear + Kit

Leatherman Charge TTI

Leatherman’s preeminent multi-tool and one of the best money can buy. Made with titanium handles that’s precision constructed with 19 tools and replaceable parts. It’s a premium survival workhorse.

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Light Write Slice Tactical EDC /// 511 Rapid L1 Flashlight /// Vinjatek

Rapid L1 Flashlight

511 makes many some of the best tactical flashlights for the money. This one is compact yet powerful, fast and even with self-defense capabilities. Maximum lumens of 290 with arguably the most efficient tail switch button
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Tuff-Writer Operator Pen /// Dark Urban Essentials EDC Kit

Tactical Pen

This flagship writing instrument is the gold standard of tactical pens, but doesn’t look too much like one, which is good. Writes like any other premium pen but with CQC defense capabilities.

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DAKA Essential Wallet /// Urban Survival Gear

Daka Magpul Essential Wallet

The most minimal yet rugged wallet possible, made by Magpul. Designed as a sleeve to hold just a couple of cards and maybe a bill or two. Extremely thin and low profile yet gets the job done and will last years.

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Zero Tolerance 0350 Knife /// Urban Survival Gear

ZT 0350 Knife

Premium Zero Tolerance tactical tool that’s widely considered the ultimate EDC knife. Overbuilt and robust with a staggering S30V blade, yet it’s low profile and conceals smoothly. Made in the USA.

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Gear Shop /// Suunto Clipper Compass

Clipper Compass

Made by Suunto, the world’s premier compass maker. These are designed for maximum mobility and wearability as it can literally be worn on any article of clothing, clipped to a backpack or seamlessly onto a wristwatch band.

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Urban Survival Clothes

LALO Tactical Shadow Amphibian Boots /// Vinjatek

Shadow Amphibian Boots

The high-end amphibious Special Forces boot by LALO. Endowed with advanced footwear features and materials. An incredible tactical boot optimized for any jungle – urban and wilderness, wet and dry.

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Goruck Simple Windbreaker : Review /// Vinjatek

Goruck Simple Windbreaker

The dead simple but deadly tough jacket by Goruck. Packable, fast drying, rugged and ultra light. Works well on the streets, the office or the wilderness for survival, athletics or just living and working.

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Vollebak 100 Year Pants /// The Gear List

Vollebak 100 Year Pants

Made by bleeding edge technical clothes maker, Vollebak, they’ve created the ultimate survival pant. Literally designed to last a 100 years of use. Fireproof, windproof and rugged as hell yet comfy as heaven.

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ExOfficio Give-N-Go Underwear /// Urban Survival Gear

Give-N-Go Underwear

Specifically designed for high activity and travel, ExOfficio made the perfect urban survival underwear. Odor resistant, fast drying, long lasting and easy cleaning in an exceptionally comfortable package.

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HWI Leather Kevlar Duty Gloves /// Vinjatek

HWI Kevlar Duty Gloves

Tough leather gloves for tactical or survival scenarios made from high grade goatskin and fully lined with Kevlar for great cut protection from sharp objects and abrasion cover from rough handling. Made in the USA.

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Urban Survival Tech

NOCO Boost Jump Starter /// Urban Survival Gear

Boost Jump Starter

The NOCO Boost series of devices are modern day urban survival gear tech kits. It’s part car battery jumper, USB backup battery and has a built-in LED flashlight. In a portable package in varying powers and sizes.

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Goal Zero Torch 250 Flashlight /// Urban Survival Gear

Goal Zero Torch 250

Quite possibly the most perfect survival flashlight ever made. Along with several lighting modes, this Goal Zero device charges other USB devices. Power up by wall outlet, built-in solar panels or hand-crank.

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Yamaha EF2000iSv2 Inverter Generator /// Urban Survival Gear

Yamaha Inverter

Extremely portable, powerful and whisper quiet, this high-end Yamaha inverter generator produces 2000 watts of power over 10 hours of per operation. Good on the go or bunkered up. Made in Japan.

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NordVPN /// Urban Survival Tech


Of all the virtual private network (VPN) companies out there, NordVPN is possibly the most secure, fastest and reliable. A must as a part of your digital urban survival gear setup. Over 5,000 servers across 59 countries.

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Urban Load Carry

Triple Aught Design FAST Pack EDC Backpack /// Vinjatek

Triple Aught FAST Pack EDC

The flagship backpack of Triple Aught Design. Arguably the best full-sized overall tactical / adventure rucksack ever made. A perfect modular carry system for well equipped yet mobile urban survival gear kits.

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Nite Ize RunOff Pocket /// Urban Survival Gear

Nite Ize RunOff Pocket

Made by prolific urban survival gear pouch makers, Nite Ize, these are completely waterproof and ruggedized for extreme use. Submersible and dustproof in a low profile kit due to its RF welding construction.

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Exotac ripSPOOL /// Urban Survival Gear

Exotac ripSPOOL

A unique field repair kit for gear and apparel that’s also a waterproof storage container. Not in the container by as part of the capsule is a refillable cordage, duct tape and sail needle. Made in the USA by Exotac.

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TAD FAST Pack Scout VX Prototype Backpack /// Vinjatek

Triple Aught FAST Pack Scout

Triple Aught Design’s smallest tactical rucksack. Ruggedized, modular and built for speed and agility. Compact at just 15 liters capacity, excellent for minimal or task specific urban survival gear and kits.

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THYRM DarkVault /// Urban Survival Gear


An advanced hard case for everyday carry gear and tech with the added protection of signal blocking. A high-end ruggedized carrying device from THYRM, made in the USA. Constructed for battle but usable for any mission or task.

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The North Face Base Camp Duffel /// Urban Survival Guide

Base Camp Duffel

The North Face’s legendary duffel bag series spanning over 30 years of worldwide adventurous use. Extremely durable, waterproof and built as tough as they come. Available in many sizes and colors.

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Triple Aught Design Transport Sleeve /// Urban Survival Kit

Transport Sleeve

In modern times, urban survival gear pertains also to tech and the protection of them, in this case, laptops and tablets. These overbuilt Triple Aught Design sleeve compartments are some of the best.

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Grid-It Organizer - Vagabonding Travel Gear - VINJABOND

Grid-It Organizer

An incredibly versatile internal gear organizer with OCD level implementation of packing lists and survival kits. Securely but openly holds the smallest of items to the biggest in a showcase type of way for easy access.

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Urban Survival Gear Supplies

Gear Shop /// Kevlar Cordage Kit

Kevlar Cordage

Specialized Kevlar made into thin cords with the strength of thick rope for wilderness and urban survival gear as well as any number of equipment and situational enhancement and modification hacks.

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Gear Aid Tenacious Tape /// Urban Survival Gear

Tenacious Tape

Developed by Gear Aid, this inventive adhesive is like duct tape for clothes and other fabric products – but refined and clean. Great for both field applications and long-term repairs or reinforcing and waterproofing.

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Pamp Suisse Gold and Platinum Bullion /// Urban Survival Gear

Gold Bullion

In cases of extreme urban survival or TEOTWAWKI, cash money will be useless, gold and precious metals and bartering will be the new street money. Takes up very little space but holds significant value.

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Maxpedition TacTie Straps /// Urban Survival Gear

TacTie Straps

These Maxpedition accessories are like the multi-tools of MOLLE and PALS systems. Extremely versatile for any number of gear attachment and modifications. Tough as nails construction yet flexible as needed.

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Gear Shop /// Duraflex Slik Clips

Slik Clips

Made by Duraflex, the makers of countless tactical and survival plastic hardware used in countless products the world over. These are brilliant attachment and gear management devices with endless uses.

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Urban Security Gear

WF-K6 Cell Phone Jammer /// Urban Survival Security

WF-K6 Cell Phone Jammer

A compact but powerful handheld device that makes cellular phones within 20 meters from working by jamming the GSM, 3G, 4G, GPS signal frequencies. Even affects nearby wireless fidelity (WiFi) signals.

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Hidden Camera Detector /// Urban Survival Security Gear

Hidden Camera Detector

As the name suggests, this urban survival gear detects hidden cameras that may be spying on you in close range (hotel room, insecure areas). Easy operation using manual detection with the integrated infrared viewfinder.

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Faraday Shielding Fabric /// Urban Survival Security Gear

Faraday Shielding Fabric

Usable in just about every way you can with normal fabric, this faraday shielding material can create literal faraday cages as small as a pocket pouch to as large as an entire room. Completely blocks RF/EMI/EMF/LF signals.

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Portable Door Lock /// Urban Survival Security

Portable Door Lock

A clever, simple yet highly effective tool that temporarily adds a functioning lock on most doors in a pinch. Implements easily with little effort and quickly. Compact design ideal for travel loadouts and survival kits.

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Primer Trip Line Alarm Device /// Urban Survival Security

Primer Trip Line Alarm Device

A modernized trip line proximity alert device from old school methods. Activated by a physical line to trigger an extremely loud explosive primer. Completely self-powered, does not need batteries or electricity. Made in the USA.

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Urban Survival First-Aid

SGE 400/3 Infinity Gas Mask System /// Urban Survival Gear

Full Face Respirator

This 3M gas mask system is premium, top-tier professional level gear that’s military and civil defense approved for their own large scale official use. CBRN type protection along with bullet proof capabilities.

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ZipStitch Laceration Kit /// Urban Survival Gear


A more advanced type of bandage that’s designed to be used as sutures (stitches) for minor to mild lacerations. Applied without the pain, complicated or invasive nature of needles and threads. Easy and fast like band-aids.

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Suture Kit Packets /// Urban Survival First-Aids

Suture Kit Packets

These disposable suture kit packets are individually packaged with thread and needle in completely flat and highly storable packets small enough for wallet everyday carry or any survival / first-aid kit.

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LiquidSkin Pro /// Urban Survival Firs-Aid

Liquid Skin Pro

This is literally a band-aid in a bottle, in liquid form. Applying it to a minor cut or abrasion will form a sort of second skin, protecting it from further damage while promoting healing, like an actual band-aid.

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While typical survival pertains to the wilderness (bushcraft), urban survival tactics and gear is utilized within the vicinity of relatively densely populated areas and or places that once were. The “urban jungle“ consists of the streets, buildings, civil structures, vehicles and underworlds.
Also suburban locales or any human imprinted or occupied space. *Although not all of the urban survival gear and clothes featured in this list is a part of my loadout or everyday carry, every item is highly recommended.

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