Black Friday was a doozy this year — after the obstacle course of sales it probably feels like you just got back from an immunity challenge on Survivor. The good news is, there's no tribal council tonight, but there are still plenty of rewards coming your way! The Black Friday sales might be over, but today only Amazon is offering up some of its most popular survival gear from Prepared4X for 30%. Want some more good news? Prepared4X also happens to be a small business and this deal is up to support Small Business Saturday. Ready to see what you're shopping for?
If you've watched any season of Survivor, you know how important it is to have a poncho when you're braving the outdoors. This one is made of mylar (like the blankets they give out to runners after marathons), so not only does it shield you from rain, it also helps keep you warm by preventing sweat from evaporating. Plus, it's reflective so it traps the heat your body radiates. This deal comes in a pack of four, but each poncho is reusable. Want more assurance that this poncho does the job? It has more than 4,000 five-star ratings from Amazon shoppers.
"Saved my butt on a kayak trip," wrote one rave reviewer. "I was in only a bathing suit and the un-forecasted wind and rain put me late to my campsite. I had a poncho packed away but having quick access to one of these emergency ponchos worked out well. I like the fact that the sides are bonded except for the arm holes."
If there's one thing that you need to survive in the wilderness, it's the ability to make fire. There are lots of ways to make fire without a lighter or matches, but it can take a while to get a spark that will get a fire going — especially if there's a downpour. This little gadget solves all your fire-making issues. It's a ferrocerium rod (a weatherproof alloy) with a striker and wick attached. That means no rocks, no bows, no magnifying glass — you don't have to go hunt down coconut husks to harness those sparks.
"Out of all the different fire starters I've tried, this is by far the best one," shared one survivalist. "If you follow the simple directions, you get a light almost the first time every time. It is very sturdy and has the best ferrocerium striking tool I have ever seen. Loads of bright hot sparks."
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