Gear Closet: SOL Traverse Survival Kit

Need a handy little survival kit to carry with you on your outdoor adventures, but don’t want to spend a lot of money putting a custom kit together? Then you’ll definitely be interested in the new Traverse kit from Survive Outdoors Longer.

It has just about everything you could possibly need for your backcountry excursions and a price tag that makes it one of those products that you can’t afford to not have with you. It can come in handy when building a fire in your biolite firepit for instance.


Packed in its own tin case, the Traverse covers the most important survival elements, including water, shelter, fire, and signaling. Items found inside the kit take care of all of those needs, allowing you to survive for an extended time should an emergency situation arise.

So just what does the kit include? Here’s a complete list of what you’ll find side the tin container:

  • 1 60” x 84” Heatsheets Emergency Blanket
  • 1 Liter, Sterile Water Bag
  • 2 Micropur Purification Tablets
  • 1 Spark-Lite Firestarter
  • 4 Tinder Quik Firestarters
  • 1 Mini Rescue Howler Whistle
  • 1 26” x 2” Mini Roll of Duct Tape
  • 1 Safety Pin
  • 1 Instruction and Tip Manual

As you can see, there are water purification tablets and a bag to carry water in. There is also an emergency blanket for warmth, a firestarter, and tinder, as well as a rescue whistle.


SOL has also conveniently thrown in some duct tape and a few other items that can come in handy as well, including an instruction manual with tips for staying alive in challenging circumstances.

If you’re familiar with SOL’s products, you know that they are always high in quality and well made. The Traverse is no different, as it is a product designed for the outdoors and is built to survive in those environments.

It is also lightweight, weighing in at a mere 6.1 ounces (173 grams). The entire package is very compact and is made to slide right into your pack and stay there until you need it.

So how much does this little kit cost? As I said earlier, this is a piece of gear that you almost can’t afford to be without when you set out on your travels. The SOL Traverse survival kit is just $20, which makes it almost a no brainer when you consider everything inside.


It also makes a great gift for other outdoor enthusiasts as well, as its attractive tin case gives it a classic good look that most will appreciate.

Kraig Becker