Going Off The Grid? Supplies You Will Need

Updated: Jan 21

What ever you reason for wanting to go off the grid, here are some supplies we would recommend you pack in you pack, rig or camper. Overlanding and going off the grid have become very popular in the past few years.


Think about how peaceful it would be to sit back and relax while not being distracted by TV, email or your phone! Sounds wonderful right?


Well, you will need some supplies to make sure it stays peaceful and safe. Here are some of the products available at your neighborhood Ace fix-it Hardware stores. All products you can order online and pick up in store.



RediTape Duct Tape Pocket Size-RediTape is a convenient pocket sized 5 yard “roll” of high quality duct tape! This multi-purpose duct tape can be used for home, outdoors, travel, on the job, survival, and emergency purposes. RediTape can be conveniently stored anywhere for easy access when you need a little or even a lot of duct tape. The multi-purpose function combined with the ability to store everywhere makes RediTape the perfect shape for everyday convenience.


Secureline Survival Bracelet Military Grade-For the sports and outdoors enthusiast, this is a convenient way of carrying paracord with you to take advantage of this high strength tool when needed.


Grabber Outdoors Emergency Blanket-The One and Only - The True original space blanket. The Space brand emergency blanket is engineered to provide personal protection from the potentially harmful elements of nature. The unique combination of vacuum deposited metal and the surface characteristics of the polyester film forms a in perfect barrier in to help reflect and retain over 80 percent of your radiated body heat, keeping you warm and comfortable in inhospitable conditions. With no wind or moisture penetration, you're not only warm but also dry. Utilized by millions to help make outdoor adventures safer, the Space brand emergency blanket provides additional medical benefits to help allay the onset of post-trauma shock and offers a positive psychological advantage of personal protection in the aftermath of major disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes or tornados. This inch two ounces of protection that fits in the palm of your hand inch is about the size of a deck of cards when folded, but opens into a 56 inch 142cm by 84 inch 214cm tough and durable thermal reflective blanket. The Space Brand Emergency Blanket has helped save countless lives, by providing needed personal protection from the harsh elements of Mother Nature. Available in silver on both sides for most outdoor protection needs, it's also available in orange on one side and silver on the other, a combination providing greater air-to-ground visibility, particularly against a snow or water background.


Coghlan's Emergency Survival Poncho-The Survival Poncho can help reduce heat loss in situations where hypothermia is possible. Made from a composite layering of polyethylene and metallized aluminum. Features a hood and reinforced seams in a rain poncho format to give maximum mobility in an emergency situation.


American Red Cross Emergency Response Pack-Includes survival items such as: food water, whistle, flashlight, poncho, blanket, gloves, first aid kit. Easy to store and reseal to keep supplies contained.



Outdoor Element Firebiner Flint Multi Tool-You’d never suspect this slim survival carabiner has six tools packed into it. We were especially intrigued by its low-profile fire starter. Just swipe your finger on the wheel to get a spark. Firebiner also has a bottle opener, utility blade, flint wheel, screwdriver, hang slots, and a cararbiner


UCO Storm Proof Matches-Windproof, Waterproof, Stormproof UCO is pleased to introduce the ultimate Stormproof Match. Being able to reliably make a fire is vital for cooking, generating warmth and in survival situations, making signal fires. The UCO Stormproof Matches are perfect for camping and emergency kits. The UCO Stormproof matches should be part of every 10 essentials checklist.


Buck Knives 119 Special Black Stainless Steel Knife-The 119 Special is for the hunter or outdoorsman who prefers the absolute solid feel of a fixed blade. It easily performs a wide range of cutting tasks and sets the standard by which other fixed blade knives are measured. This classic hunting knife features a 6 420HC steel clip blade with blood groove and has a black Phenolic handle with aluminum pommel/guard.


Leatherman Wave Plus Silver Multi Tool-An international best-seller, the Wave Plus has all the essential tools of the original with the addition of replaceable, durable wire cutters. All 18 tools can be opened and locked with one hand to quickly, conveniently tackle any task. Many of these tools are outside-accessible, so you can use them when the multi-tool is folded and closed.


Coghlan's Folding Camp Shovel-The Coghlan Folding Shovel has a tempered forged steel blade with metal handle and shaft.


Ace Hardware Hickory Handle Hatchet-Until the industrial revolution changed the way go

  • Head material: 1055 medium carbon steel

  • Handle: American natural color hickory for durable use


Coghlan's Lensatic Compass-This liquid filled compass from Coghlans is easy and fast to read. The plastic compass is indispensable for correctly orienting your position in any circumstance or unfamiliar environment.


Coleman Skydome 7ft x 5ft Tent-With a quick setup under 5 minutes, the Coleman® Skydome™ Camping Tent lets you enjoy more time with friends and family on your next camping trip. There is plenty of room

to stretch inside the spacious interior thanks to the nearly vertical walls that offer 20% more headroom than a traditional Coleman dome tent. Plus, a wide door design means you can move air beds, sleeping bags, and other gear in and out with ease. Downpour in the forecast? Not to worry, the WeatherTec™ system's welded corners and inverted seams help keep you and your gear dry. This 4-person tent's compact size makes it a great choice for car camping or backpacking adventures.


First Aid Only First Aid Kit-50 person bulk First Aid Kit with an expanded fill, meets all OSHA and ANSI standards and is ideal for contractors, fleet vehicles, worksites and small companies with up to 50 employees. The partitioned, water-resistant plastic case is wall-mountable, yet has a handle for easy carrying.


Coghlan's Black Camp Shower-Coghlan’s acquired the McNett Corporation based out of Bellingham, Washington. McNett has been servicing the outdoors market for 35 years under the brands Gear Aid, M Essentials, McNett Tactical, Outgo and Aquamira. Now called Gear Aid, the product line features over 100 products to make you get more from your gear, improve your odds in the field and travel smarter. Together, Coghlan’s and Gear Aid are expanding their already large product offering to lead the outdoor accessory market and beyond.


Coghlan's Nylon Tent Repair Kit-Coghlan’s acquired the McNett Corporation based out of Bellingham, Washington. McNett has been servicing the outdoors market for 35 years under the brands Gear Aid, M Essentials, McNett Tactical, Outgo and Aquamira. Now called Gear Aid, the product line features over 100 products to make you get more from your gear, improve your odds in the field and travel smarter. Together, Coghlan’s and Gear Aid are expanding their already large product offering to lead the outdoor accessory market and beyond.


Feit Electric Tactical 500 Lumen LED Flashlight-This ultra bright LED has 500 lumens and features high power LEDs and a sliding zoom which allows you to quickly zoom in and out by simply sliding the head forward and backwards.


Scorpion UV Flashlight 32 LED-This ultra bright 32 LED UV black light flashlight has a durable rugged aluminum construction design. This blacklight flashlight will make scorpions glow brilliantly, illuminating and revealing themselves to you with the power of black light. The first step in scorpion elimination is scorpion detection.


No-Spill Plastic Gas Can-No-Spill fuel cans feature a unique thumb controlled fuel spout for easy, controlled pouring. The design allows for more precise product fueling, reducing spills and overflows. High Flow Rate (up to 3 gallon/minimum), CARB compliant and child resistant.


Igloo 6 Gal. Water Jug Blue-Rugged, heavy wall, non-insulated construction. Spout conveniently stores inside container when not in use. Molded-in top and side handles for pouring and carrying in either direction. Pull-up vent provides smooth water flow. A great water transport and storage solution for camping or during power-outages.


Angel Soft Toilet Paper 80 Roll Pack-Angel Soft Professional Series® Premium 2-Ply Embossed Toilet Paper provides at-home comfort away from home, with its premium quality and softness. Each embossed 2-ply toilet paper roll brings an added touch of luxury with its softness and absorbency. Angel Soft Professional Series® Premium Toilet Paper is an effortless way to give customers, employees and guests the special treatment they appreciate. It's ideal for use in hospitality properties, restaurants or upscale office buildings-anywhere you want to make a positive impression on your guests, patrons or tenants. Angel Soft Professional Series® 2-Ply Embossed Toilet Paper lets you make a positive impression at a minimal cost, by simply offering the quality of a familiar brand.


Coghlan's Drinking Water Germicidal Tablets-Emergency Drinking Water Germicidal Tablets are intended for emergency disinfection of drinking water. When used as directed, they make most water bacteriologically suitable for drinking.


Motorola Solutions Digital 30000 Two Way Radio-The DLR1020 radio provides the perfect solution that best fits the needs of your staff operations including multiple call options, 2 channels and special features. With the DLR digital technology, voice communications are louder and clearer across an extended range. The DLR Series is license free, eliminating the need for licensing applications, and fees. Furthermore, the DLR provides interference free and private communications, making it virtually impossible for anyone to hear your conversation, except for the intended audience. License-free Digital Technology - Operating in the digital 900 MHz ISM license-free band. The Private Reply feature allows users to instantly communicate one to one individually without other users hearing the conversation and without tying up the channel for other users. Unique Group Privacy and Interference-free Options - By setting up your radio fleet with a unique 4-digit Radio Profile ID number, you can assure private communications without interference for other nearby groups. Long Battery Life - Provides long lasting battery life for continuous operation of up to 14 hours Extended Talk Range. Communicate across an extended range of 300,000 sq ft and up to 20 floors. With digital technology, you can communicate clearly up to the edge of coverage without the static often found with analog radios Voice Prompts. Navigate easily through channels, check battery status and customize features in Advanced Configuration Menu with user friendly voice prompts. Reliable and Durable - DLR radios meet test methods from Military Standards 810 C, D, E, F and G, including shock, vibration, extreme temperatures and dust and is covered by a 2-year warranty.



Lodge Cast Iron Dutch Oven-A flawless pairing of form and function, the Lodge Enameled Dutch Oven is a classic way to both prepare and serve memorable meals. For a large family, or when company visits, the 7.5 quart capacity is perfect for braised meats or scrumptious stews.


Oakley Kitchen Sink Nylon/Poly Black Backpack-Outfitted with serious hardware and versatile storage options, the Kitchen Sink Backpack is a complete package with heavy–duty appeal. Whether taking a day trip or extended excursion, specialized pockets inside and out organize items while abrasion–resistant fabric keeps them safe, including shoes and most 17 laptops. A padded back and adjustable mesh–lined shoulder straps keep you comfortable and cool when hauling over long distances. Equipped with a hard media–player compartment and reinforced clip and zip closures, the Kitchen Sink Backpack blends toughness, style and diverse function ideal for the unpredictable day.


Fiskars 18 In. Tempered Steel Double Bit Machete-The innovative design of this dual-function tool features an ultra-sharp machete blade on one side and an aggressive saw blade on the other side. The machete rips through underbrush and even small trees in a way that flimsy, stamped-steel blades can’t. The large-toothed saw blade on the other side planes away wood with speed and precision to take down thicker trees and branches. A lightweight design increases swing speed to help you clear brush more quickly and a Soft grip handle with a large hilt provides excellent grip and comfortable use. As a bonus, it includes a lanyard to secure the machete to your wrist for added control and safety.


Coghlan's Silver Telescoping Fork-Wooden handle with thumb roller rotates food to cook evenly. Nickel plated shaft extends from 6.5 to 34.


Coghlan's Snaplight Green Lightsticks-Safe, reliable light in all conditions. This chemi-luminescent technology is available in several colors which allow lightsticks to be used as warning lights, marker lights, signal lights, dive lights or safety lights as well.


Coghlan's Black Camp Grill- This heavy duty camp grill is ideal when using cast iron cookware. The heavy gauge metal frame and iron mesh grill surface is supported by sturdy legs that fold underneath when not in use.


Coghlan's Yellow First Aid Snake Bite Kit-A complete, compact kit for the treatment of snake bites using the constrictor/suction method. Kit Contains: detailed instructions, 3 pliable suction cups, easy-to-use with one hand lymph constrictor and antiseptic swab. There are three different suction cups included; each shaped to fit different contours of the body, so that no matter where a person might have been bitten, they will be able to get a proper, airtight seal around the wound with the suction cup.


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