Solar-Powered Survival Gear: 8 Essential Items

solar-powered survival gear

If you are a prepper, backpacker, or simply an outdoor enthusiast, then solar-powered survival gear will help you get through any situation. The sun is an excellent source of energy especially in places where there is no electricity.

For instance, during a disaster where the power grid shuts down. But if you have solar-powered gear, you don’t have to worry about charging your electronic devices. There are many products to choose from ranging from solar-powered tools and appliances.

Solar power is a clean and renewable form of energy and the best thing is that it is free. In fact, most people who live off the grid use solar power. This means that solar power is applicable everywhere and this could save you a lot of money. In addition, it will help reduce your carbon footprint.

I have selected different solar-powered products and gear that you can use for survival as well as for your outdoor adventure. I personally use some of the products and I highly recommend that you take a look at it.

Solar-powered gear

solar-powered backpack and gear

ECEEN Solar Backpack

The ECEEN solar charge backpack is made from high-quality durable nylon and polyester fabric. There are many different compartments and pockets for your essential gear. It offers 7 Watts of high-efficient solar power cells with 22% transfer efficiency.

The solar cells are equipped with a protective anti-scratch hardened coating and sewn into a wear-resistant PVC fabric. In fact, you can charge a wide variety of electronic devices through a 5-Volt USB port. The solar panel also has a voltage stability controller to avoid damage to your electronic devices.

This ECEEN backpack is perfect for everyday use. The stress points are reinforced with bar tacking for increased durability. However, the ECEEN does not include a battery pack. The package includes 7 Watt solar charging panel, user manual, and micro-USB cable.

GoerTek 25000mAh Ultra-High Capacity Solar Charger

This is a high-capacity solar charger with a built-in 25000mAh Li-polymer battery. In fact, it features two charging methods, the blue light indicator turns on when you are using the adapter for charging. The green light indicator turns on when you are charging using the solar panel. Both charging methods are powered by 5V/2A.

In addition, one of the best features of this product is that it has three USB ports that you can use to charge three devices simultaneously. This solar power bank is made from ABS material which is environment-friendly. In addition, the 36 LED lights provide excellent lighting function which is perfect for outdoor adventures.

Accessories include a carabiner, one USB cable, a user manual which makes the GoerTek Solar Charger a great addition to your outdoor or survival gear.

Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel

The Nomad 7 solar panel features a rugged design. Not only is it weather-resistant, but it is also foldable. The solar panel directly charges most USB devices and 12-Volt devices such as cell phones as well as GPS devices.

In fact, you can use the USB port and 12-Volt port at the same time and charge multiple devices at the same time. However, some devices may not be compatible with the Nomad 7. In addition, the Nomad 7 works best with most Goal Zero products.

Goal Zero Crush Light Solar Powered Lantern

The Goal Zero Crush Light is a collapsible solar-powered lantern that features three light settings – high, medium, low, and an excellent flickering candle mode. Amazingly, it has 60 lumens of useable light on high power.

In fact, the light can last up to 35 hours on a low setting. The Crush Light also features four different light modes. When the lantern is collapsed, the size is over half an inch which makes it easy to store in your backpack.

Sunflair Portable Solar Oven Deluxe

Sunflair is one of the most versatile solar ovens in the market. The product only weighs approximately 1 lb, 2 oz. It includes one solar oven thermometer, two heat-conducting baking trays, two baking dehydration racks, one enamelware pot, two silicone pots, and a handy carrying bag.

In fact, it can accommodate a wide variety of cookware. You do not need to assemble anything and it is very easy to use. You can use it at any time of the day for cooking food. This product is perfect for emergency situations as well as any outdoor adventure. In fact, Sunflair is a great addition to your solar-powered survival gear.

solar-powered thermos survival gear

Solar Kettle Thermal Flask Survival Gear With Temperature Gauge

This solar kettle thermal flask is another great addition to your solar-powered survival gear since it is light, compact, portable, and durable. In fact, you can make three cups of hot coffee with this thermos. One of the best features of this solar thermos is that it is made of strong, durable, and shock-resistant materials with no moving parts.

Amazingly, you can heat water without any electricity. For as long as there is sunlight, you can use it to make hot beverages. Particularly, if you are living off-grid, this will be an excellent choice for clean and safe drinking water. It also features a temperature gauge and it is designed to work in all seasons as long as the sun is up.

The glass tubes are made from borosilicate glass which has low thermal expansion making it resistant to thermal shock. So it won’t crack or break under extremely hot temperatures.

solar-powered radio for survival gear

RegeMoudal Emergency Solar Hand Crank Radio

This is perhaps one of the most important solar-powered survival gear you should have. Aside from the fact that you can carry it around easily, it is a vital source of communication and information. The RegeMoudal is a hand-cranked, solar-powered radio which provides 12 hours of light and 4-6 hours of radio time.

It boasts a 2000mAh power bank that you can use to charge electronic devices such as a cellphone or tablet. Another essential feature of the RegeMoudal is that it has an SOS alarm with flashing red light that is helpful in emergency situations.

The RegeMoudal includes one micro-USB cable. You can also tune it to both AM or FM frequencies as well as NOAA weather alert radio. Keep one in your bug out bag or emergency pack.

NPET T09 Solar Flashlight

The NPET solar flashlight is water-resistant and shock-resistant and it can be used under the most rugged emergency situations. The body has an anodized aluminum alloy casing. In addition, the tail has a built-in compass for navigation.

This is an excellent tool for survival and you can use it as a self-defense weapon. The LED light is super-bright and can help you escape unwanted situations. It also has a window breaker just in case you find yourself trapped inside your car during an emergency. It also features a seat belt cutter to cut a jammed seatbelt.

The powerful magnet on the side of the flashlight can be used to stick to a metal surface. This is ideal to use as a work light. You can also use it as a camping lamp or emergency warning light.

In fact, the NPET features a headlight, side white lamp, side red light, and flashing and slow-flashing light. You can press the switch to change between working modes. The LED beam can extend and light your way up to 700 feet.

In addition, this flashlight has a built-in 2000mAh 18650 battery that can be charged using a USB cable. It takes about 30 hours to charge using solar power and 4 up to 5 hours if charged with the USB cable.


Solar-powered devices are an essential part of your survival gear, especially in a survival situation. We cannot predict when a disaster or an emergency situation may happen. That is why it is very important to prepare emergency supplies just in case you find yourself and your family in a survival situation.