loading Loading... Please wait...

The Littlbug Blog

Are You a Hiker? Easily Create a Disaster Kit with Your Trail Essentials

Posted by Superior Effect Marketing for Littlbug Enterprises on

When we pack for a hiking trip to the backcountry, we’re sure to include all the necessities, while keeping our packs light. This is a great strategy to carry over to your disaster preparedness kit. Ultralight supplies make your disaster kit lighter and easier to transport if you ever need to be on the move. Why not double your lightweight camping essentials as go-to tools for your disaster kit? 

Here are our five favorite camping supplies to use both on the trail and in our disaster kits:

Kaito KA500

The KA500 is the perfect radio for emergencies and disasters. It receives a wide range of broadcasting, such as AM, FM, shortwave, and 7 pre-programmed NOAA weather stations. It also has the NOAA Alert function, which allows you to receive emergency broadcasts in the event of any severe weather conditions in your area. There are different methods to power the radio's built-in rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack that include:

  • Dynamo hand crank
  • USB cable
  • Solar
  • 3 AA batteries
  • AC adapter

You can charge all of your devices by utilizing the USB port. Plug-in your device, and it will charge via crank handle, solar panel, or AC adapter. There are five LED adjustable reading lamp, a LED flashlight, and a SOS emergency light. This radio is easily operated due to the large tuning knobs and function buttons.

What's in the box:

  • KA500 emergency radio
  • USB cable
  • User manual

REI Co-op Magma 15 Sleeping Bag

This sleeping bag is designed with generous knee and foot space and a fitted silhouette that delivers an efficient warmth-to-weight ratio. Downproof Pertex® shell, water-resistant 850-fill-power goose down, and supple 15-denier lining combine to provide lasting coziness and a supersoft feel. Down is certified to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) and bluesign® approved. The contoured hood retains warmth while providing space for a low-profile pillow. Also includes a stuff sack for packing and a roomy mesh sack for breathable storage.

Littlbug Junior Stove

Of course, we love our Junior Stove for cooking out on the trail, but it’s also a great, lightweight addition to any disaster kit. It can be used with both wood or alcohol, plus it’s ultralight!

  • Weight: 5.1 oz.
  • Size: 6" Tall x 5.5" Diameter
  • Assembly Time: less than 15 seconds
  • Boil Time for 1 Quart of Water: 4 to 6 minutes (wood) & 7 to 9 minutes (alcohol)

Littlbug Junior Stove

Wild Zora

Not only can you use food from Wild Zora to fuel your summer adventures, but they’re a great option for your disaster preparedness kit. There are no chemical preservatives, no gluten, no added sugars, and no dyes or sulfites ever! The meat they use is always free from antibiotics or added hormones, and it’s sustainably raised. They offer a variety of food options for you to choose from:

  • Instant Grain-Free Hot Cereals
  • Meat & Veggie Bars
  • Paleo Meals to Go
  • Instant Soups
  • Air-Dried Fruits

Leatherman Wave+ Multi-Tool

The Wave+ has all the essential tools and the addition of replaceable, durable wire cutters. All 18 tools can be opened and locked quickly, conveniently to tackle any task. Many of these tools are outside-accessible, so you can use them when the multi-tool is folded and closed.


  • All Locking Features: All locking features means that every tool and knife on the body of the handle, with the exception of the plier head, will lock into place. The all locking design enables the user to operate individual tools safely and effectively. By locking them into place when fully open, the user can put pressure on the implement while safely completing the job, before manually unlocking the tool to stow it away.
  • Outside-accessible Features: This multi-tool features tools that are accessible while the tool is in its folded or closed position, mimicking the functionality of a pocket knife.
  • One-hand Operable Features: Every feature on this tool can be opened and operated with one hand. This enables the user to keep the other hand free for situations that require multi-tasking or a free hand.
  • Lanyard Ring: This secure ring is for attaching the tool safely and securely to a lanyard. Often people who work near water or on scaffolding attach their tool to a lanyard on their person to avoid losing the tool if it's dropped.

Many of your hiking essentials will easily transfer to a disaster kit, so if you find yourself in a pinch and without a full disaster kit, you can utilize your hiking equipment and supplies.

Which of your hiking or camping essentials do you think would be most helpful in your disaster kit?

Morning Brew in the Backcountry

If you enjoy spending time in the backcountry and want to kick it up a notch, what could possibly might make it even better? We have the perfect idea! Why not start the day off with a hot cup of coffee! But how can you quickly and easily accomplish this basic morning routine when you're [...]

Read More »

'Twas the Day Before Christmas

Twas the day before Christmas and Santa was stumped.He did not have the right gift that wouldn’t get dumped. He looked and he looked, up high and down low.And suddenly, it came to him when he looked at the snow. This person loves the outdoors and mother nature.They also enjoy protecting the earth and her [...]

Read More »

Give a Littl, Get a Lot!

The art of gift giving has ebbed and flowed over the years. The advent of gift cards, the ease of online shopping, a global pandemic - just to name a few big impacts on buying that perfect gift for a loved one. But what if you found that perfect gift that gave a lot of [...]

Read More »

Stop Reading This and Go Backpacking

We’re serious. Stop reading, and go backpacking. Well, you don’t have to backpack, but find a way to get outside and enjoy it. Why, you might ask, would we want to tear you away from our website? Because we ultimately want you to enjoy the outdoors. And you enjoying the outdoors doesn’t involve [...]

Read More »

How to Escape the Crowds

Getting outside, seeing beautiful landscapes has been growing in popularity. A large part of the joy of being in the wild is the solitude it offers. You may find that your favorite camping spot, hiking trail, or backcountry route are congested with others trying to enjoy the same view and solitude as you. [...]

Read More »

Trail Etiquette 101

Those on the trail typically have a common goal: to enjoy being outside doing something we love. There are rules in place for trail uses to help us enjoy the trail together. Sometimes you may share the trail with single-use users, and other trails may be designated multi-use trails where you share with various [...]

Read More »

Get Out and Enjoy the Hot Cocoa

The longest month of the year, January, has come to a close and February is in full swing! The sun stays out a bit longer and the first day of spring is about a month and a half away. You may even be counting down the days to summer. But you don’t have to [...]

Read More »

Your Outdoor Skills: Using Walking Sticks on the Trail and in Your Camp

Walking sticks are one of our favorite hiking and backpacking accessories. Their versatility comes in handy on the trail, helping you become a better hiker and reducing your risk of injury. Their use doesn’t end when you’re finished walking.  At camp , we’ve used them to reach water to fill our water bag, provide shelter and even support our hammock when the trees are [...]

Read More »

Comparing Wood Burning Backpacking Camp Stoves | What's Important and Why It Matters (Part Six)

In this collection of posts I am presenting 20 considerations that are important when choosing your wood burning backpacking camp stove and showing how these considerations are dealt with in four different stove designs available on the market today. In this post I will discuss the complexity, Leave No Trace capability, available accessories, company values, [...]

Read More »

While we add value to your outdoor experience, you are adding value to our planet and all that live here. Littlbug Enterprises donates at least 10% of its profits to help care for the Earth and its inhabitants.