Free Survival Gear and Prepper Samples [2023]

Free Survival Gear and Prepper Samples

This is a dynamic Free Prepper Gear guide curated by all of our authors. This 100% free (no shipping, handling, credit cards, or other nonsense) roundup is constantly being updated with up-to-date and accurate information, so please check back frequently for updates.

We host our own giveaways and hunt down great deals daily– but there is one more way you can get prepping and survival gear cheap: free prepper gear. Free stuff can be found all over the internet if you know where to look.

We’ve previously promoted ‘free gear’ that had shipping and handling fees, which obviously makes them not free! We’ve pulled all of these listings to make room for the truly free stuff that won’t cost you a dime- even the shipping is covered! Below, we list out the best options on where to find free gear at absolutely no cost.

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Free Prepper Samples

Your opinion matters. Really! Companies are willing to give you free stuff in exchange for it. Here are the major companies that give out free gear and samples, or just pay you for a thumbs up or down:

American Consumer Opinion – These guys have been around for a long time and used to conduct their business with mailers. They test products and advertising for Fortune 500 companies by polling their members.

You need to live in the US (obviously) to be a member and can sign up to receive cash, gift cards, or samples for taking their surveys. It’s easy to quickly try it out and see if it is for you:

American Consumer Opinion

The Value Palace – Subscribe through email to get the latest freebie offers directly from brands and manufacturers. As I’m typing this I signed up to get a bunch of seasoning from McCormick to help with my condiment stockpile.

The Value Palace.

Review for Free Survival Gear

Do you already own some survival gear or prepping tools? Chances are that if you do, you could leave a pretty good review on how it’s been holding up for you. Leave enough reviews and companies will send you gear for free just to keep the reviews coming!

Amazon – Did you know Amazon will start shipping you free stuff if you give enough well-received reviews? The secret is engaging reviews with photos and/or videos. Focus on a niche (like survival gear?) and it will increase your likelihood that you will become a ‘top reviewer’ and get gear from that niche.

Learn more on how to review for free prepper and survival gear at Amazon:

How to Review Amazon Products

Make Friends with Other Preppers

Seasoned preppers not only provide great, FREE, knowledge but we also tend to buy things in bulk. Plenty of times, if you have prepping buddies, they’ll end up sharing some of their swag with you that was purchased in very large quantities. Here is our guide to finding and reaching like-minded preppers:

How to Find Preppers in Your Area.

Enter Prepper Giveaways

Giveaways require a little bit of luck to get your free gear, but they can be rewarding. Here are some of the biggest prepper giveaways giving away great survival gear:

TruePrepper Giveaways – It’s no secret that we host huge giveaways every year. We also throw in a few flash giveaways on our social media pages, so be sure to check those out! You can join the tens of thousands of other preppers following us on:

Free Online Resources

We put our server to work! We host several free online tools and resources that are tough to find across the web. Here is our most popular, since it can let you download a whole library’s worth of survival info:

Our free tools can help you out too:

Free Survival Gear Scams

They aren’t as common as they once were, but you can still find scams out there claiming to be giving out ‘free survival gear’, but then they charge you shipping and handling more than the actual gear is worth. Typically this applied to ‘tacticool’ gear that wasn’t very practical, including:

  • Paracord bombs
  • Paracord bracelets
  • Credit card knives
  • Tactical pens

If you run into one of these ‘freebies’ just be careful. A lot of the companies that you would get these from don’t have great reputations and may also be farming out your private information as well.

The Final Word

In addition to free gear, you can also get stuff for dirt cheap by checking out our daily deals page. We hunt down the best deals on the internet and share them every day so that you never have to pay full price on prepping supplies to complete your survival kit. Here are some other freebies you may find interesting:

Thanks for stopping by to check out the free prepper gear deals we’ve curated from across the web. Be sure to share with your friends and family so they can take advantage of the prepping freebies available.

Keep exploring, stay prepared, and be safe.

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Free Survival Gear and Prepping Samples