How to Use a Tactical Pen While Camping | The Atomic Bear
By: Jean-François Truchon 20/12/2017

Camping (and no, we don’t mean glamping) requires a certain amount of survival skills. You need to carry as few supplies as possible with you, but just enough that you’re able to be comfortable as possible while you’re out. We suggest carrying a tactical pen like the S.W.A.T. Pen by The Atomic Bear.

The Atomic Bear is your source for tactical gear, prepper supplies, and more. Our S.W.A.T. Pen is not only a pen that can write upside down and in wet conditions, but its sharp end is perfect for breaking tempered glass and self-defense tactics. No matter where you go or what you do, you’ll want to take the S.W.A.T. Pen with you!

Are you a camper? Here are some ways a tactical pen can be an invaluable tool to take with you.


While you might not want to keep tabs on all the internal emotions and feelings you have, you may want to track other things. For one, where did you find the hotspot for fishing? And how are you keeping track of rations? Having a pen and paper handy is going to make your supplies-tracking capabilities much easier.

A Winch

Create a knot with your bear net, bag, or tourniquet around your tactical pen. Then use the pen as a winch to rotate and tighten the fabric and tuck it under to hold. This is great for creating torque for rope and other forms of tie-downs, too. You’ll get the tightest grip possible, all from a sturdy pen.

Building a Tinder Nest

Starting a fire can be difficult, especially if you don’t have the right tools. Creating tinder out of the delicate fibers from wood is easy when you drag the sharp end of the pen with the grain through the wood. You’ll create threads of wood that you can create a tinder nest with, and that’ll make your fire starting capabilities much better.


You never know what you’re going to run into when you’re in the wilderness. Between animals and people, there is potential for anything to happen. Be prepared for self-defense maneuvers with our tactical pen. You can apply it to pressure points, the eyes, and other areas of the body to swiftly and effectively disarm an attacker. We have several videos on our website, so take a look at those to learn some maneuvers.

Safely Break Glass

Whether it’s a window or a bottle, you can use the S.W.A.T. Pen to keep your hands safe while you break glass. Even tempered and reinforced glass can’t stand up to our pen, making swift getaways and other maneuvers a snap.

Ice Pick

Going camping during winter is challenging, to say the least. You might not have room in your pack to carry an ax, but you can easily stow the S.W.A.T. Pen. Breaking ice to get to valuable supplies or to perform other tasks can be done with the sharp tip of the pen.

The list of uses for our S.W.A.T. Pen goes on and on. Take it camping, keep it in your car, or put one in your purse, and you have a multi-tool that’ll prepare you for many situations. Shop with us today!

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