The phrase “survival gear” is subjective. What one person may be prepping for will be different than what someone else is prepping for.
For example, my prepping plans are focused on prepsteading, hiking, camping, gardening… etc. However, even though I live in the boonies and am far removed from urban riots, I still have a few AR-15s.
When the crap hits the fan, even people living in the woods should be able to protect our property.
Contrast that to some of my buddies living in urban areas and prepping for civil unrest.