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About Us

Aviation Survival EquipmentIn 2002, two friends decided to take the flying trip of a lifetime.  Flying from Texas to Alaska in a 1976 Cessna.

That trip was in a small airplane, a Cessna 172, and the route of flight took us through the central and northwestern United States, western Canada and into the rugged and beautiful state of Alaska. It was a flight that began in Houston, Texas and ended, 35 flight hours later, in Fairbanks, Alaska. Though we have taken this trip since, this one was the most magical. It was the first and so many aspects of the trip were unknown and new to us. In short, it was an adventure.

Over the months leading up to the flight, we spent an enormous amount of time attempting to locate and purchase that aviation survival gear which was either required by law or I had deemed necessary to keep us safe in the event of an unfortunate incident. The task was daunting. I had to shop at multiple locations, paying numerous shipping fees, and still did not find everything I needed. It is because of our difficulty in locating quality aviation survival oriented equipment that I decided, upon my return, to start Best Glide Aviation Survival Equipment, Inc. at, which was launched in 2002.  This makes us one of the oldest survival related retailers in business.

Our Mission

It is our mission at Best Glide ASE to provide the community with a comprehensive selection of quality survival, trauma, and outdoor related equipment at a reasonable price and in a convenient and timely manner.

Adventure Survival EquipmentWe at Best Glide ASE sell quality Survival products, many of which are NATO or US Government Approved. We don't consider purchasing an item simply because of the profit potential of that item. It is simple, our customers have come to rely on us for quality survival equipment. If it is not quality, you will not find it here. 

Some of our products may cost more then their lesser quality counterparts. But as the saying goes, “You get what you pay for.” We do not settle for less than quality when it comes to our own safety and survival; and, we refuse to ask you to do so either. 

Conversely, you will find that a majority of our survival equipment, survival kits and survival gear are priced below, some well below, our fellow survival related retailers. This is because we don't focus on profit margins. Instead, we seek to fill every possible Survival Equipment need an adventurer, sportsman, rescuer, pilot, boater or weekend explorer could ever face. Only then will we be happy with our performance.

Best Glide ASE is a supplier to numerous government agencies (like NASA, FBI, DEA, USAF, US Army, USMC), rescue organizations, corporations, clubs and individuals alike.  Best Glide ASE currently supplies and has supplied survival kits and survival equipment to the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, State Department, Missionary Flight Organizations, the Civil Air Patrol, aircraft manufacturers, gun manufacturers, Survival Television Personalities and many, many more.  In our survival kits you find quality and dependability.  Don't confuse our kits with much cheaper, and far more less quality types usually imported from the East.  Kits such as these usually use cheaply made components for the purpose of producing high profit margins.  Ours are made to save lives.


Several years ago, due to a large number of requests that our products be available at wholesale, for retail outlets that wished to carry high quality yet reasonably priced survival equipment and survival kits, we started selling some of our products and kits wholesale.  Here, re-sellers, non profit organizations and government entities can purchase a number of our products at a margin which allows the merchant to pass our high quality survival equipment on to their customers.  Because we are great supporters of the U.S. Military and Non-Profit organizations, like the Boy Scouts of America and the Civil Air Patrol, we also provide discounts to aid them in their crucial missions as well.

Give us a call if you are interested in expanding your store to include Best Glide ASE products.

Survival Kit Design Service

Over the years, Best Glide ASE has come to be known as the place to go if you wish to design a custom made survival kit for your organization.  This is because we don't believe in offering imported, ready made, survival kits.  These often have inferior contents and are priced unreasonably.  But, most of all, many include items that are simply not helpful in a survival situation.  This is done by the manufacturer so that they are able to say that their kit includes, for example, "100 survival items".  This is not what we do.  Our kits include high quality, beneficial items. 

Give us a call if you are interested in having a survival kit made for your organization.  We know you have seen some of those that we have designed on the market today.  Survival kits are NOT one size fits all.  Our Survival Kit Design Service allows you to design that kit that fits YOUR needs. 


Best Glide ASE believes that survival equipment is something that everyone should have.  Thus, we would much rather sell many products at a lower price, thus helping everyone to be able at least have basic survival gear.  This is why we spend so much time trying to price our items lower than most so that everyone has the opportunity to purchase what they feel would be beneficial to their location and situation. 

We have no greater feeling of satisfaction than when one of our customers writes us to tell us of our equipment either saved a life or at the very least, prevented a difficult situation from becoming a survival situation.  Each story we here helps us to build our business a little better by adding products or modifying some of our Adventurer Series Survival Equipment to provide even better life saving potential.

Please always feel free to send us comments or suggestions regarding anything you wish.  We welcome all opinions as they have helped us build our business to what it is today.

Request for Assistance

To aid us in our philosophy, listed above, please consider rating our products to include those you like and those you don't like.  This helps us provide the best possible products and services to everyone.  Each item listed has a link on the product page to allow this.  Other customers benefit from your suggestions, comments and even criticisms.  We welcome them all.

We also ask that you follow us on Facebook if possible, as we often offer specials and request opinions of our customers, followers and friends.