Equipment, the largest of the four primary categories of loot in DayZ Standalone, refers to any item or tool that can be worn or used for specific purpose. Since equipment covers such a vast array of item types, uses and consumability, it is easier to define what equipment is not. Equipment does not include items used for who nourishment. Equipment does not cover natural or man made resources used for crafting like sticks, large- and small stones, feathers, planks, etc.. Finally, equipment does not include items whose primary use is as a weapon. Although weapons are not classified as equipment, a lot of equipment, namely tools, can be used as weapons in DayZ Standalone. Being such a large and broad category, equipment is broken down into several smaller categories, which may in turn have their own subcategories, based on the item's primary use.
Main Article: Base Building
Base Building equipment refers to a variety of items and tools that are used in the construction and fortification of a survivor camp. A combination of tools, resources and Base Building equipment are needed in order to construct a fortified camp. With or without a fortified camp, survivors can use several items for storage, including things like tents, barrels or chests. There are also several options for adding functionality to a camp: generators, camouflaged netting, construction lights, battery chargers, etc.
Storage & Tents
Main Article: Clothing
Clothing is any equipment or item of apparel that can be worn by a survivor. While the primary purpose of clothing is to protect a survivor from the elements, clothing also importantly provides additional storage space in the form of pockets, pouches or other slots. Clothing can also provide some camouflage for the survivor from the infected or even other survivors.
Main Article: Communication
Communications equipment are items used for audio communication, either one-way or two-way, with other survivors over long distances. All communications equipment require a power source in order to operate.
Main Article: Crafting
Crafting equipment usually comes in the form of multipurpose items that have a variety of uses or can be used to craft several items.
Main Article: Fishing
Fishing equipment is combined to fish in waters.
Main Article: Medical Supplies
Medical Supplies refers to mostly consumable items used to assist with injury recovery, alleviate pain, fight disease or as a disinfectant. Some of the most important equipment in the game, having readily available medical supplies can mean the difference between life and death.
Personal Storage equipment refers to several types of items used to provide a survivor with additional storage space, protective containers or liquid storage. Protective containers can be used to house important items in order to prevent them from becoming damaged should the survivor come under attack. A few of the protective containers can even be buried to create a hidden stash. Liquid containers allow the storage, transportation or consumption of water or gasoline.
Main Article: Backpacks
Power Sources are consumable items used to provide gas or electric power to other devices and equipment.
Main Article: Protective Gear
Protective Gear is equipment worn by a survivor to provide a layer of protection against a variety of external threats including: physical, chemical and biological. Protective gear usually comes in the form of headgear, face masks or vests.
Main Article: Item Repair
Repair Kits are items that can be used to repair or mend other damaged or badly damaged equipment or weapons. Once an item is ruined, however, not even a repair kit can fix it.
Main Article: Tools
Tools is a category of equipment that covers handheld items used to perform a specific job or task. Generally, these tasks are related, but not limited, to things like construction, harvesting and mining resources or deconstruction. Most tools also double as effective melee weapons.
Main Article: Vehicles
Vehicle Parts are items that are installed in or on vehicles that allow them to function. These include engine parts, wheels, or parts of the frame.
Miscellaneous equipment are items that generally have a single specific use not covered by any of the categories above.