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Surviving on the cheap
Survival gear that's cheap - ten dollars and under!

Prepping on the cheap and loving it...
If you have just ten bucks to spend on preps, then we've got
some suggestions on inexpensive and life-saving survival gear.
Mind you, this is a list of totally random things for preppers that
are under $10.

Prepping is an accumulation of skills, knowledge and supplies.
You don't have to spend big bucks to get started. Below are
some ideas to help give you confidence in your ability to prep
even on a limited budget.

Surviving on the Cheap
Cheap they are, but you'll be loving them. Below are quality
survival tools that just about anyone can afford...

Cheap prep #1: Can opener.
A can opener is among the most basic preps. Talk with any
homeless person and you'll see. Sometimes shelters hand out
military  can openers (see them at the bottom of the page).
You'd be surprised in opening so many cans of food during crisis
how a can opener could break. What then?

It's always good to have a sturdy and well made can opener, and
you can buy cheap ones at the dollar stores. The Swing-Away
wall mounted can opener, pictured right, is around $10
(sometimes under $10) and is sometimes available with free

Cheap prep #2: BIC lighter.
Everyone knows that BIC is a prepper's favorite firestarter. Can
get a five-pack of
BIC lighters for around $7.26 with free
shipping, but why not get the whole 50-pack so you can spend
around a buck a piece.

Cheap prep #3: Ultra light Camp Stove with Piezo
More than 2627 outdoor enthusiasts love this amazing 5-star tiny
camp stove with Piezo ignition that can take gas, butane or
propane. The Ultralight camp stove, pictured left and below, is
cheap prepping at its best. Not only does it fit in the palm of
your hand, and weighs just 3.9 ounces, but it has a surprising
high-quality construction.  It even has an adjustable flame. All
you need to do is supply the gas base.

You will appreciate this totally inexpensive starter stove as the
most important piece of hiking equipment to own. Believe it or
not, you can have it shipped to you for under $6 and with
included shipping.

Cheap prep #4: Aquamira Frontier water filter.
Water is life. Stash the Aquamira Frontier Water Filter, pictured
right, in your bugout bag, your
get-home bag, your car, your
purse, your pocket -- anywhere! You can buy several because it's
such a good deal. This emergency water filter system for hiking,
camping, and emergency situation or travelling is effective on
protozoan cysts. It removes great than 99.9% Cryptosporidium
and Giardia.  This one system filters up to 20 gal. (75L) of water.
Priced at around $10 and under with available FREE shipping,
every budget can afford the Aquamira water filter.

Borrowing the "rule of three" concept, pair your Aquamira water
filter with potable water tablets and a metal cup so you have
three ways of purifying your water.

Cheap prep #5: Rothco wool cap.
For the bugout bag, owning something wool is essential. Wool
has the unique ability to retain warmth, even when wet. The
Rothco Genuine U.S.N Wool Watch Cap is around $8.99 and this
includes the shipping. It is the genuine US Navy issue cap!
It is made in the USA of 100% wool. It would make a quality
addition to your
bugout clothing.

Cheap prep #6: Steramine sanitizing tablets.
Just one bottle of Steramine is enough to make 150 gallons of
sanitizer. Commercial in strength Steramine also makes an
economical household sanitizer that's ideal also food contact

Most preppers aren't aware of these odor-free, non-corrosive
tablets. They do not irritate the skin and you can apply with a
clean cloth or sponge. You can spray them on food processing
equipment, sinks, countertops, cabinets, refrigerators, stovetops,
cutting boards, and all other non-porous articles and surfaces.

Cheap prep #7: Coghlan's Folding Stove.
Another great cooking stove option is Coghlan's folding stove,
pictured right. This folding stove is ideal because it takes
Coghlan's camp heat or any other type of canned fuel
Additionally, you could use it over a small fire burning twigs, so
you really don't even need to bring any canned fuel!

With an easy setup in seconds, it's a great little stove that folds
up to less than 1/2" thick. It's a well-made and sturdy product for
under $10 with shipping, or around $7.50 on Prime with included
shipping. Pair it with the biolite!

Cheap prep #8: Cyalume snaplights.
What are cyalume snaplights? They are chemical sticks, also
known as chemlights.
Chemical lights aren't glow sticks. There
are serious differences, which you can read about. There are
several colors and each has a purpose.

SnapLight industrial grade green light stick, pictured right,
will provide illumination for up to 12 hours. The chemiluminescent
substance is non-toxic and plastic body is phthalate free for
safety. They have a five-year shelf life.

Cheap prep #9. LED camping lantern.
With the LED camping lantern, right, you get a highly efficient
light source capable of 12 hours of lighting (eight of the hours
are at high brightness, the last four hours are at a dimmer
brightness for low energy consumption). You can't go wrong with
a quality little light that ships free with Prime for around $8.99!

No matter where you may be, the collapsible lantern was created
with the means for safer visibility and easier operation of
changing batteries.  Ideal for children, the lantern needs no
setup or prepping with fires and oil. The fold-out collapsible
handles make for easier portability and hanging. Keep it on a
table or hanging on a branch to illuminate your environment, it'll
take care of the rest for you.

Cheap prep #10: Oxy-sorb Oxygen Absorbers.
Oxy-Sorb oxygen absorbers are non-toxic and extend the shelf
life of foods in proper storage containers. Ideal for freeze dried,
powered, or dehydrated foods. Absorbers bring the oxygen level
down reliably to. 01% or less. These Absorbers are perfect when
combined with one gallon (10"x14") Mylar Bags or a #10 can.  
Use with gas flushing/vacuum packaging to absorb virtually all
oxygen and absorb any oxygen that may permeate the package.

Benefits of using Oxygen Absorbers in a household storage
  • Extends shelf life. Prevents growth of aerobic pathogens and
    spoilage organisms, including molds.
  • Eliminates the need for additives such as BHA, BHT, sulfur
    dioxide, sorbates, benzoates,
  • Significantly improves keeping qualities of polyunsaturated
    fats and oils.
  • Helps retain fresh-roasted flavor of coffee and nuts.
  • Prevents oxidation of spice oleoresins present in spices
    themselves and in seasoned foods.
  • Prevents oxidation of vitamins A, C and E. Extends life of
  • Inhibits mold in natural cheeses and other fermented dairy
  • Delays non-enzymatic browning of fruits and some
    vegetables. Inhibits oxidation and condensation of red
    pigment of most berries and sauces.

Learn more about oxygen absorbers.

Cheap prep #11: Chainmate pocket saw.
Sometimes available for under $10 the chainmate chain saw,
pictured right, is a top selling survival tool. Use it to gather wood

With its carbon steel teeth and extreme portability, this survival
saw is an essential tool for campers, hikers and preppers. The
extensively field-tested carbon teeth cut all types of wood and
stay sharp, outperforming other saws when clearing trails or
gathering firewood. Made in the USA, built to last, this saw will
never let you down. Includes front-snap belt pouch. This beauty
is made in the U.S.A.

Cheap prep #12: Surgical splinter Tweezers.
If you encounter splinters, debris, thorns, glass, metal, and other
things embedded in fingers, hands, feet and legs, you'll
appreciate s
urgical splinter tweezers. The surgical splinter
tweezers, pictured right are made of stainless steel and perfectly
aligned, hand-file calibrated and have sharp tips that close
evenly for smooth maneuvering around almost invisible splinters.
They are under $8 and with free shipping if you have Prime.

For splinters, clean the affected area with soap and water, dip
the tweezers in alcohol to sterilize, use needle points of tweezer
to grab the splinter and back it out gently. After particle is
removed, disinfect area with
hydrogen peroxide. If dirt is
involved, consult doctor regarding tetanus. To remove ingrown
hairs, wash area with soap and water, dip tweezer in alcohol to
disinfect, and use tip of tweezer to isolate the ingrown hair.
Tweeze hair out gently in the direction of hair growth.

Cheap prep #13: IOSAT Potassium Iodide Tablets.
Got Nuke Pills? An important an inexpensive prep, particularly if
you live near a nuclear power plant are iOSAT Potassium Iodide
Tablets (thyroid blocking for a radiation emergency), which you'll
find at the bottom of the page.

Iosat Potassium Iodide has been FDA approved since 1982.
Stockpiling of potassium iodide (KI) is highly recommended by
health officials worldwide to prevent thyroid cancer of those
exposed to radioactive iodine following a nuclear reactor accident
or detonation of a nuclear weapon. Radioactive iodine can travel
hundreds of miles downwind, such as it did after the Chernobyl
and Fukushima disasters. The thyroid is the only part of the body
that absorbs and stores iodine. By taking FDA approved
potassium iodide prior to exposure of radioactive iodine, your
thyroid will become saturated with safe, stable iodine. This will
prevent your thyroid's absorption of any additional iodine
(radioactive or not) long enough for the radioactive iodine inhaled
or ingested to be safely dispersed through the kidneys.

Cheap preps #14: Potable Aqua.
Portable Aqua iodine tablets will disinfect contaminated drinking
water in a pinch. It takes just 35 minutes to get potable water
from questionable sources. Pictured above right in a one-pack,
which you can get shipped for around $7. The two-pack of Potable
Aqua, pictured immediate right, is just over $10. They are great
to stick in the glove compartment or to have in your bugout bag.

Cheap prep #15: Ammonia inhalants.
An ammonia inhalant is used in cases of fainting or momentary
loss of consciousness. Astonishingly, preppers often overlook this
essential! See the full range of refills for your first aid kit,
including burn creams and other noteworthy essentials.

Cheap prep #16: Gas siphon pump.
Siphoning gas is something every prepper should consider.
Whether siphoning gasoline from your vehicle for use in your
generator during a power outage or from helping you to get to
your next destination, it's an important consideration. Liquid
transfer of gasoline or water is messy business, and a
gas siphon
pump provides an easy solution. The gas, water and air siphon
inflation pump with hose, pictured left, has been available for
$9.95 and with available free shipping. It's still a good deal
today at $11.

Cheap prep #17: Stormproof Match Kit with
waterproof case.
The Stormproof Match Kit, pictured right in olive green, is a
waterproof case that includes 25 matches and 3 strikers.

Unlike other "waterproof" or "windproof" matches, the UCO
Stormproof Matches are easy to light, and will stay lit for up to
15 seconds, even after being submerged in water.  

Being able to reliably make a fire is vital for cooking, generating
warmth, and in survival situations, making signal fires. UCO
Stormproof Matches are perfect for camping, emergency kits, and
should be part of every 10 Essentials check list. At around $10
with shipping, this set of matches is worth every penny. Your
survival may one day depend upon it!

Cheap prep #18: Survivor fixed blade knife.
The Survivor HK-106320 Series fixed blade outdoor knife features
a 3-inch, 4-millimeter stainless steel Tanto blade with a 7-inch
overall length. This full tang knife is ideal for camping
expeditions and survival training, and it comes with a magnesium
alloy fire starter that enables you to effortlessly start a fire in no

It's hard to believe this beauty is under $8 and can ship for free.
It's the best seller in Fixed Blade Hunting Knives with thousands
of satisfied customers and from a reliable source, Amazon.
Pictured below, it has shipped for as low as $7.19 on Prime.

#19: Triple Antibiotic Cream Ointment packets.
For the first aid kit refills, Medifirst Triple Antibiotic Cream
Ointment comes in packets of 25 to provide relief from itching
and discomfort of poison ivy, poison oak or sumac, as well as
insect bites, and chiggers. Pictured right, the Medifirst triple
antibiotic ointment can ship for as little as $6.21 if you have
Prime. Remember to choose a Polysporin antibiotic cream if you
are allergic.

#20: Smith's Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener.
Smith's Pocket Pal Multi-function sharpener is the #1 best seller
in sharpening stones from a trusted source, Amazon. This multi-
functional knife sharpener features pre-set crossed carbides and
ceramic stones, which provide the perfect edge every time.

Carbides provide quick edge setting, and the specially shaped
ceramic stones are designed to give you a razor sharp edge on
either standard or serrated edges. A fold out, tapered round,
Diamond coated rod is designed for sharpening serration and
small Gut hooks. Unit is compact, lightweight, durable, and
comes with a lanyard hole.

#21: Fishing kit.
The tiny survival fishing kit by BCB, right, is handy to have in an
emergency. It contains: line 36 meters (118 feet), winder,
swivels, hooks, weights. Small, compact and lightweight, plus
instructions. At around $7.84 and with free shipping, this is one
cheap prep that could save your life.

#22: Esbit Fuel tabs.
Esbit fuel tabs are made to be virtually smokeless and residue-
free. These tablets do not liquefy when burning and leaves
almost no ash.

Esbit solid fuel tablets are made from hexamethylenetetramine, a
non-explosive compound that ignites when placed in contact with
a flame. It burns evenly without sparks, producing a strong heat
output. Each tablet will burn approximately 12 minutes(and is
sufficient enough to boil 16 ounces of water in roughly 8 minutes.

#23: Emergency Sleeping Bag.
Sleep tight in an emergency with an emergency sleeping bag. For
around $8.99 with Prime, you can
get a bivvy or emergency
sleeping bag. The heavy-duty emergency sleeping bag, pictured
right, is tear-resistant, reusable, and comes with drawstring
carrying bag for your convenience—a great addition to your gear
for hiking, camping, hunting, boating, fishing, survival and
emergency kits. It helps trap heat.

#24: The Survival Tabs.
The Survival Tabs, pictured right, contain 100% of the U.S. RDA
of 15 Essential Vitamins & Minerals. They are more than just
vitamins. They're made with the highest quality protein essential
in survival situations where your body needs to assimilate as
much as possible from what you eat.

With most the food we eat 30%-60% of the calorie content
leaves the body unused. The Survival Tabs have such a highly
concentrated formula that 99% of their calorie content is
absorbed by the body with 97% of the protein content being
available to repair or replacement of muscles, nerves. Read all
about survival tabs in our article on the
top energy chews for

#25: Tactical Gun Sling.
Save 55% on the tactical gun sling right is perfect for a close
encounter as well as any and all of your field-carry needs. You
can carry a pistol, use it as a strap lanyard or safety rope.  You
can configure it as a multiple use. It's ideal for rifles, shotguns,
and even crossbows. This deal was first posted on our Daily
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#26: Hand Crank LED flashlight.
Having a hand-crank LED flashlight could be what you need in an
emergency to see yourself out of harm's way. This emergency
flashlight with built-in rechargeable battery, stores energy for a
long time with no external battery needed! This little beauty can
ship to you for around $8.50 if you have Prime -- that's 79% off
the original price. It's highly rated with 4.6 of 5-stars.

Want more cheap preps?
Military can openers.
A five-pack of GI P-38 Can Openers costs around $3 and includes
the shipping. Why not add a few to your bugout bag or keychain?
While there are methods you can employ to open a can without a
can opener, having this little device will relieve much stress from
an already stressful situation. It's a little peace of mind carried
by U.S. Military personnel. Make it part of your everyday carry.

Now that you found some great survival tools for less than $10,
you can afford a few more things and to that end are a few more

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