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#292542 - 06/22/19 12:42 PM Re: Most Recommended Must Have Survival Gear under $30 [Re: quick_joey_small]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Excellent share, Famdoc!

Would you be so good as to post this again as its own thread in The Survival Forum?



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#292549 - 06/24/19 09:11 PM Re: Most Recommended Must Have Survival Gear under $30 [Re: quick_joey_small]
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Offtopic post deleted.


chaosmagnet


Edited by chaosmagnet (06/24/19 10:54 PM)

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#292570 - 06/25/19 01:56 AM Re: Most Recommended Must Have Survival Gear under $30 [Re: chaosmagnet]
Famdoc Offline
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Yes sir: done.

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#292577 - 06/25/19 03:21 AM Re: Most Recommended Must Have Survival Gear under $30 [Re: willpo]
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Stealing and poaching!!! What is ETS coming to?

Many of us prefer more legitimate pursuits....
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#292581 - 06/25/19 10:39 AM Re: Most Recommended Must Have Survival Gear under $30 [Re: hikermor]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Originally Posted By: hikermor
Stealing and poaching!!! What is ETS coming to?

Many of us prefer more legitimate pursuits....


Agreed.


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#293182 - 08/31/19 06:28 AM Re: Most Recommended Must Have Survival Gear under $30 [Re: quick_joey_small]
quick_joey_small Offline
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Latest 'survival items under $30' from Drop Forged Survival.

https://youtu.be/6SHvvXfFUHQ

Note: This is Drop Forged Survivals recommended items under $30. NOT asking people what items they'd buy for that, or what full kit they'd make for that.

Though those would be good threads if anyone wants to start them
I'd have nothing but Dougs, Pro Survival, Wazoo..... and other high end gear if I had unlimited funds. But I don't.
cheap items are better than nothing.
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#293184 - 08/31/19 02:32 PM Re: Most Recommended Must Have Survival Gear under $30 [Re: quick_joey_small]
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suitability for a give purpose or endeavor is not guaranteed by paying a higher price. All too often, you are just paying for bling or eye appeal.

Some cheap items that work quite well would include Mora knives and Bic lighters. There are a bunch of fairly inexpensive but reliable flashlights/headlamps. It is hard to beat cotton balls/ dryer lint impregnated with petroleum jelly for fire starters.

Sometimes it is worth it to fork over the dough. I dropped about $100 on my Zebralight headlamp and two batteries, but I got a totally reliable unit that I use frequently. I will also spend the money when it comes to critical items like climbing harness, climbing rope and protective headgear. Even here, expensive is not necessarily better. So many choices....
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#293186 - 08/31/19 03:50 PM Re: Most Recommended Must Have Survival Gear under $30 [Re: quick_joey_small]
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Anything is better than nothing, but durable and functional are important. If it can't do the job it is a waste. If it gets you through one event, good. Plan to buy another. I recommend to get the best you can afford. In addition, build your knowledge and skills so you can improvise with materials that are available. If cost is a severely limiting factor, learning, training and practice are more important.

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#293300 - 09/08/19 04:00 PM Re: Most Recommended Must Have Survival Gear under $30 [Re: gonewiththewind]
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Originally Posted By: Montanero
In addition, build your knowledge and skills so you can improvise with materials that are available.


Agreed. The skills to utilise found materials are always with you. That's true in wilderness and in cities. Both environments are awash in resources if you know what to do with them.

To that end, I always carry gear that helps me improvise -- in essence, tools that help me create the tools I need.

A practical example (under $30): when travelling by air with only carry-on luggage, I always carry a double-sided diamond sharpener. Security looks at it, but has never hassled me. I know from experience that I can always borrow or scrounge a used kitchen knife or pruning shears at my destination. And, I have practised operating with them so I know what they can (and cannot) do. But I guarantee you that they will not have a working edge. Out comes the diamond ...

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#293310 - 09/09/19 03:00 PM Re: Most Recommended Must Have Survival Gear under $30 [Re: quick_joey_small]
wileycoyote Offline
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under $30 must-have because the world is dark 50% of the time

https://www.amazon.com/ThruNite-Ti-NW-Flashlight-Titanium/dp/B00QQBOVR0/ref=sr_1_1_sspa

i have one of these stashed in every kit (i'm a flashaholic with a lifetime of searching for the right lights)

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