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#290017 - 07/24/18 06:57 AM Re: Most Recommended Must Have Survival Gear under $30 [Re: quick_joey_small]
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As well as the Walmart finder, the rest of the stuff looks good.

An extreme test of the firestarting bits and the foil blanket:

https://youtu.be/_wnu2DVhml0

'It seemed like a good idea at the time.'
He was already in the first stages of hypothermia and removed his vest as he thought he was overheating.

Makes you realise how difficult it is in real life.
And you have to try using the gear before you need it.
The twigs will hurt your hand, the blanket needs unpacking then rerolling in advance. Thinking is cloudy......



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#291049 - 11/10/18 11:40 AM Re: Most Recommended Must Have Survival Gear under $30 [Re: quick_joey_small]
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Found this one too:

'Most Recommended Survival Gear under $10'

https://youtu.be/G7tGwERCGyg

Note: This is Drop Forged Survivals recommended items under $10. NOT asking people what items they'd buy for that, or what full kit they'd make for that.
For those (practically everybody) who didn't actually look at the previous links.

qjs


Edited by quick_joey_small (11/10/18 11:47 AM)

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#291050 - 11/10/18 01:17 PM Re: Most Recommended Must Have Survival Gear under $30 [Re: quick_joey_small]
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More important than the initial cost o any item is its effectiveness and its dependability//reliability. Part of this consideration is the question - Do you know how to use the item properly?

I really appreciate gear with which I am familiar - a minor example - yesterday - our power was out for about ten hours. Getting up in the morning, the first order of business was a nice hot, steaming cup of coffee.

Time to break out the camping gear, including my MSR Pocket Rocket, purchased and first used in 2001. It worked fine, and i had my coffee in jig time, using a stove in which I had utter confidence - a nice feeling when things are getting a little dicey...

I have no idea what that stove cost back in 2001, nor do I care. I just know it works and heats stuff up.
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#291052 - 11/10/18 05:18 PM Re: Most Recommended Must Have Survival Gear under $30 [Re: hikermor]
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Originally Posted By: hikermor
Time to break out the camping gear, including my MSR Pocket Rocket, purchased and first used in 2001.

Funny. I am most comfortable with my old SVEA 123R stove. Maybe don't want to use it indoors though - sometimes that startup procedure with the fuel in that little moat around the main stem can get a little flame-y.

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