When building your survival kit, there's a whole lot of different pieces and items that you'll add to it. Because of this, the costs of making your survival kit can easily reach high amounts, and that's never a good thing. At first, it may seem unavoidable, but there are ways around this if you're clever enough.
All you need to do is some budgeting and bargain hunting! If you can find the right deals, you can get quality items for cheap prices.
So, take a look here for a guide to some great dollar store options for survival equipment, thanks to our friends from Survival Life.
Cotton balls and Vaseline
Cotton balls covered in vaseline make excellent fire starters!
Here is another fire starting technique that is guaranteed to get a fire up and going in just seconds.
What you’ll need:
- Steel wool
- 9 V battery
- About 6 inches of toilet paper
- A small tinder bundle
Get your tinder bundle ready to go and lay a piece of toilet paper on top of the tinder bundle. Next, touch the terminal end of the 9V battery to the steel wool. It will instantly ignite. Once it’s started, make sure to keep the flame against the toilet paper and tinder bundle, and there you have it! Instant fire!
Having an assortment of batteries is a must! We need them for everything from flashlights to weather radios…and so much more! However, we all know just how expensive buying batteries can be, so during the next few trips to your local dollar store grab a few packs each time you go.
LED flashlights are another must-have survival item! Granted, the quality of LED flashlights at your local dollar store won’t the best, but grabbing a few just to have as extras is a good idea. It’s one of those just-in-case purchases.
This is another must-have item for any survival kit. They have so many uses, but my favorite use for bandannas is making char cloth, which is a must-have for any fire starter kit. Plus, it’s super easy to make!
Heavy Duty Gloves
A pair of heavy duty gloves are yet another must-have item for every bug out bag. In a true survival situation, they provide great protection against wood splinters, blistering, and other weather-related injuries.
These are a must-have for every household and personal bug out bag and will prove their worth in every survival situation. Both baby and sanitary wipes can be purchased at your local dollar store at a great price!
First Aid Supplies
Many of the items you need in a well stocked first aid kit can be purchased at great prices from your local dollar store.
So, whenever you're putting your survival kit together or simply adding to it, consider these bargain alternatives for these items. They're still useful quality, but much cheaper!
For more items you can save big on at a dollar store, head over to Survival Life.
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