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Whether you need an inexpensive stocking stuffer, father's day
present or birthday gift, you can find some useful survival tools
that are just $10 or less.
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#9 Tac Force Speedster Knife.
The Tac Force Speedster knife, pictured immediate right is a
bargain. Incredibly, it's under $6 with shipping and highly rated.
With a black half-serrated stainless Steel Blade, this includes
glass breaker with belt cutter, this first responder folding knife
will serve you well. The TAC Force Assisted Opening Folding
Knife (model TF-723 Series) features a black blade and a
two-tone handle, with a 4-1/2-inch closed length. Offering easy
one-handed deployment, this spring assisted open folding knife
locks securely into place with the use of its liner lock. This knife
features a 3-1/4-inch, 3mm thick stainless steel blade. The
aluminum handle features a seat belt cutter and a glass breaker
on the end, which can punch out the window of a car in an
emergency. It also has a pocket clip for easy and safe carry.
TAC Force designs spring assist folding knives that offer the
rapid deployment desired by EMTs, Fire/Rescue, and first
responders. They're available in a wide range of styles -- from
hunting to tactical and collectibles to fantasy.
#10: Declaration of Independence and Constitution.
Do you have a copy of the Constitution of the United States?
The day may come when, as an American, you need to assert
your second amendment rights. You can have your book to aid
you in your defense for your right to bear arms. The Fourth
Amendment is another area of concern for preppers who hoard
food. This amendment prohibits unreasonable search and
#11: Lensatic compass.
The Lensatic Compass with Pouch, pictured immediate right, is
highly rated on Amazon and is priced reasonably- under $10!
While there are others more expensive, this one is highly rated
and made of cast metal. The build quality is surprisingly good
considering it's less than ten bucks!
#12: Outdoor knots cards.
More than 200 5-Star reviewers love the water proof and durable
cards that illustrate the Bowline, Buntline Hitch, Clove Hitch,
Constrictor Knot, Double Fisherman's, Doubled Sheetbend,
Mooring Hitch, Tautline Hitch, Trucker's Hitch, Figure Eight,
Sheet Bend, Square Knot, Rolling Hitch and the Water Knot. It's
like having a Eagle Scout with you.
Think about how spending a few bucks today, might save your
life tomorrow. As an example: Think Gum, a brain boosting
#7: Halt Dog Spray.
Repel an attacking dog (or a human in uncivil times) with a dog
repellent. Not sold in California, Halt dog repellent costs under
$10 and provides peace of mind to postal workers and preppers.
#8: Emergency Ration Bars.
Preppers often have ample supplies of Meals Ready to Eat
(MREs), freeze dried foods, rice and beans, and canned goods,
but when it comes to carrying a ration bar, many fall short. The
benefits of having an emergency ration bar on hand is that it
packs compactly, is non-thirst provoking and will provide enough
nutrition to get you through your crisis. It can withstand
extreme conditions and temperatures (-22F to 149F), soy you
can pack them in your vehicle(they are too heavy for your buout
bag). The ration bars below ready-to-eat 410 calorie rations.
Read our review of ration bars to see if they are for you.
#5: Hawke's Special Forces Survival Handbook.
The price for Hawke's Special Forces Survival Handbook ~ The
Portable Guide to Getting Out Alive by Mykel Hawke, fluctuates
between $10-$15. U.S. Special Forces Captain and outdoor
survival expert Mykel Hawke provides the most practical and
accessible survival skills and information necessary to survive in
the outdoors. It's a well designed book packed with information.
It's an easy read and a superb reference guide.
#6: Esbit camp stove with fuel tabs.
Below is an inexpensive camp stove with six fuel tabs by Esbit.
It's a great backup for your other emergency stoves.
Above, see how easy it is to use LiveFire, which could be a lifesaver in an
#3: Activated charcoal.
Activated Charcoal comes in a magical black tablet, capsule, or
powder. Activated charcoal is black magic potion that will
blacken your teeth and fingers, and exit the back end as black
stool, but as scary as it is, rest assured that activated charcoal
is a legitimate remedy rooted in ancient use! Did you know
emergency rooms us activated charcoal as a remedy for certain
kinds of poison? It's true! Get your hands on a bottle and learn
more about the benefits and uses of activated charcoal.
#4. Analog thermometer (Mercury-type)
While there are a lot of thermometers on the market, there is a
distinct advantage of the traditional shake down glass analog
thermometer. You'll want to go analog in preparation for an EMP
because an electromagnetic pulse will render all digital
thermometers useless! The one below is non-toxic and mercury
free and works every bit as good as the toxic mercury kinds.
Reads both Fahrenheit and Celsius.
Prepping for around $10 or less
Survival gear ten dollars and under
List of preps that are just $10 or less...
Life-saving gear for $10? You'll be happy to know that this is
our second list of survival items on the cheap ~ all are ten
bucks or less. Prepping doesn't have to be expensive. Your
preparedness plans can start with a few inexpensive items and
then grow as your budget allows. Get started prepping now for
Prepping for around $10 or less
You can buy useful survival gear on the cheap. Here's our list of
prepping ideas for $10 or less.
#1: 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, 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!
#2. Live Fire.
Livefire , pictured at the top of the page, is a reusable fuel
source (not really a firestarter, more of an accelerant). With its
slide top lid, Live Fire can function as a candle when needed. It
just takes a spark from a match or other firestarter. Burn times
average 30 minutes with the lid completely removed, and much
longer when the lid is use. Waterproof, Live Fire can be lighted
again and again.