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100 US Dollar Survival Kit

100 US Dollar Survival Kit


hi guys my name is Lily and today I want
to show you my $100 poor man’s survival kit now as you know the camping industry
is getting bigger and bigger a lot of people want to go back to nature camping
and enjoy bushcrafting and such but not everyone can afford 300 euro sleeping
bag or a 250 euro inflatable map so today this video is dedicated to people
who can’t afford expensive camping and treatment and also for young people for
example school kids or students who just simply can’t afford more expensive gear
yet so this here is my survival kit for 100 dollars roughly a few things I have
scavenged and yeah if you are young maybe you can borrow something from your
dad maybe he was in the army and he still has a sleeping bag I got this used
on a sleeping bag from an Army store it cost me around 25 euros and yeah this is
a very good sleeping bag it’s warm it goes down to zero degrees
Celsius and yeah it’s not the smallest so the down sleeping bag over there is
much more compressible and lighter but hey this still works so this is
something that I would buy if I didn’t have enough of money for expensive down
sleeping bag and yeah I also have this cheap rucksacks here the screen rucksack
and this would go right into the backpack next a head these information
mats at home they work they will insulate you from the cold ground the
downside is that they are pretty uncomfortable
and they are very bulky as you can see so yeah you need some kind of insulation
and the cheapest thing that you can get are these mats here and if you have a
little bit more money left and I would really invest in a inflatable a mat or
Talmud because they are a dream to sleep on but if you don’t have a lot of money
this will still work it’s Sparky but it’s it’s going to work
and yeah if you buy one of these mats it will probably cost like five to ten US
dollars next year paracord if you buy them in a bulk you can get 100 feet for
around 15 US dollars on Amazon paracord yeah it’s one of the best survive Accord
it says this year’s paracord 550 and it has several inner strands the white
strands at the inside so great cordage and that’s what you need for your
survival kit and for your camping equipment next year we have a military
poncho I believe that you can get one poncho like this here for 20 US dollars
this year is a thicker one so make sure that you get a thick one because those
ones that are quite thin they tend to leak and you easily will rip them River
hole into them so get at least one of them they are not especially big and if
there’s a lot of rain I would rather recommend that you take
two ponchos with you and they have these boxes so you can attach them to each
other and then you have a bigger top okay next on my list I have this
continue and this is a cheap country out of stain stainless steel and I got it
for 24 yards so this is a great deal and to me yeah he couldn’t get these a
couple of years ago so and you only could get like the standard army
continues are of stainless steel and sometimes in army shops you would get
the aluminum cup but I I don’t recommend that one problem that I have experienced
with stainless steel is that sometimes they use very cheap Steel’s so you have
to be aware of that sometimes it it happened to me once that that I had a
stainless steel container and I filled water into it and after a couple of
hours it tasted so much like metal and that’s when they use cheaper steel so
you really have to be careful it’s important that you try out the canteen
said before you go of and if and then you’re just fill in some water and you
wait and then you drink from it and if it tastes after metal you just send it
back and yeah one bottle of water is not enough so I recommend taking two bottles
of water you can take an ordinary PT bottle
it’s nothing bad about that or you can get this more bomb-proof Nalgene bottles
here they are bpa-free and yeah good plastic bottle very sturdy I still
wouldn’t recommend pouring hot water into it I would always use the stainless
steel one for the hot water and also some people I see only have like a
canteen and this plastic bottle but I highly recommend bringing a stainless
steel container because and it’s getting very cold the thing that you do is you
boil some water in this cup here and you feel the hot water into the container
and then you take our mark and wrap it around the canteen and you take it with
you into your sleeping pad so usually I don’t boil in my canteen
sigh only point in the cup because the cap gets dirty and I don’t want the
continue to get dirty when I take it into my sleeping bag so usually I just
fill the water into the container after boiling at least that’s how I do it
next you need some gloves for working to protect your hands here just have a few
cheap gloves they I found them in the shop of my dad and here have a roll of
fishing line which I need for my fishing kit and in the fishing kit and here I
have hooks and have weights I have swivels all the things that you need for
fishing and have it in an Altoids can which I was convinced and you can make
char cloth and the emergency situation with this can and yeah fishing line you
can never have enough of fishing line and and additionally with the fishing
line you can set up your perimeter alarm using these alarm devices here oh I’m
dying so these are very cheap they cost like three euros or so per piece and
with two of them you can easily set up a perimeter around your camp the next in
here I have this compass very cheap one I think I got it for 2 euros and then I
have this red bandana here I got it I don’t know a couple of years ago I don’t
know how much it was I got some buyer you can make some torches with it or use
it for sneering and then I have this fire-making kit I have some candles in
it I have matches multiple matches I have
cotton I have candles I have some fat wood in there and toot
covered in bees wax there’s a great file Stata it burns like a candle so now we
are covered for shelter water fire and the next thing that we need our cutting
tools and you can get this set here very cheaply for twenty four US dollars this
is a pack of folding saw it will do a fine chop and capping you know down
small trees for shelter and for firewood and I’ve dropped this backhoe knife here
which was my secondary knife for a long time and actually you know it’s not full
tank so if you have more money in future I would definitely invest in a full tang
knife but this year is great so for now carving tasks and cutting tasks the
backhoe laplander is a great knife okay next I want to come to lighting a
headlamp it’s a mask for every survival kit with the headlamp you have both
hands-free and you really need to see in the night so I would never go out
without a headlamp and here I have a very cheap self-made camping that and
I’ve scavenged this from an old flashlight and it runs with an 18 650
battery which is rechargeable and then with that you have even more light so
yeah I almost forgot every time I left my first-aid kit at home and that was
the time when something happened so take it with you it’s important you can cut
yourself if the knife with the saw or maybe you burn yourself with the fire so
many things can happen in the outdoors so a good first aid kit is a must and I
have this first-aid kit in this waterproof container
in this waterproof bag I mean and yeah it’s important that you keep your stuff
dry yeah so this is what I can recommend if you are a beginner in bushcraft and
if you want to go camping but you don’t have the money for expensive gear and
yeah nothing bad about this gear here it’s maybe a little bit bigger and
heavier and not as efficient but you can still get around no problem basically
yeah there’s nothing more that you really need except food and if I had a
little bit more money at first would invest in a better insulation mat
because these here are quite bulky and yeah
the new insulation myths they are so so small in the pack size it’s unbelievable
so first I would get a better insulation mat then I would probably get a better
knife a full tang knife maybe you get a Christmas present off your girlfriend’s
then ask her for a better top or a better sleeping bag which is a little
bit more compressed and lighter and there’s so many good products out there
that you can get but first you can start out with a kid like this I want to thank
you for watching subscribe to my channel and stay tuned to the next time

100 thoughts on “100 US Dollar Survival Kit”

  1. This is a cheaper survival kit people can get who do not have or do not spend so much money for camping equipment. The canteen I showed in this video has a super value for money and I can highly recommend it: http://amzn.to/2G6KXir

  2. Thank you for the inexpensive kit ideas I have my 11 year old daughter following you she definitely likes the woman's perspective can you do a close up on your homemade camp light that you scavenge from a flashlight thank you you have a great Channel I have been following you for several years now could you give me a shout out to Lacy from Romulus Michigan USA once again thank you for your knowledge and expertise

  3. Hi Lilly, Just wondering if you took down your hunting videos… I wanted to watch the Roe deer hunt again but couldn't find it… Thanks

  4. I like the concept. Other channels have done it as well. Although, you didn’t meet your goal — your items far exceeded $100.

  5. Instead of the exercise mats, go with a cheap inflatable pool float. Normally can be found for less than $5 and packs down very small, just bring duct tape for repairs.

  6. Ebay (china) has some really cheap gear as well as free shipping + used is good old common sense; Wal-Mart if you got one  40$ tent 30$ bag 30$ sleeping bag one each check or each job.

  7. If I would have known I could of got all that for a hundred dollars, I would have never joined the Air Force. Geesh …What a person will do for a sleeping bag.
    Great video.

  8. J' ai toujours une certaine admiration pour les personnes qui aiment la nature.
    Lorsque que je regarde ces vidéos , je me réjouis que la relève est assurée.
    Bien que mon age ne me permet plus de participé a de tel exercice, je découvre qu'il y a dans chaque génération ,il y a des personnes qui protège et font découvrir le vrais décor de nature, avec ce qu'elle peut nous enseigner.
    Merci, chaque fois ,j’apprends pas mal de choses;on ne peut pas tout connaître.
    A bientôt dans la prochaine vidéo.
    Vigoureux.

  9. Lilly, when you were Alone in the Canadian Wilderness I think the reason you did not see any bears or cougars was, I think there was a friendly Sasquatch that was protecting you and keeping the bears and cougars away. The place where you thought the bear was sleeping was really the Sasquatch bed. I think the Sasquatch played a joke on you and pushed your food bag tree over. He liked you because you were playing Lord of the Rings on your Flute. lol kidding!

  10. OH the old army sleeping bags are the best! They are bulky but they will keep you really toasty warm in freezing conditions from your body heat alone. SOmeone stole mine so Ill have to replace it soon.

  11. I like Lilly's videos she just does her thing, she doesn't try to make herself look great or trash talk other people doing the same thing to make herself look good, she is just Lilly. 8)

  12. Cool a hot water bottle. I cant imagine I'd need one of those unless I was in Alaska or somewhere it gets EXTREMEMLY cold but its a cool survival tip.

  13. I actually got one of those collapsible fishing poles because I can jam it into the straps on my back pack it its low profile enough to not get snagged on limbs and such. You should check out some of those and see if you like them. I originally made a short pole until I found a collapsible one.

  14. Ya even a cheap folding saw cuts good unless you dull it on a nail( which I did) but I would get the kind that flares out at the butt end so you have something to lightly grasp, it saves your wrist and energy not having to put a monkey grip on it while cutting. Wal mart sells them for about 15 bucks. I cant stress enough how much easier it makes it just by having that flared out end. You should try it out and see for yourself.

  15. What about the faraday flashlight? It doesn't require batteries. DO you not like them because they don't put out as much light? Because I find that I like just enough light to see where I am going/what I'm doing, but not so much as to give away my position.

  16. Hey, i love your work and i have a suggestion for a new video. Ive been looking for an advice on how disabled preppers like myself could be better prepared for a a survival situation, whether its a natural disaster or a without a rule of law situation. I feel like this part of the community has gone almost completely unexplored. I myself was in a car accident about a decade ago and had to spend over 2 years in a wheelchair. I now walk pretty much normal and people dont realize im disabled, but i cant walk longer than few kilometers. Im planning to buy an ATV to help with moving longer distances in hard terrain. Anyway im sure other disabled preppers and people who have disabled family members would appreciate some tips. Love your work!

  17. i love this vid lily! solid way to get people point in the right direction if there interested in making a personal ruk sack

  18. Good video. On glad you were able to show that going out in the wilderness and such can be done on a budget. Thanks

  19. It is not just the question of if a person can afford the expensive gear but are they willing to spend the money. If someone goes camping only twice a year or less then a hotel would be cheaper. As well if you get the expensive items damaged, that hurts. The army surplus items are great quality and the price is hard to beat.

  20. Outstanding detail, Lilly! And Brooke is right. My local flea market always has tons of stuff, crazy cheapO , for survival/prep/sustainability.

  21. Hello Lilly, can you also provide us with german amazon links for the different things, especially the canteen.
    Don't forget the german affliate links for your german fans! 🙂

  22. Oh my God Lily is that real furniture around you ,it's pretty rare to see you on the inside of a building, mm a guitar can you play it for us one day I would love to hear your voice, ,don't forget Lily the most important thing about the great outdoors is to have fun,of course in a survival situation fun isn't really an option, great survival pack, definitely go for exmilitary equipment it's tough and reliable

  23. Thermal blankets for hot water heater and a moving blanket from harbour freight. it's amazing what you can find in your own home for a bag/kit.

  24. BPA isn't the only bad thing in plastic bottles. Phalates are pretty bad as well and there is never any mention of it. BPA free labels offer a false sense of security. I personally rather my water taste like metal than plastic.

  25. Lilly, I have loved your channel right from the beginning, it's interesting, it's real, it's relevant, educational and entertaining. Your videos have taken me away when I needed it and passed time when I had nothing to do and I have never regretted a moment spent watching your channel. Thank you for what you do and I wish you much success.I understand you have met with some negative feedback but Einstein once said "Great minds would always meet opposition from mediocre one's" 🙂 or something like that so please keep up the great work.

  26. Another good place to find great gear is on line … Craigs List site …here in the USA ….. I have sold and bought on there .

  27. I would like to add a couple of items…a small axe or hatchet, a long walking stick(can be used as a crutch or for self-defense)…a small device with 18650 batteries for charging cell phone or flashlight(people underestimate the value of entertainment if stranded, helps pass the time or call for help)…tampons work great for sucking chest wounds and are cheap and readily available…a Shrade multi-tool or Leatherman(I know they are spendy, but the multi-tool has a small compartment that holds a Bic lighter…I would also add revolver in the biggest caliber that you can afford…because nature is beautiful and bears eat meat….yes I'm American (PLEASE forgive me…lol)…you rock and I like your spirit and spunk…you're also young enough to be my daughter(so I'm not hitting on you)😉…I love the outdoors, but due to a catastrophic spinal injury, I can only go as far as a small vehicle can take me(I use a mobility scooter)…keep on keepin on girl…be safe…stay vigilant and carry a weapon…ďà wòöķįęè

  28. I wouldn't call that a survival it. It's just plain old camping gear. It's still good advice, but I think the terminology will give people the wrong idea. It certainly isn't close to what I expected when I opened this video.

    As for a sleeping mat, you can get a good one that's pretty comp[act for fifteen dollars, or an inflatable one for twenty, though I'm not sure fancy or expensive mats, or any other gear, is ever a good idea. There should be a difference between high expense, high technology gear, that's for backpacking, and the kind of gear we use for bushcraft.

    This applies to sleeping bags that cost hundreds of dollars, to inflatable mats, to everything. I'm all for being comfortable, but a HUGE part of bushcraft, or being a woodsman, is how to be comfortable long term without any of those things.

    It isn't about how much money you have, it's about what you're trying to achieve in the wilderness. If you're trying to achieve self-sufficiency, the last thing you want is expensive or high technology gear.

    I think everyone has heard the phrase, "The more you know, the less you carry". It should be "The less you need to carry", but it is true, and this applies to any and all gear, but triply so to cushy, high tech and expensive gear. It's not about affording it, it's about needing it and wanting it.

    There's also a corollary to this phrase that's less known, but every bit as true. "The more you carry, the less you learn."

    If you carry commercial firestarters, if you buy tinder, or even if you make your own at home from commercial products such as cotton balls and petroleum jelly, you will never, ever learn as much about building a fire as you should know.

    The same is true of high tech gear, and overly expensive gear, You need to be able to go into the woods and sleep just as well, just as comfortably, just as warn and dry, with no gear at all as you can with a multi-hundred dollar sleeping bag and a high tech air mattress. If you can't, you aren't within a thousand miles of being self-sufficient.

    Inexpensive is a very good thing, but those who can afford the ultra expensive and high tech gear are the ones who need and should inexpensive and minimalist gear most of all.

  29. Nice video, as always. I noticed you use the German word Rucksack. Interestingly, that is one of the German words I understood as a Boy Scout in the US. Most of the time we call it a backpack but sometimes someone would say Rucksack and we all understood that. Not as common as Kindergarten but many people, especially outdoor people will understand the word. Danke Sehr

  30. Excellent advice. The important thing is to have something… then build from that. I like how you showed in another video how you use your older / heavier stuff for your car 'get out' kit. Nothing need be wasted.

  31. hey lil ,another great vid . question -could you use a mylar banket under or on top of your sleeping pad for insulation ? thanx

  32. I have all of what you showed except for a sleeping bag, and mat to put down to sleep on. I keep many of the items needed in my vehicles and check them over time to make sure it all is still there. I have two military backpacks and I keep them full of the items I would need when away from home.

  33. The first thing that is needed in a survival situation is the ability to scrounge and improvise. Poor people are all good survivors because they can do these things- they practice it every day of their lives. They have no choice but to make every dollar go as far it possibly can. Buy a canteen? Why, when a bottle of generic Gatorade costs less, gives you needed nutrients, and makes a darn good canteen when it's empty. $1.50 Need a cooking pot? Buy a large can of beans and improvise a handle $2.00. Need a ground pad? Get a rubber-backed hall rug for $5.00. Need cordage? Clothesline or cheap twisted poly rope will do everything you usually do with your paracord. $5.00. Sleeping bag? Use blankets or add them to a cheap summer-weight bag. $20. Need a tent? Leaf and garden trash bags aren't durable but they're cheap at 7 for $4.00 Need a backpack? Put all the bags one inside the other, tie it closed on top, then use your cordage for straps. Put your extra clothes under the straps for comfort. Need a knife? Grab the biggest strongest one from your kitchen along with a smaller fruit or paring knife for the light duty work. Buy a similar big knife for $10.00 if you don't have one- avoid the cheap "camping" knives because they are crap. Need a flashlight? Cheap LED lights are everywhere now and you'll spend more for the batteries than the light. $5.00 Cheap magnesium fire and flint kit is $5.00, but buy a multi-pack of cheap butane lighters to use up first. A butane lighter will get your fire going faster, especially when everything is wet. $5.00 more but worth every penny, keep one on your body where it stays warm and dry and it will function in sub-zero temperatures Don't even think "matches" ; too limited, too vulnerable to wind and wet, and too expensive per use. Roll of cheap duct tape is $5.00, useful for everything imaginable. The other third of the $100.00 can be used for food, upgraded gear, spare gear, special gear for local conditions or whatever.

    The absolutely worst thing you can do is buy cheap "specialized" gear from the camping section at the stores. It's all overpriced and under-quality. It's only worth considering when you reach mid-price or higher where you can get your money's worth through quality. Don't go shopping to find a specific item, rather go shopping to fill a specific need as cheaply as possible and you can will make your limited dollars go farther than you ever thought possible. There are only three places where I'd really say to spend whatever is necessary- your main knife, your ferro stick fire making gear, and your tarp shelter. If those items do not fail you there is no reason you can't survive with cheap gear elsewhere as long as you know how to best use it. For $200 I can do every bit as well or better than someone who spends thousands. I'm poor and I am adept at doing life that way already. I can live on what the average American wastes each day, and there have been many times when I had to do that. Survival is more about how you think than anything else- get that right and you'll make it. Lack that and you won't make it no matter how much you've spent to prepare for that.

  34. Greate video! A lot of videos elsewhere are "gear head" oriented. Good stuff, but you want to go minimal to lessen weight and concentrate on keeping warm & dry. A suggestion: a painters drop cloth is inexpensive and light. It is very versatile and can be used for an emergency tent, a ground cloth, a tarp, etc. In fact 2 drop clothes fit easily in your pack without taking up much space or weight. Spend your money on a good knife (not an overly expensive one), a good metal water bottle/cup, sleeping bag, & warm clothing and rain gear. Just a thought. Thanks.

  35. Most of these items can be "scrounged" at little or no cost. Anyone who has to purchase every one of these items isn't "scrounging" enough.

  36. This was my first camp kit —> £10 mora knife, £20 polish lavvu, £4 ex army mess tin kit, cheap £10 sleeping bag, £5 made up my own firstadd kitt,£5 some para cord and £5 for a fire steel.

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