Top 10 Every-Day-Carry Survival Gear For Less Than $10
Top 10 Every-Day-Carry Survival Gear For Less Than $10 by Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog
Whether you regularly carry survival & preparedness items (gear) on your person, in a carry-bag, or a combination of both, not everyone has the budget for top-of-the-line expensive stuff!
With that in mind, lets come up with a list of EDC items that cost less than $10 each.
EDC or every day carry will depend on what you’re doing, where you’re going, the environment you’ll be in, and all sorts of other factors. So it’s difficult to recommend a one-size-fits-all.
With that said, it’s always a good idea to try and conform to at least a basic set of objectives or categories for a survival kit which in my opinion include (but are not limited to) fire, food, water, shelter, security, tools.
Here are ten ideas. Are they the Top 10? For some, maybe.
We all have our own preferences though:
While the pocket knife that I carry cost more than $10, you can certainly find them for $10 or less (there are LOTS of them)! For example, here’s a Gerber “Paraframe Mini Knife” that might be a good choice:
Gerber Paraframe Mini Knife
The benefits of a flashlight are obvious. On my keychain I keep a very small flashlight for any situation where I might need to shed some light. Perhaps surprisingly, the mini Olight (I use this one) can be had for less than $10.
Olight EDC Mini AAA Flashlight
Cordage is always a recommended item for survival. What kind and how much is up to you. You pretty much can’t beat “paracord” as a best choice for general purpose survival-cord due to it’s strength (550 pounds) and very lightweight. There are lots of clever braided paracord products (bracelets, lanyards, and others) designed to be worn (I have a wrist bracelet among other things). Or you can buy a 100′ length for just 5 bucks from Tom over at Camping Survival:
Gladding Black U.S. Made Paracord – 100 Feet