If you’re new to prepping and on a tight budget, you should take a look at this list. The survival items listed here aren’t just inexpensive, they could be very useful in a disaster scenario.
Tarps, for instance, have at least 25 survival uses such as building shelter, patching leaks, collecting rainwater, and so forth. Duct tape has even more uses. You can use it to fix worn-out shoes, patch a leak in your tent, make a butterfly bandage, and more.
By stockpiling multipurpose items, you won’t have to spend as much money on things that only have one function. This will save you some cash and make you more prepared.
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In this video, Iridium242 lists 18 inexpensive survival items you should get. Most of these things can be found in your local dollar store, and if not there, then definitely at Walmart. Here’s his list:
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- Matches and Lighters
- Toilet Paper
- Hand Sanitizer & Alcohol Wipes
- Cooking Oil
- Face Masks
- OTC Medications
- Vinyl Gloves
- Duct Tape
- Zip Ties
- Aluminum Foil
- Baby Wipes
- Coffee Filters
- Trash Bags
Watch the video below to learn why you should stockpile these particular items. He also explains the many ways you can use them in a survival scenario.
Kiwi Mumma says
LOL You are obviously not living in New Zealand! None of these items are inexpensive here!
Heather Botting says
I’m in New Zealand too but you can find these items quite cheaply at , “The Warehouse, $2 shops etc
Andre Maertens says
In the distant past Garlic was used in most cases of infection by boiling several cloves in a pot allowing it to reduce by boiling to half the original amount of water you will have a potent liquid to fight infections ,etc .try it it is cheap and very good
animal lover says
How do you print out all this wonderful information? in SHTF situation the computer won’t be available for referencing. I’m not the best with computers, so please make the instructions simple.
There’s a print button right below the article
Becky Pamplin says
Just a thought: I’m a nurse and have found that alcohol prep pads tend to dry out. Be sure to rotate. You can also get a ziplock bag with cotton balls and add rubbing alcohol. Great video!!! I’m just starting out <3.Thank you for teaching!
Good point, thanks for sharing!
Kat Wolf says
Good video! Thanks. Where did you get your antibiotics? Thats one item i am lacking.
You can but amoxicillin for fish called Fish Mox. It is the same stuff we take.
I have been looking at tarps but am at a loss as to what to buy. I would like 2-3 that could serve as emergency shelter. I am responsible for 8 people, one is a senior, one is a baby, one is totally non weight bearing, one is a middle aged man, one is a middle aged woman who uses a walker, and 2 are tall strapping teenage males. Non have any experience in camping, nor are they very willing or inclined to work and common sense is in short supply. I support them all financially and in a leadership role, though with the males I must be covert in this.
I was raised by my grandfather a WWII Veteran and Dad was a Korean vet who taught me many survival skills on weekends, and summers on the land they owned. But, I do not have their resources, such as land, fish ponds, woods, farmland, army tents,gear and loads of money.
T, if you buy the cheap blue woven plastic tarps used for temporarily covering things like cargo in pickup beds, they will not last long in the elements – I have some and they tore and fell apart pretty fast. If you can afford it, you will be better off shopping for quality canvas tarps with brass grommets on the corners and edges, these are very durable. The downside is the good quality canvas tarps are heavy as well as high priced.
There is a reason blue tarps are cheap, it’s the bottom line price point. The problem with canvas is being weather tight. They need to be treated if it’s going to be your shelter. I prefer an ag grade green or brown nylon tarp, heavier and more durable than blue, lighter and cheaper than canvas. Canvas would be my go to tarp if it was a dry airid climate.