Survival Gear on a Budget from Knives to Guns (SHTF not zombies)

How to not go broke when finding survival gear.

Categories: Survival Gear


  1. 21jellost
    21jellost 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    wow you got ripped off for alot of garbage other than the sack nd the pistol.. and i live in canada. i could buy every item therefor about 100 bucks without the pistol and sack . so about 75 bucks american. the pistol i could buy for about 130 and sack for 15

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  2. Will Hintzman
    Will Hintzman 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    good vid but audio is bad

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  3. Howling Sarge
    Howling Sarge 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    Great video , great attitude

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  4. guy west
    guy west 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    that 357 here will run ya more like 600 plus

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  5. James 51
    James 51 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    Sorry nothing personal but got to vent. Got to wonder if you guys seriously think the entire society is going to break down with no nothing. Where do the other 310,000,000 people go? Something for defense is good, but it doesn't take much to defend. Basically, if you have any gun people will leave you alone. If they're in numbers or insane and armed with something with a 30 round mag your only choice is to run. You are not trained. You are not Rambo. This is not a movie or video game. I see guys worried about the best sniper rifle for 800 yd shots. What for? Who is that far away that you can say is a danger to you? It's called MURDER and the courts that WILL still be here take a dim view of it. If you're facing an AH-64 or an A-10 or an M1 Abrams you should ask yourself wtf you are doing. Nothing beats that. If you have roaming mobs of lawless people do you really want to go bang bang in the woods and attract attention? And while you're out squirrel hunting or moose hunting or whatever who is sitting in your house waiting for you to "bring home the bacon"? Best bet is on keeping the country as stable as possible.

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  6. Russell Smith
    Russell Smith 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    Best way not to have to do everything on a budget and live paycheck to paycheck, get an education (and pay for it yourself, no student loans). As far as knives, you're way off on price point, you can do much better for much less. As far as rifles, the 30-30 is a 200 yard rifle. Spend a little extra and get a 30-06. Common caliber and with the right training and scope even a lame ass shooter can consistently hit stuff 300 yards away with power. With training, 1000 yards.

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  7. disturbed11111111
    disturbed11111111 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    well….if any gun breaks you're screwed….. unless you prepare for that break

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  8. James Ritchie
    James Ritchie 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    Ka-Bar makes a knife that's the same size at that one, but that has better steel.  Buy for ninety-nine percent of all tasks, a Mora HighQ Robust beats both of them.   Spending sixty bucks on one of those knives is wasting forty-five bucks.  The Mora is a better knife, has better steel, and is far more ergonomic.You drastically overpaid for the hatchet.  I see them at garage sales all the time for as low as five bucks.  A rucksack is different.  A cheap rucksack is going to fall apart right when you need it most.  Cheap is good, but you're really going overboard.  It depends on the circumstances, but you do need a top quality rifle, shotgun, and handgun.  Talking about scopes  or parts breaking is silly.   And say not to get a .22lr, or to get a single shot, is just not very bright.  There is no single gun more important in a survival, and especially a SHTF situation, than a repeating .22lr.  Buying inexpensive is good.  Buying cheap is dumb.  Buying cheap, even when it isn't the best tool for the job is stupid.    You certainly don't have to spend a fortune to outfit yourself, but quality maters.  When your life depends on it, you aren't going to moan and groan because you bought something that cost a lot, you're going to thank God you spend the extra money to get quality.   Paying as little as possible for quality should be the goal, not seeing how much junk you can buy for a hundred bucks that is going to fail when you actually trust it with your life.

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  9. Robert Barbour
    Robert Barbour 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    I got 9 guns I got for less than $1000.00 for all of them, 10th gun was give to me.SD9VE is for self defence, Stevens  12ga. pump home defence.Super Comanche 410/45 colt plus adapters, 12 & 20 ga singleshot with adAPTERS. 22lr revolver. Ruger 22lr charger, 410 3 shot, Savage 22lr bolt action,  cva wolf muzzleloader.Most for survival. Ammo could be got cheap and common. Most of my survival gear is common man priced cheap.

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  10. Seahawk.Customs.Pc
    Seahawk.Customs.Pc 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    not saying you're wrong but buy very cheap when its a survival and it breaks then what. 2 hand never know how it was took care of and how long it will last. better to buy the right gear the first time and know you have a good tool to save your life one good knife is better then 4 that might break or can't do the job when you need it too. my thoughts

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  11. 22 demolition 22
    22 demolition 22 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    What about a single shot shotgun

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  12. Edwin Dueck
    Edwin Dueck 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    I love the 22 long rifle, but you can shoot short and long as well. 22 short are good for birds and rabbits, I have used them. They are not my favourite, but they work fine. I live in an area where Black bears are common and for that reason I like something a bit bigger. I can't carry a hand gun legally so I have to look at rifles. The knife I'm getting is going to be a old hickory, the hatchet I don't know yet, but it hast to be light enough to carry comfortably.

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  13. Alex Cacares
    Alex Cacares 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    That is some beautiful survival gear, especially that ontario blade. Youve got the right idea, simplistic, cheap, durable, thats survival. Good video, people should heed this advice.

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  14. Inquisition
    Inquisition 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    I've owned that same Ontario knife for 20 years, a damn good knife

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  15. Grizzly Bike
    Grizzly Bike 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    While I take no issue with your personal choice in arms, I must disagree with you on your stance regarding AR-15's:  The AR is completely user-serviceable by anyone with a modicum of common sense and even a limited mechanical mind.  Anything from a barrel change to replacing the gas rings can be accomplished with basic hand-tools and a few minutes time.  Try timing a revolver that's gone out of time, adjust the lock and pawl, or even replace worn internals on a revolver and you are in for a world of trouble if you aren't an experienced gunsmith.  Despite popular belief, revolvers can and do "wear out" and/or have mechanical failures and those parts, to a large degree, are hand-fitted.  The AR is modular and everything is "drop-in" and repeatable from rifle to rifle.  Parts are far more common for an AR than that of ANY revolver or lever action rifle.  Don't get me wrong, there aren't any issues with your personal choice.  Most folks won't have these catastrophic failures.  But in the case where a gun would NEED to be repaired the parts are more readily available for the AR and they are easier to install for the average user.

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  16. TheJHMAN1
    TheJHMAN1 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    This is subject that needs to be talked about more, I remember when I was younger in my 20s and 30s living payday to payday. There are all kinds of deals on secondhand stuff, guns are always the big thing. But single shots are cheap and effective,  single shot shotguns are all over the place and cheap under $100. 20 bucks will get you 100 rounds for it of field loads.

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  17. jwgbmp40
    jwgbmp40 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    Very well said!

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  18. Ace Riley
    Ace Riley 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    love the budget minded buying and simple weapons.

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  19. Elecguitar1026
    Elecguitar1026 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    I agree with you about sights. I use peep sights on my .22

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  20. Dissent Truth-
    Dissent Truth- 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    Thoughts on the, 'ROMANIAN AK47/AKM TYPE II BAYONET' for a survival knife?

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  21. ten22crew
    ten22crew 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    revolver for sidearm always love the 357 plenty of power and reliable

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  22. Clayton Hackbarth
    Clayton Hackbarth 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    I like your style, and id rather have quality used stuff if i could find it. Its nice to see realistic ideas about how to get quality survival stuff on a budget.

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  23. Kevin Liiva
    Kevin Liiva 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    Keep up the good work

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  24. 63DW89A
    63DW89A 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    Outstanding, common sense right-on-the-money EXCELLENT advice.  A revolver and lever-action rifle in 357 Mag is a superb choice.  Also, learn to reload and get a simple inexpensive reloading set up for 38/357 from Lee Precision.  Straight-walled pistol cases like the 357 mag and 38 special last forever in reloading.  500-1000 rounds of brass is all you need if you reload.   5000-10000 rounds worth of Powder and primers is much cheaper than buying factory loaded rounds.  Get a bullet mold or two and learn to cast your own bullets too.  Lee molds are very inexpensive and will last a lifetime with reasonable care.  Will heartily second "Old Hickory" knives for outdoor, all around use; amazingly low-priced with superb carbon steel blades that take and keep a razor edge if needed! Don't forget a sharpening stone.  Lots and lots of good advice in the comments also. So watch and listen to the video, but  read the comments also.

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  25. Jose Vazquez
    Jose Vazquez 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    I would recommend a Mosin Nagant rifle as well. 7.62×54 ammo is still about $100 for a tin of 440rds. Soft point ammo is available at reasonable prices as well. Used Mosins go for about $150 in the used market and can be picked up for a bit more at Cabelas and such. One thing you forgot to mention about the Ruger is that you can buy a 9mm cylinder as well. That makes it an excellent overall buy!

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  26. chance johnson
    chance johnson 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    I prefer a rough rider .22 long,short,and magnum you can get them for about 200 to 250 dollars by the way loved the video

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  27. Max Michel
    Max Michel 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    A bolt action .22 would be Supreme in You can carry af ton of ammo, and it won't break easily.. Its so easy anyone can use, 

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  28. Wasteland Seven
    Wasteland Seven 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    On the knives, you could also get a couple Old Hickory butcher knives or a Mora knife fairly lowball too. Butcher knives are what the mountain men and long hunters carried for the most part. So, they're better than most people think.

    I agree on the gun issue. AR-15's are great if you're warfighting and you have a nation behind you to give you ammo and spare parts. (as well as reinforcements, artillery, drones, etc. etc. etc.) Preppers don't have any of that. We need to plan accordingly.

    The leaver is a great option. You can also get Savage 30/06's or used bolt guns for under $300 brand new at times. And you can get 10 round mags for them. Another option would be like Winchester 1200 and 1300's pump guns. MDPrepper did a video where he paid $140 for a pistol grip (no shoulder stock) 12 gauge Win 1200. Spent some money on stocks  and did some other stuff and didn't pay over $170 total.

    So I totally agree, the options are out there if you look. Just because its' not the latest and greatest technology doesn't mean it won't work.

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  29. Woods Lore
    Woods Lore 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    .357 mag great idea. I also like .22 mag for a pistol in a revolver. Some might not like it but .22 mag can get the job done and the ammo is little and cheap.

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  30. David Andrews
    David Andrews 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    Like the way the hatchet is put together.

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  31. Deadhorse1
    Deadhorse1 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    $30 for the Bridgeport hatchet at a yard sale !? That would be high if it was a scout one. I see lots of them at flea markets and auctions and usually around $5-10. Often at auctions you would be able to combine them with other stuff.

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  32. MountainMan1478
    MountainMan1478 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    I really like your choice in a sidearm the .357 magnum is as you said one of the most versatile firearms available I have a .357 Magnum Stainless Steel Ruger Security Six with an adjustable rear site it is one of the finest revolvers I have ever owned ..Over all I would give this video a double thumbs up great advice and suggestions

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  33. iowndunoob
    iowndunoob 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    I second the idea of the single shot 22. my first real survival knife was the Ontario. my hatchet of choice is similar I love the Estwing Sportsmen I think its called.

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  34. Frank L
    Frank L 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    The problem with the cost of prepping is the first rule of prepping.

    3 is 2, 2 is 1, 1 is NONE, redundant systems being the key to success.

    I really like that Ruger, but it looks like the older model, has it been upgraded to transfer bar system?, at one point Ruger was doing it for free

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  35. Mr Joseph
    Mr Joseph 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    Amen!- on the knifes that cost hundreds of dollars. That is crazy. I spent around 30.00 on a knife set and they rocks. Good vid. 

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  36. mwillblade
    mwillblade 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    The saw back on your USAF knife is made to cut notches in trees or wood to set traps .

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  37. SemperFi DevilDog
    SemperFi DevilDog 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    Good job on the video. A person does not have to spend a lot of money on survival gear. A Alice Pack with frame can be purchased for $30-50 dollars all day long. And it is "Marine Corps" proven! For a knife, it's hard to beat a good "Old Hickory" full tang carbon steel butcher knife for $12 dollars.

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  38. Diebulfrog79
    Diebulfrog79 31 May, 2016, 20:23

    good video. I tend to use skills and adapt with common use items. You can get a spare cylinder in 9 mm for the Ruger. I too look around and find a lot of stuff for survival gear. Please note, I fore saw the 22. anmo shortage –  years ago. Tip of the day – pick up 209 primers and black powder.

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