Prepping can be an expensive and time-consuming endeavor. Stockpiling non-perishables—especially prepackaged, long-shelf life meals—takes a good chunk of change. Not to mention, some survival equipment is costly. Don’t let the price of prepping scare you off. You can prepare a go-bag for less. If you are strapped for cash, you can build a budget bug-out bag perfect for your car or for an unexpected disaster that will keep you dry, fed, warm, and hydrated for 24 hours.
Note: prices are subject to change without notice.
Polish Puma camo ruck sack $9.97
Coghlan’s tube tent $7.85
Coghlan’s emergency blanket $2.18
Texsport emergency hooded poncho $1.18
Coleman biowipes $3.35
Knife and Tools
Ultimate Survival Technologies SaberCutsaw para knife $17.00
The little extras
Coghlan’s survival kit in a can with 38 items $11.46
- Swiss gel fuel M1 stove kit $4.97
- Coghlan’s jumbo Sierra cooking cup $7.42
- Coghlan’s 3 -piece chow kit $1.88
For about $120, you get everything you need to survive 24 hours in case of emergency.
Have you built a budget bug-out bag? Tell us what is in it in the comment section.
Suzanne joined the content team with over eight years experience at Cheaperthandirt.com. Starting out as a product description writer, Suzanne has extensive knowledge of the Cheaper Than Dirt! product base and is a good resource for suggestions on which products you need. Suzanne specializes in writing for the female shooter, beginner shooter, and the modern-day prepper. Though she prefers plinking with her S&W M&P 15-22, Suzanne also loves revolvers, the 1911, short-barreled AR-15s, and shooting full auto when she gets the chance. Suzanne is a staff writer for Cheaper Than Dirt!