So, let's say you're a normal conspiracy theorist who's just getting by, living paycheck to paycheck, and can't afford to stock up with every pay
The first thing I recommend to those of us who can't afford to buy bulk time after time, is to buy the things you believe you need one at a
time--meaning, set a list, and whatever is most important, put on the top of the list, and work on buying it first. For example--if water is first on
the list, you buy a case of bottled water every time you get a little money until you have enough to keep stored away for yourself (or just enough for
your bug out bags, in case you don't plan on camping out in your apartment or trailer). Buy your needs in baby steps.
But, I won't go into the bug-in scenario. Here's the general list of a cheap bug-out bag, which you can build over time, buying one or two essential
things at a time until you have everything you need.
Backpacks can be bought for very cheap at goodwill and thrift stores.
You should carry one large bag, or two smaller ones.
1st bag -- tools and essentials. Ten big jerky sticks that you can purchase anywhere from 89 cents to 99 cents at certain cheap stores, like the
dollar tree. Ten small pouches of trail mix. One large container of water, and if you have room for it, more back up water. At least one sturdy
hunting knife. A compass. At least one emergency plastic raincoat, only costs a dollar, and folds into a tiny square the size of a wallet. A finger
saw, only costs about three or four dollars, a small metal wire connected to two rings which you put on your fingers, and you can saw through almost
any wood, or use for very effective fiber wire. Poker cards, for passing the time when you're on the go. Lots of lighters. Fingerless gloves or
ordinary gloves, to keep your hands warm. Football gloves, in case you have to preform any extreme parkour or climb something, football gloves are
rubber on the bottom and have excellent grip, and cost around ten dollars. Ah yes, and some kind of portable radio, a HAM radio, or, if you can't get
ahold of one, maybe take your phone or ipod, because newer models of certain phones and ipods can pick up radio signals so you can keep up with
whatever's going on in the public. A weapon of choice, something you can afford, and you're very good with, and preferably something you can hunt
with, and that's great for intimidating.
2nd bag -- Medical and hygiene. Small travel deoderant, only 99 cents at wall mart, and other travel sized things can be bought there for the same
price, like hand sanitizer and lotion. A full bottle of excedrin back & body, full bottle of asprin, and full bottle of ace painkillers. Gauze wraps,
only about two to four dollars, depending on where you buy them. Box of Gauze pads, box of band-aids, and medical tape. Ear drops, eye drops, and
Yes, I realize I may have left out some crucial things, but I'm listing off what most people on a low budget could afford to buy. Of course, those of
us on a crappy budget probrably couldn't get all of this at once, but like I said, buy in baby steps--one, two, or three things at a time, until you
have as much as you think you need for yourself. Then, once your paycheck spikes and you get that promotion or a better job, you can add to your
This is just my idea of a good, affordable, last-case-scenario set of bug-out gear. I am in the "can barely afford to eat every week" boat, so I
thought I'd post this as a tribute to anyone else who knows the feeling.
To those of you who are in the same boat, please, feel FREE to point out anything I may have left out or overlooked. I am looking for notes, and I am
willing to share ideas.
What do YOU think the perfect limited budget bug-out bag should be composed of...?
edit on 17-9-2012 by XxNightAngelusxX because: Nonya dayum