9 thoughts to Survival Gear Dollar Store Where Can I Buy At 4:46

  1. I guess minimalist Rambo here hasn't heard of a victorinox with plus scales before.

  2. Thanks for the excellent comments! I've currently reviewing my different packs and will certainly take your comments into consideration! I'm ALWAYS looking for ways to get rid of items in my packs that I really don't need or are duplicates of already packed items… Now I'll take even a closer look at items in ALL three of my packs and get rid of items that are duplicates or totally unnecessary! Again, THANKS for the video!!! STAY SAFE and HEALTHY ALWAYS!!!

  3. I've never seen any videos by this guy, but… is it just me or does he maybe have a few screws loose?

  4. An old video but still entertaining and relevant. I agree with some of the stuff but a light and water treatment tablets are things I always carry. Setting up camp and gathering wood are things that would, ideally, be done before dark. But if you're in a survival situation then- spoiler alert!- things have already gone wrong. The only time in all my years that I had to deploy my survival kit for real I was on a mountain in Idaho, just over freezing and just wearing jeans a T-shirt. They say judgement comes from experience, which comes from bad judgement. That's about right! A string of small things left me stranded on that mountain, and any single one wouldn't have been that bad alone. Due to circumstances I didn't hunker down for the night til a few hours after dark. My PSK was pretty well stocked and helped me get through it. A big element was the light. Being forced to collect wood on a moonless night is challenging, and would have been much harder without light. And of course the risk of losing an eye going way up moving through dense forests with no light.

    Likewise I too would rather boil than drink water that tastes like a swimming pool. But it's not always an option to boil and I feel there's a place for chemical treatment. It can work while you're not working, when you're moving, when things are very dry and a fire is risky and when it's wet and you can't keep a fire going.

    I think you present a false dichotomy- it's nice like you'll have either Aquatabs OR good fire gear. You can have both. IMOHO, anyone who deliberately goes into the woods with an Altoids tin PSK and nothing else is a dumbass. If through-hikers can go 50 miles per day with a 20 lb pack then anyone should be able to manage a 10 lb daypack. Any self respecting Boy Scout can go out in nice weather at 8:00 am and set up a camp by 5:00 pm with minimal gear. But survival situations don't always happen at 8:00 am on a sunny day. They usually happen when bad weather or an injury slows travel or when you get lost and finally admit when the sun is three fingers off the horizon that you're stuck where you're at for the night.

    Lastly, I'm also not a big proponent of the pencil and paper. Yet in one well publicized case a hiker got lost (on the AT iirc) and couldn't find the trail again. Her remains were found a couple years later, and in her tent was a note imploring whoever finds her body, no matter how many years from now, to please tell her husband and family to give them closure. I guess the point is you don't really know the day or the hour of your death and you may need supplies you didn't anticipate. More items means more options. At any rate, HYOH. Good video.

  5. Survival kits are good for the economy. Buy more shit and it is less likely that you'll need to bug out