5 Dollar Preps

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5 Dollar Preps: DIY Fire Starter

Being able to start a fire in an emergency situation is critical to your survival.  Fire provides warmth, comfort, protection, and the ability to purify water.  A low cost do it yourself fire starter might be just what you are looking for.

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Expedient Family Survival Water Filter

The ability to purify water in an emergency situation is not a “nice thing to have”, it is an essential part of your preparedness plan.  Whether you are planning to bug in or bug out, safe drinking water is the foundation for survival.

Dual Survival - The Cody Lundin Emergency Blanket Heat Shelter

A Reason to Actually Use Emergency Blankets

If you read my review of the AMK Emergency Bivvy Sack you know I’m not a big fan of Mylar Emergency Blankets but the AMK Emergency Bivvy is awesome. Sure they’re cheap, small, and light but they are also just a square and not conducive to wrapping up or shelter building. Now I’ve found a [...]

Sewing Kit Gun Cleaning

5 Dollar Preps – Sewing and Gun Cleaning

The 5 Dollar Preps series is to show people that even if you don’t have a lot of extra cash you can still do a lot to get prepared. Last week we got some first aid supplies and a basic fishing kit. This week Zack got some things for gun cleaning, and I put together [...]

Fishing Supplies First Aid

5 Dollar Preps – Fishing Gear and First Aid

We decided to start another new weekly column here on Survival Cache called 5 Dollar Preps. Each week we are going to buy $5 dollars worth of survival gear to show people that preparing doesn’t have to be prohibitively expensive. You can get a surprising amount of useful survival preps with just 5 bucks and [...]

Coffee Filter

Use Coffee Filters to extend the life of your Water Filtration System

Water Filtration Systems have a set lifespan. After a while the filters just get worn out. You can use coffee filters to extend the life of your water filter. Zack and I did a quick demonstration of this system in Mason jars to show how effective it can be. (Click for larger pictures) Pre-filtering water [...]