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Hi all I have been a member here for awhile and have been looking around for the things that I need to get started only thing that I am having problems with is that I don't have enough money left to invest in good equipment I have found some things on www.cheaperthandirt.com but I don't know if they are good. Here are links to some things that I was going to buy just wanting someones opinion on if they were good if you know some where that I can get the same things for around the same price just let me know. Thanks in advance to all that helps hopefully in the next couple months I can get some more money to be able to buy more but for now I'm adding what I can afford.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/MLT9092-1.html

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I will be getting more things added to the pack once I have more money please feel free to give some suggestions for someone on a tight budget
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How old are ya, what area of KY you in?

Man it seems to me the very first thing you would want is proper clothing, a swiss army knife or multi tool, and some sort of water bottle.
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I am 20 years old I have the clothes and water bottles, not a knife thanks on that one can't believe I forgot that one. I'm in southeastern KY you?
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Hi all I have been a member here for awhile and have been looking around for the things that I need to get started only thing that I am having problems with is that I don't have enough money left to invest in good equipment I have found some things on www.cheaperthandirt.com but I don't know if they are good. Here are links to some things that I was going to buy just wanting someones opinion on if they were good if you know some where that I can get the same things for around the same price just let me know. Thanks in advance to all that helps hopefully in the next couple months I can get some more money to be able to buy more but for now I'm adding what I can afford.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/MLT9092-1.html

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The Esbit stoves are great for cooking small amounts. The fuel is easy to find and cheap. But you might be better off in some circumstances just making a fire, so be sure to keep several fire starting methods. I have one in my own bug out bag.

As far as the UTG pack. I sell UTG gear and have a lot of experience with it. Their packs are made from PVC rather than nylon. It won't be as soft as nylon, but it's durable and rugged, though they tend to be a bit heavy.
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Ok thanks for the info I was planning on buying several firestarters along with the esbit stove i thought that the pack looked like it might be heavy any suggestions on a lighter one?
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Ok thanks for the info I was planning on buying several firestarters along with the esbit stove i thought that the pack looked like it might be heavy any suggestions on a lighter one?
Not offhand. I'm more bug in oriented. But you might browse the threads in the urban section. Bug out bags and pack choices have been discussed in depth there many times over. A lot of knowledgable folks in that forum.
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I am in north central I guess, I near KY speedway.

Man if I was you I would get a good surplus rig, ALICE pack, ALICE gear with canten and so on. It has been my experiance that good surplus gear is hard to beat quality wise and pretty darn cheap.

Focus on the must haves until you get them and then worry about minor stuff like stoves and things like that. You need a good sleeping bag, it dont have to be the lightest or the best but it dose have to work. A simple camouflage tarp dose wonders as a shelter and if need be a rain cover when your on the move. even a piece of black plastic will do but you have to be gentle with it. Decent waterproof footwear, dont cheap to bad on the boots your feet are valuable treat them as such. Good wool or synthetic blend socks, something that even wet will keep them toes warm. good thermal underwear, I use fleece its cheap and works well. Magnesium fire starter, have several ways of making fire and make sure you can use two of them when they are wet. Get as much knowlage as you can, with knowlage you can do without many things, but many things and no knowlage is just a heavy useless load to carry through them hills.


3 minutes in freezing water
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3 days without water
3 weeks without food

some decent gear at decent prices.
http://shop.sportsmansguide.com/net/....aspx?a=667386
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