What are the most important things to have in a survival kit?_ Testing The Cheapest Survival Kit On AMAZON

The Cheapest Survival Kit

Today we’ll be testing the cheapest survival kit on Amazon. Now remember our criteria it must have at least 10 ratings b-prime. As well as over 10 reviews,  so man I’m excited. What was our price point.

I think we were in the nine dollar range. Here can you get a decent little pocket survival kit for under $10. What treasures are we going to find here. Let’s start off here well. I don’t want to let all of the cat out of the bag here. How about what’s this looks like. We have an aluminum whistle is there any other goodies in there. Anything in there no you could store your valuables in there.

A Whistle

I guess if they were very small valuables and as a whistle doesn’t work. Not very loud not exactly the whistle. As I would want if I was lost alone in the forest. But it does work. It is aluminum and you get you get a keychain another deal – all right.

So what else is what you have in here. Okay of course you know you couldn’t have a survival kit. Without a firesteel a feral rod right there. Looks like they’ve got a little piece of maybe little hacksaw blade. There for a striker very small feral rod there. But does it work with C. Yeah that’s not to do double things. You had a little piece of dryer lint or something you could pack in there. You certainly could start a fire any conditions. And while starting a fire here on my bench.

Little Compass

Let’s see what else do we have here in our cheapest survival kit. Well you wouldn’t you just can’t have a survival kit without it a compass. Even we have an oil filled compass here on a small lanyard.

Let’s see does it work. We know that North is this direction. We turn it will it return to North little stick. A little slow but given time it does seem to be an accurate little compass. The last way I tap them on the lower end. Ones you know they kind of hang up on there. But I would say that, that’s a good little compass there. Actually functional that will work. What else do we have in here. I’m going to saw this is a little bit different.

Cable Saw

I actually use this one to kind of bone did not work very well. We have a little, just a very aggressive cable saw right there. With some rings on it. This is cut these are just traditional looks like key rings there. But they’re a little bit sharp but they’re not too bad. You could actually get your fingers in there. They do. They are softened the edges. So that wouldn’t cut you too bad. Of course it’d be better put a stick in there or something right.

You could get a better purchase on got fishing swivels there. So let’s try that out. See how it cuts so. To test our kind dick survival saw got a piece of dry grandfer being true fur. Like a Dog Fur. That’s not really for at all what we call it. That anyway not sure why all right here. We go now that’s surprising hurts the fingers. But if you had a pair of gloves or you put two sticks in there. That’s actually an effective little soft.


What else have they included here in the cutting. Its cunning survival kit don’t forget a carabiner. That’s not fall rated I have a suspicion saving the best for last. Of course let’s see what we have here now. I know what this is. This is a credit card survival tool with multi-purpose pocket survival tool. Laminated instructions and a lot going on in there.

Can Opener

We have a can opener. Let open a can I run out a special candle or take a fire-roasted dice green Chili’s hot. Let’s see since we’re having Mexican tonight well it works actually surprises me. That works really good, amazing. You know you take these things for granted. But if you ever tried to open a can and you didn’t have access to a tool.

It’s actually hard. I mean you can smash it. But you can usually you’ll lose everything inside it goes in the dirt. Ruins your supper, so we have a can opener. We got a knife edge is like you know so you will try it on a little piece of vinyl hear. How sharp is that knife edge. Well it’s not sure if at all. I would say that, that’s not really a knife edge. More like a scraper edge.

Mini Screwdriver

We got a screwdriver. Mini screwdriver on the edge there kind of for a standard flat bit ruler. We’re going to 1% in the metric system or is it standard. I’m just going to assume it’s not the metric system. We had 4-position ranch. Of course we’ve seen these before probably. What so quarter three eight three sixteenths up to five sixteenths or.

So I guess that could work in a pinch if you need to tighten something up and butterfly wrench. Does the butterfly wrench seven which ones seven three four five six butterfly wrench. I don’t even know what that means. What is it butterfly wrench and then of course we’re finishing up here with a saw blade.

Ciliary Indicator

Something he’s not going to cut something I have a little piece of hard cherry here is. I get a even well give it enough space and time. Of course you might be able to get through something. Then we have a direction and ciliary indicator right there.

Have no idea what would come in useful for. I guess if you couldn’t, it’s supposed to be able where your compass. No, no. I don’t know, that’s very useful. Then we have a two-position ranch here and then of course a lanyard hole for a keyring. Here this is we could really customize our kit. This will be really nice.

Key Ring

We could take our whistle keyring. We can thread that on there, Oops. Then we have something you know then we could kind of personalize it.  Kind of make it our own so it’s not like everybody else’s convicts survival kit. It’s the thing about Americans is we love to customize things. That right there. That’s how we make it our own.

Alright so covers that and of course a nice little vinyl sheath. But now doesn’t work. So well we’ll stick with that we’ll be original. The savings saving the best for last. Star of the show what do you think we have here.


It’s a tiny multi-tool with another key ring with a flashlight. That actually work look at that multiplied two of the flashlights. I haven’t seen that before at the tiny flashlight can you replace the battery. Or is this just one of the disposable look at that. You can just stack up your little hearing aid batteries in there. Once kind of nice well that’s a very unexpected surprise it.  Even has holes there for cooling. How bright is it. Not that to baby better than no light though isn’t it.

That’s actually better than I thought it was going to be. If we open it up of course we have a set of other spring-loaded even spring-loaded pliers with cutting edge. I brought a little piece of wire here. You know one of the most important things that a good multi-tool could do. These two do is a cut wire what’s asking. It’s asking a lot, oh! That’s not good. That’s very disappointing. Right there that’s not able to cut even soft liner. Hmm.


I don’t even think the flashlight is going to redeem this tool now. But let’s go on, let’s see what else we have here. We have a host of tools here. So we have kind of a traditional life right there. Is it sharp I think the back is sharper than the front.

We have a mini screwdriver. Actually I do like this is handy. That’s probably small enough where you know one thing. Of course it happens to me all the time is wearing glasses. As my glasses come loose or the little screws come loose. That let fit in there. Well so you could tighten your the screws on your sunglasses. There you want to be snow blind. When you’re lost out in the wilderness. What’s this here oh we have a cap lifter. We kind of have a redundant double redundant system.

Survival Saw

There was not a capitalist drone there that was a can opener. We have a cap lifter and we have a small screwdriver. Then of course we have a survival saw. I guess you could knock the scales off of a small fish with. I’m a little sad about that. That’s going to definitely left a mark on there didn’t it. And then of course was there anything else in here was that it’s just a kind of a one sided tool. There I do like that little flashlight though.

Cordura sheath

I think that’s my favorite part maybe. I’ll drift that pin out of there and just put that in my pocket. Well okay so that everything looks pretty good less the wire cutting option. Then of course we have the small Cordura sheath. On the bright red case you drop that in the end. In the ground you’re going to find that aren’t you no camouflage case on. This one on here, so everything should fit neatly back in here and I have to say. What do I say so  what’s my final thoughts on thiS.

The cheapest survival kit on Amazon. I would say that you shouldn’t stake your life on it. You should not stake your life on this. You know I mean, so is there it does it have any value. Of course you know these herbal things are little tongue in cheek ears. They have any value so let’s say, You know happens here in Oregon every year. Somebody follows their GPS and they go get stuck in the snow somewhere. It’s amazing how unprepared they are. They find themselves in a tight spot.


The thing that I could see that would be of some value to this would be you know the compass and the firestarter right there. That worth the $10.  You know I don’t think so. I mean you can get nice or feral rods. I don’t know, you know I guess if you’re really on a budget. And you want to already have a good survival kit.

You want something that you could just kind of put in the car. To have and to hold would be nice to have the ability start a fire. But I don’t know. I don’t well you’ll be the judge it. What it is, it’s the ten dollar survival kit. The cheapest four star rated highly peer-reviewed survival kit on Amazon. Thanks for watching and we’ll see you guys in the next video.

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