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Survival Gear from the Dollar Store

Adding items to your survival kit or your camping gear might seem like an expensive and daunting task. But it doesn’t have to be. Did you know there are plenty of great survival items you can find at your local dollar store? So grab a few bucks and head to your nearest location to amp up your kits. Here is a list of possible items to purchase and add to your collection.

  • Plastic utensils
  • Candles
  • Duct Tape
  • Canned goods/food
  • Lighter

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  • Bottled water
  • Cotton Balls
  • Twine/Rope
  • Bandaids
  • Antibiotic Ointment
  • Can openers
  • Matches
  • Plates
  • Disposable gloves
  • Sponges
  • Vaseline
  • Batteries

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  • Aluminum foil
  • Extra socks/undergarments
  • Rain ponchos
  • Baby wipes/sanitary wipes
  • Steel wool
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Bleach
  • Pain medication
  • Flashlights
  • Work Gloves

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  • Steel wire
  • Bungee cords
  • Coffee filters
  • Cooking knives/utensils
  • Ziploc bags
  • Garbage bags
  • Insect repellant
  • Travel size hygiene items


Stocking doesn’t have to be a tedious task. A few dollars later you could have a pretty good stash of survival items. What other items have you found at your dollar stores?

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