$20 Bug Out Bag Challenge-enviro’s Version


A challenge between two friends to survive a weekend with a bug out bag created for under $20. Tune in for future videos of BOBs in action and bag comparisons.

25 Comments on "$20 Bug Out Bag Challenge-enviro’s Version"

  1. DeathOfTheDollar2010 | June 24, 2010 at 2:09 am |

    Great video buddy!

    BugOutBag101 dot com

  2. evankoeve | June 24, 2010 at 3:03 am |

    @envirosponsible O sweet thanks for the channel update i will check it out!

  3. envirosponsible | June 24, 2010 at 3:05 am |

    @evankoeve We did test these bobs. We’re releasing the update footage on our new channel SurvivalWeekly.

  4. evankoeve | June 24, 2010 at 3:46 am |

    Great video, I got a cleaver made from carbon steel and it is a beast, it is one of my main survival knives and it chops great dont underestimate kitchen knives. Are you going to use that bag in any overnight trips to test it?

  5. envirosponsible | June 24, 2010 at 4:24 am |

    @lunchboxbandits Yeah, I know it sounds dubious. I read about it in Cody Lundin’s book. Our plan is to try it tonight, so hopefully all goes according to plan.

  6. lunchboxbandits | June 24, 2010 at 5:03 am |

    trash bag sleeping bag?? let me know how that works cause im really doubting.
    other wise 20 bucks is not much to spend on a bag that youll trust yourself with so kudos on the effort.

  7. bushcraftmyway | June 24, 2010 at 5:19 am |

    both kits are good and will help you a lot. they both contain useless items, too (toothbrush-easy to improvise vs supercheap folding knife-redundant in its context). the main difference is (imo of course) bowl vs saw. if the saw is good and will last more than one week of use, i think it’s a tie. if the saw is a piece of junk, you win.
    i am looking forward for the kits to be used!

  8. envirosponsible | June 24, 2010 at 5:36 am |

    @turnerclean Wow, I like it. I really like it.

  9. turnerclean | June 24, 2010 at 5:57 am |

    @envirosponsible; @Efedra42; Idea. RWorld test. You hear reports on Radio right now! You have 5 min to pack what you can right now, head out to evacuate the area. What can you grab to try to survive? That is an interesting challenge in and of itself. When you are done, Look at a map and give a route of the city. Head out during Rush Hour, worst time of the day. What happens and how long to evacuate to your RV point? This is a Snowball alert! (CDN Mil Term)

  10. envirosponsible | June 24, 2010 at 6:16 am |

    @Efedra42 I think we’re going to use only what’s in the bags and what’s on the ground/camping area. We’ll have to work that out though. What’s your take on using items from the house/restaurant? That’d make it too easy wouldn’t it?

  11. envirosponsible | June 24, 2010 at 7:07 am |

    @turnerclean Good points Ed. Thanks for sharing.

  12. envirosponsible | June 24, 2010 at 7:41 am |

    @thrasher1100 As soon as we can both get the time. Do you wanna join us?

  13. thrasher1100 | June 24, 2010 at 8:20 am |

    hey when are you guys going to do this?

  14. Great concept guys, hats off to you both. Of the two bags If I had to pick one of these two bags to “GO” with it would be Kevins. As others have said the main reason is the First Aid Kit, Knite fork spoon. One point of interest are you allowed to supplement the bags with Free/Found/Trash items? If so you could add salt sachets, alcohol free wipes plastic knives forks spoons from fast food outlets. Empty tin cans especially catering size, can be used to create hobo stoves to cook on. Cheers.

  15. turnerclean | June 24, 2010 at 9:56 am |

    Hello Enviro,
    a things;
    First teeth hygene, cut fresh twigs use salt or baking soda instead of toothbrushes. Put in med pack and sewing pack, they go together. The choice of blade is good if it has a sheath of some kind, a folding saw might be a bit better. Depends on the quality. I agree on the quality of the garbage bags. For only $1 more you can get better, at another store.

    Q. Challenge, $20 Dollar store or anystore?
    Rremember thrift stores, auctions, can help you out fit as well

  16. AndrewXAnarchy | June 24, 2010 at 10:37 am |

    You bought a cleaver and trash bags, I wonder what they must have been thinking :S

  17. envirosponsible | June 24, 2010 at 11:31 am |

    @TUNIQlifestyle They come 2 brushes for a buck.

  18. TUNIQlifestyle | June 24, 2010 at 11:51 am |

    why 2 toothbrushes?

  19. some good items…but toothbrush over first aid kit….I’d rather have furry teeth than no elestaplast for blisters…or bandages for sprains and lacerations…. but still your choice.. keep us posted on when you do the challenge

  20. redsoxnation32 | June 24, 2010 at 1:07 pm |

    i hope this is a joke…………….

  21. WallaceHitch | June 24, 2010 at 1:46 pm |

    Mate i gotta say, i think you should have opted for the first aid kit over the toothbrush. Great idea with the trash bags though. However, for dollar store quality, how strong/durable do you reckon the bags are? Great videos guys, look forward to the test!

  22. RDPproject | June 24, 2010 at 2:18 pm |

    I would also add some strong DuckTape to that list.

  23. hinckleypoland | June 24, 2010 at 2:53 pm |

    Good luck!

  24. johncajunmanbrown | June 24, 2010 at 3:06 pm |

    Awsome idea!
    My only suggestion is some sort of sewing needle. Maybe a role of tape… something for repairs.
    Can’t wait to see the video of it all in action!

  25. Mrcaffinebean | June 24, 2010 at 3:41 pm |

    @Mrcaffinebean I disagree, I’ve had a L2D for over a year now and not one problem, it’s my EDC. It runs on AAs so they’re cheap and always available. I haven’t of any flickering problems with Fenix. If you have a Fenix with that problem try cleaning the contacts points with contact cleaner.

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