We frequently hear that the cost of gear is a major concern for many of our readers, and understandably so. Survival gear can be quite expensive, exceeding the budget of average consumers. On the other hand, it's important to stick with brands that produce quality equipment, and not skimp too much on the items that could save your life. A balance of quality and affordability is key.

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Fortunately, these days there are dozens of manufacturers of quality gear in just about every price range. Even if you don't have much money to spare, it's possible to find survival gear that you can depend on. To prove this point, RECOIL OFFGRID editor Patrick Vuong met with contributor and survival expert Tim MacWelch of Advanced Survival Training. The pair show three bug-out bag choices at a wide range of price points:

Depending on your specific needs and budget, these three packs provide viable options for almost any survivalist. Here's a recap of the three packs seen in the video above:

For more videos from RECOIL, check out RECOILweb.com/recoiltv. A new SHTF/OFFGRID video is released each month, so be sure to keep an eye out for the latest clips.

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