I take up Joe Robinet on his $500 Walmart Challenge with a big twist – I do it as cheaply as possible!!!

My final bill runs at $376 for a camping starter-kit! You guys asked for this video, how to get camping for people who have never camped before!

I will show you how I used to camp, and how I camp now!


Coleman Tent $150 vs. Marmot Tent $260
Walmart Sleeping Bag $80 vs. Fancy one $300+
Walmart Camp Mat $30 vs. Thermarest $100
Fire Grill $0 vs. Purcell Trench $100
Lighter $1 vs. Bowdrill $0
Jack knife $30 vs. Grohmann Trout & Bird $100
Walmart Saw $30 vs. Boreal 21 $100
Walmart Backpack $50 vs. Baltoro $300
Garbage Bags (waterproofing) $5 vs Sea to Summit $100
Work Gloves $5 vs. Work Gloves $5
Walmart Non-Stick Pan $10 vs. Cast Iron (used) and MSR pot $70
Nalgene $10 vs. Stainless Steel $30
Maglight $20 vs. Thrunite $20
Cheap blue tarp $5 vs. Tent Fly $100

FINAL TOTALS $376 vs. $1485

Check out our 5 DAY SURVIVAL SERIES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV9r4kQg90I&list=PLDg2Qmw9pKieZifUoxhoiv6DqqKc6oGMP

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This is camping on a budget as I scavenge as many camping supplies as I can, to help you see that camping can be done very inexpensively.

I will show you how to cut the fat off your budget by using a free camp grill, using two cheap sleeping bags rather than just one, the ins and outs of tents and their cost and trade-offs, and how to find pots and pans that don’t break the bank. I’ll show you how to set up a tent and how to cook over an open fire by showing you that it’s okay to mess up before you master anything!

This is how to get started in camping 101!

I’ll talk about how I start fires using primitive friction fire and why and how I’ll often just use a lighter. I discuss kindling and cheats like using newspaper and why it’s okay to start with these camping tricks and hacks.

I’ll show you why you might want to spend a few extra bucks on a good quality bushcraft saw like the boreal 21 rather than a cheap Walmart brand and why a $5 tarp is often better than dropping $100. I also talk about why you should not use a chair or a tarp and just rough it so you get stronger! Why it’s often better to go with a cheap tent to start, rather than an expensive one!

Check out our 5 DAY SURVIVAL SERIES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV9r4kQg90I&list=PLDg2Qmw9pKieZifUoxhoiv6DqqKc6oGMP

Red Fox: https://youtu.be/t3WD1ae5kK4
Porcupine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW9hWPMzsk4
Beaver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7ONKwN3Upw
Bear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsowDxhlP9M
Catfish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVa5_J53ZqQ
Foraging a Meal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ47bkadS2k
Eating Groundhog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf0zyu9Z-uY
Duck and More: https://youtu.be/k-aqwymmU7o
Yabbies/Crawfish: https://youtu.be/_Y5drrjB4DI
Muskrat: https://youtu.be/2hyeWj9RX7g
Ice Fishing Trout: https://youtu.be/-Lxy5sFFA88
Canada Goose: https://youtu.be/4xVkiOwQCzo
Hare and Grouse: https://youtu.be/BFN4TOUa1zc
Black Squirrel: https://youtu.be/KWy5b5O0nVs
Cooking on a Rock: https://youtu.be/uHN60owoFoE