For your first couple batches I would stick with sterile vials and syringe filters. It's not hard to sterilize just very tedious and time consuming. You will also be doing small batches until you get your recipes and techniques down. Skip the water bath and pick up an electric hotplate, they're like 20$. I would recommend some glass stir rods until you're ready to graduate to magnetic stirrer/hot plate which is amazing. You can get a Chinese one for 100$ or so, but I would spend the extra 80$ and get an american one rated for 2+ liters. Get a graduated glass cylinder, they're 8$ and very accurate. Maybe get a thermometer too that goes to 250+. You don't need much heat for most things besides bases and injectable orals if you're feeling crazy. I would also recommend cavi wipes that are found in the sterilization section. A little overkill maybe but this is what we used in the hospital lab to kill everything. When you graduate to sterilizing and filling your own vials get face mask too. Your breath is dirty as moldy dog crap. Keep airflow down in your work area, germs and cooties are very light. There's a popular site with 2 day shipping that you can get 10 packs of 60cc syringes from. When you switch to bottletops get media bottles with 33m tops because there's caps with septas that go on them and then you can use 60cc syringes to transfer to vials. If you got exta cash to burn you can get a dispenser. I use alconex (2 day shipping site) to wash my glassware and then soak in isopropyl alcohol for 30+ minutes. Don't buy the oil off the research sites. I get my MCT oil from a local fitness store and its 15$ for 32oz. There's probably tons more I could post but my brain is tired.