It’s official. I’m addicted to prepping. No longer can I enter a store of any type and not look for bargains for my food storage, 72 Hour Kits or just basic preparedness. Whether it’s an all-time low price on bottled water, laundry soap at $2.50 or cotton balls on clearance, I’m a sucker for bargains in the name of preparedness.
Today I entered a grocery store with six items on my list: dog food, cat food, dishwasher soap, zip-loc bags, ice, and milk. When I left, my bill was $95. Why? Well, the store brand laundry soap was on sale two bottles for $5, so I bought six bottles. I picked up a bottle of canola oil for just $2.49, and then the cans of pasta sauce were only ninety-nine cents each. See what I mean? Once I spot something I know I need in my stash, I’ve got to have it!
Stocking up on food and supplies takes money, and the one warning I would pass along to my readers is to not over-spend. Let’s face it. Most of us are trying to pay off debt, save money andstock up all at the same time. To help make this happen, many preppers clear out cupboards and closets of unwanted goods, sell them on eBay or in garage sales, and then use the proceeds to buy more rice and beans. Others cut back on monthly expenses or look for ways to bring in a few extra bucks each week.
Before you start stealing money from your kid’s piggy bank, remember to pace yourself! Virtually every type of supply is still plentiful. Unbelievable bargains can be found at estate sales, on Craigslist, and in thrift stores. You and your family really can become comfortably prepared on a budget. Just beware the addict’s high!