Have you ever had your back to the wall and under pressure to purchase just the right outfit or pair of shoes for an event? Don’t bother to answer. I know you have! When you’re in that situation, price becomes less and less relevant, doesn’t it?
“I don’t care what it costs! I’ve got to have a pair of black beaded pumps by tonight!”
Been there. Done that, and done it again and again and again!
In the world of preparedness, having your back to the wall and being desperate for one supply or another is a sure way to put yourself and your family in a vulnerable situation and spend excess money needlessly.
Here’s an example. A case of 24 bottles of water runs about $3.99 at my local grocery store. On a hot day at the ballpark, I would probably pay $2 for a single ice cold bottle, especially if my kids were whining. Now, imagine a disaster has struck my town. Electricity has been out for four days, we have to purify whatever water we have with bleach or our SteriPEN. Now how much would I pay for a bottle of water or an entire case?
The time to prepare on a budget is right now before your survival depends on it, and cagey entrepreneurs discover an easy way to get rich by charging desperate people outlandish prices for basic goods.
What’s stopping you from clipping coupons or printing out money-saving coupons online? Is there a reason why now isn’t a good time to spend a couple of hours on weekends cruising garage and estate sales? Have you checked your local dollar stores for bargains on your survival lists?
Don’t let time slip away from you and discover the only way to get the most basic necessities is by paying cutthroat prices. Prepare now while time is on your side!
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