If you are a prepper like me you are always on the lookout for ways to save a buck. I don’t know anyone who can afford all the preps they “need”, but we do what we can with what we have.

Here are a few ways to make your dollar go a bit farther.

Dollar Store

The dollar store is not awesome for prepping supplies but it is pretty good for a couple things.

You can keep your medical kit fully stocked from a pretty good supply of basic items.

Then there is the food…Shelf stable milk is the big one for me. Usually dated 6-9 months out our store has 2% and full fat milk in quarts for $1. You will just have to scan the isles for other things that seem a good price compared to elsewhere.

Thrift Store

Thrift stores have been hit or miss for me…usually a miss. But I have also scored big…I have a two burner Coleman stove that functions just fine, that I picked up for $5. I also picked up a higher end cooking and mess kit for $3 just last year. About 20 years ago I picked up a pair of top name insulated hunting boots with no wear for less than a dollar.

Antique Store

Antique stores are a great place to pick up older hand powered tools and cook wear. I have bought many items from antique stores that are handy when the power goes out.

Garage Sales

Garage sales are a great place to find just about anything. You never know what someone might be selling that will be useful for your preps

Dumpster Diving

Dumpster diving can be really good, especially for food. If you hit the grocery store you may just find all the old bakery items tossed in a bag for your convenience. If you can feed your family on these things, the money you save can go towards other preps.

Apartments at the end of the month, and college move out days are a treasure trove of useful Items for you to use or resell at a profit.

As you can see there are several creative ways for you to save on your preps. So don’t let the lack of money stand in your way. Just keep prepping.

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