14 Prepper Items To Look For At Garage Sales Garage sale season is here! This is the time of year when people do their spring cleaning, clear out their basements and attics, have garage sales, and sell valuable items for next to nothing. If you haven’t been to any garage sales yet this year, you …
Stockpiling food, water, and supplies to sustain you and your family for a long time can get very expensive. For some, it just isn’t feasible to spend hundreds of dollars or more every week buying supplies that won’t be used right away. Don’t be embarrassed. Most people can’t afford to do that. The trick is […]
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50 MORE Survival Items You Forgot To Buy There’s an old Far Side comic that shows a married couple standing in a bomb shelter and a sky full of mushroom clouds directly above them. The shelter is filled with canned food, and the wife is yelling at the husband: “How many times did I say …
There are some survival items that you’re probably only going to buy a few times in your life, if that. Things like gas masks, rain barrels, portable generators, and other large and/or high-ticket items. On the other hand, there are many survival items that you’ll want to buy repeatedly–the kind of things that you’ll either […]
Today I want to share a video by Canadian Prepper. It’s about all the new survival gear showing up in the market. The preparedness niche has grown massively ever since the Great Recession, and with all these new products to choose from, it’s very tempting to become obsessed with buying the latest and greatest survival […]
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you may have noticed that I love lists. Well recently I came across the ultimate list of preparedness items. It was made by Jane from MomWithaPrep.com, and it covers just about everything you could possibly need to survive a major disaster. The best thing about this list […]
If you’ve never visited SHTFpreparedness.com, you’re missing out. They gather the best prepping, survival, homesteading, and DIY articles from around the web (including several dozen from this site). And to date they have over 2,500 posts! Recently they made a list of the 21 most important things you can stockpile. If you’re a new prepper, […]
As I’ve said many times before, it is possible to be a prepper without spending a lot of money. However, there’s nothing wrong with doing a little “Internet window shopping” every now and then. Everyday there are cool new survival products entering the marketplace. And even though many of them are way out of my […]
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25 Prepper Items To Look For at Flea Markets Every time I visit a flea market or thrift store, I’m amazed at how many perfectly good prepper items are being sold for next to nothing. They’re usually items I already have, but I can see how brand new preppers could do really well… if they …
If you’re interested in preparedness, flea markets and thrift stores can be goldmines. Everyday, people clean out their garages or attics and give away things they don’t want, completely unaware that many of the items they donate are valuable to preppers. These items end up in secondhand stores […]
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I don’t normally do this, but today I’m not sharing an article. Instead, I’m sharing a post from a forum. I recently googled “ways to make money for prepping supplies,” and found some interesting suggestions from a member of PrepperForums.net. He came up with 5 ways to make […]
Some people get the wrong impression about the cost of prepping. They assume it must cost a small fortune to buy enough gear and supplies to survive a disaster. And although it can definitely add up over time, it doesn’t cost much to get started. Most of the […]
Prepper Items You Can Buy For A Buck
Prepping on a budget can be tough. While I do always recommend that you should purchase the very best you can afford, some things are worth getting cheap.
And today we bring you some preparedness supplies that can be purchased for just a dollar. Yep, just a dollar.
There is no getting around it, prepping can be downright expensive!
You want quality but you also need a bunch of food and gear and guns and ammo, and stuff to put all that stuff in, and backup for that gear would be a good idea too, and by the way you should probably put some supplies up at a separate location, oh, and don’t forget about your vehicle, and your work, and what about a cache in the woods….
And if you’re prepping for a family these costs are double, triple, or even quadruple!
Sometimes you just need an item and simply don’t have the extra cash to purchase the best. There’s no shame in that. Or perhaps you need backup supplies.
The dollar store works well for backup kits if money is tight. At any rate, buying things from the dollar store or some other bargain outlet simply makes good economic sense sometimes.
Are you ready to do some budget prepping?
60 Prepping Items You Can Buy for a Dollar
1. Bottled Water
2. Canned Meats
3. Canned Fruits and Vegetables
4. Canned Juice
5. Nuts and Crackers
7. BIC Lighters
8. Paper Cups and Plates
9. Plastic Utensils
10. Plastic Table Covers
11. Non-Electric Can Opener
12. Paper Towels
13. Aluminum Foil
14. Plastic Storage Bags/Containers
15. Garbage Bags
16. Toilet Paper
17. Plastic Buckets
20. Chlorine Bleach
21. Bar Soap
22. Laundry Soap
26. Butane Matches
27. Wood Matches
28. Spray Bottles
30. Hand Tools
31. Duct Tape
32. Utility Knife
33. Plastic Sheeting
34. Garden Trowels
35. Personal Hygiene Items
37. Sunscreen Lotion
38. Sewing Kit
39. Latex Gloves
40. Cleansing Agent/Soap
41. Antibacterial Towelettes
42. Antibacterial Ointment
43. Antiseptic Ointment
44. Adhesive Bandages
46. Aspirin/Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever
47. Cotton Balls
48. Baby Bottles
49. Baby Wipes
50. Paper & Notepads
53. Jigsaw Puzzles
54. Card Games
55. Coloring Books & Crayons
57. Pet Food
58. Pet Bowls
59. Leash and Collar
60. Emergency Ponchos
Beyond the Dollar Store
Your local dollar store is not the only place you will find bargains on prepping essentials. The back aisles of many drugstores and big box stores will have a few deals if you take a look through the clearance section every now and then.
And then there is the online kingpins, eBay and Amazon, where countless deals can be found for insanely low prices, like these emergency blankets for less than $0.75 each.
Prepping doesn’t have to be hard or expensive, nor does it have to be full of lists and figures. Sometimes all it takes is getting off your butt and doing it. Start your prepper journey today with a trip to the dollar store, as you’ve seen there’s really no excuse for not being prepared.