I have received quite a few emails recently from people that are concerned about the future of this country as well as natural disasters, terrorist attacks, etc. One of the things that I am confronted with is….”I do not make much money and want to prep – but I just cannot afford it. What am I to do?”
Easy to ask – tough to answer.
I have long believed that when it comes to deciding what supplies to get first – food is the number one priority. Many households contain only days of food. In a disaster situation – food and water will become essential items to have. Often – these items become very scarce.
In an effort to show an example of what a small (not too small) amount of money can provide – I went to my local grocery store and spent $100. I know $100 is not a small amount of money – but for someone who really wants to get started in preparedness – it is a reasonable amount to come up with. If one does not have the money – the funds can be raised by selling a few things (yard sale, pawn shop) or possibly doing some odd jobs (mowing a lawn, fix a fence, etc.) to raise the cash.
You can click on the picture and see what I bought. Most stuff was on sale. I think for $100 there is a decent amount of food there.
I was able to pick up:
- cans of fruit
- cans of vegetables
- cans of Beef Stew
- couple of jars of peanut butter
- Ramen noodles
- boxes of potato flakes
- Mac & Cheese
- spaghetti sauce
- spaghetti noodles
- 3 35-bottle cases of water
- couple of bags of rice
- cans of beans
Point being is if funds are tight – just keep at it and think outside the box. Preparedness is important and can be accomplished – even if small steps are required.
Take care all -
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