In today’s economy every dollar counts. Many people out there are trying to stretch every dollar – while at the same time store additional supplies as part of their preparedness planning. You may not think of a Dollar Tree or similar store as a place to buy survival supplies – but let me tell you – you would be surprised. Dollar stores offer an economical method off obtaining some needed supplies.
I go to my local dollar store about every 2-3 months and check out what they have. This past Sunday I decided to visit one of about 3 Dollar Tree’s in my area and report back to you some of the supplies that I found.
Here we go:
Stocking up on toothpaste is very easy at the dollar store. They even have a “Sensitivity” type that would cost you several dollars somewhere else. Floss is also available with many different types stocked.
Tooth brushes galore!!!! You can get a years – maybe 5 years supply – of brushes for your whole family for just a few dollars.
Above is a decent selection of cold medicines and band aids – CHEAP!!!!
Hydrogen Peroxide and Rubbing Alcohol – Just $1.00 each
Anti-bacterial hand sanitizer and wet wipes – important items to assist in keeping germs to a minimum.
Lot’s of medical ointments and cremes for all kinds of problems – some you especially do not want to be dealing with after TSHTF.
Very inexpensive pain killers – great for the first aid kit.
You can even pick up a few flashlights while at the dollar store- they sell batteries too.
Do you have a young child in your group? Don’t let them feel left out – get them a backpack and have them help carry a few of their supplies. These are not very durable – but carrying a stuffed animal and a small blanket they would be just fine.
In this post I have shown many items related to sanitation and first aid – but there is so much more. Go by your local dollar store and see for yourself. It is amazing how many supplies you can get for $20-$25.00.
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