Prepping For Cheap Really Isn’t That Hard
Most people think to get sufficiently prepared for a SHTF scenario it means you’ve got to have all kinds of crazy survival gear in place.
People think they need a bunker under the backyard, 5-10 years of survival food in storage, the most advanced weaponry imaginable.
The truth is prepping for cheap is actually quite doable.
All you’ve got to do is learn a few basic tips and you’ll be able to get well prepared without breaking the bank in the process.
I’ve outlined some of the best ways to ensure you life-saving survival gear without needing to go broke in the process.
Check them out below.
8 Simple Steps For Prepping For Cheap
Anyone and everyone can benefit from the following tips I’m going to share with you.
My recommendation is to make a list of the things you know you need (and don’t have) and then use this list to determine how you can secure your remaining survival supplies using any of these tips.
That way you can get prepared and save in the process.
1 – Use DIY solutions:
There’s a good reason I promote so many DIY projects on my email list and in the blog.
With a little knowledge and a little elbow grease you can be well on your way to equipping yourself with low-cost survival solutions that could easily help save your life in a crisis.
Part of the benefit of many DIY projects is they can even help you save money before things melt down around you.
Case in point would be all the Free Energy products out there. There are dozens and dozens of projects you could complete in an afternoon that would help you save hundreds, if not thousands on your power bill over the course of a year.
2 – Craigslist/ garage sales:
Using these two methods for second hand purchasing are an incredible resource to find deals on products used in survival situations.
Imagine how many people get rid of items at anywhere from 50%-80% off their original price.
Hundreds and hundreds.
Craigslist even has a “FREE” section where people are literally throwing away items you’d be able to use in a crisis. I’ve seen things like hundreds of pounds of firewood there, wire shelving units, tarps, and all kinds of other stuff for FREE.
And when it’s not FREE it’s still cheap.
3 – Use coupons:
This little tidbit is true for both online purchases as well as purchasing in other places like grocery stores.
I routinely offer coupons for my store in exchange for information that helps me provide better products and services.
Stores in your hometown will also offer coupons to help generate more business.
If you’re diligent in coupon collection it can help you save hundreds and hundreds of dollars.
Don’t think you just have to use coupons for survival gear either. You can collect coupons and use them for normal everyday supplies and then use the savings to help you afford other survival products.
4 – Buy in bulk:
You’re probably aware buying in bulk helps you to save money. Well when it comes to buying things like survival food and water storage you’re definitely going to find the best bang for your buck when buying in bulk.
One of the best pieces of advice is to also buy items in bulk that you already use everyday (excluding water and food).
Say for instance you buy a 12-pack of toothpaste. Well toothpaste isn’t something you’re going to need right away in an emergency situation. That’s because you can brush your teeth once a day as opposed to three times a day in an emergency.
So buying it in bulk helps you start stockpiling and also helps you save money in both the short and long term.
5 – Buy items with a long shelf life:
One of the most common mistakes people make is they buy things like survival food, batteries, etc. just to have them and then they end up either having to throw them away or use them because their shelf life is too short.
The best solution is to buy something that has a really long long shelf life so you don’t have to go back and keep buying the same items over and over again.
This is especially true of survival food and water.
Survival food can last as long as 30 or more years when stored properly.
Water can last about 5 years or so when treated and stored correctly.
The bottom line is you don’t want to keep buying items because they spoil.
That’s neither good for your prospects of surviving in a disaster as well as being really bad for your bank account.
6 – Do your research:
Far too many people buy survival supplies because they’re familiar with the brand.
That could be a waste of money when there are much more affordable options that perform just as good if not better.
This can really be a life-saver.
7- Learn to barter:
This applies to both with physical products as well as skills.
If you’re buying in bulk you can always set a small portion aside and trade it with another prepper for something that might have been cost prohibitive in the first place.
Are you really good shooting a firearm?
Maybe you can trade firearms training for another good or service.
The point is you’ll want to keep your eyes open for opportunities where you can make exchanges that will help you save money in the process.
Bartering is especially important because in a post-apocalyptic world money will be useless. So knowing what you have to offer others increases your chances of survival (while also saving you money pre-apocalypse).
Prepping For Cheap Is Really THAT Easy
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