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From the outside looking in prepping can seem like a very expensive undertaking. When it comes to things like building an arsenal, burying a bunker and buying a year’s worth of food, these all add up.
People with limited budgets can attest to some of the struggles when it comes to prepping because it’s hard to get around big costs on some items. Some purchases are going to require you to spend the money and you cannot get around those things.
On an item level, you can get very frugal. There are lists of frugal prepper buys out there for you to use.
Let’s look at some methods and means for being a more frugal prepper.
The best method for big purchases and frugal prepping to exist together is to piece these things together. Instead of having to buy an AR15 for $800. Build one and start with a lower kit that costs you about $200.
This idea can be spread out through all of your large prepping projects.
Instead of spending money on preps you might be able to trade items. This is a great way to be frugal.
Almost all Americans have things that they are just holding onto. They are moving things from one area to another and looking for places to store all the items they don’t want or need. Someone out there might like that thing you have. Try the barter out.
Dont be surprised but there are serious preps hiding in dollar stores that cost…a dollar! You can get great things like rolled gauze, meds, and other great preps. Even canned foods or crackers for building that food storage, all for a dollar!
The frugal prepping opportunities are out there. You just have to keep your eyes open and your wallet ready to take action.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
If you can't afford the box culvert option you can look into is building a backyard root cellar that can be used as a bunker.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then check out Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also show you how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.