Category: Frugal


Products To Stop Buying And Start Making At Home

I don't know about you, but I am sick and tired of going to the grocery store.

Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you choose to make a purchase SHTFPreparedness may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. I don’t know about you, but I am sick and tired of going to the grocery store. Every time I go, I either can’t find …

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Thousands Of Survival Uses For Household Items

In case you haven't heard of it, MacGyver was a popular TV show in the 80s. The title character is a genius who works as a field agent for DXS, a fictional U.S. intelligence agency.

In case you haven’t heard of it, MacGyver was a popular TV show in the 80s. The title character is a genius who works as a field agent for DXS, a fictional U.S. intelligence agency. What most people remember about MacGyver is his ability to make use of everyday items to solve problems. As his …

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Turn a 2-Liter Bottle Into a Homemade Gas Mask

Here's a fun DIY project for you. You can turn a 2-liter bottle into a gas mask that will protect you from things like pepper spray and tear gas.

Here’s a fun DIY project for you. You can turn a 2-liter bottle into a gas mask that will protect you from things like pepper spray and tear gas.   Why Build a Gas Mask? You might not think protection from tear gas is very important, but remember that during an economic collapse or any …

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Toilet Paper Alternatives After The SHTF

Toilet paper is one of those things everybody takes for granted. What about toilet paper alternatives? Desperate times call for desperate measures!

Every good prepper has a stash of extra toilet paper in case of emergency. You probably have some, too. But what if you’re in a disaster that lasts so long, you run out of toilet paper? What are you going to do? Searching for Toilet Paper You could go out in search of toilet paper, …

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23 Prepper Items To Look For at the Goodwill Store

23 Prepper Items To Look For at the Goodwill Store - Here are some things I've seen at the Goodwill Store: tools, blankets, candles, hunting gear, cast iron pans, camping supplies, canning equipment, and much more. For more ideas, check out this list of prepper items to look for at Goodwill.

The number one complaint I hear from new preppers is that prepping is too expensive. You have to buy so much food and so many supplies, but most people have very little disposable income. My advice to them: Spend more time searching for great deals and be very patient. If you look in the right …

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Being Frugal – 12 Lessons from the Great Depression

Being Frugal - 12 Lessons from the Great Depression - Being frugal doesn't mean you live in squalor, though many did during that time. In the world we live in, it's actually much easier to get the things you need or find 'trash' that can be repurposed to serve your needs. Just because something is used doesn't mean it is somehow 'less than' good enough.

The Great Depression was a time of hunger, homelessness, and despair. Our country was in dire straights with over 25% of the population reportedly out of work. Through absolute necessity, being frugal was a way of life and survival in every sense of the word. There are many lessons modern people can learn from that …

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Tips For Canning Tomatoes

Tips For Canning Tomatoes -- August is in full swing and there are tomatoes everywhere. If you planted a few tomato plants, you might be wondering what you can do with tour bumper crop of tomatoes

August is in full swing and there are tomatoes everywhere. If you planted a few tomato plants, you might be wondering what you can do with tour bumper crop of tomatoes.  No worries, here are just a few tips for canning tomatoes. While tomatoes are most delicious fresh, there’s no way to use them all …

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10 Most Popular Foods to Forage

10 Most Popular Foods to Forage — Unless you’re living in the middle of the desert, there is a very good chance that the natural habitat around your home is abundantly stocked with wild foods just waiting to be harvested.

Unless you’re living in the middle of the desert, there is a very good chance that the natural habitat around your home is abundantly stocked with wild foods just waiting to be harvested. Foraging is the process of going out into that “wild” to gather available foods. By “wild” it should be stressed that it …

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Yummy Soups You Can Make With 5 Ingredients or Less!

Yummy Soups You Can Make With 5 Ingredients or Less! — Soup is one of the most economical meals you can make, and the 9 soups in this article can all by made with 5 ingredients or less!

Soup is one of the most economical meals you can make, and the 9 soups in this article can all by made with 5 ingredients or less! For those of us that are doing our best to be frugal, not a lot beats soup because it’s easy to make and requires inexpensive ingredients that are probably …

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63 Practical Tips to Live a Frugal Life

63 Practical Tips to Live a Frugal Life — Did you know that no matter how much money they make, more than 70% people in the US have less than $1000 in savings? Crazy, right? What's more interesting is that this doesn't have anything to do with income.

Did you know that no matter how much money they make, more than 70% people in the US have less than $1000 in savings? Crazy, right? What’s more interesting is that this doesn’t have anything to do with income. Even people who are making more than $100,000 to $150,000 per year can’t seem to save …

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