Category: Frugal


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.

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. 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 …

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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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35 Reasons Coffee Filters are Survival Multitaskers

35 Reasons Coffee Filters are Survival Multitaskers - One of the best things about coffee filters is they are incredibly inexpensive. You don't need top of the line filters for a survival situation. Not only are they cheap, they are very light and take up little room for all their uses.

The simple coffee filter is not so simple when it comes to survival! There are numerous uses beyond the obvious filtering that can help make a SHTF situation go from absolutely awful to not-so-bad. How is that possible you ask? Here are just a few uses for this survival multitasker: Make an instant funnel. Trying …

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DIY Brick Fire Pit on a Budget

DIY Brick Fire Pit on a Budget - This project is easy to make and because its made of brick it is a sturdy pit. You will have no worries about looters stealing the metal one.

Having a sturdy fire pit on your property is a great way to enjoy a fire during a BBQ’s, a family get together or just having drinks around it during a social gathering. Love it. Think about if the power goes out, this fire pit can be transformed into an awesome cooking vessel that can be burning all …

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15 Brilliant Uses for Five Gallon Buckets

15 Brilliant Uses for Five Gallon Buckets - And the best thing about them: You can get them for free! Just visit local restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores, and other places and start chatting up the workers. Oftentimes they'll just give you their used buckets since they were going to throw them out anyway.

Whether you think of yourself as a prepper, a homesteader, or both, you should be stockpiling five-gallon buckets. As a prepper, they’re great for food storage, building rocket stoves, making water filters, and more. And as a homesteader, they’re great for growing vegetables, hauling livestock feed, making chicken feeders, and so forth. And the best …

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DIY Splash Pad – A Mini Water Park For Your Yard

DIY Splash Pad: A Mini Water Park For Your Yard - This is a really cool, fun DIY project that the whole family can have great time putting together and then having some good old fashioned water fun. :) Even the adults. Now that it's (finally!) getting warmer, this is the perfect family project.

This is a really cool, fun DIY slash pad project that the whole family can have great time putting together and then having some good old fashioned water fun. 🙂 Even the adults. Now that the warm weather is here, this is the perfect family project! Lauren and Brett at littlewhitehouseblog.com made theirs to fit a …

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