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How do you spend your prepping dollars? When you find yourself with an extra $50 and you eye up a new prepper shopping spree, what do you go after? Where do you go?
Prepping can happen anywhere. There are no issues when it comes to where your preps come from. I think as preppers, there are ideas that you must buy all the best tactical gear and get your food from these prepper suppliers.
I am all for supporting prepper business. Still, there are so many stores offering great deals on things that we all need. You can even put your small cache of prepper dollars to work at the local dollar store.
What types of things can you buy for prepping and the dollar store? You will be surprised.
Dollar Store Shopping List
- Canned Foods
- Paper Goods
- 2X2 Gauze
- Dry Noodles
All of these items are going to positively affect your level of preparedness. While you shouldn’t spend all your time and money buying preps from the dollars store, you can make some progress with very little money at the dollar store.
Don’t buy things like tape or bandaids, tools or anything that you are going to put pressure on. The dollar store does not deal with durability.
You could use these dollar store shopping trips to fill the shelves with barter items. It might be worth putting away some cheap dollar store toilet paper as a powerful barter item. Same could be said for dollar store foods.
Even if you aren’t keen on using dollar store products yourself, you will find a person who has prepared nothing and will give you just what you need for those dollar store items. Don’t discount the dollar store and the effect you can have with a couple $20 bills.
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.