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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: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.