Items you can stock on a Budget

The local dollar stores are not the only place you will find bargains on items you will need/want to stock up on.  The back aisles of many of your local drugstores and even the big box stores have deals. All you have to do is take the time to find them.

There is so much that you can do to get prepared all you have to do is search around for great deals, take your time and time the things that you use regularly. There is no need to purchase items you either don’t use, don’t know how to use, or will most likely never use, like why would you waste your money on buying lima beans if you have a bean allergy, even if it was on sale for 75% off. So always remember common sense.

I always recommend that you should purchase the very best you can afford. Still, sometimes you need something and don’t have the extra cash to purchase the best.  Or perhaps you need extra, backup supplies, or maybe it just so happens to be the best you can afford for that item.

When that happens, buying things from the dollar store or some other bargain outlet simply makes good sense. Besides, it is fun to shop for bargains.  And don’t forget, you can hone skills and increase your knowledge for free. There are so many things that you can do to get prepared – all you really need is to get off the couch and start looking!

  1. Bottled Water
  2. Butane Lighter
  3. Daily Vitamins
  4. Duct Tape
  5. Utility Knife
  6. Sewing Kit
  7. Plastic Utensils & Cups and Plates
  8. Toilet Paper
  9. Hand Can Opener
  10. Aluminum Foil
  11. Plastic Bags/ Storage Containers
  12. Plastic Buckets
  13. Sponges
  14. Antibacterial Ointment
  15. Antiseptic Ointment
  16. Adhesive Bandages
  17. Disinfectant – Hand Sanitizer
  18. Bar Soap
  19. Flashlights
  20. Candles
  21. Wood Matches
  22. Scissors
  23. Basic Hand Tools
  24. Cleansing Agent/Soap
  25. Tweezers
  26. Whistle
  27. Makeup Compact (signal mirror, can also be used as a fire starter)
  28. Emergency Ponchos



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