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Old 07-14-2019, 07:14 AM
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For a lot of people prepping on a budget is important....as many of you already know...prepping can get pretty darn expensive even for a single person.

The goal here is to start a thread of $1 or less preps...all the way down to free and share them across the community.

For the record.....I like most people have 3 stages of preps.....Car, Get Home Bag, and stored preps at the home.

Once a year or so I redo the preps in my vehicle because the extreme heat cycles here in Florida simply dry out and ruin these prep.

Some examples of products that dry out in my car.
Sealed Alcohol Pads, Wet Wipes, Baby WIpes, Liquid Skin, and some of the stored food.

Yesterday I went down to Dollar Tree (IMO the best dollar store for preppers) and got the following.

Liquid Skin: Mini Size......my guess---good for 2-3 applications $1
Antibacterial Wipes 20: Individually Wrapped $1
Freeze Dried Strawberries .71 Oz $1
Small bottle of moisturizing eye drops $ 1
Multi-vitamin Gummies 3 year shelf life. 14 pack $1

These smaller size products reduce waste and weight in my packs so I fin them pretty good.

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Old 07-14-2019, 09:05 AM
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Cans of sterno from dollar tree. I keep a few in each vehicule along with a folding stove. My son heats cans of soup on them when the shore fishing is slow, and in winter if you break down or get stuck you can burn one in your car to help keep warm.
Also we have a stack of the canned clams from there. My wife uses them in clam chowder and in cheeseballs.
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Walmart usually has the old multi-LED flashlights pre-loaded with batteries for $1 each. Great to toss a few in your glove box or go bag.
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Laser pointer and a whistle.
Keep them on a lanyard put them on the minute the tornado sirens blow. Even people with safe rooms occasionally get buried by debris. Those 2 cheap items can help rescue find you quicker.
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