I have my long term goals for preparedness items. These preps include expensive stuff I’m saving up for. Preps that will take time for me to reach my goals on, like freeze dried foods. Then I have the preps that I look for as good deal on each time I go to the store. Preps I wind up making my way through quickly, or want to make sure are as fresh as possible, or might have an extra few bucks to purchase that month.
Canning jars and lids. About now I’ve used every single canning lid I owned putting up the latest season’s garden goodness. Purchasing a few hundred canning lids at once isn’t going to fit the budget, so from now until I’m restocked, I’ll pick up a box or two of wide mouth canning jars. Maybe it’s time to check out the reusable Tattler lids!
Over the counter medication. It may be aspirin, AlkaSeltzer, cold medication, or something else. This helps make sure I’m not only well stocked, but things stay rotated as too.
Bottled Water. Cause, seriously.
Crisco. The three brick pack to be specific. No, it’s not the cheapest way to procure the stuff. *blush* HOWEVER, I fill a half gallon canning jar up with the pricey little gems, vacuum seal it, and it lasts WAY longer than the cans of Crisco last on my shelves. And while I’ve read can burn (even rancid) cans of Crisco in an emergency for light, I’d rather not. Shoot me.
Maps of your area.
Baggies and Garbage Bags
During the year, I’ll switch things up. If I’ve met my goal in one area, I’ll replace that with a new one. None of these things are expensive and there’s always something from each category on sale. You’ll list of things will look different from mine, as we each work to meet the needs of our families.
It really IS possible to prep SIMPLY and a little bit at a time.
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