Preparing for an emergency or a survival situation can often feel daunting to those who are thinking about “what if” scenarios for the first time. And once you put a list together of all the things you’ll need, from food and water to medical kits to tools and supplies, you can very well think that all of this stuff will cost you dearly. But that doesn’t have to be the case.
Many Americans in urban and suburban areas have looked down on dollar stores, such as Dollar Tree, Dollar General, or Family Dollar, viewing them as places that only the poor frequent. But step into one sometime and you’ll be amazed at what you can find. Yes, the quality of some of the stuff isn’t the greatest, but you’re not buying things there that you expect to last a lifetime of hard use, you’re buying things that you might need once or twice in an emergency.
There’s no need to spend a fortune on supplies that may sit around for years never being used. And if those supplies deteriorate or go bad, you haven’t lost much money and you can always restock cheaply. Head over to Food Storage Moms to see which items from the dollar store should form part of your survival stockpile: Stocking Up at the Dollar Store