How do YOU save money on preps?

Most of us aren’t wealthy. In fact, most of us are probably just getting by. Yet, we still want and need to continue with our preps. How can we do that on little money?

As I may have mentioned in a previous post, my wife is a genius when it comes to “repurposing” things. Heaven forbid I toss out a box or container without checking with her first. She can almost always come up with a way to put it to use. Sometimes it is just a toy for the kids but other times it’ll be a new drain tray for her plants or something else a little more practical.

Buying in bulk? Great, if you have the means to not only pay for it but have some way to store it all. Maybe consider going in on the purchases with one or two other trusted friends or family members.

We’ve previously discussed using coupons.

What are some ways YOU save money on preps?

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Jim Cobb

Jim Cobb has been a student of survivalism and emergency preparedness for almost thirty years. As a young child, he drove his parents nuts with stockpiling supplies in the basement every time he heard there was a tornado watch in his area. Of course, being a child, those supplies consisted of his teddy bear, a few blankets and pillows, and random canned goods he grabbed from the kitchen cabinets. Later, he was the first (and likely only) child in his fifth grade class to have bought his very own copy of Life After Doomsday by Bruce Clayton. Today, he is a freelance writer whose work has been published in national magazines such as Boy’s Life and Complete Survivalist Magazine. He is a voracious reader with a keen interest in all stories with post-apocalyptic settings. He maintains the Library at the End of the World blog and is also the Content Director for He currently resides in a fortified bunker in the upper Midwest, accompanied by his lovely wife and their three adolescent Weapons of Mass Destruction. Jim's first book, Prepper's Home Defense, was published late 2012 and his second book, tentatively titled The Prepper's Complete Guide to Disaster Readiness, will be out in mid-2013, both coming from Ulysses Press.

2 thoughts on “How do YOU save money on preps?”

  1. I have always done this by buying small, NECESSARY, things often. A small amount of cost here and there and eventually you look at your survival gear and it looks pretty respectable.

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