Thursday, July 12, 2012

Prepping on the Cheap: The $5 a Week Shopping Challenge

One of the biggest excuses that people make for not prepping is that they can’t afford it. “I can’t even afford the groceries we eat every week as it is!” they complain when urged to start buying extra food.

This week I made a trip to three different stores. I went to Wal-Mart, the dollar store and a grocery store. Not to locate the best prices but to locate the regular prices on common food items that might find their way into a prepper’s pantry. The following list is not based on mega-markdown loss leaders – it is based on the normal price and availability.

Here are 52 stock-ups – one for each week!
  • 15 packs of Ramen Noodles
  • 6 cans of mixed vegetables
  • 5 cans of fruit
  • 6 cans of tuna
  • 4 cans of spaghetti sauce
  • 5 cans of diced tomatoes
  • 4 pounds of rice Read more......

1 comment:

  1. dunno 'bout tuna..spawning grounds off japan, migration routes through waters off japan..? agreements between countries not to check for radiation. Anyway maybe canned salmon, ham, other meats for storage cans


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