Lets face it, $1000 is not a lot so I suspect you are looking to get through an emergency situation only lasting weeks to a few months.
First: How many people are you to provide for? That is important.
Next: Think about your space and where you are going to store your supplies. I have quickly learned that space seems to vaporize once you cross the
threshold of prepper
Here is a start:
SALT: Its cheap, buy 10 pounds per person
Sugar 25 pounds
Honey 12 pounds
Salmon in cans: 2 servings per person each can about 2 bucks
Tuna in OIL
Chicken in cans
Large jars of peanut butter
Box of cocoa
Dehydrated apples (honeyville)
Powdered milk in cases: I go with Honeyville brand its the best tasting!! I have tried many brands.
Wheat: Go for the wheat berries sold by the case from LDS, they are only 28 bucks for 30 pounds, you need many cases per person
A large Thermos: You take a cup of wheat berries and 1 cup hot water, put in thermos let set overnight. Open and add some honey or sugar and enjoy the
cereal. You will survive!
Rice: Same thing, LDS is about 30 bucks a case... These are designed for up to 30 yrs storage
Beans: I bought cases but they take such large amounts of water.....I suggest also buying them in the cans! They can stay good 8 years from exp date.
Get black beans, kidney beans and black eyed peas for nutrition
Get a solar oven
Stock up on toothpaste: Here AIM is 87Cents a box get toothbrushes
Stock up TANG
Buy bottled juices, large cans of fruit
Laundry soap to have on hand
Shampoo soap etc
Bleach a few gallons
BABY WIPES!! I buy these by the large packs..Instant shower
I also use lanterns with oil, get xtra wicks, extra packs of lighters!!
Bug Out Bag.....
WATER FILTER this to me is The BEST, I love this one,
BUY THE BOOK
SAS Survival Handbook: Teaches you everything you need to know about shelters, traps, how to clean animals etc..
BUY THE BOOK:The Ultimate Food Storage Cookbook!!!
If you dont know how to square foot garden: LEARN NOW!! Seed to Seed is all non gmo seeds
Learn how to build an outdoor oven to bake your own bread
Aluminum Trash Cans, build a cold shelter in your backyard in a pinch with these and a shovel
Buy some antibiotics, vitamins, vitamin c etc....
You may now have spent your $1000... Good Luck!!
edit on 21-12-2011 by Starwise because: (no reason given)
edit on 21-12-2011
by Starwise because: (no reason given)