posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 07:27 AM
What I've found that helps add up quicker than you think is to buy a couple extras when you do your regular grocery shopping. Then the extras go in
the storage. This is the biggest way I prep on a budget. Because of where I live, my preps are all done with hurricanes in mind, so I tend to store
foods that don't require power to cook.
I also have discovered that canning is great for those of us on a budget. Yes, startup costs and costs of jars are higher. BUT, once you have your
supplies, you can make extra of most things you eat, and then can the extra. I always make double batches of soups so I have plenty to can. Meats, I
buy bigger cuts than what I need, and freeze until I have enough to do a batch of canning.
Personally, I can't set a huge goal like having 6 months of supplies, because I get overwhelmed. Instead I set small goals, like say a month at a
time. Before you know it, you have your six months!
Another tip I've picked up is stock what you eat. If you don't normally eat a lot rice and beans, don't stock a lot rice and beans.
Also, I read somewhere that if there is ever a run on the grocery stores like the mob in your video, that you should go straight for the produce
section. People will be snatching up the canned goods right and left but a lot of people might not think about the fresh fruits and veggies. Don't
know if that's true or not, but it seems fairly plausible if you get to the stores fast enough.