In order to survive any sudden catastrophe or unexpected attack, it would be a good preparation to buy some items monthly. This is also kind to your budget.
10 items to buy each month
- Food & water
Buy food that has long storage life as baking essentials, beans, beef, breakfast cereal, bullions, canned fruits & veggies, canned meat, cheese, coffee & tea, cooking oil, dried fruits, hard candies, honey, nuts, pasta, peanut butter, powdered milk, rice, salt, seeds, soups, spices, sugar, summer sausage, vegetables shortening and whole grains. Also learn skills in cooking and preserving long-storing food.
Keep a good store of water as H20 is as important as life itself. You will not live long without fluids.
- First aid items and medicine kit
Many drugstores including the Red Cross are selling first aid kits already filled with the necessary items. Keep a good supply of OTC meds like ibuprofen and/or naproxen and buy every month 2-3 first aid items to add to your supply.
- Cleaning materials
Keep a good supply of cleaning materials in any form: all-purpose-soap, bar soap, body wash, castile soap, dish soap, disinfectant soap and laundry detergent. Buy at least 2-3 types of soap every month. Staying clean during hard times will lessen tension.
Ammo can be guns, arrows for bows, refill cartridges or anything for protection. Buy a little every month so you might not draw as much attention to yourself
- Personal hygiene
Get a good supply of toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste; include floss, mouthwash and a dental cleaning kit on hand. Feminine hygiene products are for lady’s needs. Stock up on liners, douches, wipes and toilet papers.
- Fire starting materials
Buy lighters each time you are in a go dollar store, also waterproof, long stick, and regular matches plus different devices for starting a fire in case of moisture.
Keep gas cans and propane cylinders full. Buy premium gas and/or use Sta-bil to prolong gas life. Butane and propane last for a long time as long as there is no leak in their containers.
Purchase all sizes and shapes of batteries as you will need plenty of those too! You will want 9 volt batteries since that is what a lot of the smoke detectors take. Get rechargeable batteries and a solar powered charger or whatever else fits your budget.
Buy at least one tool every month. Hand tools like screws, nails, and others will make repair a lot easier if you keep these things on hand. Useful items as glue and tape will always be essential items.
- Pet food and extra cat litter.
Consider also the needs of your pets or animals. Have a good supply of dry food and keep them in metal trash cans or in five gallon buckets with lids. Take your time. You can start collecting a stockpile of this supply every week then increase add food items each month until you reach desired amount.
List the items you want to buy monthly to add to your cache. You can determine which items you have to buy and the quantity. This is the best way to prepare for any eventuality without hurting your budget.
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