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Dollar store prepping

Discussion in 'Lady Preppers' started by AmyReisch, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. AmyReisch
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    I found a site with some very useful items on prepping on a budget. Dollar stores give you great deals on little things you may want to stock up on. I won't get into too much detail here because someone did a great article series on the subject. You can check out his series here:

    http://www.survivalistmind.com/dollar-store-prepper-pt-1-medical-supplies/
    http://www.survivalistmind.com/dollar-store-prepper-pt-2-bug-in-supplies/
    http://www.survivalistmind.com/dollar-store-prepper-pt-3-survival-supplies/
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    The Dollar Tree is another decent place to pick things up and you can order what you want by the case online and have it delivered to your nearest store for no charge.
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    I never really walked into there with prepping on my mind. I'm going in with a new set of eyes now :)
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    That's how I've always looked at things. If it can't keep me or my loved ones alive, what's the point? I was raised a little 'different' from other folks, lol. Asian markets are another place to find things if you take your time and nose around. Do you have any farm stores around you?
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    We have a great store. It's a convenience store/farmstore /gun shop/music store. A true country store.
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    Yes, its one store, not a strip mall, LOL
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    Hey, now that there is one stop Christmas shopping!
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    I love the place. Its not uncommon to see a farmer filling up his tractor there along with the cars. The Gibson Brothers from Gibson guitars always had their Gibson Music Festival across the street in the field mid summer.
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    the bluegrass group (i made a mistake)
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    Sounds awesome. Where my kids go to school, it's not uncommon to see a tractor in the parking lot in the spring.
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    I have a lot of good stuff around me. Cabot Cheese plant, a fish hatchery, Dick's Country Store, Agri-mark, we have an Amish clan that sells goods, Helm Haven Farms (a local beef farm)........
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    I truly live in the land that time forgot. I rent a 2 story colonial style house for $490 a month plus utilities. Virtually in the middle of nowhere. Lots of camps out here.
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    Hey thanks for posting this info because I was wondering how people like me on a fixed low income where gonna afford to prepare =) Now what about shelter?
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    I'm still trying to figure that part out too. I rent so I can't make major changes to my house or property. When I find a suitable solution, I'll post it. :)
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    I pick up coloring books or word searches at the Dollar Tree. If your stuck in the house you have to have something to keep your kids busy. Or maybe just yourself too.
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    I live for the dollar store. I think I have enough toothpaste to last us until the next millennium. lol
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    u wouldn't believe the stuff u get prepping theres alot of stuff u can get thanks
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    A true dollar store is great for getting some things. But sometimes it's cheaper to get stuff at Walmart than it is a Dollar General. I think the "Dollar" in the name confuses people into making them think it's cheaper
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    but everything is just a dollar I allways ask my wife how much everything is it pisses he off its so funny try it
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    but everything is just a dollar I allways ask my wife how much everything is it pisses her off its so funny try it

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