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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Economy Of Prepping

So why is it that so many prepper sites preach about saving money?  Well it's simple...prepping can get expensive.  Let's say a weeks worth of food would cost you $200.00 for your family.  Multiply that by the number of weeks you want to be prepped for and you will soon get the picture.  Add to that all the equipment you want to stockpile like candles, flashlights, radios, batteries...WOW, that can really add up quick.  This is why being a prepper turns into a lifelong chore.  Slowly gathering more & more supplies, using up food items and replacing them to ensure rotation, getting that next gadget or hand tool just in case.  Simply put a prepper has no choice put to watch & wait for sales, clip coupons and shop garage & estate sales.  The best course of action is to get something every week.  One of the biggest hindrances to prepping would be carrying a debt.  Pay off your credit cards, mortgage, loans, and anything else that cost you regular interest payments.  This will allow more cash flow for prepping.  As a matter of fact, had I not eliminated all my credit card debt, I doubt I would even have begun to stockpile basic food.  So stop being afraid of appearing cheap...you're just an economist who knows how to get the most bang for the buck!

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