Disaster Prep on a Dime
We live in uncertain times. But you can be prepped at home and be ready for anything. Here's how to frugally build up your pantry and supplies.
20+ ITEMS IN HIGH DEMAND:
- Bottled water
- Canned goods
- Premade/ready-made fresh foods and cold cuts
- Meats, poultry and fish — even less popular fish, like halibut
- Toilet paper and paper towels
- baby formula
- Cleaning supplies
- Frozen foods, particularly frozen meals and pizzas.
- Turmeric, Vitamin D, Vitamin C
- Citrus fruits (also known to be immunity-building)
- Jarred salsa
- Pasta sauces, especially marinara.
1. Emergency basics- have flashlights and/or a lantern in case of power outage. At the min, matches and candles, which can be bought on clearance after the holidays.
3. Stock up on water and food. Food should be ready to eat in a can, that doesn’t require heating. This assortment of camping foods is a good idea too.
4. Speaking of food, food in the fridge lasts 6 hours, the freezer a little longer. Keep the fridge closed during the outage and your food may last a little longer.
5. Cell phone. Our cordless phone went completely dead in the outage and I couldn’t find the corded phone. Luckily, we had a battery-powered cell phone charger like this one, which was a lifesaver.
6. Cash. It’s good to have cash on hand for emergencies, in cash you need to go to the store and their credit card machines aren’t working. This actually happened a few times to me.
Here are more supplies to have on hand: