Stockpile on these prepper items each month. There’s no need to buy a truckload of them all at once.
Survival Items to Stockpile on a Monthly Basis
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Is Stockpile Worth It?
As crazy as it seems, some people make prepping harder than it has to be. Learning skills can be hard, but the end rewards are so worth it.
The work can be hard, but the pay off is that jobs get done and you have accomplished something for the future. However, preppers still need stuff.
We can produce a lot of our own things and survive just fine. We still need the items that will make survival easier now and, heaven forbid, if anything bad happens.
These things are needed to keep our lifestyle simpler and easier if something happens.
Over the eight years or so that I have been prepping, I have some things that I buy almost every month as a stockpile alternative instead of spending a huge amount all at once.
Some months when the budget is tight, I might not purchase any of these. Then I appreciate having these things on hand!
Below is my list of things I buy every month. I don’t make one big trip and buy all these things to avoid stockpile complaints.
These items are added to my cart at the grocery store, department store, online shopping, and whatnot. I spend a little bit every shopping trip or online order to spread out the cost over the month.
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1. Canning Lids, Rings, and Jars
I buy canning lids every month without fail at least 3-4 packs of them. This includes canning rings and jars when I have more room in the budget.
I don’t really think you can have too many of these things.
2. Soap in Any Form
This includes bar soap, body wash, dish soap, laundry detergent, castile soap, all-purpose soap, disinfectant soap, etc. I usually buy at least 2-3 things of soap every month. Castile soap is probably my favorite soap, but I keep a good variety at home.
I really don’t think one can have too much soap when you have kids, have a garden, and have livestock. Staying clean is a good thing.
3. Toilet Paper
Enough said. I really don’t want to be without it.
4. Paper, Pens, and Pencils
I write down a lot just to remember it. My kids use a fair amount of paper, pens, and pencils for school even though they have computers.
We use paper and pencils to draw and to entertain. Paper is important.
Budget is always an issue even when acquiring your prepping materials. Not all serious preppers can afford to purchase everything they need in a short period of time.
With that said, this simple strategy will help gradually achieve what you’re aiming for your survival items. Take your time and witness the progress in due time.
Got more survival items to stockpile and add to this list? Tell us about it in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on October 23, 2013, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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