How to Start Prepping on a Budget

Become a Prepper With No Money

You can’t put a price on the security of your family… but you can put a price on all of the prepping supplies you need to get secure!

Getting started with prepping can seem expensive. And I’m not going to lie; you will have to shell out some cash to prepare for disasters. But there is no reason that prepping has to be expensive.

Start with a Prepping List

Don’t buy any prepping supplies or gear until you’ve made a complete list of everything you need. Otherwise, you will buy duplicates of some items (like that prepper I know with 10 lbs of dried tomatoes but no grains) and missing important items.

Break Your List Down by Priority

Now that you’ve got your prepping supplies list, you must identify the core items you need. Identify the things you need for your Bug Out Bag. These are the items you should get ASAP. Then work your way up to a 30 day supply.

Set Your Prepping Budget

If you have a small prepping budget: Divide your list into expensive and cheap items. Buy some cheap items every week. Set aside a certain amount of money each week to buy pricier items.

If you don’t have a plan of what items to buy, you will spend too much money on certain items or waste money when you throw things away. Here are some tips for how to prep on a budget.

Once you surpass the 30 day food stockpile, you will need to develop a food rotation system. There are many ways to rotate your food preps – such as can organizers.

Rotate Your Stockpile

Don’t Buy Bottled Water

Bottled water is one of the biggest scams in our country. There is no reason that you should be buying water for prepping. Instead, save old plastic bottles and jugs. Wash them out very thoroughly and fill them with tap water.