Ten essential dollar store finds for Preppers
Have $10 to spare? Spare no time and head to the dollar store to buy something. Get
one of each of these items, or stock up on ten of them! We've gathered up the best
dollar store finds for survival in our top ten Preppers list. Consider this list of dollar
stores emergency supplies...
Ten things to buy at the dollar stores:
1. Triple Antibiotic Ointment: Neosporin is the brand name from Johnson &
Johnson that you probably stock in your cabinet for around $7-$8, while Triple
Antibiotic Ointment is the generic equivalent available at the Dollar Tree stores
for buck. Both contain three antibiotics (bacitracin, meomycin and polymyxin B).
It's a great buy, provided you're not allergic to neomycin. Polysporin Ointment is
the best alternative, because it doesn't contain the Neomycin Sulfate allergen.
Your allergy will cost you, though! A three pack of Polysporin, left, is around $25
(and that's great deal on Amazon). The stuff sells for much more elsewhere.
2. Bandages and gauze: For just a buck you can get 100 bandages of varying
sizes at the Dollar Tree. Supplementing your first aid kit with gauze is another
inexpensive and important item for your medical provisions and so inexpensive
and easily available for purchase at the dollar stores. Add cotton balls to your
Dollar Tree store shopping list, too. They are made of real cotton, but available
3. Manual Can opener: Already have a manual can opener? Save the quality
can openers for your kitchen, but stock up on can openers for camping and
survival preparedness. Stash a can opener directly with your of canned goods
at each location! The dollar stores are a great place to stock up on them
inexpensively. Buy ten today for $10! The good ones cost $10-$20 in the
culinary stores. Remember, that electric can opener will do you no good when
the power grid fails.
4. Hydrogen peroxide. Your first aid cabinet is not complete without hydrogen
peroxide! Hydrogen peroxide helps manage infections, among many other uses.
With antibacterial qualities, hydrogen peroxide is an ideal first aid cleanser, but
it's not antiseptic. It's available for about half the cost of grocery store sales at
the dollar stores. It may also be used as an oral debriding agent. It can aid in
removing phlegm, mucus or other secretions associated with a sore mouth.
5. Lip balms and lotions: Happy Preppers buy lip balms at the dollar store for
half the price of the pharmacy or grocery store. Lip balms are comforting for
immediate hydration of lips. Left, Chapstick is a pretty good deal on Amazon,
though. You get two packs of three Chapstick lip balms for around $7.94 and
your order is eligible for free shipping. It's just another reason why the Dollar
Tree store is good for preppers!
6. Petroleum jelly and cotton balls. Did you know petroleum jelly will help you
make a home made fire starter? An old scouting trick, just dip cotton balls into
petroleum jelly. This is highly flammable combo and ideal to start your fire. You
don't need a name brand for Petroleum Jelly. It's the same stuff. Be on the
lookout for cotton balls because they don't always stock them at the dollar
stores and they go quickly.
7. Toothbrushes. Happy Preppers stock up the Dollar Tree store with tooth
brushes. You'll find a case of 72 Colgate soft bristle toothbrushes for $72.
Imagine the savings! This would likely be a year supply for a family of four.
(These would cost a few hundred dollars more if you bought them individually at
the grocery store.)
8. Extra socks. How good you'll feel to stock up on socks for the whole family!
Don't wear them, instead stash them as part of your Prepper supplies. Fresh
socks can offer a boost in morale and would also prove to be vital for long hikes
that might be necessary in a catastrophe bug out situation. Dirty socks during
long hikes can cause overheating, chilling or blistering, so put extra socks in
your bug out bag (preferably, choose hiking socks). Good hiking socks can cost
upwards of $10-$30.
Tree stores and at a great value. These gloves will protect your hands while
working or cleaning. Happy Preppers know the value of preventing injuries
during uncertain times and such latex gloves can help. Wearing a glove could
prevent a cut or scrape; and therefore also an infection. And while you're at it,
stock up on the surgical type cloves,which will be handy for disposing of
sanitation buckets. Garden gloves are also a great value. Stock up for your
home farming efforts.
are $1, at the Dollar Tree stores you'll find cans of brand name corn for just $.
079 each. Campbell's soups are just a $1, so you'll wonder why you ever
bought them anywhere else. You will find good deals on items with long lasting
expiration dates, such as pineapple chunks as well. There are other great
sources of canned foods at great prices, including Walmart. You can get freshly
packed and quality spring water in brand names at the dollar stores. In certain
states you will pay the redemption value of the water, so it's not really a buck,
but buying water at the dollar stores is certainly a great deal.
Ten things to AVOID buying at the dollar stores:
a buck) not every deal is a good deal. Here's a list of Prepper supplies not to
buy at the dollar stores.
BONUS TIP: Never use your credit card at the Dollar Tree stores. Seriously, you don't
have a dollar? This is exactly what the credit card companies believe. Your credit score will go
down with your shopping habits. It's true! Heck, even if you use your debit card, the credit
reporting agencies know where you've shopped. Read more below.
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