Survival Supplies at the Dollar Store

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I originally wrote this post over at ModernSurvivalOnline.com. It still holds true today – maybe even more so. The Dollar Tree and similar stores offer a wide variety of products that those seeking to build an emergency preparedness system can take advantage of. The original post can be seen HERE. – Rourke

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In today’s economy every dollar counts. Many people out there are trying to stretch every dollar – while at the same time store additional supplies as part of their preparedness planning.  You may not think of a Dollar Tree or similar store as a place to buy survival supplies – but let me tell you – you would be surprised. Dollar stores offer an economical method off obtaining some needed supplies.

I go to my local dollar store about every 2-3 months and check out what they have. This past Sunday I decided to visit one of about 3 Dollar Tree’s in my area and report back to you some of the supplies that I found.

Here we go:

Survival at Dollar Tree

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 Stocking up on toothpaste is very easy at the dollar store. They even have a “Sensitivity” type that would cost you several dollars somewhere else. Floss is also available with many different types stocked.

Saving money at the Dollar Tree

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 Tooth brushes galore!!!! You can get a years – maybe 5 years supply – of brushes for your whole family for just a few dollars.

Survival Medicine at the Dollar Store

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 Above is a decent selection of cold medicines and band aids – CHEAP!!!!

Survival Medicine

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Hydrogen Peroxide and Rubbing Alcohol – Just $1.00 each

Hand Sanitizer for Survival

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 Anti-bacterial hand sanitizer and wet wipes – important items to assist in keeping germs to a minimum.

Survival Oinments

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 Lot’s of medical ointments and cremes for all kinds of problems – some you especially do not want to be dealing with after TSHTF.

Cheap Pain Killers

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 Very inexpensive pain killers – great for the first aid kit.

Cheap Flashlights

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 You can even pick up a few flashlights while at the dollar store-  they sell batteries too.

cheap backpacks for survival

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 Do you have a young child in your group? Don’t let them feel left out – get them a backpack and have them help carry a few of their supplies. These are not very durable – but carrying a stuffed animal and a small blanket they would be just fine.

In this post I have shown many items related to sanitation and first aid – but there is so much more. Go by your local dollar store and see for yourself. It is amazing how many supplies you can get for $20-$25.00.

Rourke

 

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Shoppers Outlet: Interested in preparedness? Trying to be  self-reliant? Are you frugal?  Check out a few suggested items from Amazon. Amazon offers great prices and excellent customer service.

Ultralight Backpacking Stove – works fantastic to boil water in less than 2 minutes.

Solar Powered Keychain Light – I have one of these it is actually works. Less than$3 with free shipping. Rourke

Uniden FRS/GMRS Walki Talkies – Inexpensive communication for within 1-3 miles depending on terrain.

Lifestraw Family Water Purification System – One of the best deals on the market for a water purification system with the output to supply an entire family. I own one – is is great. Rourke

Survival Seed Vault – All heirloom just as it should be.

 

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Recommended Book

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31 Days to Survival by M. D. Creekmore (author of Dirt-Cheap Survival Retreat ) will help you prepare to survive both short- and long-term disasters. Each day contains a specific task for you to do. This daily, step-by-step approach is designed not only to teach you practical survival skills, but also to ensure that you complete the vital tasks by the end of 31-day period, thus increasing your survival skills and your readiness to survive a long-term disaster. By the end of the 31 days you will have:

  • Built a rotating canned food shelf and filled your pantry with nutritious, durable food
  • Accumulated the right firearms for foraging and defense
  • Assembled emergency first-aid and dental kits
  • Made a homemade water filter
  • Put together a functional 72-hour kit and an everyday carry kit
  • Constructed and used traps for small game and fish
  • Collected tools and seeds for your survival garden
  • And much more . . .

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