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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Prep Items you can Buy For $5.00 A week..........

The goal of this post is to demonstrate that prepping can be done on the cheap for about $ 5.00 per week. I do not think that I know anyone who could not spare five bucks per week to invest in the ability to feed yourself and your family in the event of being affected by some form of disaster. And if you can do $10.00 a week and add items even faster!

For just $ 5.00 +/- you can buy the following storable things:


  • Five packages of Idahoan instant potatoes (flavored)
  • A case of ramen noodles (20 pkgs)
  • Five cans of sardines
  • Five gallons of purified water
  • Two cases of bottled water
  • Four cans of peaches, pears or fruit cocktail
  • Two jars of mandarin oranges
  • Five pounds of rice
  • Three to four pounds of spaghetti
  • Three to Four cans of spaghetti sauce
  • Three bags of egg noodles
  • Eight to Ten packages of gravy mix
  • Four cans of whole or sliced new potatoes
  • Four to Five cans of green beans or at least three to four cans of carrots, greens, peas or mixed veggies
  • Two cans of Yams
  • Six to Ten cans of pork and beans
  • One 40 ounce can of Beef Stew
  • Two 12 ounce cans of chicken, tuna or roast beef
  • One 1lb canned ham
  • Three to four cans of refried beans
  • Three to five 12 oz cans of raviolis or spaghetti O's.
  • Two 12.5 ounce cans of Salmon
  • Five pounds of Oatmeal
  • Three to Four packages Dinty Moore heat and eat meals
  • Five packages of corn bread mix
  • Five pounds of Sugar
  • Five pound of Flour
  • 1.5 quarts of cooking oil
  • Three to Four one pound bags of dry beans
  • Two cans of apple juice
  • One to Two jars of peanut butter
  • Two boxes of yeast
  • Two bags of generic breakfast cereal
  • 10 (8 oz) cans of tomato paste/tomato sauce
  • Four to Five cans of soup
  • Four to Five cans of Chunky soup
  • 8-10 pounds of Iodized salt
  • Two bottles of garlic powder or other spices
  • Two boxes with sugar or 35 packs without sugar of Kool-Aid
  • A can of coffee
  • 2 bottles of powdered coffee creamer

Non-Food Items

  • One manual can opener
  • Two bottles of camp stove fuel
  • 100 rounds of .22lr ammo
  • 25 rounds of 12 ga birdshot or small game loads
  • 20 rounds of .223 ammo
  • One spool of 12lb test monofilament fishing line
  • 2 to 5 packages of hooks and some sinkers or corks.
  • One or Two artificial lures
  • Two packages of soft plastic worms
  • Three Bic Lighters or Three to Four big boxes of matches
  • A Big package of tea lights
  • 50 ft of para cord
  • One roll of duct tape
  • One box of nails or other fasteners
  • One small flashlight
  • 2-4 D-batteries, 4-8 AA or AAA batteries or 2-3 9v batteries
  • One toothbrush and tooth paste
  • One bag of disposable razors
  • Eight bars of ivory soap  
  • One box or tampons or bag of pads for the ladies
  • Two gallons of bleach
  • Needles and thread
  • Two Bottles of Lamp Oil

OTC Medications

  • One bottle 500 mg generic Tylenol (acetometaphin)
  • One bottle 200 mg generic advil (ibuprofen)
  • 2 boxes 24 count 25 mg generic Benadryl (diphenhydramine HCI)
  • Two bottles 500 count 325 mg aspirin
  • 2 boxes of generic sudafed
  • 4-5 bottles of alcohol
  • One box of bandages (4x4)
  • One to two boxes of band-aids (generic)
  • 4 bottles of hydrogen peroxide
  • One bottle of multivitamin
  • Two bottles of Generic Pepto-Bismol

Use your brain and look for needed items under $5.00 and make a list and start adding the items every week in no time you will have a stock of needed items!


  1. Great list! Basic preps ain't that expensive, and there's no excuse not to stock up.

  2. Pete - i found you through Craig's post. this is a great list for new preppers. i am printing it off to share with people. oftentimes new preppers feel overwhelmed and don't know where to start. your list is a great place to start!

  3. Thank You so much for this list. I struggled to prepare on my budget. I am disabled from Lyme and Babesiois. Mine is cronic so there will be no recovery. I am determined to be the one that takes care of the family. I can take care of chickens, purchase items and make and check off the list. There is always something a disabled person can do to help their family out..God Bless.