Prepping for a doomsday scenario is not as scary or expensive as you may think.
Doomsday is coming, and we want you to be prepared.
But you don’t have to be wealthy to prep. In fact, you can start by taking things in small steps. First, identify your priorities and make a list of the things you’ll need most when the end arrives. Then, start buying those items on sale or at discounted prices whenever possible.
The next step is to stock up on cheap food! We’re talking about dried beans, rice, and pasta—the stuff that lasts forever and doesn’t go bad (if stored properly). You can even buy it in bulk if you have the space for it!
It’s pretty easy to get caught up in the idea of doomsday prepping. There are images that you are probably thinking about such as bunkers and supplies, that are required to survive the end of days.
It has an allure, that’s for sure. But what if you don’t have the means to build a bunker?
What if you’re just trying to figure out how to make it through next week, let alone the apocalypse?
Take On Step At A Time
Frugal preppers, we’ve all been there. You’re ready to start prepping, but you don’t know where to begin. Should you get a bug-out bag? How about some emergency food? What’s the best way to prepare for a zombie apocalypse?
It can be overwhelming—especially if you’re new to the scene—but don’t let it get you down! Frugal doomsday prepping like most things need to be taken one step at a time. If you take on everything all at once you can easily find yourself overwhelmed with the different options.
The Number One Thing
The number one thing when it comes to prepping is just starting. If you never start, you will never get anywhere. So, make a point to start.
But where do you start? I would first look at essentials that are cheap and have a long shelf life so that if SHTF does happen and lasts longer than expected (which it likely will) then your supplies won’t go bad before they are used up completely.
Buy One Essential Item At A Time
Frugal doomsday prepping doesn’t need to be where you start spending money that you do not have. It can be done over some time and methodically. If things are tight financially don’t worry! Prepping in general is to make life easier, not harder!
So first identify three things:
1. How many people to support (this will help determine how much you should spend on each item)
2. Your Location (this will help determine what items are important)
3. The First Step (this will help determine what items are needed first)
Then Create A Game Plan
When it comes to frugal doomsday prepping, having a game plan can make all the difference.
So here’s how you can get started:
Start with the first item you will buy that should be relatively cheap for example a 20-pound bag of rice. Then put the next thing to buy, next would be another food item like chickpeas, beans, or a first aid kit and so on. It is not to make things harder on yourself but to give yourself the security that you have prepared for the future.
Now that you have an idea of what your game plan should look like, let’s break it down into three steps; emergency preparation, food storage, and finally water storage.
Breaking Down The Game Plan
So now you have to break down the game plan for frugal doomsday prepping. The first thing should be emergency preparation. This deals with your overall readiness for whatever emergency presents itself. One example would be if a new deadly virus was to spread all over the world, much more deadly than COVID-19. The first thing I would think about would be sanitation, such as Lysol spray and such to start. This is an example of having items that you might need to have in the future.
The next part of the game plan for frugal doomsday prepping would be food storage. This would be the easiest area to focus on first when starting out. You want to focus on cheap dried foods or canned foods. You could buy freeze-dried food as well, at camping stores which can last longer than canned foods.
One other way of saving money in the long term is using spices and herbs from your garden or farmers’ markets.You should focus on long-shelf items first and then expand on those. Think long shelf life first and foremost. The longer something can sit on a shelf without going bad, the better it is for your storage needs.
Frugal Prepping Water Storage
We all know that water is essential, and is an important part of the frugal prepping game plan.
You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on water storage, at least not at the start. I would focus on buying cheap gallon water jugs and bottled water for one. It is typically the best way to store water fast, and easily without maintenance.
I would save up, the money to buy a water tank, in general, and especially if space is limited. One IBC tote for example that can hold 275 gallons of water costs $280-300, which if you think about how many gallons it can hold is a pretty reasonable price. That would be an investment, but in the short term, I would focus on bottled water.”
The Basics Covered
Once you have the basics, covered then you can move on to other aspects. This could be having a bug-out bag ready to go, or purchasing a firearm for personal protection. The main thing to keep in mind when being a frugal prepper is to take things one step at a time.
This applies to most things in life, in order to not get overwhelmed by the enormity of the task at hand. So, focus on the basics first and then expand from there.
Frugal doomsday prepping is all about being prepared for the future. It is important to have a game plan in place so that you know what items are needed and how to best use them. Emergency preparation, food storage, and water storage are all key aspects of frugal prepping. By taking things one step at a time, you can slowly build up your supplies and be prepared for anything that comes your way.