Being prepared is harder than it sounds. When you are on tight budget with money.


I started buying extra food in case of an emergency situation back in sept/ oct 2009. The food supply runs out faster than you think. Most of my extra food is not meals. Buying the right items for meals is important also.

17 Comments on "Being prepared is harder than it sounds. When you are on tight budget with money."

  1. GulfCoastJaguarundi | July 4, 2010 at 1:59 am |

    @MrGreatLakesBuffalo
    I usually check the dates before I buy . Thanks

  2. MrGreatLakesBuffalo | July 4, 2010 at 2:30 am |

    Tip from Uncle Steve…when you buy stuff real cheap. Check the expiration date. They normally sell off the old stock at below cost.

  3. GulfCoastJaguarundi | July 4, 2010 at 3:15 am |

    @VivianRinSC
    I actually like these shelving units. they are 37.00 each walmart. The shelves are deeper than the other plastic shelfs I bought before. The cheap metal shelving units will bend( I found this out when I first started prepping) . They are not adjustable at all. I figure when they get fuller I can put the lighter box food on top of the sauce and other empty space.

  4. VivianRinSC | July 4, 2010 at 3:44 am |

    I’m going through your channel. Just started prepping, myself, too. Do you like these shelves? I see alot of empty spaces above the cans and the shelves aren’t adjustable, are they? Currently, I have things on the floor. Thinking of getting a rolling steel shelving unit, so I can get to the back area. Don’t have a basement. :p

  5. GulfCoastJaguarundi | July 4, 2010 at 3:59 am |

    @Sherri119
    The exp. date on my peanut butter is 03/01/11 and 09/01/10. So about a year. We currently will eat 2 to 3 jars a month. School lunches and toast.

  6. Sherri119 | July 4, 2010 at 4:59 am |

    What’s the shelf life of peanut butter? I’ve never checked, and rarely buy it, but if it keeps well, it’d be worth stocking up on. Thanks.

  7. jihadacadien | July 4, 2010 at 5:53 am |

    Having a great big garden is hard too on a budget. But all you really need is a good shovel and some elbow grease 😉 hey I was thinking about my sprout video. Sprout seeds are great as a survival food. They take very little water to grow and can grow as long as it’s warm enuf….no sun needed!

  8. GulfCoastJaguarundi | July 4, 2010 at 6:25 am |

    jhynesyahoo
    Enjoyed your videos too.

  9. GulfCoastJaguarundi | July 4, 2010 at 6:29 am |

    vonhismean
    Thanks, I will post another food storage video when I get more food.

  10. GulfCoastJaguarundi | July 4, 2010 at 6:40 am |

    TheUrbanOutdoors
    The shelving units make a nice pantry for storing extra foods

  11. GulfCoastJaguarundi | July 4, 2010 at 7:05 am |

    ArkansasWindy20
    I mostly just bought what was on sale. I will buy more of a mixture of ingredients. Thanks

  12. GulfCoastJaguarundi | July 4, 2010 at 7:47 am |

    horsehorsehorse400
    Thanks for the advice. I will check out your channel.

  13. jhynesyahoo | July 4, 2010 at 7:57 am |

    cool, nice to see im not the only one doing it on a budget

  14. vonhismean | July 4, 2010 at 8:16 am |

    very nice start subbbed.

  15. TheUrbanOutdoors | July 4, 2010 at 8:49 am |

    That’s probably a good idea with all the increase in natural disaster type events happening in recent history.

  16. ArkansasWindy20 | July 4, 2010 at 8:57 am |

    I made a list of 50 or so meals that we like to eat. Then I stocked up on those ingredients. So now that my cabinets are full, when I use an item I place it on the list to be replaced. Now I always have what I need to make all the meals. If I plan to make a pot roast and dont have the time I know I have the ingredients and can choose a quicker option. I suggest you fill your cabinets and replace from the stock in the basement and anytime you replace you add that items to your list to buy.

  17. horsehorsehorse400 | July 4, 2010 at 9:24 am |

    You can get good grains really cheap at a Farm Feed Store. Oats, Corn, Flaxseed, Bran.
    Check one out. You will need a grinder. It is very clean if it says Race Horse Oats. These would be great to supplement to make sure you dont have to eat Rat. Check my channel for tips

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