Tag: stockpiling

When Buying More Makes Sense

The other day I had to make a run to Home Depot to get some bulbs and batteries. When I got to the battery aisle, I was immediately struck with all the different quantity options available for purchase. One package had 4 batteries for almost $4 – while another had 16 batteries for $11. But …

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10 Survival Tools You Should Have at Least Two of on Hand

I was feeling smug – a little too smug.  We were just over a year into our quest for self-sufficiency, and it was going well.  We were hang-drying our clothes, opening cans by hand and the like. We hadn’t used our electric mixer but once in the last 15 months – no sirree!  We would …

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Starting a stockpile

I started stockpiling in 2006 when I knew my husband was facing unemployment.  Creating a stockpile gave me the peace of mind that we would not go hungry or run out of necessities.  Stockpiling allowed me to have some control over our circumstances.  It gave me something productive to focus on, and it ended up …

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Benefits of stockpiling

Stockpiling is putting up extra goods to use at a later time.  You can stockpile not only nonperishable groceries, but also toiletries, cleaning supplies, diapers…basically anything that keeps and will be used by your family.  In a later post I will share with you how I started stockpiling, what I put up, and where.  For …

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