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10 Smart Ways to Prep Without Spending Money

• Organic Prepper - Daisy Luther

Are you convinced that you can't prep without spending a whole lot of money? That couldn't be further from the truth. There are all sorts of ways you can become better prepared without spending a dime.

The thing to remember is that there is a lot more to prepping than just feverishly filling mylar bags with food or stacking ammo to the ceiling. You need to think outside of the consumer mindset.

How to prep without spending a lot of money

Prepping on a dime is something I got good at by necessity. If you want to learn more, check out my paperback book How to Prep When You're Broke. I know that it feels like prepping is a costly endeavor but there are so many things we can do and learn without spending money. You can't necessarily buy your way out of a disaster or a collapse. Skills and mindset can be as important – if not more so – than physical goods.

Here are ten ideas to get your wheels turning.

#1) Fill containers with water

If you haven't taken out the recycling yet this week, don't!  You can use those empty two-liter soda pop bottles and gallon water bottles to stock up on a drinking water supply. Count on a gallon a day per human and pet. (Two 2-liter bottles are approximately a gallon).

But don't stop there. If you have other containers that shouldn't be used for drinking water, you can fill them with water for other uses, like sanitation, flushing the toilet, and keeping clean.

Add to your supply each week, and soon you'll have a month supply, quietly sitting there in your basement. Here's an infographic to get you started on safely storing water. If you want to be more serious about your water supply, I have a book about it that you can get on Amazon.