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Survival Preparedness for $100

For $100 you may be surprised what you can get.

 Previously posted at Modern Survival Blog

 I was holding a hundred dollar bill the other day and I really started to think about just how much of certain survival items that this thin piece of cloth could still buy (that is until the dollar falls into a cesspit). I used the companies on MSB and all over the Internet, the local sporting goods stores, markets, and other places to come up with just how much you can still get of what you will definitely use in and out of disasters.

I searched for the best prices and the best quality merchandize and kind of married them together. People are just not cognitive of what can still be purchased, many think that survival is out of financial reach, which it is certainly not.

With one thin $100 bill, where I live now, someone can purchase one of the following 100 listed survival items at local stores or on line. There is currently no sales tax on food in this state, which was factored into the costs. Just look at how much and the really neat survival things that a thin piece of cloth that is a little over 6 inches wide and a little over 2 and 1/2 inches tall can still buy of each thing that will be a lot of value to most everyone.

The following list is meant to illustrate that to start prepping does not have to take lots of money. For $100 you may be surprised what you can get.


Prices and quantity will vary a little bit in other areas, but not much as of the date of this post.

•200 cans of vegetables.
•150 cans of fruit.
•100 cans of soup.
•101 jars of peanut butter at 99 cents each.
•144 cans of light tuna (12 cases) at 69 cents each.
•50 cans of chicken or other meats, or stew.
•126 protein bars at 79 cents each.
•169 cans of beans at 59 cents each.
•80 pounds of dry beans, one variety, or 50 packages of a mixture of 15 different types of dry beans.
•40 pounds of honey.
•170 pounds of rice.
•60 cans or bottles of fruit juices 48 oz. can or 64 oz. bottle.
•115 pounds of quick cooking oats for oatmeal or oat flour ground up.
•40 boxes of cereal, 14 oz. size.
•31 cans of red salmon, one month supply.
•175 pounds of whole wheat flour.
•183 pounds of white sugar.
•20 gallons of safflower cooking oil.
•12 boxes of powdered dry milk.
•149 cans of tomato sauce at 67 cents each.
•30 pounds of nuts.
•45 pounds of dried fruit, such as raisins, dates, apricots.
•60 pounds of iodized salt.
•200 pounds of pasta.
•67 jars of spaghetti sauce.
•Case of MRE (meals ready to eat) packs.
•4 bottles (180 count) “Survival Food Tablets” emergency food rations.
•28 cases of bottled water, 24 pack at $3.49 a case.
•30-50 excellent quality seed packets or Survival Seed Vault minus shipping.
•Garden tools (weeder, shovels both small and larger, hoe, metal rake) and a mini greenhouse seed starter.
•5 or 6 fruit trees, wonderful investment, years later pays back ten folds.
•2 Earth Boxes, soil, plant food for those with limited growing space or a limited growing season, take in to warm garage when freezes at night.
•Precision Garden Seeder for easy seed spreading.
•Large pressure cooker.
•50 jars for canning.
•1 and 1/2 gallon fermentation crock pot for pickling of vegetables.
•Bread machine (dough maker), many people don’t have this for bread making.
•A smaller manual grain mill.
•Food dehydrator.
•Manual 10 and 1/2 inch meat grinder.
•Home alert, carbon monoxide detector,fire detectors, and fire extinguishers.
•Dead bolt locks that prevent key bumping for doors to the outside.
•Light activated motion detectors for added home security.
•Fire safe for important documents and other valuables.
•Cheap .22 caliber rifle or a good used .22 caliber rifle.
•High velocity air pellet or BB rifle.
•Ultra high voltage stun gun or stun baton.
•2 canisters of bear pepper spray and one smaller personal pepper spray.
•Extra ammunition such as 6 boxes of 500 .22 caliber bullets.
•2 LED lanterns and 2 LED flashlights.
•303 candles at 33 cents each that burn about 6 hours each.
•Hepa air cleaner for the home.
•Potassium iodide tablets for 10 days for whole family, friends, neighbors- about 18 people total.
•Deluxe advanced first aid kit, triage type.
•9 (25 gram) packets Quikclot hemostat agent to stop severe bleeding.
•10 (5oz.) bottles deet free insect spray- 8 hour protection, can’t have enough if stuck in the great outdoors.
•100 N95 protective masks, or 10 N100 (100% of air filtered) disposable respiratory masks.
•4-6 months worth of vitamins and minerals at discount health food outlet.
•Good quality rain jacket or coat.
•Sturdy hiking boots.
•6 pairs of thermal underwear, one pair possibly for each family member.
•Uberlight drysacks, waterproof ultralight storage. 2 of the 1100 cubic inch size, or 3 of the 425 cubic inch size.
•Hand clothes wringer when there is no washing machine to use.
•Portable flushable (loo) toilet with extra chemical breakdown waste bottle.
•200 rolls of toilet paper.
•150 rolls of paper towels.
•30 bath towels.
•Deluxe 4 person emergency kit “honey bucket” in which the bucket doubles as an emergency toilet with toilet seat included.
•Very good durable sleeping bag, rated many degrees below zero.
•4 good warm military blankets.
•450 pound capacity and extra wide camping cot to sleep off the ground.
•4 comfortable lightweight but strong fold up outdoor camping chairs.
•A nice size bug out backpack and enough left over for a bug out tool bag.
•15-20 plastic storage boxes with lids, depending on size and color.
•2000 feet paracord and 24 piece bungee cords.
•A couple of 20 gallon heavy duty food storage vaults.
•2 portable water containers with wheels, 16 gallons together.
•2 (30 gallon) barrels for catching rainwater from drain pipes or other sources and a barrel pump to get water towards the bottom of the barrel.
•Water filter, purification device, marginal quality.
•Shallow manual well water pump, to 22 feet down.
•An excellent quality emergency compact portable jump starter and combination 12 volt power supply.
•Solar battery charger for AAA. AA. D, C, 9 volt rechargeable batteries.
•2 Pocket Socket hand crank generators (up to 10 watts), or a pedal power generator for more power. Wonderful for smaller devices such as cell phones.
•20 gallons of gasoline with four 5 gallon plastic containers to hold gas.
•Portable Buddy Heater with 8 disposable fuel containers.
•Propane camp cooker with 20 pound filled up propane tank.
•Multi-fuel lantern, will give light with many different kinds of fuel.
•Multi-fuel stove.
•Jet boil flash heating, 2 cups of water to boil in 2 minutes.
•3 piece, with lids, various sized outdoor cookware and a dutch oven.
•250 pounds of charcoal for emergency cooking.
•2 five gallon buckets of Insta Fire Starter, works well in wet conditions.
•Chopping and digging tools; ax, hatchet, flat and spade shovels.
•Cutting tools; 2 kinds of survival knives one folding and one straight and a larger size machete.
•One of the best Leatherman multi survival tool on the market.
•3 or 4 prime instructional survival and food storage and preparation books.
•Binoculars, 10X50, see what is going on at a distance.
•A decent shortwave radio to monitor world news.
•A really nice emergency alert weather radio.
•Pro Eclipse compass, measures declinations, graduations,has inclinometer.

Previously posted at Modern Survival Blog

This article was originally published at Ready Nutrition™ on August 25th, 2011

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