My wife and I visited COSTAR today we were shopping for our monthly food storage items some will replace what we have used and some will be repackaged and used for long-term. We had a budget of $200 for this trip and were able to get the items we wanted and still be under this amount.

Here is what we got and a break down of our costs:

2 – 25 pound sacks of long grain rice 6.89 sack = 13.78
4 – 4 packs canned pulled pork in water 16 total cans 8.69 each = 34.76
4 – 33 oz jars Organic Maple Syrup 10.99 jar = 43.96
1 – 2 pack 43 oz jars coconut oil = 27.98
1 – 2 pack organic cane sugar = 27.99
4 – 4 packs of assorted pasta 6.98 each = 27.92
Total = 173.69

We came in under budget by $23.61

Many of these items will be used in our regular meals. The pulled pork will have homemade BBQ sauce added to make pulled pork sandwiches, my wife makes the buns made from the flour. The pasta will also be used with sauces made from fresh vegetables grown in our garden.

The idea is to stock up with bulk buys and then use what you need for your regular daily use then replace as you go.

We started by purchasing a little extra each week until we had a month supply then began buying a little more it seemed like no time at all that we had enough to last us at least a year.

We like COSTCO because we can buy the same items we would buy at the local grocer and get it in larger quantity in most cases for less.

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Did you know you can buy canned goods at the Dollar Store I just picked up 10 cans of chilli for five bucks 2 for a dollar 10 pounds of Pinto beans $1 for a 2 pound bag I also picked up a few bottles of hand sanitizer, band aids, gauze, Hydrogen Peroxide, Alcohol, Nitrile Gloves, a six-pack of Disposable lighters, a few boxes kitchen matches and a couple of other odds and ends. I got out of there for less than a hundred bucks.

Just walk the aisles in a dollar store and see what you can find you will be amazed at the number of items that you can use my wife and I try to make a trip into one of these stores 2 or 3 times a month inventory is constantly changing and you can find some great deals.

also Wal-Mart and Costco are good places if your going to buy in quantity but for items like first aid supplies and personal hygiene check out the Dollar Store.

Here is a list of items I look for when shopping the dollar stores

Gloves, socks, Duct Tape, Shampoo, Soap, Vitamins, Clippers, Razor, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Floss, Comb/Brush, Hand Sanitizer, Feminine Products, Alcohol and Hydrogen Peroxide, Bandages, Latex Gloves, Nitrile Gloves, Batteries, Lighters, Matches, Canned goods, Dry good like rice and beans. This is only a small list of items, walk the aisles and see what you can find then let us know we will post it as an update to this post.

We will be posting a more comprehensive list of items you will need for your survival in an upcoming post.



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