Prepping can get expensive when you add it all up. So every little bit helps when it comes to making your prep budget stretch just that little bit. One such alternative is the yard sale.
We found out that any prepper can find some treasure in yard sale, if you are quick enough before the prepper next to you who is looking for a similar bargain.
So it helps when you have a mental list already in your mind whenever you stop by a yard sale.
Never be be left in the dust again and find out these 10 prepper items that goes for a song in a yard sale today.
10 Items Every Prepper Should Grab At A Yard sale
#1. Sleeping bags and blankets
Good quality sleeping bags are often sold at very low prices by people who took one camping trip and decided camping was not their sport.
Look for high quality sleeping bags rated for the coldest temperatures. Check them over thoroughly and disinfect and launder them immediately upon bringing them home. Also look for wool blankets and thermal blankets.
Tarps and canvas are extremely useful for many prepping applications. Often these are stacked away to be used as moving blankets or they may be found with blankets and linens.
#3. Tents, extra stakes
Check out tents thoroughly, looking for rips, tears, broken zippers, mold or missing pieces.
#4. Canners, pressure cookers
Canners and pressure cookers are not necessarily the same thing. Water bath canners are relatively easy to find, look for the racks and accessories that go with it.
Pressure Canners rarer, but available if you look hard enough or just get lucky.
Expect to replace the seals and possibly the pressure gauge, so don’t overpay. Pressure cookers are smaller than canners and are for cooking, not canning.
Canning jars can be a super buy or overpriced. You need to know local prices and allow for purchasing new lids. Check each jar for chips and cracks
#6. Tin cans, popcorn cans, and containers
Popcorn tins and other metal containers can be a good buy, especially after Christmas. Large popcorn tins are rodent proof and good for storing food supplies.
#7. Hand tools
Hand tools and carpentry tools will be invaluable should the power go down. Make sure they have been well maintained and operate as expected. Look for hand drills and bits, wood planer, post hold diggers, axe, machete, mechanic tools, hammer, screwdrivers, etc.
#8 Hand operated food prep tools
Tools such as manual can openers, choppers, hand-cranked whips, peelers, graters are always handy in a SHTF situation.
#9. Ammo boxes
#10. Fishing equipment
Fishing equipment such as rods and reels, lures, line, tackle boxes, bait buckets, nets in good condition, etc.
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