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VIDEO: How to Start Prepping on a Budget | Top 5 Tips | Prepping for Non-Preppers #BetterPrepared

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How to Start Prepping on a Budget | Top 5 Tips | Prepping for Non-Preppers BetterPrepared

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Starting your #PreparednessJourney can be overwhelming especially when you feel like you have to spend a ton of money to do it. Well, you don’t! In this video, I share tips and strategies that show how to start preparing for a disaster or emergency without spending thousands of dollars to do it. I cover Food, Water, Tools and Gear, and my 2 favorite freebies.

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are you ready to get prepared but don't
want to break the bank to do it well I

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have some tips and some ideas I can help
you get prepared for a disaster without

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spending thousands of thousands of
dollars and save you some money in the

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process so stay tuned and we'll go
through hey everybody welcome to

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Cascadia dispatch today I'm Casey and
today we're gonna talk about how to

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start getting prepared on a budget you
may see lots and lots of videos and ads

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and things for all the crazy gear and
all of the things that are new and shiny

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and wonderful and cost thousands dollars
and think to yourself how am I gonna get

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prepared for myself and my family and my
community without having some just

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extreme budget to do it well there are
lots of ways to get started and and you

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can grow from there you don't have to
have the newest and the latest on the

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greatest to be safe and secure for your
family so today I'm gonna go through a

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few tips ways to kind of get started on
a budget without breaking the bank to do

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it and then obviously you know you can
spend as much money as you want to but

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these are some ways to get started
without spending thousands of thousands

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of dollars to do it so the first way to
start getting prepared without spending

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a ton of money is doing a couple of
things that are really free they don't

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cost any money the first one is planning
planning is super important if you don't

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have a plan you don't know what you need
so the first thing you can do is start

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planning what are your emergency plans
what are your communication plans what

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is your but again plan what's your
bug-out plan what do you do for your

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kids when they're at school by putting
all these plans together what are you

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preparing for who are you preparing for
we have videos on some of those there's

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gonna be more videos coming by kind of
going through those stuffs and figuring

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out actually what you want to do and
what your what your plan is you can plan

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and plan and plan for free and the
better your plans are the more you're

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going to know about
actually what you need to buy which

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you're going to need to spend money on
or what you're going to need to acquire

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versus if you're just running around
feeling like you got to buy a bunch of

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stuff when I started out I felt like I
just had to buy a bunch of stuff so I

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kind of ran out and we kind of went to
Cabela's and bought a bunch of stuff

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just because that's what I thought we
needed and then over time I was able to

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learn more and plan more and we were
able to refine down our supplies and our

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gear and what we do and how we do it
which I didn't do upfront so the first

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thing you can do is plan the second
thing which kind of comes off of

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planning a little bit is learning skills
and learning especially with YouTube and

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the internet and thing you can learn so
many things about being prepared online

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or at a library that are free and skills
and learning are going to be invaluable

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in any sort of disaster it's great to
have some gear that will you know make a

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tent for you but if you know how to make
a tent out of the supplies that you have

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by learning the skills of shelter making
or fire starting or any of those sorts

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of things you're gonna be way better off
than if you're relying on your gear

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especially if you've never used your
gear which is a whole nother thing I but

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by learning all of these other skills by
learning about gardening by learning

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about emergency planning you're gonna be
way better off and it doesn't cost you

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anything it just costs your time so you
can do it at night you can do it during

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the day you can do it whenever you have
a free time I have podcasts on my phone

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I have websites and YouTube channels
that I watch and whenever I have time

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I'm always on watching listening trying
to learn more and more things that then

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I can either give to you guys or use for
myself so the second thing that you can

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do on a budget is learning okay now
we're going to start getting into some

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of the things you actually do probably
have to buy or at least spend some money

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on so the third thing is food food can
be incredibly expensive you're getting a

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freeze dryer or you're buying in tons
and tons of freeze-dried food

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period food or something like that
that's obviously a major investment you

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can start very small go to the grocery
store today and just buy a few cans of

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canned food you can buy like a chili
something with some protein and some

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some you know vegetables in it like a
beef soup or something like that that's

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ready to eat most canned soup around our
area you can find a store brand that's

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maybe 99 cents a can or 89 cents a can
of something like that you can watch

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sales to find when when food goes on
sale and buy it that way for us we tend

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to buy the food that we eat regularly
when it's on sale in larger quantities

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so when something that our family eats a
lot of goes on sale we'll maybe buy in

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bulk we'll buy a case or two cases so we
lock in the lower price but then we

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rotate it through so instead of having
one meals worth of macaroni and cheese

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maybe we will have three months of
macaroni and cheese and we'll eat

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through it and we'll replenish it and
that's kind of a that's going to be

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another video on kind of the idea of a
proper pantry which is really just

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rotationally rotating rotating the food
and buying in bulk is really the

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strategy there and that's what we do
with a lot of it but if you're just

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starting out you're looking to start a
72-hour kit or a two-week kit every time

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you go to the grocery store just buy an
extra can of food buy an extra can of

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chili buy an extra can of soup and this
just start putting it away get a flavor

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that you like because you don't want to
eat food in an emergency that you really

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don't like if you don't have to 89 cents
for the can of soup that you like versus

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89 cents for the can of soup you don't
like it's the same amount of money you

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might as well get the one you like but
by doing that you'll at least start to

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make a stockpile of food that you can
use and you can rotate it through and

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it's not as expensive as going out and
buying a package of mountain house for

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$9 or $10 or whatever it is or going out
and getting a freeze dryer or spending a

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lot on a dehydrator or something like
that you may want to get there but if

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you're just starting out and you
want to spend about kind of money then

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just start by buying a couple of extra
cans of food here and there make sure

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you have a manual caliber because having
a bunch of canned food is great if you

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can't get into the canned food that was
a problem so make sure you've got a

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manual can opener with it put it with
the food that you've got and that's a

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real great way to kind of get into it
without spending a lot of money to start

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okay so the fourth thing is going to be
around water now water seems like it's a

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pretty standard thing you get it out of
the tap and you can use your tap water

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there are articles online about how to
treat tap water if you're going to try

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to store it long-term we treat our tap
water that we keep in our big containers

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it's kind of our super emergency water
like for a real huge disaster we use tap

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water and we treat it with bleach to
keep the bacteria out and then when we

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use it we would probably boil it again
just to be safe or run it through

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another filter but that's kind of how we
treat that however our drinking water

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and kind of what we would use in a
smaller emergency or a one to two week

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sort of a thing we just use either the
gallon jugs that you can get at the

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grocery store you can get a five gallon
jug five gallon jugs are usually less

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per gallon than a single jug but you can
go get a single jug gallon of water for

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99 cents 89 cents just get the store
brand drinking water is drinking water

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for the most part and store it away and
you know you need a gallon of water per

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person per day in in rough estimation so
every time you go to the grocery store

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just buy one extra gallon of water and
put it away and over the course of you

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know seven trips to the grocery store or
14 trips at your store whatever you will

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start to build up that cache of drinking
water and then you can use it throughout

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you can rotate it through as long as you
keep it in a cool dark place you

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shouldn't have any issues with the
plastic over time you'll have issues

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with plastic you don't want to store
things in plastic for long periods of

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time but you know as long as you're
rotating it out you shouldn't have a

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problem as long as it's cool you can
also get the little bottles of water

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those are going to be great for
portability

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the per kind of per liter cost or per
bottle cost is going to be much more

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expensive buying water models than it is
buying jugs or even a 5 gallons so I

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recommend maybe getting a couple of 5
gallons get some some one gallons

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because those are really easy maybe get
one package of water bottles over time

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but you don't need to just go out and
buy two week supply of water if you

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don't want to buy a little bit buy a
couple of days at a time

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and build it up over time and then
you're not going to be investing as much

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not give me a vesting at a filter you're
not gonna be investing in a gigantic

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55-gallon drum and all the water that
goes into it you may want to get there

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but to get started you know get a few
gallons every time you go to the grocery

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store it's an extra dollar or it's an
extra 80 cents or if you you know buy it

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at the the fill up your own 5-gallon
tank and maybe even less than that

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and most grocery stores have a fill up
your own container and you get great

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drinking water and it's gonna be even
less than what it is at the store so

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those are some options around water that
are not going to break the bank forth

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okay so the fifth tip that I have is
around tools and gear because you may

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want to have some tools and gear and an
emergency I know ideally like to be like

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to all be able to make our own you know
tents and everything out of the supplies

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we have around us but some people may
want to have an actual tent some people

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where I have actual tools I'm one of
those people as much as I like to do it

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myself I like to have some of those
things ready to go that I know are are

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structurally sound and have all of the
right tools and everything to do what

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they need to do so if you want to do
some of that sort of stuff there are

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some ways to do it without spending a
ton of money you don't have to go buy

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retail off-the-shelf brand new thrift
stores are a great place tools are tools

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are tools especially hand tools so go to
a thrift store garage sales estate sales

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all of those places are great
opportunities to pick up tools camping

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gear a lot of the preparedness gear that
that we talked about that get featured

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on channels it's not preparing this gear
it's not survival gear

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for the most part it's like can't be
here it's you know do you have a tent do

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you have a camping stove you know there
isn't a survival stove it's a it's

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likely camping stove people say it's a
survival stove to make it seem more

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dramatic but just the camping stuff and
a lot of people especially at the end of

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summer when people are kind of done
camping and they want to start putting

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stuff away and they maybe don't want to
put it in their garage and store it for

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another season they're gonna put it on
Craigslist they're gonna put it on a

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garage sale we're gonna try to sell it
out of the garage it's a great

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opportunity to pick up good quality gear
that you you know you may not use it you

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know 300 days a year so it doesn't
necessarily need to be brand new doesn't

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maybe need to have a warranty it just
needs to be functional so go out take a

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look tents sleeping bags sleeping pads
lights flashlights about all of that

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sort of stuff
you can pick up the thrift stores and

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garage sales and estate sales for way
less money you can even usually

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negotiate if you're bringing cash
especially if it's like a garage sale or

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it's an estate sale there's usually some
negotiation room you could bundle up a

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whole package and say hey I want the
tent the sleeping bags everything else

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and give me a cheap me for a discount
and likely you will get that so that's a

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great way to get either a little bit of
gear or a bunch of gear for way less

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than if you went to Cabela's or
Sportsman's Warehouse or Fred Meyer or

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wherever and try to get it all on that
retail all at one woman all right

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everybody so that's five tips on how to
get started preparing or prepping on a

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budget without spending thousands of
dollars get you up and going so that you

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feel a little bit more prepared so that
you feel like you're ready for a

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disaster if it were to happen that you
might fare better than the rest of the

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folks either in your neighborhood or
around you who don't have anything and

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without spending thousands of thousands
of dollars

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he doesn't cost tons of money to be
prepared it costs you know some time to

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learn some things and it may take some
extra time to try to find good deals on

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things but again if you don't plan if
you don't know what you want that your

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not going to be able to really figure
out what it is that you should be

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looking for to find it at a good price
to invest in it at the right time so I

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thoroughly encourage you to spend all of
the time you can learning and learning

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and planning and planning so that when
you do decide that you need to invest

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actual money into something you have an
idea of what it should be and you know

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the value that's there and you know when
you're getting a good deal on it

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but that's gonna do it for this week
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