How to prepare for the collapse even on a tight budget
by: Jonathan Benson
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Preparing for the inevitable collapse of society as we know it can be a daunting task, particularly when it means forking over wads of cash to purchase expensive preparedness supplies in the midst of a flailing economy. But Brandon Smith from Alt-Market.com has put together a helpful piece entitled The Poor Man’s Guide to Survival Gear that we think might be useful in helping our readers to make informed, rational, and frugal preparedness purchasing decisions.
With so many companies and stores now selling preparedness supplies — heck, even warehouse wholesaler Costco now sells an emergency food kit — it can be confusing to sort through and discern which supplies are actually useful, and which ones are just overpriced, fear-based hype. To help simplify this process, consider the following useful tips:
A “bug-out” bag, complete with warm, weatherproof, and water-resistant clothing is an absolute must for any preparedness situation. But these items can be costly if you do not know what to look for, and where to look for it. Smith recommends buying military surplus goods like an Alice Pack (http://www.google.com), for instance, which is a far cheaper bug-out bag than, say, a designer hiking backpack you might find at a place like REI.