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    The Top 50 Non-Food Stockpile Necessities

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    Post by Lobo Sat 14 Nov 2015, 7:24 pm

    The Top 50 Non-Food Stockpile Necessities
    Daisy Luther
    The Organic Prepper
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    Be honest. When you think about a stockpile, the first thing that comes to mind is food, right?

    Preppers are well-known for having a stash of long-term food to sustain them through anything from a winter storm that leaves them stranded for a week to the end of the world, but there’s a lot more to a good stockpile than edible items.  Think about the things you use on a regular basis that you purchase from the store. Personal hygiene items, school supplies, cleaning supplies – the list goes on and on of consumable goods that you use without really thinking about it.

    Ever since my kids were little, I’ve always kept a stockpile of these types of goods. And there have been occasions in my life that I was very grateful to have them on hand. When I was unemployed for a few months, I didn’t have to run to the store to get day-to-day items, nor did I have to do without. I was able to simply go shopping in the pantry and meet my family’s needs. Because of this, we survived a stressful situation without the added stress of not having the things we needed to live comfortably.
    How to get a good deal on non-food stockpile items

    Shopping for non-food stockpile items is much like shopping for your grocery stockpile. It’s essential that you get the best deal you can. If the deal is really epic, sometimes I stock up on brands that we don’t really use so that I have some items on hand for a friend who may have fallen on hard times. A gift of health-and-beauty supplies would be very welcome to someone who has lost a job or otherwise fallen on hard times.

       Watch the flyers. Sometimes these types of items are loss-leaders, which means the store will be selling them at a loss in the hope that you’ll buy some of their more overpriced merchandise.
       Buy in bulk. Sometimes you can get a good deal by purchasing items in quantity. Places like Costco, Amazon, and Winco often sell non-food supplies in packs of 3, 6, or 24.  Be sure to do the math and confirm that you’re really saving money, though. Sometimes they can be tricky.
       Hit the dollar store or clearance store.  I get lots of great stuff at our local Grocery Outlet, part of a chain. They sell lots more than groceries and often have organic brands of health and beauty aids for a fraction of the price that the boutique stores charge. The dollar store can also be a good source for certain items. Take care not to get something of terrible quality that won’t really work, though.
       Clip coupons. If you’re a coupon-er, good deals can often be found on high quality, name brand items.

    Add these items to your non-food stockpile

    Your expanded stockpile will save you time, money, and stress. When you have a well-provisioned home, you can meet most situations with aplomb. Scenarios that would have other people scrambling to provide the basic necessities for their family will hardly register as a blip on your radar.

    You can click the links to find reasonably priced options for some items.

       Soap (At the time of publication this was less than 50 cents per bar)
       Laundry products (or the ingredients to make your own)
       Shampoo and Conditioner
       Disposable razors
       Band-Aids
       First Aid supplies
       Calamine lotion
       Dish soap
       Feminine hygiene items
       Toilet paper
       Paper towels
       Baby wipes (even if you don’t have a baby!)
       Shower gel
       Cosmetics if you use them
       Coconut oil (This is SO multipurpose!)
       Peroxide (The dollar store and Wal-Mart usually have the best prices for this.)
       Rubbing alcohol (The dollar store and Wal-Mart usually have the best prices for this, too.)
       Hand sanitizer
       Bleach
       White vinegar
       Cleaning supplies
       Garbage bags
       Kitty litter (for emergency sanitation)
       Pet food
       Flea and tick medication for pets
       Essential oils
       Lotion and moisturizer
       Sunscreen
       Extra filters and parts for your water filtration device
       Spare parts for important equipment like canners or tools
       Matches
       Lighters (These were 33 cents apiece at the time of publication)
       Long-burning candles
       Batteries (This is a great deal)
       Stationary/school/office supplies
       Lip balm
       Toothbrushes and toothpaste
       Sewing/mending supplies
       Hair elastics (ask any female with long hair how necessary these are! In a pinch, I’ve been known to use a zip-tie to keep my hair back)
       Over-the-counter remedies for common ailments like heartburn, nausea, congestion, coughing, and pain relief
       Insect repellant
       Deodorant (We usually use homemade or an expensive natural brand, but I still keep this on hand.)
       Duct tape
       Paper plates and disposable cutlery (in the event of a water shortage)
       Tin foil (good for more than hats)
       Ziplock bags in a variety of sizes
       Cotton balls and cotton swabs
       Hardware like nails and screws for emergency repairs
       Vitamins
       Ammo…duh!!!

    What non-food items do you store?

    Do you also have a stockpile of non-food items? What do you keep on hand? Share in the comments section below.

    Daisy Luther is a freelance writer and editor who lives in a small village in the Pacific Northwestern area of the United States.  She is the author of The Pantry Primer: How to Build a One Year Food Supply in Three Months. On her website, The Organic Prepper, Daisy writes about healthy prepping, homesteading adventures, and the pursuit of liberty and food freedom.  Daisy is a co-founder of the website Nutritional Anarchy, which focuses on resistance through food self-sufficiency. Daisy’s articles are widely republished throughout alternative media. You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest,  and Twitter, and you can email her at daisy@theorganicprepper.ca

    This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition
    Originally published November 12th, 2015

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