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Prepping On A Budget How do you prepare for emergencies and stay within your budget?

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Old 07-05-2015, 06:49 PM
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I have never heard of cotton balls having latex in them either and dh is allergic to latex too. I am slightly allergic mostly to pad that rubber lining on the outside will break me out something fierce on some brands.

Good idea to stock up on meds.. money is tight this week and next so I am using up a full bottle of cholesterol meds I had stashed goo to rotate and saved me $10 this week. Will buy more week after next and put back half the bottle and use up what I still have.

Same thing with my diabetic pills we stash them back and it's time to rotate those out so they don't go bad.

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Old 07-09-2015, 07:57 PM
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Does anyone know how to keep unopened baking powder fresh? I use quite a bit of it, and would like to stockpile some.
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Old 07-09-2015, 08:57 PM
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Laura, I know the new can I bought had a 2 yr out expiration date on it. Mine normally expires before I get 1/2 a can used.

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Old 07-10-2015, 10:20 AM
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Roberta, I think the heat affects it. We had some in our rv in another area, and it lost it's oomph far too soon, I think. I wonder if it should be refrigerated or frozen for longer storage time.
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Old 08-09-2015, 10:11 AM
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Good afternoon all!!

I took $5 from my grocery budget today to add 3 cans of tuna (3/$2), and box of 100 tea bags to my stash.

Take care all!! Norma
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Old 08-09-2015, 01:00 PM
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I will be stocking up on a few items that I can get for free this week after sale, coupon and cash back offers and others savings at 75-80%.

Will let dd2 treat herself at Bath & Body by getting a fragrance mist for $6 and a free travel size lotion savings of $13.

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Old 11-29-2015, 10:16 AM
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Good afternoon all!!

Yesterday, I wandered into Walmart with a thought that perhaps there might be some turkeys left from Thanksgiving that would be marked down. I found the "Festive" brand on sale for $.65 lb.

Now that is not quite the $.59 lb. with $25 purchase that I found at ACME a couple of weeks ago, but good just the same. I cooked it, and froze most of it for use over the winter for soups, sandwiches and other recipes. Also saved the carcass and packaged it with the innards to make stock at another time.

So I bought one, and will cook it later this week, and freeze most of it, make stock from the carcass and innards.

So, I have about 25 lbs of turkey altogether all for the rock bottom prices.

That is my great stock-up of the week.

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Old 11-29-2015, 05:28 PM
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Good deal Norma.

I've been stocking up on the larger sized cans that Dollar Tree carries and using manu coupons to sweeten the deal. 33-50% larger cans for a price cheaper then the grocery!

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Old 11-30-2015, 07:21 PM
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Life seems like every day we are prepping to stay ahead of the game.
My papaya tree has been the best food prepping for me. I eat them every day green cooked like squash in my meals. I have been ripening the fruit in my enclosed porch, than slicing and freezing them before they get to ripe. Save all the banana peels too and freeze them to use as fertilizer for my trees. I do freeze the banana's for smoothies in the mornings. Coffee grinds and tea bags are great for plants and fruit trees. Save all the peelings from fruits and vegetables and puree mix with water as liquid fertilizer. I always make enough to get an extra glass or two for another day. Saves time when we have doctor visits to go too. Seems like you never get out of the kitchen between cooking and cleaning up. Our freezers and refrigerators are our biggest food savers. Think everyone needs a little piece of land or balcony to plant something that will give us something we can use in our recipes.
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Sueanne, I envy you your papaya trees! My bil in Melbourne, FL had some around his house that had absolutely huge papayas. When we went to visit one time, he had cut them all down--he got tired of messing with them. It still bothers me. We don't have papayas here, but we do have pomegranates that thrive and bear like crazy. We also have artichokes thriving, as well as citrus. Our lemon trees are full of ripe and ripening fruit now. And today I saw an open bloom on our Meyer lemon tree. Go figure.
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