40 Dirt-Cheap Items That Will Be Priceless After The SHTF

Here is a great list of items that you will no doubt find invaluable after the Collapse
Obviously stores will be picked clean in a hurry during an economic collapse or EMP or any unforeseen mega-disasters.  Once people catch on and realize what has happened, they will then rush out to the store in search of food and other supplies.
Best be fixing to stock up on supplies now, because the time to do so appears to be running out quickly and the window of opportunity is narrowing?! There are just way to many warnings of economic collapse on the way for anyone’s liking.
Here are 41 awesome dirt cheap items.
Number 41 is the icing on the cake.
What fun will the collapse be, ‘sarcasm’ without a good hot cup of java to keep us all going, when we’re batten down the hatches on the home front, and shifting into full on survival mode.
#41 Coffee!! and plenty of it.
From Urbansurvivalsite.com – Although some survival supplies can be pretty expensive, most of the things people will need after the SHTF are dirt cheap. For example, right now toilet paper only costs about 50 cents a roll. But once the store shelves are bare, most people will trade a lot for a single roll of toilet paper. And that’s just the beginning.

When you think about disaster preparedness, keep in mind that a lot of cheap stuff we take for granted in today’s world will be extremely valuable and desirable after SHTF. This is the stuff you want to stock up on now. Not only will you need it for yourself and your family, you could also use it for bartering.

Here are just 40 examples of cheap items you’ll want to stock up on while they’re still available. I’m sure there are plenty more, so if you think of any, be sure to leave a comment below or on our Facebook page. Now on to the list…

1. Toilet Paper is pretty self-explanatory, unless you are fond of leaves and newspaper.

2. Hand Sanitizer will be very useful when water is in short supply and you need to keep your hands clean.

3. Soap is so cheap today that we tend to take it for granted. But when it’s gone, people will miss it badly. It is crucial to maintain cleanliness after the SHTF to keep diseases from spreading.

4. Lighters will be useful as well as an excellent barter item. Buy them in bulk and keep them on hand.

5. Duct Tape has all sorts of uses. Buy several rolls because you’ll need more than you might think.

6. Glow Sticks can serve as night lights, trail markers, or signals. They are very cheap, but very useful. (Bonus tip: These are really cheap right after Halloween.)

7. Kleenex or some tissues. You’ll continue to get colds or have allergy problems after the SHTF, and you don’t want snot everywhere or a raw nose.

8. Vitamins will help keep your immune system strong. Remember, most survival food isn’t very high in vitamins, and your body desperately needs vitamins to stay healthy. Especially Vitamin C.

9. Aluminum Foil has dozens of uses. Buy lots so you can use it for gardening, cooking, cleaning, etc.

10. Cigarettes may not be healthy, but after SHTF they are going to be in high demand. A single pack could be worth a great deal of supplies, and they actually have some survival uses.

11. Cheap Wine is easy to come by and will store forever. After fighting all day, a nice glass of wine will go a long way toward calming the nerves.

12. Bandages are only a few bucks for dozens of them. Buy lot so you can treat minor wounds without being stingy.

13. Ammunition is fairly inexpensive right now for certain kinds, so buy it while you still can. Folks who are looking for .22 will tell you the benefit of buying when it is plentiful and cheap.

( useful when rations run low to hunt for food)

14. Condiments like ketchup and mustard can sit on the shelves for a while and make an ordinary meal taste a lot better.

15. Spices like oregano, garlic powder, and the like will turn that bland soup or stew into a delicious meal.

16. Candy will be an excellent way to keep the kids happy and reward them for helping out during hard times. It’s fun for adults, too.

17. Lotion can help prevent cracked and chafed skin, which can become a serious problem if left untreated.

18. Chap Stick is more important than many people realize. When you are outside working in cold or windy weather, your lips will become chapped and it can be very painful. Plus, there are many other uses for chap stick.

19. Zip Lock Bags will be helpful to store leftover breads and other treats you make, or for keeping socks, tinder, small electronics, etc. dry.

20. OTC Medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen do expire eventually, but the first few years of a post-apocalyptic world will be a little easier if you have them.

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