Tag Archives: Low Cost Prepping

The Best Water Filter Ever?

Prepared Ninja partner Black River Outpost already has a great selection of items for preparedness and survival, but those guys are constantly adding items that are essential to prepping. They now carry the Lifestraw water filter which may be the premier water filter on the market for individual use based on the cost, size, and function.

Not only is this superb water filter now available at Black River Outpost, but fans of The Prepared Ninja are being offered a chance to get 10% off the entire purchase price of your order through the month of May when you include a Lifestraw Water Filter as part of your order! Just use coupon code PREPAREDNINJA (it does not have to be all caps) when you check out. This makes the already great price of $19.95, less than $18 plus the additional savings off of any other items ordered at the same time. If you have been considering the Lifestraw or are in need of a water filter for your home, vehicle, camping, or survival kit, make sure to take advantage of this great opportunity.

With water being one of the most important aspects of survival, make sure to plan accordingly while you still have the chance.

Here are some of the details about the Lifestraw Personal Water Filter:

A Time Magazine “Invention of the Year” winner, LifeStraw® is the most advanced, compact, ultralight personal water filter available. LifeStraw contains no chemicals or iodinated resin, no batteries and no moving parts to break or wear out. It features a high flow rate and weighs only 2oz. LifeStraw is perfect for the ultralight backpacker, traveler, boy scout, hunter, and especially for emergency preparedness. 

LifeStraw filters to 0.2 microns through the use of hollow-fiber membranes, which are small tubes with even smaller pores. These pores allow water to pass, but prevent contaminants larger than 0.2 microns from flowing through.  As you get closer to 264 gallons (1,000 liters), the pores will eventually become clogged with debris and the flow will stop. (This makes it foolproof to use!)
LifeStraw® is the water filter chosen by leading NGOs for humanitarian relief worldwide since launch in 2005. LifeStraws have been sent to Africa, Pakistan, Haiti, and South America for disaster aid, and a portion of domestic sales support this donation program. LifeStraw has only been available in North America since 2011, when excess inventory has allowed it.

He Who Hesitates Is Lost…

I hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas! Now that the holiday is over, the stores are filled
with all of the trinkets that did not sell as Christmas presents. With everything marked down anywhere from 50 to 90 percent off of retail, now is the perfect time to get that new wallet, flashlight or pair of Angry Birds boxer shorts that you have had your eye on. At least for those who act while there is still time! From a prepping perspective, there are many great items that can be added to your preps at minimal cost. If you head out to the store keep your eye out for great deals on:

  • Flashlights
  • LED Lanterns
  • Multi-Tools
  • Knives
  • Mechanics Tools
  • Bread Mixes
  • Seasonal Clothing Items
  • Winter Scented Soaps
  • Seasonal Ziploc Bags

This is also a great time to look for great deals on seasonal items like fishing, camping, and hunting gear.

What kind of prepping items have you seen being cleared out of your local stores lately?

Friday! Friday! Friday!

It’s Friday again and that means a few highlights for the prepper from the preppers around the web. This weeks highlights cover low-cost preps, every day carry, and a warning from a federal officer.

18- Low-Cost Ways to Start Prepping from PreppingToSurvive

New to prepping? Not sure where to start? Intimidated by the perceived cost? Prepping To Survive covers eighteen ways to start prepping for disaster in this piece that include things like doing research, budgeting, learning to tie basic knots, exercise, or learn to make repairs around your home. This article provides a great way to get started in emergency preparedness that involves more time than money which is great for the beginner.

Everyday Carry by Rick Keyes on the Official Blog of Knesek Guns, Inc.

What are some of the items that experts recommend that prepared citizens carry on their persons every day? Find out in this article from the folks over at Knesek Guns. This blog post covers the essential Every Day Carry (EDC) for the armed citizen and the unarmed citizen alike. The author even gives specific examples of the items that he carries every day by type and brand.

Warning From a Federal Officer by Silent Prepper on PrepperCentral

This is an interesting piece from an employee at a law enforcement supplier that recently received an unofficial “travel advisory” from a federal law enforcement officer when he was in the shop the other day. You can interpret it for yourselves. I found it interesting myself.

If you found a prepping gem on the web this week, chime in and help out your fellow prepper by posting a link in the comments section!

I’m Back! Prep On $5/Week

Well, it has been quite a while since I have made any posts. I am not dead. I am not even ill. Life has been happening a little and that has kept me busy and part of what has kept me away is a general loss of motivation. Hopefully, I have regained some of my motivation and can get back into the groove of blogging again. Today’s post is a great list of items that can be purchased to start, or add to, your preps for $5.00 a week or less.

The content from today’s post was written by Pete Smith on the blog, Patriots Against the NWO and is titled, Prep Items You Can Buy For $5.00 A Week……….

“The goal of this post is to demonstrate that prepping can be done on the cheap for about $ 5.00 per week. I do not think that I know anyone who could not spare five bucks per week to invest in the ability to feed yourself and your family in the event of being affected by some form of disaster. And if you can do $10.00 a week and add items even faster!

For just $ 5.00 +/- you can buy the following storable things:


  • Five packages of Idahoan instant potatoes (flavored)
  • A case of ramen noodles (20 pkgs)
  • Five cans of sardines
  • Five gallons of purified water
  • Two cases of bottled water
  • Four cans of peaches, pears or fruit cocktail
  • Two jars of mandarin oranges
  • Five pounds of rice
  • Three to four pounds of spaghetti
  • Three to Four cans of spaghetti sauce
  • Three bags of egg noodles
  • Eight to Ten packages of gravy mix
  • Four cans of whole or sliced new potatoes
  • Four to Five cans of green beans or at least three to four cans of carrots, greens, peas or mixed veggies
  • Two cans of Yams
  • Six to Ten cans of pork and beans
  • One 40 ounce can of Beef Stew
  • Two 12 ounce cans of chicken, tuna or roast beef
  • One 1lb canned ham
  • Three to four cans of refried beans
  • Three to five 12 oz cans of raviolis or spaghetti O’s.
  • Two 12.5 ounce cans of Salmon
  • Five pounds of Oatmeal
  • Three to Four packages Dinty Moore heat and eat meals
  • Five packages of corn bread mix
  • Five pounds of Sugar
  • Five pound of Flour
  • 1.5 quarts of cooking oil
  • Three to Four one pound bags of dry beans
  • Two cans of apple juice
  • One to Two jars of peanut butter
  • Two boxes of yeast
  • Two bags of generic breakfast cereal
  • 10 (8 oz) cans of tomato paste/tomato sauce
  • Four to Five cans of soup
  • Four to Five cans of Chunky soup
  • 8-10 pounds of Iodized salt
  • Two bottles of garlic powder or other spices
  • Two boxes with sugar or 35 packs without sugar of Kool-Aid
  • A can of coffee
  • 2 bottles of powdered coffee creamer
Non-Food Items
  • One manual can opener
  • Two bottles of camp stove fuel
  • 100 rounds of .22lr ammo
  • 25 rounds of 12 ga birdshot or small game loads
  • 20 rounds of .223 ammo
  • One spool of 12lb test monofilament fishing line
  • 2 to 5 packages of hooks and some sinkers or corks.
  • One or Two artificial lures
  • Two packages of soft plastic worms
  • Three Bic Lighters or Three to Four big boxes of matches
  • A Big package of tea lights
  • 50 ft of para cord
  • One roll of duct tape
  • One box of nails or other fasteners
  • One small flashlight
  • 2-4 D-batteries, 4-8 AA or AAA batteries or 2-3 9v batteries
  • One toothbrush and tooth paste
  • One bag of disposable razors
  • Eight bars of ivory soap
  • One box or tampons or bag of pads for the ladies
  • Two gallons of bleach
  • Needles and thread
  • Two Bottles of Lamp Oil
OTC Medications
  • One bottle 500 mg generic Tylenol (acetometaphin)
  • One bottle 200 mg generic advil (ibuprofen)
  • 2 boxes 24 count 25 mg generic Benadryl (diphenhydramine HCI)
  • Two bottles 500 count 325 mg aspirin
  • 2 boxes of generic sudafed
  • 4-5 bottles of alcohol
  • One box of bandages (4×4)
  • One to two boxes of band-aids (generic)
  • 4 bottles of hydrogen peroxide
  • One bottle of multivitamin
  • Two bottles of Generic Pepto-Bismol
Use your brain and look for needed items under $5.00 and make a list and start adding the items every week in no time you will have a stock of needed items!”
While this list is not the end all and be all of emergency preparedness it is a great start and a good way to prep on a budget. Please feel free to chime in and comment on additional items for the list or other recommendations that you may have.