There are two words that make me really happy....clearance & sale. Becoming totally prepared in every way can be a pricey endeavor and I couldn't do it all if it weren't for sales and clearance aisles at the store. While at my local Wal-Mart today I passed by the clearance aisle in the camping/outdoor section of the store. I was on the lookout for flashlights and I hit the jackpot. They had all sorts of flashlights, headlamps, smaller lanterns on clearance from $2-$7 each. I was ecstatic! As I perused the aisle a little longer I noticed a camping shower tent on the bottom shelf for $25!! I have been on the lookout for one of these enclosures to use with my portable potty and also for my solar shower. I couldn't believe the price, and there were several on the shelf. I bought the shower tent, multiple flashlights, several headlamps, and two boxes of fire starters.
My preparedness tip for this Self-Reliant Saturday is to always walk by the clearance section of every store you visit.
The selection is always varied and you'll never know what is there, but it will save you money! This is also an example of why I keep a running list of things that I need to purchase for my family. You can run across those items on your list at the most random places and times.