When it comes to prepping for retirees (or those on Social Security or those with a fixed income), this endeavor can be quite challenging. After all, money isn’t coming in like it once was, and now every single penny is accounted for and put away for a specific purpose.
Not to mention, if you’re struggling with medical bills/expenses, this can add an extra amount of stress. After all, we only have so much money, and this forces us to have to choose between the medications we need to survive now, and the supplies we need to survive later. This is a very delicate and hard-to-find balance that puts most folks in a state of anxiety, frustration, and even panic.
However, I have good news. It turns out that prepping for a crisis in these types of situations isn’t as hard as you think. You just have to get in the right mindset.
There are methods that can help you obtain life-saving survival gear, all while staying within your budget. And, if you go about it the right way, you may just find yourself with a little extra money, rather than struggling to rub two pennies together.
There is hope – and I’ll show you why in this article about…
Prepping for Retirees (And Those on SS & Fixed Income)
Don’t Spend A Dime On These Resources
Many preppers forget that preparing for a crisis doesn’t just mean stocking up on supplies and hoarding survival food. It’s also about preparing your mind and your abilities to survive.
I hold a very strong belief that absolutely every person in this world can contribute something in a survival situation. Whether you’re elderly, have a disability, or have very little money, it doesn’t matter. Everyone has the ability – and the responsibility – to contribute something of value in a crisis.
That’s why it’s crucial to start learning all you can – and you can do this without spending a dime. For instance, there are TONS of videos and websites online that offer important information on how to survive. And, if you don’t want to pay for internet, you can always go to the public library and use theirs. You can also check out books on survival.
These resources can teach you incredibly valuable skills that’ll help you when SHTF. My advice? Pick a topic that’s interesting to you (or one that you already know about and want to learn more) and read deeper into it. Love to sew? Enjoy cooking? Interested in first-aid? Want the best ways to build a fire? How about shooting and hunting tips? No matter who you are, there is SOMETHING you can do (and actually enjoy learning about) that will help you prepare better for an upcoming emergency.
Note: Here’s another idea. Trade skills! For example, maybe you have a pressure canner and a smoker, which you use to preserve meats, fruits and veggies. Well, if you’ve got a buddy who just went fishing, you can offer to teach them how to smoke/preserve their bounty. In return, maybe they can share a few survival skills with you that you need help/practice with. The opportunities are endless!
Survival Supplies For Cheap
Needing a good deal? You can’t just expect to go to any store and expect that they’re giving you a good deal. If you really want to save money, you’ll need to do some price comparisons.
Many people forget that the Dollar Store has tons of items you can use for survival. It’s seriously surprising how much gear you can get for cheap! Don’t believe me? Look at the videos below (there are even more on YouTube) showing you just how far your money can go at the Dollar Store if you’re smart about it.
One of the best ways to do this is online. By simply searching for terms like “survival gear discounts” and “survival coupons” you can instantly get a ton of websites that have survival gear for cheap. I’ve even seen some that are 50-80% off retail.Heck, by doing a simple Google search I found First-Aid-Product.com, which offers 88% off survival gear. That’s hard to beat!
Amazon is also one of the best websites for this, as it allows you to search for specific items and do price comparisons in one easy site. Also, you can add the specific items you’re looking for to a wish list. The prices will automatically update over time, so you can keep checking back and seeing the prices increase and decrease. This will help you ensure that you really are buying at the lowest price.
Make Some Extra $$
Money is one of the primary stressors that people have – and it only gets worse when you’re living on a budget. That’s why it’s important to take advantage of all the opportunities out there to make some extra money for preps!
One of the best ways to make some extra cash is to go through your house and do some serious decluttering. Set aside the things you never use and don’t need, and put it in a pile. Then sell it to friends, or start a garage sale. It may surprise you how much stuff you have lying around that you don’t actually need!
Now this is just one example, but there are lots more ideas out there! Here’s a few videos with more ideas on how you can earn some extra cash to help you prepare for the worst.
***BONUS: FOR THOSE ON SOCIAL SECURITY***
If you’re retired on Social Security…
Or planning to retire soon…
This “unofficial” 3-minute video about the average Social Security benefit will SHOCK you.
And depending on how you react to this video…
It could completely change your retirement plans.
It’s totally up to you to decide.
But it’s very important that you watch this immediately since this “loophole” may soon change.
The clock is ticking…
You’ll understand why this is so URGENT once you click here and watch this short video.