|It's over (for now!)|
This final week is pretty simple. Take $40 in cash and add it to your bug out bag (or, if you're disciplined, a back corner of your wallet). $40 isn't much, but it'll fill up a tank of gas, pay for a cab, buy a week worth of cheap food, and so on. It's also the start of an emergency savings - add more funds to it as you can, and don't spend it unless there's a real emergency.
If you've been following week-to-week, you should have some money in the "bank" - around $15. I'd recommend spending that money on a quality knife sharpener...I'm partial to this model - the Eze-Lap brass sharpener. Good for getting a basic edge going and then strop to get a finer edge as needed. Works pretty well and the all-metal construction will last you through years of hard use.
If you've missed a week here or there, here's the whole list of posts. You can also see them by clicking on the "$40 a week" label at the bottom of the post.
- Everyday Carry Knife
- Everyday Carry Light
- Bugout Backpack - they've jacked the price up a bit on these, but still a good deal!
- Survival Knife
- Fire Gear & Container
- Sleeping Bag
- Water Filter
- Budget Individual First Aid Kit
- Protective Gear
- Chopper/large cutting tool
- Bug Out Food
- Toiletry Kit & Odds n' Ends
- Food Storage Week 1
- Food Storage Week 2
- Food Storage Week 3 & Barter Goods
- Start emergency savings
The preps we put together are by no means exhaustive, but they're a dang good foundation. And, if you want, continuing regular $40 investments in preps quickly adds up - food, water, fuel, savings, etc. Just keep at it!
Thanks again for following along with this series - this was the first time I've done something this extensive & weekly on T-Blog, and it was, I think, a big success. This certainly is not the last you'll hear of the $40 a week concept or budget minded prepping in general. Stay tuned!