Prepping can be a pricey endeavor. In fact, one of the most common reasons that people give for being unable to prepare is the cost of it. After all, if you are living paycheck to paycheck, how can you possibly put aside enough money for a year’s supply of food and a bunch of emergency gear?
The latest book by Bernie Carr tells you exactly how. Her new book is called The Penny-Pinching Prepper: Save More, Spend Less, and Get Prepared for Any Disaster and it deserves a place on your prepper’s bookshelf.
Even the person who isn’t totally sold on preparedness will be able to get on board with Bernie’s helpful tips. From budget shopping to DIY projects, she walks the reader through all aspects of preparedness on a very frugal budget.
The book discusses everything from building a food pantry to home security, all without breaking the bank.
Bernie also highlights old-fashioned skills like cooking from scratch as a doubly beneficial way to save money and increase your self-reliance.
Here are just a few easy solutions offered by the book:
•Stock a prepper pantry on $10 a week
•Build a stove from used tin cans
•Create a water filter with two free 5-gallon buckets
•Craft a lamp that burns inexpensive vegetable oil
•Devise a storm shelter using 10-cent trash bags
No matter what your setting or your financial situation might be, you will find practical suggestions in this book. It neatly straddles the line between a frugality guide and a prepping book and would be a great gift to inspire someone who is new to the preparedness lifestyle.
If you’ve been at the preparedness game for a long time, this book may not be quite as advanced as you’d like. That being said, you will still find some interesting and frugal projects. even though it geared towards beginners.
About the author
Bernie runs the popular website ApartmentPrepper.com, where she writes about family preparedness for the city dweller living in a home that is different from the usual prepper retreat. In her bio, she writes, “Many preparedness sites that I have read gave me good information but much of it is geared toward people who own their homes or have a retreat. While this is one of our goals towards which we are working, we are currently not there yet. So I needed to do something in order to feel more productive. There are some steps we can take now to become better prepared and self sufficient, while living in an apartment in a large city. I am writing this blog to help not only myself but others who are in the same situation and want to have more control.”
A Place on the Prepper’s Bookshelf
Check out Bernie’s new book. You’ll enjoy her down-to-earth writing style and her thrifty advice. No matter how tight your budget is, The Penny-Pinching Prepper will get you started on your journey to preparedness on a dime. It definitely has a place on the prepper’s bookshelf.