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Get Inexpensive Preps by Going to Yard Sales

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My new water tank

I love this time of the year, its spring and the yard sales are starting.  Every year I add to my preps for pennies on the dollar.  Last week I bought a good Alice pack complete with fame and all the straps, plus a pistol belt, canteen and a small pouch for the total sum of $10.

This morning I bought a 300-gallon water tank with most of the piping to hook it up to rain gutters for $50.  A great buy, since it had only been used for fresh water at a couple of home shows. …

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Yard Sales can Save You Lots of Money

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The candles I got for a dollar

Where I live the temperature has been in the mid 70’s and the garage and yards sales have started.  Yesterday morning was the first time this year I have been out and spent a couple of hours shopping.  Now every year it seems like I get great bargains at them.  Today was fair; I found several things that I can use.

At the first yard sale, I found a bunch of candles for a dollar.  It seems like I am always finding them.  I have been collecting them for some time now and storing them in a cool place. …

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More on Garage Sales

garage saleGarage sales are a subject I have discussed before, but it is one that is dear to my heart.  I have found bargains on so many items.  Most Saturday’s I drive a set route thought the better neighborhoods.  It is my experience that the upper middle class home have the best sales.

I have found solar panels, dehydrated food, generators, tools of all types including yard and gardening supplies.  Just the other day I paid one dollar for an almost new made in the USA shovel.  Boots and cold weather clothing show up regularly.  They are often from the better suppliers and in good condition to new.   …

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Great Buys at Garage Sales

I love garage and yard sales, in the last year I have found an amazing amount of gear at them.  Just this last week I found an apple corer and slicer my wife wanted for 50 cents.  It seems like every time I go I find something.  Items, I have found range from candles to an Aqua Rain water filter.  The Aqua Rain was a great buy at only $10.

All summer I try and hit the garage sales every weekend.  The best time is when they first open. Because of the lack of a good paper in my area, I have a route that I usually follow.  …

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