Nearly everything today is overcomplicated. You can go to the store with the intention of getting one specific item that’s straight forward and simple. Well, it’s supposed to be simple. You get there and find the item. And what do you do? Dozens of different options of what was supposed to be a simple purchase. But instead, we’re facing a wall stuffed with so many different variations, colors, and unnecessary add-ons and extras that are completely pointless for it’s intended use.
However, there is a solution to all of this chaos. At least for a few “simple” items. The answer is the dollar store. You know the price. You aren’t facing a sea of different options. It’s simple. Which is what this post is about. Our previous post talked about building a WalMart survival kit, now we’re heading to a different store, the dollar store. You can build an entire survival kit with items from the dollar store. Let’s go over the items.
Dollar Store Survival Kit
Trash bags are essential for survival kits and using in everyday home life.
Heavy Duty Gloves
The dollar store does have thicker and more robust glove options.
Matches and Lighters
Plenty of matches and lighters to have in stock. You can put them in your blackout kit and everywhere else.
The dollar tree candles are perfect for a one time use throw away that are small, light, and easy to throw in your pack.
Even if you’re not a coffee man, you might want to become one. If you don’t, still buy the filters. There are many ways to use them for more efficiency around the house.
LED Flashlights and Glowsticks
The dollar tree glow sticks are excellent to stock up on. Glowsticks are glowsticks, they don’t get any more simple than that. Also, the flashlights are good as well. They won’t have military-grade tactical flashlights, but the cheaper ones are still worth buying for different situations.
Seed Packets To Grow a Survival Garden
Get a case or two of dollar tree water bottles to store as emergency water.
Here are the last few items that make for good prepper supplies,
- Steel Wool
- Cotton Balls
- First Aid Supplies
- Aluminum Foil
- Under Garments
- Baby/Sanitary Wipes
I think we can agree that the dollar store sets the bar for “survival gear for sale”. They also have canned foods like sardines, which make for some of the best survival foods out there.
If you don’t feel the need to get all 20 items, you can easily build a 10 dollar survival kit by picking 10 of the most important items you would use. Think of it as a Dollar Store Survival Kit Challenge to spend just $10.
With all of this survival gear potential at the dollar store, does it make you feel confident or worried? Some items are fine if you buy the cheapest possible version of it. Other items, you want to search for quality and pay a little more for it. All depends on the item.
Have you ever bought an item strictly for survival purposes at the dollar store before?