Emergency Supplies
When you want to start preparing for an emergency, you have to consider a few things, such as the room you have in your home for supplies, possible emergencies or disasters, and maybe the one that matters most to some - the cost of supplies.

Being prepared for any situation requires some financial investment. It doesn't need to cost a fortune to be ready to stay safe, but you really do need to understand that spending money is necessary. Here are some ways you can take advantage of saving money without compromising on the quality of supplies.

Buy clothing wholesale.

Clothing that's sold wholesale is significantly cheaper, and often, you can find some awesome finds. Winter coats, fleece coats, pullovers, boots, hunting clothing, and other durable materials can be found much cheaper at wholesale or buying from vintage stores. The need for durable clothing is a necessary supply for any kind of emergency, especially during a disaster. Whether it's flooding or a brutal winter, you want to have the right materials to keep you protected, so you can get what you need for cheap through wholesale. 

Bulk food and meal kit prepping

Another major need during a disaster is access to food. The need for food is always important because it's your source of energy and sustenance. One of the best ways to get it for cheap to help build your emergency supplies is through bulk food ordering and meal kit prepping. Here's a company that teaches you how to make or prepare a kit, which can be combined with buying bulk to cut down on cost for non-perishables, which are the most important for emergencies. Making meal kits that can be stored is a good way to save on your supplies.

Make or grow your own supplies.

You likely won't know how to make a Band-Aid, but making bandage wraps is easy with some learning on sewing and knitting. In a more manageable sense, you can always make kits, similar to food, from supplies you buy for cheaper on their own, then compile them together. You can also start growing your own food, which is a good choice if the climate permits it and you get started at the right time. Backyard gardens are a great way to save money on vegetables. Making clothing can also be done easily, saving even more money than buying clothing wholesale.

Borrow from friends and family.

The last way to save money on supplies is the tried and true method of just borrowing or asking for hand-me-downs or unused goods. Fishing rods, storage containers, and tools are all things that people throw away for whatever reason, so why not take them off their hands? You might find a better use for them, and it helps keep waste out of the landfill. Much of the supplies you can get from people you know are likely to be in good condition if it was hardly used.

Saving money on emergency supplies is crucial because you don't want to break the bank on safety. This list helps you prepare the things you need by finding smart ways to save a little.