I have been thinking about making money off of survivalism. I equate that with something pretty low in my opinion. The person selling the different products instills a fear in his potential customers and makes the removal of the fear dependant on buying his goods and services. This is bullshit. I have checked them out and the stuff they sell is too high. They are attempting to make too much money off of their customers. Do not be fooled by these people. They are doing well by your efforts to support them and their agendas. Last night the Handmaiden made a chuck roast dinner for us. Now, chuck roast is the toughest, cheapest roast you can buy. But my Handmaiden knows a trick or two to help it be tender and juicy. Her number one trick is to roast it in a plastic bag. Those plastic baking bags hold moisture and flavor in like nothing else. Her next trick is to use her little coffee grinder to grind up some of her dehydrated onions, about a sandwich bag of them, and mix them with some flour and salt and pepper and other goodies and pour them into the bag with the roast, along with a little water, but not much water. Makes a perfect gravy and moisturizer for the meat. It comes out flavorful and tender and makes a wonderful supper. And this is how you make a high class pot roast dinner for a small family with very little money. And these are the things that should be told to other preppers. This is how you can make it in pretty good style for very little money. You just watch the stores and when the beef chuck roast comes on sale you grab it and celebrate!
We buy canned meats at Aldi's and Walmart and pay a low-ball price. We have had this meat for almost two years and it is fine. You can get whatever you like. Beef, Pork, Chicken, and Fish. And you have the meat and you don't have the high overhead of buying SURVIVAL food. When it says LONG TERM STORAGE or SURVIVAL FOOD or anything like that you had better be ready to fork over the dollars. Canned vegetables are still pretty cheap, as far as things go, and you can stock up on them for low dollars. Right now I am looking for a recipe to make powdered eggs for our storage. When we find the right recipe we will publish the news and the results, because we are not asking you to support us. But be that as it may, we still have plenty of food in storage that did not cost us an arm and a leg. For those of you in the "low income boat" like we are, there are much cheaper ways to go to in preparing yourself than buying SURVIVAL food. The ingredients are all commercially grown foods anyhow. There is no organic food among the purveyors of these products. It could all be loaded with chemicals and genetically modified foods. It is just NO BIG DEAL. Just a high dollar item to feed on your fears. And you should not be afraid. YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED! If you aren't then you had better get to it.
It takes a certain amount of brain power to be a prepper. If you have good money then it takes a bit less. Money just means you do not have to think about prepping very much. You write the check and the stuff comes to your door via truck and you are good to go. But if you don't have that money and you still want to prep then you have to use the old brain a bit. You have to make room in your budget to buy your canned foods. You have to check prices and availability. Then you have to store the stuff. And most folks don't have much storage room. Pantries were left out of the housing budget many years ago. Gardening is an almost lost art that is making a helluva comeback here in America. A few seeds can make you a lot of food! And if you can get non-hybrid seed you are really on the ball. My wife is becoming a wild food forager of some skill and dedication. That keeps the food bill down to reasonable cost. And all of this stuff takes brains! You can't buy your brain, you have to use it. Whatever you exercise the most will get to be the strongest. If you learn to grow garden and forage then you need to learn to can and dehydrate. That way you can store that food for later eating. But it takes brains and the use of them. America is not used to thinking like it used to be. So you steal a march on the dumbasses and start using your thinking machine up there between your ears. It is your most important prepping and survival tool anyhow. And it is one of the few things that will not run out from being used up. Stay alive.