Living with preparedness in mind does not have to be an expensive venture. You are in the process of creating a Prepared Pantry, which is having three months of your family’s meals on hand.
The easiest way to get prepared on a budget is purchasing two items instead of just one when it is on sale. This will build up your Prepared Pantry slowly but surely.
Another way to include preparedness items in your budget, is to add them to the Christmas budget. I have a friend who bought several cases of food when they were on the case-lot sale at the local grocery store, and gave them to her family for Christmas. It may seem a bit too practical, but when your budget is tight, it can be a lifesaver!