Posts Tagged ‘$20’

The Ready Center - Life Straw 2

Article submitted by Brian S. Kiefat @ The Ready Center

The recommendation that we make in the “Prepping on $20 a Paycheck” series are usually pretty broad.  We do our best to leave color, style, brand, etc. up for your choosing.  However this time we’re not going to do that.  Nothing about this recommendation can or should be left for interpretation, so let me make this crystal clear for you:  We want you to buy yourself a LifeStraw.

This is the one and only time during the “Prepping on $20 a Paycheck” series that we will deliberately tell you to go out and purchase a very specific brand of product.  This is not a sales gimmick for us.  The Ready Center is not “in bed” with LifeStraw or vice versa.  As a matter of fact, The Ready Center doesn’t even sell the LifeStraw.  The reason for this plainly stated recommendation is simple:  It’s an awesome (more…)

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Cooking on Coals - The Ready Center

Article submitted by Brian S. Kiefat @ The Ready Center

Okay, we are back and we are ready with your newest segment of “Prepping on $20 a Paycheck.”  If you’ve been following this series faithfully you have a lot of great gear and supplies that could realistically save you if the worst were to ever happen.  This time we are recommending a few specific items to help you cover some short-comings that were created by the other items that you currently have.  What are these items?  Well, you have water.  You have food.  You even have a camp stove to prepare your food.  So what are these short-comings we speak of?  Well, the 4 items listed below will cover the short-comings you have within your supply cache.  Once you read about them, you’ll probably feel silly you never thought of them yourself.  Here we go: (more…)

$10 Bill The Ready Center

Article submitted by Brian S. Kiefat @ The Ready Center

It’s that time again!  Time for what…?  Time to take seriously the safety and preservation of you and your family.  Time to take a moment and plan ahead.  Time to pull $20 out of your wallet and invest it in your future.  This month we recommend you take your 20 big bucks and exchange them for two $10 bills.  And for good reason…

As part of the Prepping on $20 a Paycheck series, the goal is to have you stocked with water, food, a pack full of supplies, and $100 emergency cash stocked away for REALLY rainy days.  When it comes to the “cash on hand”, we should all already have the following:

  1. One roll of quarters
  2. Ten $1 bills
  3. Four $5 bills

Total Amount So Far: $40

Today, we want you to bump up your post-apocalypse money stash up to a whopping $60.  The plan is to purposely vary your emergency cash denominations with the intent of you not losing money during barter/haggle (more…)

MT 4 - The Ready Center

Article Submitted by Brian S. Kiefat @ The Ready Center

Fact:  Not all tools are equal.  A wood saw can never be a wrench.  A hammer can never be a screwdriver.  And a needle-nose can never be a hacksaw.  Period.

One of the things we discussed in a previous article (click here) is that nobody wants to carry a whole toolbox worth of tools inside their Survival Kit.  Doing so would 1) be stupid. and 2) add so much weight that it would literally render it unusable if you ever (more…)

Oil Lamp The Ready Center

Article Submitted by Brian S. Kiefat @ The Ready Center

Thanks for checkin back in with The Ready Center for your next installment of “Prepping on $20 a Paycheck.”  I apologize for not getting this out to you sooner, but I just got back from Kenai, Alaska where I was fishing using a technique called “dip-netting”.  You literally stand chest deep in a river while holding a 20 foot pole with a 5 foot fishing net on the end.  The goal is to try to catch the salmon as they swim out of the ocean and into the river system.  For the sake of keeping this story short, I’ll just say that it’s something I’ll never forget and gladly do again anytime.  If you ever get the chance to give it a try it, don’t even think twice.  Just do it.

As for what’s going on in the preparedness world, this pay period we are trying to prepare you for the most common after-effect of almost every major disaster out there: the loss of power.  And more specifically, the lack of lighting that (more…)

Five Spot - The Ready Center

Article submitted by Brian S. Kiefat @ The Ready Center

Yes, this is another one of those articles in which we recommend that you don’t buy anything with your $20.  We told you there would be more articles of the like and here one is.  With this paycheck, we recommend that you change in your $20 bill in for four $5 bills. (more…)

The Ready Center Tool 1

Article submitted by Brian S. Kiefat @ The Ready Center

First of all, for those of you who have been with us from the beginning of this series, congratulations!  Why?  Because todays article marks the half way point of the series.  You and your family are half way done with this years preparedness plan.  And even though it’s only been $20 a paycheck, your preparedness stores are quite substantial at this point and here at The Ready Center we’re pretty darn proud of you for that.  Just considering the supplies and gear that you’ve acquired thus far, you’ll be light-years ahead of where your neighbors are when disaster strikes.  So, go you!

This paycheck we are recommending that you go out and spend this $20 on a few select hand tools.  Specifically a multi (more…)

The Ready Center Wool Blanket 1

Article submitted by Brian S. Kiefat @ The Ready Center

Well, it appears that it’s the time of the month again in which we make a recommendation regarding the preparedness and safety for you and your family.  And if you haven’t guessed by the above picture, we’ll make it really simple for you:  This pay period we recommend you purchase a blanket.  And preferably a wool one. (more…)

The Ready Center Money 1

Article Submitted by Brian S. Kiefat @ The Ready Center

This pay period will be a bit different than the prior pay periods we’ve done when it comes to picking up some quality $20 Preps.  It’s not different because of what we want you to buy.  It’s different because we don’t want you to buy.  Let me explain… (more…)

The Ready Center Phone 1

Article submitted by Brian S. Kiefat @ The Ready Center

This pay period we’re going to keep it short, sweet, and to the point.  We recommend that with this paycheck you take your $20 and pick yourself up a prepaid phone card.  Here is why…

In almost every natural and man-made disaster one thing is almost sure to happen – the mobile phone towers quickly become over-loaded and your fancy smart phone turns into nothing but useless paper weight (more…)