Here's a partial list of $5 preps. Removing most financial excuses for not being prepared. Can anyone think of anything else? These all cost approximately $5 give or take a little bit. Derived from The Survivalist Boards at,

http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=36711FOOD ITEMS

* Five packages of Idahoan instant potatoes (flavored)

* A case of ramen noodles (20 pkgs)

* five cans of sardines

* five gallons of purified water

* nearly two cases of bottled water

* four cans of peaches, pears or fruit cockatail

* 2 jars of mandarin oranges

* five pounds of rice

* three to four pounds of spaghetti

* Two cans of spaghetti sauce

* three bags of egg noodles

* eight packages of gravy mix

* four cans of whole or sliced new potatos

* four cans of green beans or at least three cans of carrots, greens, peas or mixed veggies

* Two cans of Yams

* six cans of pork and beans

* one 40 ounce can of Dinty Moore Beef Stew

* Two 12 ounce cans of chicken, tuna or roast beef

* One 1lb canned ham

* three cans of refried beans

* three 12 oz cans of raviolis or spaghetti O's.

* Two 12.5 ounce cans of Salmon

* Five pounds of Oatmeal

* Four packages Dinty Moore heat and eat meals

* five packages of corn bread mix

* Four pounds of Sugar

* Five pound of Flour

* 1.5 quarts of cooking oil

* three one pound bags of dry beans

* two cans of apple juice

* a jar of peanut butter

* two boxes of yeast

* two bags of generic breakfast cereal

* 10 8 oz cans of tomato paste/tomato sauce

* four cans of soup

* four cans of Chunky soup

* 8-10 pounds of Iodized salt

* two bottles of garlic powder or other spices

* Two boxes of kool aid

* A can of coffee

* 2 bottles of powdered coffee creamer

Non-Food Items

* one manual can opener

* two bottles of camp stove fuel

* 100 rounds of .22lr ammo

* 25 rounds of 12 ga birdshot or small game loads

* 20 rounds of Monarch 7.62x39 ammo

* a spool of 12lb test monofilament fishing line

* 2 packages of hooks and some sinkers or corks.

* artificial lure

* two packages of soft plastic worms

* three Bic Lighters or two big boxes of matches

* A package of tea lights

* 50 ft of para cord

* a roll of duct tape

* a box of nails or other fasteners

* a flashlight

* two D-batteries, four AA or AAA batteries or two 9v batteries

* a toothbrush and tooth paste

* a bag of disposable razors

* eight bars of ivory soap (it floats)

* a box or tampons or bag of pads for the ladies

* two gallons of bleach

* needles and thread

* a ball of yarn

OTC Medications (at Dollar General)

* 2 bottles 1000 count 500 mg generic Tylenol (acetometaphin)

* 2 bottles 500 count 200 mg generic advil (ibuprofen)

* 2 boxes 24 cound 25 mg generic Benadryl (diphenhydramine HCI)--also available at walgreens under "sleep aids."

* 4 bottles 500 count 325 mg aspirin

* 2 boxes of generic sudafed

* 4 bottles of alcohol

* a box of bandages (4x4)