I lived for 2 months on my storage/prep my first year. Because of a high vet bill. I think a lot of us are the same we will do anything to save our critters from pain. Yes we can put them down and that’s fairly cheap. But my pets are members of my familiy as well. I was thankful God gave me this test. It was actully easy to go 2 months without shopping for regular meals. That was easy, have you ever gone 2 months without a mocha, some chips, dips, crackers, snacks and popcorn? First thing I did is get 12# of popcorn, real butter and start building a snacker survival kit. I’m learning to make tortillas in to chips, have some salsa and learn to make and can it.
A good thing I did have this option to live 2 months without shopping. Bad thing my snacker got the best of me. Better to plan for it than get blind sided.
I’m sure many of you have dropped an income or on unemployment. You have scrambled on what’s important and what is critical. I don’t have kids but pets. I’m willing to do most anything for my critters. I think children are much higher than pets. I can only imagine what you are going through as parents. $20.00 per month is all it takes to prep, that’s a going Mc D’s or a movie 1 time. We can show you how. I can bitch about snacks cause didn’t prep well, but paid a vet bill about half my monthly income and still paid all my bills and ate well.
Could you take a hit for a bill of over 1/2 of your monthly income and not use credit? and still pay all bills? If not, why not? look to yourself and look at who gave you credit?