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Top 10 Preps To Buy At Costco

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One of the best places to go shopping for emergency supplies is Costco. After all, they allow you to buy items in bulk at a discounted price, so if there’s anything you need lots of, Costco is the place to go.

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As this video by The Urban Prepper shows you, there are ten specific preps that you would be wise to buy at Costco. Here’s a brief summary:

1. Rice

Costco allows you to buy up to twenty five-pound bags of rice, and when you stock up on these, you can have enough to last you for months quite easily.

2. Batteries

AA batteries, AAA batteries, C batteries, Lithium-Ion batteries, you name it. So much of what we rely on need batteries, including electronic devices, flashlights, GPS devices, and so on. Stock up on as many batteries as you can.

3. Canned Meat

Canned meat may not taste as good as an oven-roasted chicken or steaks on the grill, but it will still get you by, and it comes packed with lots of protein.

4. Cooking Oil

Cooking oil is great for keeping your pans from getting sticky, and is also an essential ingredient for baking, frying, and many other kinds of cooking.

5. Peanut Butter

Peanut butter comes packed with nutrients and protein. And by investing in bread or making your own loaves out of flour, you can instantly make your own nutrient-packed meal in a jiffy.

6. Soup and Chili

Soup and chili are easy to make (all you need is water and heat) and can feed a lot of people as well.

7. Canned Fruit

In addition to canned meat, buy canned fruit as well. With its sweeter taste, fruit can be a major morale booster for when things get tough, not to mention the nutrition it comes with.

8. Canned Vegetables

It’s a good idea to round out your canned meat and fruits with vegetables as well. Think canned corn or canned beans, for instance.

9. Toilet Paper

The toilet paper shortage is an ongoing event. As a general rule, you should plan to have at least a one year’s supply of toilet paper. Currently, Costco does not allow you to buy all of the toilet papery you want at once, and you are only permitted to get one set of rolls per visit. So make it a habit to buy some every time you go.

10. Medications

This applies to literally any kind of medication and supplement that you can think of. Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Aspirin, bandages, gauze pads, and so on are all fair game.

As I said, this post is a summary. For a more detailed look at these items along with tips for shopping at Costco, watch the video by The Urban Prepper below.

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3 Comments

  1. Debbie on September 23, 2020 at 11:13 am

    Costco is great even for small families. There is a cost saving at Costco, but not always with Sams club. Things like Toilet paper, cheese, vitamins, Vegetables, over the counter medications, sinus and allergy meds are less expensive. You do have to watch what you buy of course. It will definitely save you some money just on vitamins and allergy medications!

  2. Kathleen on September 19, 2020 at 7:49 am

    “Make your own loaves out of flower”? Do you mean “flour”? Otherwise, I don’t understand what that means.

  3. kt on September 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    great video and suggestions! am wondering if it would pay to join costco/sams etc for just 2 people? usually go to store each week for milk, eggs and will pickup a couple stockpile items, depending on the sales, what I need, etc. is it cheaper to do it that way or to buy in bulk at one time like you suggest (since most of warehouse things are multiple pkgs)?

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