What To Do With $1000 Right Now

Tax season is well underway and as a result many receive refunds of varying amounts. In 2015 the average tax refund was well over $2000. If one is lucky enough to receive even half that amount and a decision is made to put it towards preps – what could the money be spent on?

Everyone’s list would likely be different due to numerous reasons such as geography and level of current preparations. As I evaluate my own preps and holes that need to be filled in I’ve come up with the following:

300 watt WindyNation Solar System/Components – for around $400 I can enhance my current setup to provide 300 watts of clean energy. This is a large chunk of my $1000 fantasy budget but is high up on the priority list.  A possible alternative would be an ATN X-Sight Night Vision Scope.

Tecsun PL-360 AM/FM/Shortwave Radio – I could use this to replace an AM/FM pocket radio in my large Get Home Bag. The ability to get shortwave and use an external antenna for increased range could be a great asset for getting valuable information. Cost is around $50.

TYT 9000D Ham Radio – A more powerful option and potentially longer range to go along with the several Baofeng handhelds. Cost is close to $120.

Up to about $570 thus far.

50 count Bic Mini Lighters  – excellent fire starting and reliable.  $30

Condor MCR5 Recon Chest Rig – need another load out rig. $50

Wenzel 8 Person Klondike Tent – need a good size tent for additional shelter. $180

Extra Black Berkey Water Filters – can’t have too many. $100

…..and a bunch of matches, seeds, and lids of the canning jars.

So – what would you get?

JR

 

 

 

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