(National Geographic, Ancient Egyptians/Books of the Dead ca 1285 bCE Wiki Commons)Basically at this point in time, when I get paid I put aside money for my tithe and through a processes of eliminating debt & excess spending I now budget 20% for prepping. Well, this pay period, I was out of work for a week (due to that heart episode) & my paycheck reflected that fact. But, I stick to my budget. So this pay period I have a lot less than normal, about $55. That's it.
I simply prioritized what was most important to purchase. So, I got 2 cases of canning jars, a couple of cheese blocks & some more chipped beef.
That's what I have to work with for the next two weeks. BUT, I also have the big canning weekend next week with the Zaycon chicken order..
In the links at the bottom of this post, I go into more detail of learning to work with what you have..
Financial Stability & Money (part 1)
Financial Stability & Money (part 2)