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 Week 38 ~

Thrift Shopping For Survival

Let's Go Survival Shopping! This week your Challenge is to locate your survival supplies by going to garage sales, yard sales, swap meets, and second hand stores. This is a good way to find what you need and more. 

Find the alternative thrift stores near you.

Yard Sales - Yard Sale Search  About Yard Sale Search

Welcome to the world's largest site for garage sale ads! Every month tens of thousands of yard sale fanatics come here in search of garage sale listings. We at Yard Sale Search work furiously to ensure that over 7 gazillion yard sales are posted every year, in every state imaginable (well, at least 50 of them!).

Garage Sales - Garage Sale Finder  About Garage Sale Finder

It's free tool to help you find garage sales and yard sales easier than ever before. With our free garage sale map, you not only can see at-a-glance where the garage sale hot spots are, you can print turn-by-turn directions to the garage sales of your choice.

Swap Meets - Swap Madness About Swap Madness

Swap Madness has the largest collection of swap meets and flea markets in the United States. We provide a list of swap meets and flea markets in your state, FOR FREE. Simply click on your state and you can find all of the swap meets near you.

Estate Sale - Estate Sales  About Estate Sales

The EstateSales.NET Marketplace lets you browse sales and buy items from the comfort of your home!

Craigslist - Craigslist  About Craigslist

Craigslist is an American classified advertisements website with sections devoted to jobs, housing, for sale, items wanted, services, community service, gigs, résumés, and discussion forums.

Second Hand Stores - Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc.

Here is a short list of suggested items to look for.

Water catchment containers

Manual/Hand Crank Can Openers


Winter clothing


Manual Kitchen items

Lanterns (Battery or propane)

Tools (for maintenance or used to repair something)

Medical Equipment (Crutches, wheelchair, walker, etc.)


Sewing Machine & Supplies (Needles, thread, buttons and zippers.)

Wood cutting equipment (Manual saw, Ax, etc.)

Hand crank Chopper

Food preservation supplies

Gardening tools (Shovel, Ax, racks etc.)

Board Games & Books (Cards, dice, etc.)

Radio (AM/FM Radio, Scanner, CB Radio)


Buckets & Barrels

Hurricane Lamps, Oil and Wicks

Hand cranked Blender

Hand cranked Mixer

Fishing & Hunting Supplies

Hand cranked Mill Grinder

Camp Gear (Propane/Butane Cook Stove, Sleeping bags, etc)

Camp Cook wear (Coffee Pot, pots & pans) 

Solar Power Battery

Vegetable Mandoline Slicer (Used to prep large harvests)




Rain gear

Hand Meat Grinder 

Hand Meat Stuffer 

Mortar and Pestle 

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