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    Posted: February 09 2009 at 5:22am
Atwoods: a farm supply store
rain/water barrels that already have the spigot installed at the bottom to get the water out, a lid for  the top and is food grade safe. $30
wood stoves
outdoor cooking & camping supplies
 
Dollar General:
canned chicken $1
paper towels 3 roll pack $1.25
toilet paper 6 pack $1.00
Benadryl (generic same ingredients) $2.50
 
Walmart:
water purification tablets (in the camping section) be careful if you are allergic to iodine like I am you cannot use these
fan battery operated AC/DC (in the regular fan section)  $13
solar shower (camping section)
bottled water by the case (if you are buying by the case in the individual bottles I have found Walmart to be the cheapest).
 
Dollar Tree:
Your items will change at this store so if you see it, get it, it may not be there next time. In the past I have gotten:
ice packs
Tylenol
heat packs
muscle rub (for painful muscles, like a generic Icy Hot)
various vitamins
Pepto Bismol (generic)
cough syrup
cough drops
canned heat (to heat food if there's no electricity) 2-pack
candles
matches (big boxes)
they also have various food
puzzles
puzzles books
markers & crayons
books & workbooks
various activities to keep kids busy
 
 
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  Penham - I'll have to look into those barrels and see if I can find comparable prices here in So Cal. Up till now I've not seen plastic 55 gallons drum for less than $50-60. What size are they? I have a place near to me that sells as new steel drums for about $10 each if you buy a few and I'm using them with heavy duty food grade liners (about $7 each if I remember rightly).
  The list from Dollartree made me smile. I used to work next door to one and I've bought just about everything you mentioned on your list, item for item  Thumbs%20Up
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The rain/water barrels I have are 55 gallon, heavy duty food grade plastic. I tried to upload a picture, but couldn't get it to work  They are rust colored with a black screw on top and the spigot is metal, much like a house outdoor faucet.

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If you live near a Dollar Tree, I was in one yesterday and they have a new supply of medicine items (most made in the USA, I do check because I don't buy stuff like that made outside the US). Some of this stuff was a good bargain for $1 and comparable to the "real" stuff. I am in this store at least once a week because of my job and this stuff is new to me in my area as of this week:
 
Generic Benadryl capsules 24ct.
Cough syrup guafenisen (sp?)
Acitominphen liquid (childrens cherry flavored) generic Tylenol
Ace bandages 2 sizes
Athletes foot meds
Generic icy hot pacthes (these were made in China) I did not get these, but someone might be interested
Anitbiotic ointment
Hydrocortisone cream
 
Some items I haven't seen in a long time in my store and some are totally new, I have never seen the generic Benedryl or liquid Tylenol.
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