80 Dollar Tree preps

80 Dollar Tree Preps

Dollar Tree Preps
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Check out my long list of Dollar Tree Preps. When money is tight it can get really hard to be prepared for a SHTF situation. Along the way, there have been times when I have bought items at the Dollar Tree due to a lack of money supply.

I hate to compromise on quality. It is very important, but big BUT here… If that is my only option, that is what I will work with. Hopefully, later down the road, I can replace these inferior items.

I made a list of all of the items that could be used as prep items. I thought it could be helpful for any of you who need a list like this or when I may need it again. 😉

You may not find a need for all of these items, but I wanted to list all that may be of use. Some items can be ordered online but most of them seem to be bulk options only. It seems everything is still a dollar online. If you did want to buy a case of bandages, online would be the best bet.


Some products have been said to contain harmful chemicals or other harmful materials at the Dollar Tree. I cannot confirm this information, but you should use caution. Buy/use any of these items at your own risk. Also, this is not a complete list of what you should prep. This only contains things you could buy at the Dollar store to use as prep items. Obviously, some of these would be inferior to a higher quality counterpart. Check expiration dates before buying.  See disclaimer.

Some items may not available at the store you decide to visit.

Dollar Tree Preps List

First Aid:

  1. Flat Gauze
  2. Rolled Gauze
  3. Fabric Bandages – for cut and scrapes
  4. Sheer bandages – for cuts and scrapes
  5. Elastic bandages – for sprains
  6. Medical tape
  7. Face mask
  8. Latex gloves
  9. Aspirin
  10. Ibuprofen
  11. Pain relief patches
  12. Hydrocortisone – anti-itch
  13. Epsom Salt
  14. Alcohol Pads
  15. Antibacterial ointment
  16. Tweezers
  17. Paper tape
  18. Cough Drops
  19. Pain-relieving spray
  20. Antiseptic ointment
  21. Antacids
  22. Peroxide
  23. Rubbing Alcohol
  24. Ice packs

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Oral Care:

  1. Toothbrushes
  2. Dental Floss
  3. Toothpaste


  1. Cards
  2. Dice
  3. Travel Games – I found trouble and chess, and checkers.
  4. Travel Bibles
  5. Pens
  6. Pencils
  7. Paper


  1. Hand sanitizer
  2. Twine
  3. Multi-tool
  4. Hair ties
  5. Compact hairbrush/mirror
  6. Tampons
  7. Pads
  8. Electric tape
  9. Duct tape
  10. Manicure travel set
  11. Sewing travel set
  12. Scissors
  13. Carabiners clips- not for climbing, good for hooking lightweight gear on bags.
  14. Pencil sharpeners
  15. Paper clips
  16. Rubber bands
  17. Bungee cord
  18. Paracord
  19. Comb
  20. Cotton swabs
  21. Gold Bond Lotion travel size – I happen to love this lotion. It’s not scented usually and has been good to my sensitive skin.
  22. Travel Kleenex
  23. Travel Bottles
  24. Keychain Pill holder
  25. Utility knife
  26. Whistle
  27. Cable ties – Tie gear to a pack that will not need to come off. Rig something together.
  28. Earplugs
  29. Eyeglass repair kit
  30. Gardening gloves
  31. Funnel
  32. Mesh laundry bags
  33. Nail & screws
  34. Poncho
  35. Socks
  36. Superglue
  37. Salt
  38. Shoelaces – could be a great bartering item, tie off gear (something lightweight) or use for replacement laces.


  1. Matches
  2. Lighters
  3. Glow sticks
  4. Camping fuel
  5. Magnifying glass – can be used to make a fire
  6. Solar lights – These are great for lighting up your area at night. They are fairly lightweight also.
  7. Steel wool – use it to make fire, clean, knife sharpener
  8. Candles

Prepping is a daunting task but a necessary one. If you can’t afford to buy expensive items, these $1 items may not have the greatest quality but it may be better than nothing. You will have to make that choice. You could have these items while you save up to buy better versions of these.

I’d love To Know what you think!… Leave me a comment!

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2 thoughts on “80 Dollar Tree Preps”

  1. The only thing that could be added to the list is items for dentures. Fix-o-dent, denture bath container, denture tablets. Otherwise great list.

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