Living out in the middle of the Pacific ocean we all know how expensive it is to get things shipped here. Especially when Hawaii lacks preparedness businesses where you’d think we would have a great deal of them living out in the middle of the ocean. 80-90% of Hawaii’s commodities are flown and shipped in, all it would take is a shipyard strike here and or from the states or some other disruption in the shipping lines and we’d all be SOL. Not a very happy thought but a very real threat to all here.
Knowing these things we each have to find ways of harnessing preps the best inexpensive possible way that we can. By now I’m sure everyone’s done the Walmart-Longs-Don Quiote-Sam’s-Costco’s prep visits. And a lot more of us have done more than our fair share of online prep purchases but what makes online purchases costly is the shipping. If you got the funds go for it, but if you’re on a budget things can and will run pretty tight when it comes to adding preps to your everyday living expenses.
When purchasing items online ideally you want to find “free shipping” but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s free because they apply the shipping cost into the product cost. But what can you do? You just have to suck it up and roll with the punches. Fortunately Hawaii does happen to have one emergency preparedness store http://www.bereadyinchawaii.com/. It is a great store and operated by a local family. The prices are high I must admit for many items but if you can afford it you can get a great deal of your prepping needs there.
Costcos.com has a pretty good variety of freezedried foods that ships directly to your home. There is shipping and tax added to your order, so say if you ordered the 280 Total Servings Of Premium Freeze Dried Variety Food Storage Meat Pack which consists of 6 #10 cans of different meats your cost would be calculated below as:
|Shipping & Handling:||$16.54|
Prices vary in what you purchase but you can also look into http://www.walmart.com/ip/Augason-Farms-Vegetables-Emergency-Food-Storage-Kit-6-count/22001492. Walmart.com also has freezedried food, it’s a shame they don’t carry it in the stores here. I’ve noticed though that a lot of preparedness sites charge outrageous prices on shipping to Hawaii, and then there are the sites that don’t ship to Hawaii at all. Prepping in Hawaii is like a maze of sorts that we have to go through in order to get our preps, but at the same time you’re gonna need it. Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
Another prep item you might want to stock up on BEFORE the need arises that requires shipping is http://www.kio3.com/ nuke tablets. Remember the Fukushima event? KI03 tablets were nowhere to be found across the land and internet. I have always stocked up on those tablets way before Fukushima and when KI03 supplies were later replenished I ordered and stocked up on more. It’s really unfortunate that we need to do alot of purchases online for preparedness items but what else can we do? Gotta do what you gotta do.
In summary, get your preps that need to be shipped ASAP you never know what each day will bring us disasterwise. Disasters and emergencies comes in many shapes and forms these days and we each need to be vigilant and 20 steps ahead of ourselves multi-tasking and preparing to be prepared. Always remain in a state of preparedness at all times.