To save on ground meats we sometimes grind our own meat that was on sale or hunted. I like using the electric grinder but in case of power outage or to save on electricity, it is nice to have a hand crank grinder on hand too. Dyg
Check your local dry cleaners for items such as comforters, sleeping bags, and clothes that were abandoned. The dry cleaners will often let you pay the dry cleaning bill for the items.