Emergency Preparedness – Bigger May Not Be Better.
“Perhaps the only reason you are taking this class is so that you learn to read labels,” said Mr. Bench, my Provo High School chemistry teacher. I hated chemistry, other than what I’m about to share.
On a can of spray paint, the fine print read: l.5% pigment, and 98.5% inert ingredients. Another can had 3.5% pigment and 96.5% inert ingredients (“inert” ingredient means “water”).
He said: “These cans cost the same, but one holds more than twice the paint than the other. It gets worse with weed killer. This gallon of ready to use spray has .5% active ingredient, with 99.5% inert, but this pint has 35% active and 65% inert ingredients, and only costs twice as much. Are you willing to add your own water to get over 4 1/3 gallons of spray that will store in 1/8th the space, and costs less than 1/4 as much?”
I think at that moment is when I became a bargain shopper. I learned that “more can be less.”
My two favorite Ice Creams were on sale at the same price this week. But one has reduced the size of their container from ½ gallon to 1.75 quarts. I only have one favorite Ice Cream now. Hey, no brainer! ! !
For more information contact (your emergency preparedness specialist).
SEE THE NEED AND THEN PROCEED, TO BE PREPARED.