I found this series on tpass.org. It was written by one one of their forum members, Cutter. It is a great series about preparing on a shoestring. They have since shut down their forums and I did not want this information to disappear, so I have re-posted it here.
This is a must read for anyone that is trying to prepare on a budget. This series shows one how to go about getting prepared in a step by step manner that addresses the basics on up.