Tuesday, August 19, 2008

It's Tuesday Again! (Week #12)

How are you coming on your 3-month supply? Hopefully you are not letting that food just sit there - eat it and rotate it! If you are having trouble figuring out how to rotate your food, check out our series for some options. Don't forget to replenish what you are eating (on top of buying new items for it).

What kinds of beans are you gathering for your longer-term storage?

And finally, did you gather the backpacks for the 72-hour kits? If you haven't, there are other alternatives. You can store your kits in a big tupperware bin (or 2), or rolling suitcases, or duffel bags. The reason we suggest backpacks is because sometimes in an emergency, you may have to evacuate on foot, and backpacks are obviously the best choice in that case. However, if you want to start out by just storing everything in bins for now, you can do that too. The most important thing is that you are putting it together.

This week, gather one change of clothes per person. Don't forget underclothes, and keep your climate in mind. Also, gather one set of scriptures per family. One of those inexpensive paperback Book of Mormons would be perfect.