It's another Tuesday, which means we're going to talk about specific things to gather this week.
For your 72-hour kit, gather some soap. It's perfectly fine to just take some out of your three-month supply if you already have some there. Or, consider buying some small bottles of hand sanitizer. This way, you can still wash your hands without using precious water supply. Also think about storing a small bottle of shampoo. For my family, I will probably just get a very small (travel size) bottle of shampoo or shampoo/conditioner 2-in-1. This will save space and not weigh down our packs as much as a big bottle would.
Along similar lines, think about buying some dish soap for your 3-month supply. Most everyone probably uses a dishwasher to wash their dishes, but if you lost electricity you'd need to do it buy hand, so buy the right soap to have on hand in case that happens.
And this month for our longer-term storage, we are gathering oats! You can buy them from the LDS Catalog here (prices include shipping), or just buy it at your local grocery store and "can" it yourself for long-term.
Last week we taught you how to make a cardboard box oven, which was a big hit! Tomorrow, we are going to teach you about using another source for heat, so stay tuned. Also, we will be having a GIVEAWAY at the end of that post, so tell your friends!
Thursday we'll be sharing another food preservation method, and Friday will be a delicious food storage recipe! See you tomorrow for our giveaway!