Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tuesday! (Week 21)

This week for your 72-hour kits, it's time for another cash installment of $25. Make sure you have small bills and change. Rolls of quarters are perfect.

For your 3-month supply, pick up another extra meal or two at the grocery store this week, and put it right in your food storage. How is your rotating going? If you need some suggestions for how to rotate your food, check out "How to Rotate Food" under the "topics" section on the right side of the blog page.

Have you been able to gather any oats yet this month for your longer-term storage? You can buy oats in #10 cans from the LDS Cannery - this is a great way to store oats, and they will last for many years. Abs and I like to keep our canned food canned, and we just rotate through the tubs we buy at the store. Of course, several years from now, when the food has only a couple years left, we'll start eating that and replacing that, but it's not something we have to worry about yet.

We got a lot of great comments and emails last week about our food for the 72-hour kits - thanks so much! We got some good suggestions, and people shared their lists of food that they store in theirs. We love your feedback!

Tomorrow, Abs is going to share some more options for 72-hour kit food - she made a complete food list of what she has in her kit, so you'll definitely want to read that for some more suggestions. And, of course, on Friday we'll have another great food storage recipe, so don't miss it!


*** said...

Are you able to purchase items from an LDS cannery if you aren't Mormon?


The Studes said...

thanks for the "kudos" on food storage. I was really excited about it. Also I would LOVE to get reciped and ideas becuase i pretty much cook the same thing over and over =)
that oatmeal bake looked sooo good.

are you in Utah?

Elaine said...

72 hour kits -- Phew! One thing I actually do have. However, I don't think we have cash in them, so I need to take care of that. Thanks for the reminder.