We hope everyone had a great Halloween! Hopefully you all have a great stash of candy in your food storage now...
First, some exciting news! In the past, it's always been a little difficult to view our recipes (in our opinions). So, we've made it easy to search for our recipes alphabetically or by main ingredient (beans, oats, wheat, rice, pasta, canned meats). The link for this database is on the righthand side of our blog, near the top. We hope you find it helpful! We'll be updating the database every time a new recipe is added to our blog, so we hope you check back often.
This week for your 72-hour kits, add some blankets and/or sleeping bags. Hopefully you already have these items. If not, consider buying sleeping bags for your family for Christmas!
Obviously, sleeping bags will not always fit in your backpacks, so you may need to get creative. I added these items to my "grab and go" list on top of my kits (this list tells me what to grab besides my kit: shovel, ax, etc.... all the big things that are stored in other places in my home/garage).
How is your 3-month supply coming along? I've been buying a few more dessert mixes lately, because I know those would be much appreciated in times of emergency. I also bought a HUGE bag of baking soda at WalMart. Baking soda is SO versatile! It can be used in baking (!!), cleaning, brushing teeth, bee sting relief, putting out grease fires (important to me, from experience), etc. I just make sure that every time I walk into a grocery store, I come out with SOMETHING for my food storage. Form the habit!
This month for our longer-term storage, we're gathering rice again! Rice is so delicious and so versatile, and it really stretches far. Try to figure out how much rice you want for your family for one year, and get as much as possible this month. It's ok if you don't get it all at once - we'll be gathering rice again in a few months.
Tomorrow on our blog, we will be posting a "Food Storage / Emergency Preparedness Christmas Wish List". We will be listing many food storage/emergency prep items that you may want to consider giving as gifts (or asking for!) this Christmas season.
On Thursday, we'll be sharing our first gluten-free food storage recipe from guest poster Ali-Kat, and Friday will be our regular Food Storage Friday! It's going to be a great week so stay tuned!