Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Every Tuesday, we talk about what to add to our 72-hour kits, 3-month supply, and longer term storage.

It's another catch-up week for the 72-hour kits, so check out the list on the left side of the blog to see what you're missing. And let me stress this point: if you are new to our blog and haven't started this project, don't worry! You don't have to go out and buy everything to catch up (unless you want to, of course!). As soon as we're done with the 72-hour kits (in just a few weeks), we'll be making an emergency car kit step-by-step. Then, once those are done, we'll start putting together 72-hour kits again. And we'll just keep cycling through those so that everyone has a chance to get everything done.

I don't know about you, but for my three-month supply, I'm picking up the ingredients for fudge this week!! Oh, and the ingredients for chocolate cereal snack mix. Don't underestimate the importance of storing desserts. Can you imagine going three months without them? Maybe some of you can, but I know I can't. However, buy what you can this week. Just a can or two here and there goes a long way.

What are you gathering for your longer-term storage? It's a "freebie" month, so gather whatever you want. I've been able to store a few cans of powdered milk, and I even canned up some hot cocoa mix. Yum!

Don't forget that we are asking for your pictures!!! We've gotten a few already, but we'd like to get LOTS of pictures!! If you are unsure what I am talking about, let me explain. The week after Christmas, we'd like to showcase your progress on your food storage and emergency preparedness. Please email us pictures of whatever you'd like to show off! Maybe it's your 72-hour kits, your car kits, your pantry, etc. Show us!! Please email the pictures to safelygatheredin (at) gmail (dot) com. Don't be embarrassed if your kits aren't done or your shelves aren't full. We want to see what you've done so far!

Tomorrow we're having a very special guest post. Remember last week's Motivational Monday, about the woman whose husband showed her that having food in the pantry meant that they had frugal food storage? That story was published about 16 years ago in the Ensign magazine. Well, Colleen Hansen (the author of the article) has graciously written a follow-up article about food storage, just for us (well, just for YOU, our readers!). We are very excited about it!

On Thursday we have another food storage gift idea, and Friday we'll teach you another food storage recipe, non-perishables only. It's an exciting week, so stay tuned!


Mrs. Mordecai said...

I have a picture that you can use here:


Anonymous said...

My pictures are found here http://katesgreatkitchen.blogspot.com/2008/12/pictures-are-you-kidding-by-kate.html