Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Ok, it's finally time to get back to work!

This week for your 72-hour kits, put together a small sewing kit. You should have a few needles, some thread, buttons, safety pins of varying sizes, straight pins, scissors, measuring tape, thimble, and a pencil (a fabric pencil would be great, or a lead one is fine). You can store all of these things in a small plastic baggie, or a little cloth bag if you have one. One sewing kit per family should be fine, but consider the number of people you have as you add the buttons and safety pins.

I don't know about you, but we got LOTS of candy for Christmas. I'm putting a lot of it away in my 3-month supply. I know candy doesn't stay good as long as most non-perishables, but it will be nice to have the candy on hand for little special treats for my daughter, or other occasions. You may be able to find lots of holiday food on sale this week, so be sure to stock up if it's non-perishable, and if it's within your budget. Just add something to your supply.

It's the last week to gather your "other" items for your longer-term storage. Hopefully you've been able to gather powdered milk. white flour, sugar, honey, or whatever it is you wanted to stock up on. In January we'll start gathering a new food item.

We have a great week ahead! We're going to say goodbye to 2008 and start the new year right with a GIVEAWAY which begins tomorrow, so stay tuned. On Thursday we have a special "best of" post, and we'll also be sharing some of the pictures you sent of YOUR food storage / emergency prep progress! On Friday we have another delicious food storage recipe using non-perishables only, and Saturday we'll give you a roundup of our favorite articles from the week.


Mrs. Mordecai said...

A sewing kit is a great idea! Thanks so much for the full feed. :)