Tuesday, January 27, 2009

It's Tuesday!

Every Tuesday, we post specific items you should gather in order to supplement your 72-hour kit, your 3-month supply, and your longer-term storage. If you are new to our blog, don't worry! You won't be left behind. Just start up where we are and follow along. You will eventually have everything completed! Once the 72-hour kit is complete (in just a few weeks!), we'll be putting together emergency car kits again (week by week). Once those are done, we'll gather the 72-hour kits again. So don't worry, just jump on in and join us where we are today!

Previously in our 72-hour kit list, we listed "camp stove" and "heat source" separately. However, a camp stove can be used as your primary heat source if you'd like (if so, that means this is a free week, or a catch-up week!). If you want something extra, consider storing charcoals. If you have a food sealer, you could seal up a few packs of 10-12 charcoals. It would also be a great idea to seal up some matches to make them waterproof, or you could dip the tips of the matches in wax.

How is your 3-month supply coming along? Have you planned it out? It really is so much easier if you have a plan for what you want to buy, and what meals you are going to eat. We hope it's coming along well for you! My shelves are really starting to fill up and I am constantly re-organizing my closet to better hold everything!

This is the last week to gather wheat for your longer-term storage. I buy mine already canned in #10 cans, but you can also store it in food grade 5-gallon buckets. This is a great option because if you have a gamma lid for the top, you can use it and re-seal after each use. Not sure how much wheat you need? Click here to find out!


jennifer said...

I live in Southern Fl, and my ward is starting to get excited about food storage. We spent the morning at a friends house canning twenty bags of dry milk. Tonight we are on to Sugar, wheat, and rice. My husband found your link through deseret news. You are AMAZING!! Thanks for all the ideas. You explain things so simply, I get a lot less overwhelmed! Thanks again for sharing your talents!