Tuesday, February 24, 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!

This is the last week for your 72-hour kits - if you've followed along with us for the last couple of months, congratulations!! If not, don't worry, we'll do them again soon. Of course, you can also just print off our kit list and put it together on your own.

This week, add a first aid kit. Any kind is fine, but obviously the more the kit has in it, the better. Just make sure to get one that will fit into someone's pack.

How is your three-month supply coming along? If you need recipe ideas, please check out our recipes page. Every recipe uses only non-perishable food items, so you don't have to worry about losing your storage if the power goes out. Once you have a meal plan, figure out how many times you will eat each meal, add up the ingredients you need, and make your master shopping list. Most of our recipes are main dishes, so I also like to stock up on sides like canned fruit and veggies. They are simple to prepare, and make our meals a bit more nutritious and filling.

This is our last week for gathering oats this month for your longer-term supply. Not sure how to cook with oats? Check out some recipes here. Not sure of the differences between all the different kinds of oats? Check out our article on that here.

And... last week we had a giveaway because February feels like such a long month, and I'm anxious for spring. Well, it's still February, so..... let's have another giveaway this week!! Come back tomorrow to see what it is, and to enter!! See you then!