Tuesday, February 17, 2009


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 week for your 72-hour kits, put $25 cash in your packs. This is per family, and this is the third cash installment for your kits (you should now have $75 total). A few weeks ago when we talked about 72-hour kit distribution, we said that Abs and Mountain Man split the money between the two of them. That's what my husband and I have done also. Put the money in plastic baggies so it all stays together and is waterproof. Finally, make sure your money is in small bills and change (fives, ones, and rolls of quarters are great).

I know this was going to be our last week with the 72-hour kits... but someone kindly reminded me last week about first aid kits! I can't believe those weren't listed... my mistake!! Next week we'll be gathering those.

How is your three month supply coming along? Remember, it's much easier to accomplish this if you have a plan, and a master grocery list. This way you can really take advantage of sales, and you can keep track of your progress.

We're still gathering oats this month for longer-term storage. Not sure what to make with oats? Check out our oat recipes!


HermitJim said...

I can't tell you how much I appreciate the information that you pass on to us.

Thanks for all your work...

Anonymous said...

Make sure you include some change into that cash amount. If TSHTF occurs, many places might not have ability to make change easily.

Also, don't just put a $20 bill and a $5 bill into it. Make it small dominations - mostly $1's and $5's. IMHO.