Tuesday, March 31, 2009

It's Tuesday...

Every Tuesday, we post specific items you should gather in order to supplement your emergency car 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 car kit is complete, we'll be putting together 72-hour kits again (week by week). Once those are done, we'll gather the car kits again. So don't worry, just jump on in and join us where we are today!

This week for your emergency car kits, add a roll of toilet paper and a package of wet wipes. You may want to take the cardboard cylinder out of the center of the toilet paper - that way, it stores more easily and you can better fit it into a plastic baggie so it doesn't get wet. As for the wet wipes, they are already packaged so you can just throw them right in. I always love having wet wipes around and I'm always finding ways to use them.

How is your 3 month supply coming along? We hope to soon have a complete 3 month supply shopping list available to you, as well as our printable recipes - stay tuned! Remember to check out our recipe page as you make your 3 month plan, and don't forget to also check out our Safely Gathered In "Test Kitchen", where EVERYONE is welcome to share their recipes. Want to contribute your own recipe to the test kitchen? Email us at safelygatheredin (at) gmail.com. Your recipe may even be featured in a Food Storage Friday here on the main blog.

This is the last day of March, so if you still want to gather beans for your longer term storage this month, today's the day! We'll be gathering rice in April.