Tuesday, April 28, 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 car kits, add a few diapers for your child and some feminine products.  These are items you should already have in your home, so they should be really easy to gather up and add to your box.  Additionally, add an umbrella this week.  You can find umbrellas that fold up very small and are perfect for something like this.

How is your three-month supply coming along?  I love having frozen foods as part of my food storage, but please don't rely on them for your core three-month supply or your longer term storage.  If you lose power for a significant period of time, your frozen storage will be completely wiped out.  Check out our food storage recipes for some easy and delicious meals that use only non-perishable items, and consider storing the ingredients for these meals in your food storage plan.

We're still gathering rice this month for our longer-term storage.  Again, check out our recipes to see what you can make with rice, using all non-perishables!