Tuesday, June 16, 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, 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, add a change of clothes for each person. A few months ago, Abbie wrote a great article about making family t-shirts for your 72-hour kits. It's a great idea, so click on the link to check out her advice and pictures. Also, consider the weather. Twice a year (October and April), we remind everyone to update their kits (update the food, clothes, etc), so summer-y clothes should be fine for your kits for now (depending on where you live). When you rotate in October, you can change sizes and outfits if you need to.

How is your three-month supply coming along? The best way to gather food for your three month supply is to make a plan. Write up menus and recipes that appeal to your family, and gather three months' worth of these meals. Want a ready-made 12-week grocery list and meal plan? We've got one available in our new e-book.

We're still gathering wheat this month for the longer-term storage. Not sure how to cook with wheat? Check out our recipes!