Tuesday, July 21, 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 2 gallons of water per person. This can be a challenge to add to your packs, but water is so important and you cannot leave it out. We wrote a blog post a few months ago about 72-hour kit distribution. Abs' husband carries most of the family's water in his pack - that may be a good option for your family, too. You can store the water in old juice bottles, or similar. Check out Abbie's post about how to prepare them for water storage.

How is your three-month supply coming along? Don't forget to store water for that, too. It is recommended that you store at least 2 weeks of water for each person. If you store a lot of dehydrated food in your storage, you will need much more.

We are still gathering oats this month for the longer-term storage. Check out our oat recipes for some meal ideas!


TheSurvivalMom said...

I just discovered your beautiful blog! I hadn't thought of keeping most of our 72 hour water in my husband's pack, but that makes sense.