Tuesday, August 11, 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, 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 an ax and a shovel. Now... before you go and try to stuff an ax and shovel into your backpacks, let me explain. These items are handy in your 72-hour kit for many reasons, but you don't necessarily need to keep them with your kits. Rather, I have a small list near my 72-hour kits that tells me what OTHER items to grab in an emergency - things that I don't store with them but will still need. The ax and shovel are on that list. So, if you don't have them, get those items and keep them somewhere in your home. If you already have them, great! You're off the hook this week as far as the kits go. However, start that "extras" list and keep it near your kits.

How is your three month supply coming along? Don't forget to keep three months of medications and other medicines that your family uses on a regular basis.

We are still gathering beans this month for our longer-term storage. Check out our bean recipes for great meal ideas!


Nancy said...

Before going and buying - check the local auctions, estate sales, and garage sales - you can pick up some very nice equipment for next to nothing. We have bought several shovels (barn, house, both vehicles), and other types of tools without putting the dent in the pocket book.

Love your blog!