Tuesday, August 25, 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 a 5 gallon bucket. These can come in really handy for many things - hauling water comes to mind. You just never really know what you'll need or be doing during those 72 hours, so you want to be prepared with pretty much anything that seems handy! Or maybe that's just me... anyway, add a bucket. Again, you may not have room to keep it with your kits (or maybe you do), so if that's the case just keep it where you need to keep it, and don't forget to grab it if you need to leave with your packs.

How is your three month supply coming along? Don't forget things like prescriptions, vitamins, and personal hygiene items. Also, not sure how to plan your three month supply? We've got a ready-made shopping list in our e-book (using our own recipes), so check it out!

This is the last week that we're gathering beans for our longer term storage (we'll be moving on to something else for Sept). Don't forget, there are many different varieties of beans, so you can really mix it up this month. For example, lentils are a great way for making soups go further and they add some great nutrition.

We have a great week planned! Abby and I are going to start sharing some pictures of our food storage areas, and we're also going to be house-crashing our friends' homes and taking pictures of THEIR storage, too. You know, to give you all some ideas! So, if you live near us... watch out!


in time out said...

okay...still love the blog. still trying to get around to the wonderful ideas...