Tuesday, September 22, 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 some small entertainment items. Coloring books and crayons are great for kids. You may also want to add some card games - Uno, Phase 10, etc. They don't take up much space but can provide hours of entertainment.

How is your three-month supply coming along? The best way to plan your three-month supply of food is to make a menu plan for what you will eat during that time. It can be as simple as coming up with 21 different dinner ideas (three weeks worth), then buying each meal 4 times (giving you 12 weeks of dinners). For more details, check out Abbie's post about this from last year. Don't have time to plan out all your own meals from non-perishables? Don't worry - we've already done it, including the master shopping list for three months of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. It's in the e-book!

We're still gathering rice this month for our longer-term storage. I love rice, it's so versatile! Click here to check out our rice recipes.