Tuesday, November 17, 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 mess kit for every person, or something similar.  Abbie keeps a plastic mug in each person's kit.  It currently holds small snacks, but when it's time to eat it can be used over and over again for each meal.  Make sure you also pack utensils - plastic or reusable.

How is your three-month supply coming along?  Make a plan, and make a shopping list.  Just be sure that your meals are made from non-perishables, so that you can truly live off your food storage if something were to happen (for example, if you lose power for a significant period of time, you will lose your frozen food, so plan most of your meals to rely on frozen items).  Need some meal ideas?  Check out our recipes page.  Don't have time to plan it all out and make your master list?  Check out our e-book - we've done it for you!  It would also make a great Christmas gift!

This month for our longer-term storage, we're gathering wheat.  You can store wheat in 5-gallon buckets, or you could can it up into #10 cans.  Just be sure it's stored in a place where bugs can't get to it!