Tuesday, January 26, 2010


**Please don't forget - for one more week we will be donating 100% of the profits from our food storage e-book sales to help the victims of Haiti.  Buy yours today and help those in need.**

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 canned heat or other cooking method.  You can find it on Amazon by clicking the link, or shop around in a local store (Walmart maybe? I'm not sure).  Anyway, you need to have some sort of method to cook the food you have packed in your kit.  Consider getting a camp stove and supplying it with canned heat.

How is your three-month supply coming along?  Don't forget to store at least 2 weeks worth of water.  For more information, check out our posts about how to store water in plastic bottles, water purification, and water storage methods.  You can also read about where to find water in your home if you haven't stored any ("emergency water").

We are still gathering beans for our longer-term storage this month.  I love beans - check out our food storage recipes using beans for some delicious meal ideas. 


Melonie said...

Most folks should be able to find it in the camping/hiking section of their local stores. I've been able to find the Sterno brand cans and fold-up stove (single burner) that fit in a backpack in the "Four Seasons" of our military PX, which is notorious for not always having things. ;-)