Every Tuesday, we post specific items you should gather in order to supplement your emergency car 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 car kit is complete, we'll be putting together 72-hour kits again (week by week). Once those are done, we'll gather the car kits again. So don't worry, just jump on in and join us where we are today!
This week, we are starting to gather emergency kits for the car. You should make one for each car in your household, but if you can only do one at a time that's fine too.
Find something to put your items in this week. It can be a small tupperware box, a cardboard box (diaper boxes work great), etc. To find the best deal, shop around or visit your local secondhand store. It should have a top to keep everything from spilling over at every turn, but it's not necessary.
How is your three-month supply coming along? We recommend that you also have three months' worth of toothpaste, soap, feminine products, diapers, etc. It's hard to plan ahead for diapers since babies grow out of their sizes so quickly. I recommend always stocking up on the next size up. That way, when they start wearing that bigger size, they can wear the ones you've stored, and you can start buying the next size up.
We are gathering rice this month for our longer term storage. I love rice - it goes with pretty much anything! I also like to store lots of bouillon cubes (chicken, beef) because it gives white rice nice flavor if it's eaten plain.