Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Food Storage Tuesday

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 for your car kits, add some diapers and feminine products (as needed).  Also, add a small umbrella.  This sure is handy especially if you live in a rainy climate.  Umbrellas can fold up so small these days, so it's not a big deal to add one to your car kit.

How is your three-month supply coming along?  Don't forget to store water!!  You can read some information about water storage right here on our blog.  Water is more important than food.  It is recommended that you store 2 weeks of water for your family.

This month for our longer-term storage, we are gathering wheat.  You can read more about wheat storage here on the blog, too.  You can buy wheat already canned in #10 cans at LDS Catalog here.  Prices include shipping. Emergency Essentials also has wheat in 5 gallon buckets and in #10 cans, so be sure to check them out too.  Finally, you can buy wheat grinders from Our Happy Homestead and Emergency Essentials 

Not sure how to eat wheat?  Check out our food storage recipes to get some great ideas.