Tuesday, April 27, 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 hand sanitizer.  Last time we  gathered this, a lot of people mentioned that they had tried to do this in the past, but it tends to "explode" or leak if it's stored in the car.  Thankfully, some people suggested dumping a little bit out first, so that it's not so full when you store it.  Hopefully that will work for you!

How is your three-month supply coming along?  It's not as hard as you think: just make a menu plan for 3 months of food (7, 14 or 21 different food storage recipes, for example), then make a master shopping list.  It's your food storage plan!  Don't have time to plan your food storage?  Check out our food storage e-book - we've done it all for you.

April's almost over, but we're still gathering wheat for our longer-term storage.  I like keeping my longer-term storage in #10 cans.  Abbie has a lot of 5 gallon buckets and gamma lids for hers.  Decide what's best for you and start stocking up!


Anonymous said...

In place of the exploding hand sanitizer, perhaps the moistened hand wipes in cannisters or flat plastic containers would work.

Debbie said...

Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I featured your emergency t-shirt blog post on my website. It's such a cool idea! :) I used my own pictures since I didn't request permission from you, but just wanted to let you know you've been featured! Thanks for all your awesome work and efforts!

Leslie said...

Or instead of exploding hand sanitizer you can slip in a packet of antibacterial wipes. Same purpose and probably sturdier too. I'm the typical LifeLogic evangelist with a box in the glovebox just in case.