Tuesday, May 4, 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 72-hour kit, add a pen and paper, and a pocket knife.  It doesn't need to be anything fancy - I've linked to one on Amazon for just over $10.  Something basic should be just fine... you may even have one around your house that you can add to the kit.

Last week for our 72-hour kits, we added hand sanitizer.  In the past, we have gotten questions about exploding bottles of hand sanitizer, so last week I suggested emptying the bottle a bit first.  Some of you suggested just storing the hand sanitizer wipes - that's a great idea!

How is your three-month supply coming along?  Don't forget to store two weeks worth of water!  Read more about water storage right here on our blog.  Water is more important than food!!

How is your longer-term storage going?  This month we are gathering oats. I love oats- they are so versatile!  Check out our food storage recipes to find some recipes using oats.