Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Food Storage Tuesday

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 one set of scriptures and/or another book.  I like to have a cheap blue Book of Mormon in my kit.

How is your three-month supply coming along?  It's so much easier if you have a food storage plan.  You can also check out our food storage e-book for more information.  We have a completed 3-month shopping list and meal plans, to save you time if you don't want to do it yourself.

We are still gathering beans this month for our longer-term storage.  Not sure how to store beans?  Check out our article by clicking on the link!  I like to buy my beans on sale from the grocery store, but you can also buy them already canned up in #10 cans here at LDS Catalog.  Price includes shipping.  You can also buy different beans at Emergency Essentials.  AND, EE sells them in buckets too, so if that's your preferred storage method you should definitely check them out!

We got some great comments on last week's post about beans and how people cook and eat them.  Be sure to check it out and get some ideas.  I have already cooked up a couple pounds of beans and put them into my freezer in baggies.  Perfect for soups, sides, etc!  Thanks for all the ideas, everyone... and please share more!