Tuesday, July 20, 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 2 gallons of water per person, minimum.  Now, I know this can be really challenging to add to your packs - it's heavy, it takes up a lot of space, etc. BUT, as you know, water is more important than food!  Along with this water, you should add some water purifiers like tablets (or another purification method) so that you can utilize water in your area as well.  Emergency Essentials sells purification methods,  and you can find them here on Amazon as well.  

How is your three-month supply coming along?  Remember, it's easy and doable if you make a plan!  Plan out all your meals, then make a master shopping list.  Buy a few things from the list every time you visit the grocery store, and slowly but surely you'll build up your supply.

This month we are still gathering rice for our longer-term storage.  Thanks everyone for your great comments on last week's post and my questions for you about the BUGS!  I'm going to write a post about that and share all the great information I've learned since last week about how to keep the bugs out of your food storage!


kim said...

Do you buy water in large gallon(or bigger) containers? I am starting up, a newbie! I worry about the plastic leaching into the water long term.