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 a battery-powered (or wind-up) radio and light. I have a combo like this and it's great. You can find them (and read more about them) on Amazon here. I have one a lot like this and we like it. It's solar powered OR hand-cranked, and it includes a radio, a flashlight, and a cell phone charger. It's so important to have access to a radio, especially if you live out in the country or more suburban areas.
How is your three-month supply coming along? Remember, the goal is to have enough supplies in your home to keep you comfortable for 3 months, without ever having to leave your home. So, this includes things like food, medicines, diapers, baby food, feminine products, toilet paper and other toiletries, lightbulbs, dish soap or dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent, etc. Don't forget to also have some sort of water purification system in your home as well - not just in your 72-hour kits.
Don't forget, this month for our longer-term storage we're gathering "other" items. Things like honey, sugar, flour, yeast, chocolate syrup :), seasonings, salt, pasta, powdered milk, etc.