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 small sewing kit. This can come in handy for a number of reasons. You can make your own, or you can buy a ready-made sewing kit from a store like Walmart or here on Amazon for under $10.
Remember, as you are putting your kits together, consider the weight of each kit and who will be carrying each one. Abbie wrote a great article last year about 72-hour kit distribution: who carries what. Check it out and make sure your kits are packed according to who carries them and how much weight they can handle. How do you pack your 72-hour kits? Do you use all backpacks, or do you have suitcases on wheels?
How is your three month supply coming along? MAKE A PLAN! Don't have time to sit and plan out your recipe plans, shopping lists, etc.? That's okay, we've done it all for you! Check out our food storage e-book. It makes a great gift, too. Don't forget, your three-month supply should include everything your family needs for three months - toiletries, food, cleaning products, etc.
For the longer-term storage this month, we have been gathering "other" items - honey, sugar, flour, salt, yeast, etc. In September (starting tomorrow!!) we'll be gathering wheat.