Tuesday, October 5, 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 some small entertainment items.  Coloring books, decks of game cards, and crayons are all good options.  Just make sure it's small and light!

Also, I can't believe I forgot to mention this last week, but it's time to "rotate" your car kits and 72-hour kits.  We do this every 6 months.  Check the expiration dates for the food and other items that may expire.  Switch out the bottles of water if needed.  If anything expires in the next 6 months, take it out and replace it, and then use the item you've taken out before it expires.

How's your three month supply coming along?  Make a plan!!!  Plan out recipes you like to make, then make a plan to eat each meal a certain number of times during those three months (once a week? That's 12 times. Every other week? 6 times).  Then create your master shopping list from that.  The hardest part for me is keeping track of what I have and what I use, but I'm getting better.  If you don't have the time or don't want to create your own plan and shopping list, check out our food storage e-book.

We are gathering oats this month for our longer-term storage. Emergency Essentials sells oats in #10 cans and in buckets, too.  Check them out here.


kdonat said...

Your post says we are gathering oats this month, however Wheat is highlighted on the right in red.

Hannah said...

Thanks for letting me know, I fixed it!

Actually, for some reason I'm not able to make it red so I just put it in bold. We'll have to fix that soon!!