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!
I can't believe it's November already!! I don't know about you but I am so excited for the holidays coming up. Hopefully everyone has a "healthy" stash of Halloween candy added to your food storage. Now would be a great time to hit the candy sales and stock up your food storage, if that sort of thing appeals to you. :) Aren't 'Milk Duds' a category of food storage??
This week for your 72-hour kit, add some mosquito repellent, as well as some candles/candle holders/matches. If you have crank-powered flashlights, the candles may not be a priority for you, but be sure to add matches either way. Waterproof matches are best: just dip the tips of the matches in some hot wax to make them waterproof.
How's your three-month supply going? In all seriousness, you may want to consider adding some candy! If you were ever in a situation where you were living off your food storage, a piece of candy here or there could really improve your attitude about it (well, mine would be better anyway). I'm pretty sure your kids would be grateful, too. And don't forget to store things like brownie mixes, cake mixes, and other fun treats. Just be sure to get the ones where you only need to add water and/or oil, or invest in some powdered eggs.
Since it's a new month, we're gathering something else now for our longer-term storage.... BEANS! I love beans. There are so many varieties and thankfully my kids love them too (they're a great finger food for older babies and toddlers, too!).
What's your favorite kind of bean, and how do you serve beans? My favorites would have to be black beans and pinto beans. I usually serve black beans just as a side dish, and with pinto beans I like to mash them up and make burritos. I'd love to hear your ideas!