Tuesday, November 9, 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 disinfectant and a can opener (if your food requires one).  Disinfectant includes hand sanitizer if you haven't added that yet, as well as something to wipe down surfaces with.  I really like Lysol wipes or things similar to that.

How's your three month supply coming along?  With the holidays coming up (and once they've ended), you should be able to get some good deals on traditional holiday canned items - pumpkin, cranberries, etc.  Stock up when you see a great deal!

This month for our longer-term storage we are gathering BEANS!  Thanks everyone for the comments last week about your favorite beans and how you prepare them.  If you didn't comment last week, comment today on this post and let us know what kinds of beans you like and how you prepare them.

Tomorrow we will be posting our annual "wish list / shopping list", full of great gift ideas for preparedness.  I look forward to writing this post every year, because it gives me a chance to price shop and see all the cool stuff there is out there!  Stay tuned!


JenHarper said...

I was wondering if you had any thoughts about the safety of food from cans. I have been hearing so much about the BPA contamination of food from the plastic lining of cans.

Amy McPherson Sirk said...

If you have a pressure canner you can put up your own pumpkin. Is there a good way to store bags of sugar and flour? I'd like to stock up while they're on sale.