Tuesday, November 30, 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 aluminum foil and some garbage bags (one per person should do the trick).  The garbage bags are necessarily FOR each person, but the bigger your family is, the more you will need in general.  As far as the tin foil goes... I have a confession to make, I don't remember what this is for!  I'm sure we added this to our 72-hour kit list for a reason - probably something we read online, but I can't remember.  Any ideas??  I'm sure it would come in handy for cooking, and may be useful if you could use it as a reflector for something... ?  Thoughts?

How's your three-month supply coming along?  I am wishing that I had bought a few more cheap turkeys and canned all that meat!  Did anyone can up any Thanksgiving food?  My mother-in-law cans up leftover roasts sometimes and I'm wondering if anyone else does this, and if you can do it with turkey.  I paid about 5 dollars for our 12 lb turkey and we have a TON of leftovers so I'll be making some meals and freezing them, but canning would be a great option for all you people with pressure canners.

It's the end of November, I can't believe it.  We were gathering BEANS for our longer-term storage in November, and in December we'll be moving on to RICE.


kdonat said...

Tin foil can be used to make cups, bowls, water carriers, lids and lid lifters for cook pots, etc. if these items have been omitted from your 72hr kits. It can also be folded envelope style around items that need to be protected from moisture if you don't have plastic baggies available. In a pinch you could line your shoes or mittens as a heat reflectors. Make tinfoil hats to entertain the kids ...or the neighbors.

kdonat said...

I canned up 5 qts. of turkey broth. I'll be canning turkey meat with the next sale before Christmas. Please remember the larger the turkey the more meat to bone you get for your dollar. A smaller turkey has more bone than meat.