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!
It's the FINAL WEEK for gathering our 72-hour kits!! If you've been following along each week for the last several months, you should have at least one completed 72-hour kit.... after this week. This week, add some light sticks and some hand warmers. I don't know about where you are, but it's COLD here on the east coast this week, and I can't imagine having to camp out in this sort of weather. But what if there was some sort of emergency that forced that situation upon us? A campfire would certainly help in the cold, but that won't do much for us when we are sleeping in our sleeping bags, or walking around gathering sticks or something for the fire. Hand warmers are great for that sort of situation. Consider them! These have good reviews, and so do these. It looks like buying them in bulk (packs of 40 or so) will give you more bang for your buck. Consider what you need/want for your family, and how much space you have in your packs.
How's your three month supply going? Now's the time to stock up on hot cocoa and other winter-y items that you may want in your supply.
We're gathering rice this month for our longer term storage. Unfortunately, brown rice does not keep well for the long term, so white rice is your main option. I like to have a good mix of short grain and long grain.