Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Food Storage Tuesday

Every Tuesday, we post specific items you should gather in order to supplement your emergency car kit, your three-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 car kit is complete, we'll be putting together 72-hour kits again (week by week).  Once those are done, we'll gather the car kits again.  So don't worry, just jump on in and join us where we are today!

This week for your car kits, add a basic first aid kit.  Something small is ideal since it's going in your box!  This from Amazon looks good, but shop around to find the best kit for your family.  I like the ones in the soft pouch since it seems to fit in my box much more easily.

How's that three-month supply coming along?  One thing that many of you mentioned in your comments last week is that rotating can be a big pain, and that it's hard to stay on top of everything.  Thanks again for all the great comments we got last week, and we'll be planning some of our future posts around your questions!

This month for our longer term storage, we're gathering WHEAT.  I'll admit, wheat is tough for me.  I don't cook much with wheat so I'll be honest... I don't store a ton of it!  But I do store a bit because it is healthy and it just seems like the right thing to do :).  I need to be better about using it now and rotating it, so if the time ever came when I actually needed to use it, I would know what I was doing.

Does anyone have any favorite wheat recipes they want to share??  Do share, please!  Doesn't have to be "food storage friendly"... any kind of recipe will do!


Lynn said...

And keep in mind that wheat will be very useful to barter with when money may be unaccessible or useless. Wheat and rice will be VERY valuable. So storing it is a good thing. ; D

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Robin Fisher said...

I wanted to thank you. I think I got the idea from your website to rise out bleach bottles and re-fill with NON DRINKING water. I will say that again NON DRINKING water. How easy and cheap is that?!?!

Anyway, we have had VERY cold weather in El Paso, TX. Thankfully, our family has had power, gas and water. Many of my friends have not been so lucky. One friend was using bottled water to "flush" the toilet because she didn't have running water. I was so glad I could share the "bleach" water bottles with her for flushing and general cleaning. I appreciate this website so much! Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

wondering if we can make bisquick mix with "shortening powder"...