Tuesday, February 22, 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 small umbrella and a small set of scriptures or a book. I always appreciate having something to read when am in the car and have to unexpectedly wait around for something (a longer-than-usual oil change, for example).  As for the umbrella, you may have on lying around that you can add, or you could try looking for a cheap one at thrift stores or dollar stores.

How's your three month supply coming along? A few weeks ago I shared with you that I am working on eating through our supply as we prepare to move.  Then, when we get settled in our new home, I'll stock up again with money I am saving on our month grocery bill now (by eating pantry food).  It's a good system in theory... if I can really save that money!!  

It's the final week for gathering wheat for our longer-term storage.  Next month we'll be moving on to oats, which is really good because we've been eating a lot of oats lately!