Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Food Storage Tuesday

Every Tuesday, we post specific items you should gather in order to supplement your 72-hour 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 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 1 change of clothes per person, as well as a set of scriptures or other book you want to pack.  When packing the clothes for your kids, be sure you are packing something that will fit them for the next 6 months (you should rotate your clothes every six months).  Always pack clothes that are appropriate for the upcoming season in your part of the world.  If you live in Florida, you will want to pack light clothing for the summer.  If you live in Maine, you might want to pack long sleeves, even in the summer.

How's your three-month supply coming along?  Don't forget things like toilet paper, diapers, etc!

This month for our longer-term supply we're gathering beans.  You can store them in 5 gallon buckets, or #10 cans if you have access to a canner (check around if you are interested in borrowing a canner.  Some stakes (LDS congregations) own them and lend them out.).