Tuesday, April 19, 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 flashlights and batteries (if needed).  You should get one flashlight per person, or at least one flashlight per 2 people.  We recommend getting "crank" flashlights so that you don't have to worry about batteries running out or going bad.  This flashlight from Amazon has good reviews, so there's one option.  Shop around though and find what works best for your family.  Crank flashlights are definitely a better choice, in my opinion, rather than having to buy batteries, then replace batteries eventually, and then worry if they will work when you need them to.

How's your three month supply coming along?  Mine is dwindling slowly but surely (since we're moving soon), but I'm looking forward to starting up again after we are settled in our new house in Florida.

This month, we are still gathering BEANS for our longer-term storage!  There are a lot of options here so choose your favorite and stock up, or get a variety.  Don't forget to also get any seasonings that you will need with the beans.