Tuesday, May 31, 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 a radio.  This crank-powered flashlight/radio/cell phone charger has a lot of great reviews on Amazon, so check it out to get a good idea of what's available (and so you know what I'm talking about!).  If that doesn't work for you, shop around and find something that will.  And don't forget, when you do buy something, open it up and try it out before packing it away in your kits.  Make sure it works and that your family knows how to use it effectively.

How's your three-month supply coming along?  Don't forget do stock up on non-food items like toilet paper, toothbrushes, deodorant, feminine products, cleaning supplies, etc.

It's still May, so we're still gathering RICE this month for our longer-term storage (but starting tomorrow we're gathering "other" items, so feel free to start on that... "other" items include sugar, yeast, powdered milk, honey, bouillon, chocolate... basically anything your family wants besides the 4 basics (oats, wheat, rice, beans).


Anonymous said...

Just purchased that crank powered radio and flash light from amazon a few weeks ago, it's been awesome and well worth the money. It's well made, and actually does charge your cell phone unlike some of the others that I have tried.

Cindi said...

I purchased this radio from Amazon a few weeks ago to have in my safe area for tornado season. I love it and am going to buy more for my kit and my car and for both my single daughters!

Flexible Food Covers said...

This is an interesting concept for storage. I can see a lot of these items being extremely useful in an emergency.