Tuesday, May 3, 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 water and some sort of water purifier.  As far as purifiers go, you could get some water tablets or something similar, so that you can purify water from natural sources.  Amazon has some here, but you can probably also find them at most big box stores.  Shop around for something that will work for your family.

Now, as far as having water in your kits... you should have one gallon, per person, per day.  That's three gallons per person, which is a lot when you think about lugging it around (especially if you have a large family).  I recently came across a neat website called 72hours.org, which gives some great information about all things to do with 72-hour kits, including advice about water.  Clicking on that link will take you to a ton of great information about what kind of water to store, how to do it, etc.

How's your three month supply coming along?  Remember, the goal is to have three months of supplies so that you should not have to visit a store for anything during those three months.  Start by making a food storage plan and go from there!

This month for our longer-term storage, we're gathering rice!  Click here to read more about rice and storing it longterm.