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 an ax and a shovel. These two items can be useful for various reasons during an emergency and should be items that you own already. Obviously, these will probably not fit into your actual kits, but you should have a short list of "grab" items that you should get on your way out the door if you are leaving in a hurry.
How's your three-month supply coming along? Don't forget medications and over the counter medicines that your family uses on a regular basis. Don't forget to also have "sick foods" like saltines, soups, and Gatorade. I recently bought a large can of powdered Gatorade that has proven to be quite handy when my kids and husband have been sick this past winter/spring.
We're still gathering rice this month for our longer-term storage. Along with the rice, don't forget to store flavorings like bouillon and other seasonings. What are your favorite simple rice flavorings? I also enjoy lemon pepper, but I'd love to branch out a bit. What kinds of flavorings do you use?