Tuesday, May 24, 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 utility knife (or a pocket knife).  These don't have to be pricey - just choose something that looks like it will work for you.  Amazon has a utility knife here that looks decent and has good reviews, and here's a pocket knife too (at $40 on sale, that one is pretty rich for my blood, but might be worth it.  Any opinions on what to get?  How much is "too much" to spend?).  Of course, these items can be found in your local stores as well.  (And okay, as an aside... did you know that there is a Swiss Army knife for $900 on sale??  Whoa.)

How's your three-month supply coming along?  Make a food storage plan!  If you don't have time/motivation to make a plan, check out our food storage e-book.  It's $5, but we've created an entire three-month meal plan and shopping list for you, so personally I think it's worth it!

This month for our longer-term storage, we're gathering rice!  You can get more information about rice here.


RayTurn said...

approximately 2/3 of the domestic rice crop comes from the Arkansas delta and due to the flooding from the Mississippi River, most of that crop has been ruined for this year. Expect supply to be seriously reduced and cost to rise. Push your supply acquisition sooner rather than later into the summer.