Tuesday, June 14, 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 toiletries: soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.  Don't forget to also add diapers/wipes and feminine products - whatever your family requires.  Travel size bottles are perfect for this situation - put some in everyone's pack, or in half of your families' packs (whatever you think you'll need, and depending on space).

How's your three-month supply coming along?  Don't forget, make a food storage menu plan and a master shopping list, and go from there.  Don't get overwhelmed - just take it one step at a time.

This month for our longer-term storage, we're gathering "other" items (besides the 4 basics: wheat, beans, rice, oats).  These are things that you want to have more than three months' supply of, for example: flour, salt, seasonings, sugar, yeast, powdered milk, honey, baking soda, etc.  Choose one (or two) things, and stock up as much as you can during the month.  Of course, it would be ideal to find something on sale so that you can really stock up and save.


Tom Foolry said...

Thank you for this blog on preparedness! It's so important that we make sure and have all of these things ready in case some kind of emergency happens (also, I love the quote by Gordon B. Hinckley)