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 some light sticks (glow sticks). These can be used in a handful of ways during an emergency. They are an added source of light, they are waterproof, and are extremely safe to use. Kids love them! You can get light sticks that last anywhere from 5 to 24 hours. Shop around and find what works best for your family. I personally bought a 10-pack of light sticks, and spread them out in the packs (2 in each pack, with the extras in the big pack).
How's your three-month supply going? Having a hard time coming up with recipes using only non-perishables? Check out our extensive food storage recipes page.
This month for our longer-term storage, we're gathering "other" items. Yeast, honey, flour, sugar, brown sugar, powdered eggs (if you like them), etc.