Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Food Storage Tuesday... er, Wednesday!

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!

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!  

We are a day late with our normally scheduled Tuesday post - I hope it doesn't mess up anyone's schedule! :)

This week for your 72-hour kits, add any pet food that you will need.  Also consider adding anything else your pet may need, such as any medications, an extra leash, some treats, etc.

Also this week, add some candles and waterproof matches.  Don't forget to include candle holders as well!  You will want to use these as light sources, so you don't have to use up battery power if you don't need to.

How's your three-month supply coming along?  Once you buy items for your three-month food storage supply, don't put them away in a closet and forget about them.  Use them, and practice making some of the food storage meals that you have planned!  Make sure your family likes them!  Just keep good track of what you are using so that you can replace the items next time you are at the grocery store.  I try to fix one food storage meal every week or two - both to rotate my items, and also to make sure my family enjoys them and that the recipe makes enough food for one complete meal.

This month for our longer-term storage, we're still gathering wheat!  We'll be moving on to oats in December.


Misty said...

Another reason I love having candles in addition to flashlights is that they can light up a whole room, but you don't have to hold them. The power was out here a while back and I realized I didn't have enough candles when my husband and I were trying to play a board game with flashlights. It was such a pain to have to hold them and try to do anything (making dinner included!)