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 silver foil emergency blankets. These here on Amazon come in a 10-pack for a great price, but shop around of course. You should have one emergency blanket per person. It might be a good idea to put any extras in your car kits, especially if you live in colder climates! They don't take up a lot of space but they could save lives. I know it is common in some parts of the country to be stranded in snow drifts during this time of year, so make sure your car kit is stocked up!
How's your three-month supply coming along? I know I mentioned this last month, but just in case you missed it... be sure to stock up on "sick" foods and medicines! Gatorade (powder or bottles), cold/flu medicine (for kids & adults), canned soups, crackers, etc. Stock up on your comfort foods, and maybe some easy frozen dinners in case you are sick and you just want to throw something in the microwave.
How's your longer-term supply coming along? We're gathering wheat this month!