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 5 gallon bucket. Most likely this won't actually fit in your kit, but you can always carry it along with you. A bucket would come in handy for hauling and carrying things like water, dirt, etc. You could also use it upside down as a stool to sit on.... you just don't know what kind of situation you will find yourself in during an emergency!
How's your three month supply coming along? Food is not the only thing you should stock up on.... Don't forget to have a supply of medications and other OTC medicines on hand. Also, remember to stock up on food and other things for your pets!
This month for our longer-term supply, we've been gathering oats. In March we'll be gathering beans.