Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Food Storage Tuesday

Every Tuesday, we post specific items you should gather in order to supplement your emergency car 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 car kit is complete, we'll be putting together 72-hour kits again (week by week).  Once those are done, we'll gather the car kits again.  So don't worry, just jump on in and join us where we are today! 

Well, we have completed another round of gathering 72-hour kits... hopefully you were able to follow along and now have kits for everyone in your family!  If you didn't get it all done, that's okay.  You can of course feel free to continue working on it as you find extra money and things on sale.  We are moving on, though, to our next project: Car kits!!  You can read more about car kits on our car kit page here.  

You should make a kit for each car that you own.  This week, take a look at the car kit list and see if there's anything you already own that you can put in your kit (just don't take things out of your 72-hour kits!).  Also this week, find a box that you can put everything in.  I like to use a small/medium sized tupperware box.   A few of the things don't fit in the box (like a towel/blanket), but that's fine with me (I just keep them outside the box).

How's your three-month supply coming along?  It is so much easier if you make a complete 12-week meal plan, then go from there.  It's hard to know how much food you really need until you sit down and make this list, and make a shopping list. You can check out how to plan your three-month supply here.

This month for our longer-term storage, we are gathering beans!