Tuesday, April 10, 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!   

This week for your emergency car kit, add some high-energy (high calorie) snacks, and a flashlight & batteries (or, a crank flashlight that doesn't need batteries).

Some ideas for snacks would be: some sort of jerky, mixed nuts, granola bars (without melt-y chocolate!), etc.  You could also put in crackers, etc... whatever you feel like you might want or need.

How's your three-month supply going?  To be honest, I'm struggling at the moment.  Do you ever go through phases where you are just tired of food?  I'm sure I'm not the only one.  I get tired of thinking about it, tired of all the planning it requires, tired of just looking at it sometimes (is it obvious that I'm pregnant?  Thankfully the first trimester will be over in a few days and hopefully I'll be back to normal soon!).  But seriously, I have been having a really hard time even looking at food that food storage has been a bit challenging lately.  The idea of food in general has just been nauseating.  In fact, some of our supply has been depleted lately because I can't even think about making a trip to the store and seeing all that food.  Just another reason why a three-month supply is so important!  We have certainly not starved as a result of my temporary sickness, thanks to a rather healthy supply that we started out with.

This month for our longer-term storage, we are gathering rice.  However, don't let that keep you from stocking up on other things that you might want or need!  I just scored an incredible deal on some #10 cans of wheat that I bought from a friend who is moving... I'll share the details with you soon.  But, don't forget to think outside the box when it comes to acquiring food storage, and don't limit yourself to what you will buy each month... you don't want to pass up an opportunity to stock up on something different!


momoffouratfifty said...

I've only been reading your blog for a short time, but already your advice has paid off. Last weekend my children and I visited friends for the day. I had put together a minimized car kit, but did have an extra set of clothes for myself and kids. While on a hike, I fell into mud and was so glad for the extra clothes, as we were an hour from home!