Tuesday, April 17, 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 a package of wet wipes and a roll of toilet paper.  Wet wipes can always come in handy, even if you don't have children.  For easier (and smaller) t.p. storage, take the cardboard out of the center of the roll so that you can store it a bit flatter to save space.  Just put it all in a plastic bag to keep it clean.

How's your three-month supply going?  There are so many reasons why a three-month supply of food is important.  There are personal reason - job loss, sickness, unexpected emergencies.  There are also larger-scale reasons.  In an uncertain world, we just don't know life is going to bring us.  For example, natural disasters seem to happen regularly, in many parts of the world.  We just don't know when something is going to hit us, and it's best to be prepared.  Wouldn't it be comforting to know that you could survive in your home for 3 months, without ever having to leave if you didn't need to?  I find it comforting (well, it would be comforting, if my 3-month supply was done!  It's always a work in progress).

This month for our longer-term storage, we are gathering rice.