Tuesday, May 1, 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 blanket or some towels, 1 change of clothes per person (or at least for your children), and diapers (as needed).  Keep your climate in mind as you put the clothing in.  During the first week of October, when we remind you to rotate food in your car kit and 72-hour kits, we will also remind you to switch clothing (new sizes, different clothes for colder weather, etc).

How's your three-month supply coming along?  I've been able to stock up on a few things lately during some sales at the grocery store.  Make sure you make a food storage plan, and create a master shopping list from there.

It's May!  A new month means a new longer-term storage food to focus on.  This month, we are gathering "other" items.  I don't know about you, but if I had to live for 3-6 months (or a year!) on my food storage, I wouldn't be very happy with only wheat, beans, rice, and oats.  So, consider some other ingredients to have on hand in large quantities.  I stock up on pasta, sugar, white flour, yeast, bouillon cubes, salt, honey, powdered milk, etc.  I also like to have lots of canned tomatoes since they are so versatile (diced, whole, paste, sauce, crushed, etc). 


momoffouratfifty said...

I'm still new to this. How do you separate your three month from your long term storage and keep it all separate from your regular pantry items?

Storage Tent said...

This is the good blog with good images and good details. Please keep on posting the more stuff. I will like to hear more from you.