Tuesday, May 8, 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 an umbrella and a book (maybe scriptures, or just a favorite book you may have).  You can find one of those small umbrellas that fold up to be only a few inches long, so they won't take up too much space in your kit.  I also like to have a new paperback Book of Mormon for myself, or for giving away.

How's your three-month supply coming along?  Don't forget to stock up on hygiene items, medications, over-the-counter medicines, etc.  It's not just about food!

And finally, we are gathering "other" items this month for our longer-term storage.  Last week I found a local beekeeper through Craigslist and was able to stock up on some local raw honey.  It's delicious and I got it for a great price.  Honey is great for food storage because it never really goes "bad". (If it crystallizes you can just heat it up and it will liquify again.)


Anonymous said...


I haven't bought local raw honey for about a year and have not checked the prices. Can you tell me what the going rates are lately?

Thanks, Cat

Hannah said...

Hi Cat-

Thanks for your question. I was able to get the honey for $3 per pound. But, the prices vary GREATLY depending on where you live and how accessible it is. I've done searches on other cities' Craigslists (just to see what general prices were), and in some places it's upwards of $5 or $6 a pound, and other places it's as low as $2 or $2.50. Even here, at most farmer's markets it's around $4-5 a pound, so I felt like I got a good deal and plan to get more. Honey in general is expensive, which keeps a lot of people from stocking up. It's not a necessity, so it just depends on your budget and tastes. Good luck!