Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tuesday (Week 24)

It's Tuesday and we're going to work on our 72-hour kits, three-month supplies, and longer term storage.

This week for your 72-hour kits, put some small entertainment items in for yourself and/or your children. Coloring books, small games, a deck of cards... anything your family would enjoy. This will really help the time pass by more enjoyably, and it will be especially helpful for your children during an emergency situation. Hopefully you have some things around the house that you can just put into your kits today.

This week for my three-month supply, I added some canned fruit and some salt. Salt is very cheap and always nice to have on hand, and I found the canned fruit on sale so I stocked up a bit. I hope by now you are in the habit of stocking up on sales for your food storage. Just be sure you are stocking up on foods you already enjoy, and that are non-perishable.

How is your rice storage coming along this month for your longer-term storage? If your budget won't allow you to buy food for your three-month supply every week AND some rice this month, take a week off buying for your three-month supply and spend that money on rice. It's hard to buy it all, and that's why we're taking it slow.

Tomorrow I'm going to be writing a post all about rice - how to store it, what kinds to store, etc. Then, on Thursday we have another gluten-free food storage recipe, and on Friday is another general food storage recipe. We hope you enjoy!


Matriarchy said...

I just wanted to pop in and say that I appreciate your blog. I'm not LDS, but I like the 3-tier structure of 72-hour-kit, 3-mo supply, and long-term storage. I use your weekly reminders to keep me on track for replenishing. Thanks!

Unknown said...

Wow! I just have to say that I was just thinking yesterday about how my next line of storage is rice. Thank you so much for your fabulous website that gives me so much encouragement and advice. I appreciate it so much!! THANK YOU!!!!