Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Every Tuesday, we post specific items you should gather in order to supplement your 72-hour kit, your 3-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 72-hour kit is complete, we'll be putting together emergency car kits again (week by week). Once those are done, we'll gather the 72-hour kits again. So don't worry, just jump on in and join us where we are today!

This week for your 72-hour kits, add your food. This may take a while (and will take a bit of money), so we're going to spend two weeks on this one. Abbie wrote a great article last week about 72-hour kit food, so go back and refer to that when you're deciding what food to put in your kits. Be sure to read the comments, too, because people gave some great ideas! And even though we're giving you two weeks to complete this, don't wait until the last minute! It really takes some planning to decide what foods you want to include. It's also helpful to come up with a whole menu plan ("Day One Meals and Snacks", "Day Two Meals and Snacks", etc) so that if you are in an emergency, you don't accidentally eat all your food during the first day or two!

How is your three-month supply coming along? Slow and steady is the way to go. Stock up on sales as they happen. Remember, it doesn't have to be overwhelming. Just plan your meals and make a master shopping list, and cross off items as you buy them. Just be sure to keep track of what you eat so that you can replace it the next time you grocery shop. Don't have time to plan out non-perishable meals and make up a grocery list? We've done it for you in our e-book.

We are still gathering "other" items for our longer-term storage this month. This includes pasta, powdered milk, spices, yeast, honey.... pretty much anything you want to stock up on besides the basics (candy, perhaps?? Be sure to hit those post-Halloween sales!).