Tuesday, February 2, 2010


**For two more days (until midnight on Thursday) we will be donating 100% of the profits from our food storage e-book sales to help the victims of Haiti.  Buy yours today and help those in need.**

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!

Last Tuesday, we "assigned" the last item of our 72-hour kits!!  If you have followed along with us, congratulations!  If you didn't complete your kits or jumped on halfway through, that's ok.  We'll start gathering 72-hour kits again in a few months.

This week, gather the items that you may have missed and make sure your packs are complete.  Also, assess what you have and add anything extra that you want.  And if you do add anything extra, tell us about it - we are always open for ideas of what we should add/take away from our 72-hour kit list.

How is your three-month supply coming along?  Last week we mentioned the importance of storing water.  You should also be sure to have three months' worth of medications and medicine, if possible.

We are gathering rice this month for our longer-term storage.  Of course, you don't have to gather rice - this is just a recommendation (we rotate through different items each month).  For more information about rice, click on the link.  You can also read about how to store longer-term food items.

What additional items do you add to your 72-hour kits (besides the things on our recommended list [see sidebar])?