Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Food Storage Tuesday

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 a camp stove or similar... something to cook your food with.   You could get the traditional camp stove, or something smaller like the pocket rocket stove.  This little portable gas stove looks nice too, and so does this other 1-burner stove.  Lots of options... read up on the different kinds to determine what would work best for your family, and for the kinds of food you have in your kits.  These would make great Christmas gifts, too!

How's your three-month supply going?  Is anyone storing more than three months of food (besides your longer-term storage, of course)?  If you are new to our site and don't know where to start, check out our blog post about how to make a food storage plan.

We are still gathering oats this month for our longer-term storage.  Thanks for all the comments on last week's post about eating oatmeal for breakfast!  I got a lot of great ideas!