Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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 car kits, add a pack of wet wipes and a roll of toilet paper.  In the past, people have recommended to us that you take the cardboard thing out of the toilet paper roll so that it will lie flatter - that's a good option, especially if you are tight on space in your box.  You will also want to keep it in a ziploc bag so it stays clean.  You may also want to keep the wet wipes in a plastic bag to give them extra protection for staying wet.

How's your three-month supply going?  Remember, the goal is to not have to go shopping for three months.  Don't forget to stock up on paper towels (if you use them), toilet paper, medications, diapers (get a size up, and then when you baby starts wearing that size, rotate those and buy another size up for storage, etc).  You also need cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, etc.

It's the last week that we are gathering "other" items for our longer-term storage.  Honey, flour, yeast, salt, sugar, powdered milk, etc.... Good luck!  We'll be moving on to something else next week.


Cody said...

Food storage is on top of my list this year. I am always amazed when I drive by a BestBuy store on the weekend. The parking lot is full. People still seem to be busy shopping for stuff they realy don't need, but that will soon change.

All the signs are there, we know the storm is coming… the question is just how long we have before it hits, what we’ve done to prepare ourselves for it and how bad it will be, and long it will last. A decade? A generation?

Visit www.shelfreliancesanantonio.com to get your long term food storage. The food is great, the prices are low and they ship it right to
your door. They even have a food planner to help you get started.

Jamie said...

My biggest challenge with food storage is the cash to buy it. We have the space and the ambition. :)