Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Food Storage Tuesday (& an upcoming series announcement)

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!

We are almost done with the car kits!  This week, add some hand sanitizer and a pen/pencil & paper.  Last time we added hand sanitizer, we got a lot of questions about exploding bottles of the sanitizer (due to heat).  We suggest that you don't put full bottles in - empty a little out before you toss it into your kit.  We also suggest putting it in a plastic baggy just in case of leakage - that way it won't get all over your other things in the kit.

I have to say, I'm doing a great job of eating through our food storage! (In case you missed it, my family is eating through our three-month supply as we prepare to move in June.  After we've moved, I'll use some saved-up money to replace as much as I can right away.)  We are also eating some of our longer-term storage, but mostly just focusing on the three-month supply, which is more difficult to pack (in my opinion).

How's your longer-term storage going?  We're gathering oats this month!  I have grown to love oats and thankfully my kids love them too, so we definitely store a good amount of oats.  Make sure you store according to your family's tastes.  If you don't eat oats often or if your family doesn't like oats much, find an alternative and store that.

Also, we're starting a new series this week that I think (hope!) you will find exciting.  One of the biggest obstacles with food storage is actually finding a place to store all your food, right?  Many people have to get extra creative and even hide their food storage around common areas in their homes (maybe you do this?).  Well, now we all get the opportunity to "learn from the best", because we've asked several of our fellow food storage bloggers to write guest posts about this very topic, right here on our blog.  So, stay tuned for this feature coming very soon.

Thanks for reading our blog!!