Tuesday, March 1, 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 some jumper cables.  You can get these at most big box stores (Walmart, Kmart, Target, etc), or online.  Amazon has them here as well (they have many varieties but I've linked to the cheapest ones with good reviews).  It looks like jumper cables range in price from anywhere around $10 to over $50.  I'm not really sure what the big differences are but decide what kind you want for your car(s) and add them to your kits!

How's your three-month supply coming along?  Like we often say, the goal is to make it so that you wouldn't have to visit the store at all for three months.  Don't forget things like toilet paper, medications, diapers, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, dishwasher soap, deodorant, etc.  Stock up when you see sales!

This month for our longer-term storage we're gathering OATS!  I love oats... and so do my kids.  In fact, just last week they dumped an entire new canister of oats all over my living room carpet and then started throwing it at each other.  That's how much they love them. :) (seriously though, we eat oatmeal for breakfast pretty regularly around here.

For more food storage oat recipes, click on the link to see our recipes page.


Karinya said...

Such a good reminder about the car kits! We live in the midwest and found ourselves in the ditch on the side of the highway this past weekend (...ice!) and while we were only there for about an hour before the tow truck arrived, it was a little reality check. Better to be prepared, always!

-Karinya @ Unlikely Origins

Michael M. said...

Just be careful with the ultra cheap jumper cables, they use lower quality metal in the cables themselves and in the clamps, which can tarnish and not conduct very well. Having said that, my $20 set has lasted me for 11 years so far.