Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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 kit, add some bottled waters.  In the past, there has been some controversy about how to store water in your car.  Many people believe that it is unsafe to store bottle water in your car in hot weather, because the plastic could release toxins.  If you are concerned about this, rotate your water regularly.

You should have at least one water bottle per seat in your car.

How is your three-month supply coming along?  A three-month supply of food in your house can be a great blessing in many situations, and it doesn't have to be saved for emergencies only!  I love knowing that I have many meals to choose from in my pantry, even if I haven't made it to the grocery store recently.  Many days, I have good intentions of making it to the store but for one reason or another, I just don't.  Having a three-month supply meal plan puts my mind at ease!  I also like knowing that if something dire did happen in our family (a job loss, short or extended sickness, etc.), we would still be able to feed our family pretty well no matter our financial situation.

This month for our longer-term storage, we are gathering rice!!