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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Food Storage Tuesday

A sleeping bag. A corner of the black sleeping...
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, prepare sleeping bags or blankets to be accessible at a moment's notice.  Our sleeping bags are in our front closet, but the 72-hour kits are in the kids' closet.  Even though they are not kept together, that's okay because I still know where everything is and would be able to grab them both if we were leaving in a hurry.  Also  this week, gather toothbrushes and other hygienic items (toothpaste, shampoo, soap, etc.)- travel sizes are ideal.  Now, space is always an issue and to be honest, I don't have body wash in my kids -- just shampoo (as far as soap goes).  I'd rather wash my whole body and hair with shampoo rather than wash my body and hair with body soap.  Space is limited so I choose shampoo.  Personal preference.

Hopefully you are still working on your three-month supply!  It's certainly an on-going project.  Sometimes it feels like mine will NEVER be done but it's a process and I'm getting closer to my goal.  The hardest part for me is keeping updated records of all the food I have and use on a day-to-day basis.

We are still gathering wheat this month for our longer-term storage!  To be honest, I don't store very much wheat because my family doesn't eat much of it, but I do have a fair amount (I really focus more on the oats and rice and beans, personally).

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