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!
We just finished the car kits, so we're on to our 72-hour kits! If you followed along with us over the last couple of months and put together a car kit, give yourself a pat on the back - doesn't it feel great to be prepared? It always brings blessings, whether you will use the kit for yourself or not.
And now we're on to our 72-hour kits. First we are gathering something to hold your kit in. You'll need a sturdy backpack for each person, or some people choose to use big rolling suitcases (one or more per family, depending on how many people you have). Use what you prefer. I actually have backpacks for each of us, but I'm considering switching over to rolling suitcases because my children couldn't really carry their own packs yet (they are 1 and 3 years old) and that could be difficult if we had to make a trek anywhere on foot.
What do you keep your 72-hour kits in? Any suggestions that I haven't thought of? I prefer to have something that is easily carried in the event that we had to walk some distance (big tupperware bins are out), but maybe there is something I'm overlooking?
To read more about 72-hour kits, click on the link. We have written several articles about them.
How is your three month supply coming along? I'm still working on my new food storage plan, and as soon as I have it put together I'll share it with you. Since we have so many new food storage recipes, there will be some different meals from what we have in our food storage e-book.
This month for our longer-term storage, we are gathering beans! I love beans, and I know many of you do too, from our giveaway last week when you commented about what you like best. What are your favorite kinds of beans, and how do you like to cook them?