It's Tuesday again! We're finally done gathering food for the 72-hour kits - I will do a post about what food I gathered soon. We're still working on the 72-hour kits, and we're moving on to work gloves. Pack a pair (or a couple pairs) in your kits. It's impossible to know what kind of situation you would be in during an emergency, and what if you need to do some sort of manual labor (moving branches, building shelters, digging ditches, moving sandbags...)? So, find a pair of work gloves that will work for you and your family, and pack a pair for anyone who may be doing work that would require them.
How's your three-month supply coming along? Don't forget to rotate your food storage so that nothing expires. If you don't eat "food storage food" very often, at least try to make it a goal to eat one food storage meal every couple of weeks. That way, you can be sure that your food storage meals are enjoyed by your family, and you are rotating through your non-perishables. And, remember to replace the food you eat!
It's still January, and for our longer-term storage items we are gathering oats this month. But in February we will be gathering beans, so feel free to start on that!