Sunday, April 29, 2012

Week 18: Food Storage Goals April 29 - May 5

Here is what we're focusing on this week:

WEEK #18 
 April 29 - May 5
 Soup, Tuna & Beans AND Sanitation 

INVENTORY: Count your snack items. Things such as crackers, food bars. etc.

EMERGENCY FUND: Put aside $2.00 or more per week per family member. At the end of the year you will have $104 or more per person! If you have a story how your emergency fund helped you, email me.

WATER SUPPLY (2-week supply): Buy or fill water as needed. At least 1 gallon per person for 14 days or 14 gallons per person or 4x24 ct. cases of bottled water. Add more for hygiene, cleaning, toilet flushing, etc. Store in a location that does not have intense heat, and direct sunlight. Store in several places in your home in case disasters make it difficult to obtain it in one location.

FOOD STORAGE (3-months per adult): 1 #10 can of dry beans or lentils, your choice. This is a long-term food.

NON-FOOD: Toilet bowl cleaner.

72-HOUR KIT: Feminine items.

AUTO KIT: Feminine items.

EQUIPMENT: Toilet bowl emergency sanitation tablets.


NEWBIES: If you are new to my site, just jump right in. This is a list of suggested items you may want to gather this week. If you have a busy week, don't worry about it. Anything you do will be a help to your family. Gather only the items you need/want and can afford. You may substitute other items. They may already be in your home and you just need to find and organize them. Adjust and/or multiply the amounts so they work for your family. Read "How to Use My Monthly Food Storage Shopping Lists" for other ideas. 

CURRENT GIVEAWAY: Four lucky winners will receive my "12-Month Food Storage Organizer" book I'm writing. Go here for more details.


  1. Emergency situations and disasters happen all the time. If you have an emergency preparedness survival kit you can save yourself from a lot of worry and potential danger. FEMA recommends that you have an emergency kit that will last you up to 72 hours. You can of course put together a survival kit yourself or buy one online and save yourself some time and money.

  2. Randy,

    I agree that getting your 72-hour kit put together quickly is a great idea. Sometimes buying online is faster, but I tend to think you can put one together yourself and save money by not paying the middle man. However, for those people who don't want to customize their own kit with their own stuff, by all means look for one online.


Thanks for your comments and suggestions!