Sunday, May 6, 2012

Week #19, May 6 - 12: Food Storage Goals

Here is what we're gathering this week. Decide what you want to work on, and put reminders on your calendar:

MAY FOCUS, Week #19

EMERGENCY FUND: Set aside $2.00 or more per week per person.

2-WEEK WATER SUPPLY: Accumulate 14 gallons per person (or 4x24 ct. cases of bottled water per person) for drinking/cooking, and more water in containers for hygiene, cleaning, toilet flushing, etc. If you have this, move on.

3-MONTH FOOD STORAGE: Refill spices (or buy spice packets), AND buy dry onions. Only buy spices in bulk if you use them often such as onions, cinnamon cumin and chili powder. Then refill less-used spice bottles. See what I did here.

INVENTORY: Count your cleaning supplies and read what I stock up on and why.

NON-FOOD: One month supply of plastic utensils. Disaster essential.

72-HOUR KIT: Travel toiletries such as shampoo, lotion, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc. Save money, and use hotel samples.

AUTO KIT: Lotion.

EQUIPMENT: Wheat grinder.

PREPAREDNESS GOAL: Make a Pet 72-hour Emergency kit which includes: Water, Food, Medications, Proof of Ownership, Proof of Vaccinations, Emergency Friends List, Leash & Pet Carrier, ID Tags, First Aid Kit, Blanket, toy, etc. "An estimated 600,000 pets were killed or left without shelter as a result of Hurricane Katrina." CBSNews

Watch this video to help you with a pet preparedness plan.
And go to the site for more great ideas.

For the complete monthly food storage list, go here: May 2012 List

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

1 comment:

  1. I live in the desert of New Mexico. We have a lot of forest fires here. We have had quite a few in past years. I have started on getting myself and family prepared to leave our home at a moments notice. My husband and I need to be ready actually for any type of disasters living here. People don't realize we have a lot of fires, massive dust storms, floods. I need to be prepared. I like your ideas. They are simple to prepare but functional for emergencies.


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