October Week 1: 72 hour kits. Start them or update them.
|72-hour kits in back packs|
|72 hour kits|
(includes the rolling cart under the backpacks)
I like to keep my 72 hour kits on the main floor, in a closet that is readily accessible. It's the closet on the way out to the garage, so it's pretty convenient. Everyone knows where the kits are, so we should be able to grab the kits and go quickly. If I kept the 72 hour kits in the basement with the rest of my emergency supply, they would take longer to grab (which may not be possible in the case of a house fire or earthquake), or they might get ruined in the case of a flood, etc.
Now, if you don't have a 72 hour kit yet, then you've got your work cut out for you. I've got a list for my 72 hour kits that has a place to write when items expire so that you can just look at the list (without even pulling your kits out) and purchase the items that have or will soon expire. Once you have acquired them, you can just switch the items in the kit out and update the list. I'm working on getting the list and system ready to share, and I'm thinking that we'll be doing that over several months starting in 2014. So if you can wait til 2014, that might work for you. If not, there are TONS of ideas on Pinterest and other places online for 72 hour kits. Check out the different lists and plans, and choose one that works best for your family.
I'm working on making links back to the original posts from the list under the tab "Week-By-Week Food Storage" above. Soon you'll be able to go to that list, click on whatever week you need more information on, and it will take you to the original posting date. Give me a few days to get 'er done...
If you would like the full info on the Week-By-Week Food Storage Plan, just click on the tab at the top of the page. It also has the information as to how you can get a copy of the weekly schedule as well as the complete inventory sheets.