July 30, 2012

Food Storage Goals: Week #31

Here is what we are working on this week:

INVENTORY: Breakfast items such as pancake mix & syrup, breakfast cereal, oatmeal, etc. Count what you have. Decide what you need for a 3-month supply.

3-MONTH FOOD STORAGE per person:
Jelly/Jam - 1x32 oz.
Honey - 2 lb. (If for a family, could buy larger container.)Note: Lemon juice was incorrectly listed twice on the monthly list.

2-WEEK'S WATER: Accumulate 14 gallons of water per person (or 4x24 ct. cases per person). Can't live without it. Store containers off cement with 2x4's or on shelves.

EMERGENCY FUND: Add $2.00 or more per person each week. Start small, but stay consistent.

HOME STORAGE: Cotton swabs.

72-HOUR KIT: 12-function army knife. Check Walmart.

AUTO KIT: Work gloves. Check Dollar Tree.

EQUIPMENT: Large cooler/Igoo. Necessary to store food in power outages. Get a good one on sale now.

PREP GOAL: Update emergency contact phone numbers. People change phones often, so keep this current. Hang a printout in your home.

How to Use This List:

1. Decide on a monthly home storage budget.
2. Decide what you want to gather or do from the list.
3. Multiply amounts by number of family members.
4. Adjust amount for younger children.
5. Adapt, adapt, adapt. These are only suggestions. Pick and choose.
6. Each week look for store sales that match your goals.
7. Carry your list with you or put it on your cell phone notepad.
8. Here is a link to all of my lists.

You are never behind if you take one step forward! "Rome wasn't built in a day."

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