Sunday, August 4, 2013

Tada's Goal: Week 29

Tada's Goal: The rules
1. Each week buy the items listed and store them.
2. Use a permanent marker to write the date purchased to aid in stock rotation.
3. Buy the largest quantity you can afford and store, don't go overboard and stay within your budget.
4. If you miss a week, skip it and go on. Don't get behind.
5. Replace items as you use them
6. Share good deals with your friends and family. Everyone loves discounts
7. Store properly

Tada's Goal: Week 29 - 72 Hour Kits

72 hour kits are probably the most important part of your food storage.  A basic kit usually includes the following:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities.
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
Those of you who stocked up on water during our Water week already have a head start.  Your kits can include store bought packets like the one shown above or there are a ton of ideas on the internet. and are a couple of great places to start. Another website that has great ideas for baby, toddler, and kid friendly kits is pinterest. 

You will need 1 kit for each person in your household.  Keep them somewhere that is easily accessible so that you can grab it and go if you need to.  

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