Week 13: Food Storage Goals March 25th – 31st

I hope you Utah shoppers are preparing for the upcoming case lot sales

WEEK #13

March 25th – 31st 
Tomatoes & Pasta, and First Aid Kits 

Here is what we’re working on this week:

INVENTORY: Count your grains and dry pasta and record the amounts on your inventory sheets. This may be part of your long-term storage or 3-month short term storage. Items like wheat, rice, corn, spaghetti, macaroni, etc.

EMERGENCY FUND: Put aside the weekly financial reserve amount you decided on with your spouse. Consider $2.00 per week per family member or more.

WATER SUPPLY (2-week supply): Continue to buy or fill water as needed. Work towards a minimum of 14 gallons per person. I store 4×24 ct. cases of bottled water per person for drinking/cooking, and then water in barrels 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-month per adult): 2 cans prepared pasta like raviolis or spaghettios AND 12 pkg. ramen soup noodles. If you have small children, you may want more of these items than the suggested amounts. Just the other day my girls asked where the raviolis were. You may want to wait for the Macey’s case lot sale to stock up. Consider how nice it would be to have these types of foods in an emergency. 

NON-FOOD: 1 laundry stain remover. This is optional, but something extra you may want on hand if finances get tight.

72-HOUR KIT: 3-day supply of food and water. I’m gathering my supplies so my family and I can redo our food packs this weekend.

3-day supply of food and water. I’m out of food bars and fruit snacks in my car, so I need to restock.

EQUIPMENT: Hand towels. Add to your family emergency supply bucket. Just find something old from your kitchen. It will be useful if you ever had to camp out at an evacuation center or outside during an emergency.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: If you live in Utah, make sure you register for “The Great Utah Shake Out,” an emergency drill residents in the state of Utah will participate in on April 17, 2012.

Newbies: If you are new to my site, just jump right in here. 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 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. Here is the March 2012 Food Storage Shopping list, and read “How to Use My Monthly Food Storage Shopping Lists” for other ideas.

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