Here is what we’re gathering this week. Decide what you want to work on, and put reminders on your calendar:
EMERGENCY FUND: Set aside $2.00 or more per week per person.
2-WEEK WATER SUPPLY: Accumulate 14 gallons per person (or 4×24 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 Ready.gov video to help you with a pet preparedness plan.
And go to the ready.gov/animals 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.