Our fourth prep challenge in May is to stock up on emergency picnic supplies such as paper plates, cups, bowls, plastic utensils and more. These picnic supplies are useful in an emergency when water or power may be shut off so you can’t wash your dishes. You’ll probably want to preserve your precious emergency water for drinking, instead of washing, right?
Picnic supplies go on sale during the summer months which is awesome for us! So, keep watching for sales at grocery stores, Costco, Sam’s Club, and pharmacies for special deals. And, if you plan on having any family gatherings this summer, you can accomplish two things at once.
1. Stock Up on Emergency Picnic Supplies
Paper picnic supplies can be burned so you don’t fill up your trash can. Another tip is to shop after Independence Day, when you’ll find some deeply discounted picnic supplies.
Here are a few items to add to your shopping list:
- paper plates, paper bowls
- paper cups or Styrofoam for hot beverages
- paper towels or napkins
- plastic utensils
- disposable tablecloths
- heavyweight foil for cooking
The key is to not let these items completely disappear from your shelves before you need to buy some more. I hope you can stock up on some emergency picnic supplies, so you’ll be ready for the unexpected.
Best wishes and stay healthy!
The Food Storage Organizer
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