Food Storage Makeover: Disaster Kits Part Two

Today is the DAY! We got Grandma Lori’s disaster kits all purchased and compiled and she is very excited with the results. We started out this phase of our Food Storage Makeover by discussing the three different options available for disaster kits. After some discussion, we found a solution that worked well for Grandma Lori. Check out our video below to see our discussion and the final results!

We have had a lot of people ask us about options for buying kits that are already put together. We got the one in the video from Emergency Essentials who has a huge selection of different kits you can purchase depending on your family’s needs. We will be doing a post later this month discussing some of the different options. (*hint* There just MAY be a giveaway associated with that post!)

  • Personally, I would make a separate backpack for each child that is able to carry one. Include their own food and clothing in their pack. This will help ease your load plus in case you get separated they will have their own necessities.

  • slgrubbs

    I am making my Disaster Kits and I have several children. Should I put my older children's clothes in with mine or should they carry a smaller backpack with some clothes and a water bottle and things? It seems like my kit is growing…

  • Personally, I would make a separate backpack for each child that is able to carry one. Include their own food and clothing in their pack. This will help ease your load plus in case you get separated they will have their own necessities.

  • Anonymous

    I am making my Disaster Kits and I have several children. Should I put my older children’s clothes in with mine or should they carry a smaller backpack with some clothes and a water bottle and things? It seems like my kit is growing…

    • Personally, I would make a separate backpack for each child that is able to carry one. Include their own food and clothing in their pack. This will help ease your load plus in case you get separated they will have their own necessities.

  • slgrubbs

    I am making my Disaster Kits and I have several children. Should I put my older children's clothes in with mine or should they carry a smaller backpack with some clothes and a water bottle and things? It seems like my kit is growing…

  • Great Value brand of juice comes in jugs just like the ones in the video. They have a handle and stack neatly. I have some. I use mine to store food in. They have a wider mouth than a 2 liter. They are exccellent to store ellbow macaroni noodles in. (I have stored elbow macaroni noodles in 2 liters also, not easy to get them in and out but it can be done)

  • Great Value brand of juice comes in jugs just like the ones in the video. They have a handle and stack neatly. I have some. I use mine to store food in. They have a wider mouth than a 2 liter. They are exccellent to store ellbow macaroni noodles in. (I have stored elbow macaroni noodles in 2 liters also, not easy to get them in and out but it can be done)

  • aimee

    Loved the video :) so excited for “Grandma Lori” getting prepared!

  • aimee

    Loved the video :) so excited for “Grandma Lori” getting prepared!

  • Lorraine

    I lived thru the Northridge, CA quake.
    That Bug out or Go bag will not be on the shelf.
    The whole shelf can come down. Keep one under your bed
    tied to the foot of the bed. Have several in different places of
    the house. Cause you never know which room will get hit the hardest
    or where you will be.

  • Okay, thanks :-)

  • Okay, thanks :-)

  • Lorraine

    I lived thru the Northridge, CA quake.
    That Bug out or Go bag will not be on the shelf.
    The whole shelf can come down. Keep one under your bed
    tied to the foot of the bed. Have several in different places of
    the house. Cause you never know which room will get hit the hardest
    or where you will be.

  • I think it was Hawaiian Punch, I'll have to double check with her and let ya know.

  • Anonymous

    yea grandma (who looks more like your sister, by the way, ) I keep talking to my kids and they tell me they are just coming here so they are not worried *****GASP***** suddenly storage for two is not enough……….

  • I think it was Hawaiian Punch, I'll have to double check with her and let ya know.

  • lindasorden

    yea grandma (who looks more like your sister, by the way, ) I keep talking to my kids and they tell me they are just coming here so they are not worried *****GASP***** suddenly storage for two is not enough……….

  • Anonymous

    One thing to clarify is that everyone needs an emergency whistle. During emergencies or natural disasters you may become separated, or might not be together in the first place.

  • balancedmom

    One thing to clarify is that everyone needs an emergency whistle. During emergencies or natural disasters you may become separated, or might not be together in the first place.

  • Cute video :) I came across foil packs of water on Amazon that might take up less room. Not sure what their shelf life is though or how they compare in price. (I didn't dig much into them.)What brand of water (the gallons) did your mom have? I've seen ones with handles before, but none that were so neatly stackable.

  • Cute video :) I came across foil packs of water on Amazon that might take up less room. Not sure what their shelf life is though or how they compare in price. (I didn't dig much into them.)What brand of water (the gallons) did your mom have? I've seen ones with handles before, but none that were so neatly stackable.

  • You have to go to our actual site to view the video. Apparently it doesn't come through into the notes with the rest of the post.

  • You have to go to our actual site to view the video. Apparently it doesn't come through into the notes with the rest of the post.

  • Where's the video? I dont see it.

  • Where's the video? I dont see it.

  • I like my custom kit. I don't like the bars (2400 or 3600 calorie)that come with regular kits and the first aid kits are minimal at best.

  • I like my custom kit. I don't like the bars (2400 or 3600 calorie)that come with regular kits and the first aid kits are minimal at best.

  • We did the comb. method, but now it's time to update!!!

  • We did the comb. method, but now it's time to update!!!