Food Storage Do-Over Week 3: Car Kits and Evacuation Plans

72 Hour Kits, Food Storage Sales
We are excited to be starting week 3 of our Food Storage Do-Over 2015! Last week we saw more great progress from all those participating and we are excited to keep going. If you didn't catch last week's post you can see it here. You should also make sure to check out the amazing spreadsheet Julie put together for us all as part of her do-over. Remember this is a 17 week process that we will be going through together. If you want to join in with the group on Facebook click here. If you'd like to receive email notifications of each week's do-over assignment you can join our mailing list here. Or you can always post in the blog comments with your progress as well! It is so much…
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72 Hour Kits: Jodi’s Do-Over

72 Hour Kits, Food Storage Do-Over 2015
This week we've working on 72 hour kits during our Food Storage Do-Over 2015. If you haven't signed up to do the Do-Over with us it's not too late! Today I wanted to share a little of my thought process as I work on the tasks this week, hopefully it helps you as you go through your OWN do-over! 1. Evaluate my needs I talked through a few potential evacuation scenarios with my husband. In our situation I need to be prepared to evacuate quickly with a high probability of him not being there. This means I need a complete bag for myself and can't depend on being able to have him carrying anything. I can put a few "non-essentials" in my bigger kids' packs but they may be at…
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APRIL: “Get it Done” Challenge

72 Hour Kits, Get it Done Challenge
It's a new month and we are excited to announce the "Get it Done" Challenge for April. Have you been procrastinating getting your 72 hour kits put together? Do you have kits but haven't opened them for several years? Would you like to expand on your kits and make them better? Well this month's challenge is for you! Having spare clothes for your kids in a 72 hour kit won't do you any good if they are 4 sizes to small. Having food that is expired and/or inedible won't keep you alive for very long either. While either of those options is better than not having a kit at all, it's probably best to update yours! Your April challenge is to do at least one of the following THIS WEEK:…
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72 Hour Kits Revisited: Part 2 of 2

72 Hour Kits, Disaster Kits, E-Prep Basics
In Part 1 of 72 Hour Kits Revisited, we talked about supplies to have in your 72 Hour kit, along with some great reader tips to think about when building your kits. Today we're talking about something we all LOVE....FOOD! We'll also be talking about things to consider for special circumstances or situations like pets, kids, and babies. We've been asked a couple of times for pre-made menus and each time we've gone to prepare them, we've stopped because we can't please everyone :) We decided the best way to help you plan the food for your kits was to do 2 things. The first is to give you a personal meal planner worksheet. The second is to give you a long list of foods people have suggested, then you…
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72 Hour Kits Revisited: Part 1 of 2

72 Hour Kits, Disaster Kits
Today we're sharing ideas about making your own 72 hour kits, and then some options for purchasing them at the end of the post. 72 hour kits are useful for the first 72 hours following some type of emergency/natural disaster. Often times they are used in scenarios where you have to evacuate your home. If you could stick around your home, I'd hope you have more then 3 days worth of food- but that's another story. 72 hour kits typically contain supplies for dealing with disasters along with food and water. Today we're sharing a list of supplies and some great tips we got from reader submissions. Thursday we will be sharing food ideas, along with a planning guide you can use to customize the food in your kits to…
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72 HOUR KIT IDEAS – CALL FOR HELP! (and a giveaway)

72 Hour Kits, E-Prep Basics
We had no idea the earthquake in Japan would strike when we scheduled to do this post a couple weeks ago. We are very humbled and saddened by the events that are happening over there -and also recently in New Zealand. We send our love and prayers to all those who have been affected by the recent earthquakes and storms. Having said that - it's time to get to work everyone. When we first started the blog, we made our Emergency Preparedness plans and lists. We suggested making a grab list of items you want to get, and Emergency Binders where you store all your important documents that you could grab in case of and emergency and go. We made a72-hour food kit whose contents could all fit in a…
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Valentine’s Day and Food Storage?

72 Hour Kits, Disaster Kits, Emergency Preparedness, Gift Ideas
Are you having a hard time deciding what to get your "special someone" for Valentines Day? Well worry no more. We have made it easy for you - and what's better then the gift of preparedness? Send your loved one to work with a special 72 Hour Kit for the Office. We even made a contents list and cute little tag for you to attach to the container you gather the contents in. For a similar gift idea for your kids at school click here. For the tag - that reads "Because I always want you to be safe" and contents list, click here. As always, you may customize this list to meet your specific needs and don't worry if you can't get all the items at once. Put a…
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Food Storage Makeover: Disaster Kits Part Two

72 Hour Kits, Disaster Kits, Extreme Food Storage Makeover
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…
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Day 1: Food Storage Christmas (eprep)

72 Hour Kits, Christmas Gifts, Disaster Kits, Emergency Preparedness, General, Getting Started
The best way to start a Food Storage, is with Emergency Preparedness. In fact, it's one of the most popular reasons why people decide to get going on a Food Storage in the first place. Help someone start out their journey right- with some of the following ideas: Options that are Free or Under $1 Emergency Preparedness Plan Print out our Emergency Preparedness plan that has detailed checklists to help a family make their family plan, build a disaster kit - including a 72 hour food kit, and put together an evacuation list and car kit. Roll up the plan, wrap a ribbon around it, stick a bow on, and attach the Day 1 tag. An Option that is $5-$30 Car Kit or 72 Hour Kit Make, or purchase a…
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Added Emergency Preparedness Pages

72 Hour Kits, Disaster Kits, Emergency Preparedness, General
As we promised on Tuesday, we have now added three sub-pages to the new Emergency Preparedness tab. To check them out, simply click on "Emerg Prep" at the top of our site. Then click on each of these three icons to learn more about each area of emergency preparedness that is covered in our comprehensive Emergency Preparedness Plan.      Don't forget that all of this information can be found in our Emergency Preparedness Plan Workbook which contains simple checklists to help you develop your family’s emergency plan (download in excel format or pdf format).
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