October – Tricks-or-Treats and kids in costumes. Happy Halloween.
In October we continue to listen to our Nate King Cole, but now we add our fun Halloween movies and music. We go to any event that involves dressing up. The fall smells are still in the air and things are starting to cool off here. Soup ingredients or canned soup are great items to add to your fridge and storage right now.
Remember – When you buy your stuff remember to store the oldest date stuff in the front and rotate through it before its expired. The canned or bagged storage food has a 25 year shelf life (not canned beans and corn) actual stuff that has been packaged as food storage.
If you see an item say corn if it where me I might get fresh corn to eat but I would buy a Food Storage Large Can (made for food storage) of dried corn that will last for 25+ years. Sugar for example I will buy 6 thinks of sugar and put all but one in storage and rotate through it. and restock as needed.
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What to Buy in October….
72 Hour kits listed below. Update it or start it if you haven’t already.
Wraps and bags… Aluminum foil, garbage bags, twist ties, Freezer bags, plastic wrap, wax paper, etc… EXTRA TOILET PAPER. as we have now seen this is a very hot item and you definitely want to know you have plenty on hand!
Do something with your fruit trees fruit! Pie filling, check out my pie filling recipe to get an awesome one and there are many more ways to do that and other fruits on Pinterest and they can, can for years and years!!! you can make sauces, jellies and so on! OR look back on past weeks and get more of what you weren’t able to get before.
Water for all the powdered food
Sample 72 Hour Survival Food Kit –
2 hot chocolate powder packets, 2 cereal bars, 4 granola bars, 2 beef jerky, 2 fruit roll-ups, 2 packets crackers, 1 can apple juice, 1 can chicken noodle soup or tuna, 4 soup based packets, 12 pieces hard candy, 1 spoon, 1 2 liter soda bottle filled with water.
Emergency 72 Hour Kit – cover all emergency needs – food, water, shelter, communication, and warmth, all items in each person back pack
Dry Pack – Whistle, flashlight, extra batteries, radio/walkie talkie, poncho, 12- hr light stick, 1 roll toilet paper, pocket knife, compass, pocket first aid kit, emergency blanket light weight (Costco has great ones in bags) water proof matches, soap, change of clothing (think ward you can always de-cloth you can’t warm up if not enough clothes) extra socks/undies
***In a ziplock – information sheet, Childs name, age, bday, all families phone numbers, cash 50/100.00 each small bills. copy of ID and info about all of Childs health histories/surgeries/illnesses etc… do this for parents too.
Food/water – tuna fish, fruit cocktail, peanut butter/honey, granola bars, fruit snack, jerky, 2/3 water bottles
Other – Feminine hygiene needs, can opener, packing tent light weight and water proof, sleeping bag backpack style light weight and can go below zero degrees, sanitation kits, campers trowel, tool kit, diapers/infant needs
Pack each bag according to each Childs needs! Put in rooms on closet shelf if child can’t be trusted of if they can put under beds.
72 hour kit check list
Portable container located near and exit of your house. don’t over load it.
Each family member should have their own kit with food, clothes, and water. Distribute heavy item between the kits.
Enclose extra clothing, matches, personal documents and other items damaged by water or smoke in plastic to protect them.
Keep a light source in the top or your kit.
Personalize your kit. Made sure you fill the needs of each family member.
Inspect your kit at least twice a year. Rotate food and water. Check clothing sizes. Check expiration dates on batteries, light sticks, food, etc…
Consider the needs of elderly people, as well as those with handicaps of other special needs