Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing, and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God;
Emergency Preparedness is something our Relief Society is focusing on this year. This month, we are doing a 72 Hour Food Kit Night. We'll be getting together and assembling our kits. I'm on the Activity Committee so I've been able to plan for it. I started searching online for ideas. Most were helpful but not exactly what I was looking for.
Here's what I was looking for:
-Food that wasn't dependant on water to prepare.
-Pop tops for cans so to not need a can opener.
-Something that totaled less than $15.
-Something my family and I would actually eat.
-Items that expired in a year.
-Something compact and easy to grab in an emergency.
So with that in mind, I took my calculator aka phone and my 2 boys and headed to Costco, Freddies & *gasp* Walmart to see if this could be done.
So after my research, I was able to find items that fit my criteria. All this below for $11:
Here's the Cost Breakdown: I added gas in there for compensation since i'll be driving all over town to pick up supplies. Plus, it helps round things up nicely. I have to add that i've lucked out this month for cost. Lot of items that I got at Costco are on sale right now, like the Snack Pak's, Fruit Snacks etc. So if you catch this in time, you'll get a great deal like me. Otherwise, it'll be a tad more once they're gone.
Here's the Daily Menu for each day: You can get a download copy of this menu HERE :)
As far as packing them, I attempted to fit them all in a 1 gallon ziploc bag....ya there was no way they were all fitting in it. I will be heading to Walmart today and getting 2 gallon ziploc bags instead, which should fit it all in there. Then you can add it to the rest of your 72 hour kits. Remember to check back in about a year and rotate your items!
Just have to say, i'm thankful for the "push" from my calling to research and purchase these items so that I will be prepared in case of an emergency!