In a disaster you might have to leave your home for awhile. Having a 72 hour kit ready will allow you to leave right away and take the stress of having to think what you need to take with you.
Below are a few links of what you should have in a 72 hour kit.
In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints we are commanded to have a supply of food on hand. This food storage can help us through a disaster or hard times.
Below are links to help you get started.
(also see the Wendy DeWitt videos)
Also at a LDS Bishops' Storehouse anyone can purchase bulk food supplies.
Many of these foods and staple items have a long storage shelf life. Below is what you can purchase at a Bishops' Storehouse.
* Some items are not available for sale because of shortages.
Well worth watching and one of the best "How To" videos I have seen. It is a little over an hour long. She has very good ideas in making food storage fun.
Sprouting is one of the fastest ways and also a renewable way to grow a survival food. It is very easy and inexpensive to do.
You can store food in your basement, in your pantry, in your clothes closets, in bedrooms, underneath your beds and even in your living room.
Living in a small apartment you may have to be creative.
I have seen people make entertainment stands, end tables, kitchen tables, footstools and bookshelves with their food storage.
I have also seen food stored in furniture like china cabinets, end tables and so on. It's amazing what a table cloth will hide.
Remember that when storing food it needs to be in a dry place. Do not place cans on a cement floor.
Many of the cans that are out there have a shorter lifespan of those cans 30 years ago. Rotation is very important.
Here is a video of what every prepper should have on hand.
There are many more items that you can add to the list but this video is the basic items you should store.
It is nice to share your knowledge and experiences with others on food storage but you need to be careful.
WHY?... you ask.
I'll tell you why.
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints have been commanded to have a food storage for years but many don't. Some think it is not needed even though the Prophet has told us to do it. Some don't know how and don't know how to start. Others say they don't have the money to start one. But if you are one of those families that do listen and store food remember that you have become a target for those who haven't got a food storage.
Here are my thoughts......
1.) Never tell anyone you are storing food and how much you have stored.
2.) Never tell where it is stored. (This also would be for other items that you have stored too).
3.) Store your items where other people that come into your home don't see where you store your food. Many families store their food in their basement. The basement is a great place to store but usually storing your food is out in the open where it is seen by the gas meter man, water meter man, repairman, friends & neighbors. It might also be visible from the outside from a basement window.
4.) Mark on the top of the item the date you bought it or the date you want to use it by. Which ever way you mark your items all of them should be marked the same way.
5.) Make sure you rotate your food and water every time you buy. Water should be changed our every 6 months.
6.) I have heard that some families even take the labels off and use a code to identify what is inside.
These videos are helpful for growing plants, Pruning, composting and other growing topics.
When you go to their website, they want you to register. They do want you to donate but you don't have to.
Home Grown Sweet Potatoes Video (21 min.): https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/HomeGrownSweetPotatoesVideo_254
Growing Tomatoes at Home: Session 1 - Plant Selection and Preventing Problems (33 min):
Growing tomatoes at Home: Session 2 – Diseases, Pests, and Reducing Problems
(28 min): https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/Tomatoes-session2_254
MG Wayne Quick Tips: Pruning and Tying Tomato Plants (2min 33 sec): https://vod.video.cornell.edu/media/1_lot3jdfj
Home Composting: How it All Works (14min 48 sec): https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/HomeCompostingHowitAllWorks_254
Orchids – An Introduction (37min. 29 sec): https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/orchidsanintroduction_254
Spring Care of Roses (10min 18 sec):
Indoor Seed Starting (18min 25 sec): https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/indoorseedstarting_254