>> Wednesday, September 15, 2010
One more week of case lot sales :( I hate to see these sales go. Every day I have this panic feeling, like..Do I need anything else from the case lot? Do I have enough wheat to last me a life time? Did I buy a year supply? Ahhh! I just sent my husband back to the store for 24 more cans of white beans..can you ever have enough beans? Not in my family!
So..if you are in Utah and are able to take advantage of the GREAT case lot sales from Maceys, Harmons, Reams, and Smiths then have fun stocking up your food storage. If you do not live in Utah, but live in surrounding states that have a Smith's grocery store, they are having an amazing case lot sale, so check with your local store and see which items are on sale. (We are offering everyone a FREE chance to login to our website this week to see all of the good deals. View this post on our blog to see how to login for FREE!)
Okay, besides loving case lot, I have a new and exciting LOVE! I have always loved emergency preparedness, but have a renewed love for it these past few months. In my church I was given the calling (assignment) to help the families in my neighborhood to become better prepared. This left me feeling responsible for 191 families...ah! Just a little overwhelming. However, as I have begun my preparations and coming up with ideas, I have been thrilled with what we have been able to accomplish in just a few weeks.
I am going to be starting something new called, my 'Positively Preparing' posts on my blog. Why this name you ask? Well, I feel with anything in life we have to have a positive attitude. Becoming prepared is a BIG goal and can be overwhelming to many people. I hope as we take baby steps to becoming prepared that we will all be able to accomplish our goals together...with a positive outlook. Getting prepared really can be super-dee-duper FUN!!
Each month I will encourage you to accomplish ONE small step towards your emergency preparedness goals and ONE small step to becoming prepared with your food storage.
Because we are a half way through this month I am going to simplify our goals and only focus on ONE area of preparedness for September. This goal is probably THE MOST IMPORTANT step of becoming prepared. It is having your 2 WEEK SUPPLY OF WATER. Having an adequate supply of water in case of an emergency is crucial. No one can live more than a couple of days without water. Water is such a large part of our everyday life--washing, bathing, cleaning, cooking, drinking, etc. You really can't have enough water storage in my opinion!
Do you need a few tips on water storage? Download this handout I have created with basic water storage information. (I will have a handout for each preparedness goal for each month, so put together a simple folder so you can keep all of your resources in one area).
WATER STORAGE 101 HANDOUT
MONEY SAVING TIP: If you live in Utah near a Harmon's grocery store, EVERY Tuesday they have their Aquarius 24 pack of water bottles on sale for $1.99. They have a limit of 2 24 pks. per person, so keep that in mind. Hey..bring your whole family each Tuesday to get 2 packs of water and in a couple of weeks you could have your 2 week supply. (14 gallons is approximately 3-4 (24pks.) of water bottles) This is a FABULOUS price, so stock up! For those outside of Utah, watch for 24 pks. of water bottles to go on sale for around $2.50, and then stock up when they do.
You can also store water in 55 gallon drums, 15 gallon drums, in emptied out 2 liter pop bottles, in emptied out laundry detergent containers (only for cleaning), in empty Gatorade or Powerade bottles, etc.
One other tip: If you can afford a water filter (around $50-$80) these are great to have to take the headache out of rotating your water. Just buy a filter and then you can store your water as long as you need t. Just filter your drinking water when it comes time to use it. Once your water storage in your home is also depleted, you can use your filter to filter other water sources; your toilet water, a pond or water source nearby, water heater water, etc.
The filter I use is the Katadyne and it seems to work well.