Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Month Three Preps

I've spent my money for Month Two so it's time to think about spending next month's money!

1) Get more cash and add it to our Bug Out Bags (BOBs).
2) Buy a box of trash bags.
3) Get a roll of heavy mil plastic sheeting and a roll of duct tape. Use it to prep for possible sheltering-in-place.
4) Buy butane refills for my Zippo lighter.
5) Buy maps for both vehicles + BOB.
6) Buy the remainder of items for my van’s emergency kit.
7) Continue to buy items for food storage.

My original plan for Month Three had me buying a bunch of food storage containers for my pantry and a Brother P-Touch label maker. That's the OCD organizer in me.

I decided that it was probably more important that I store up food. With my luck, TEOTWAWKI would happen and all I'd have to show for it would be a bunch of plastic with nothing in it! And with the threat of hyperinflation looming, food prices are only going to rise. It's best to stock up NOW on the essentials of life. However much Snapware makes my soul sing, it will not sustain me in an emergency. :)


  1. Hi Emily!
    I just stumbled across your blog and I'm so excited to find you! Like you, I think storage containers and a label maker are the most fun part of food storage! :-)
    I'm looking forward to checking out the rest of your posts -- and to watching your progress.

  2. Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad someone else shares my organizing disease, LOL! I perused your blog as well - you take great photos. I am guessing by your blog's name that you are a fellow homeschooler, am I right? :)

  3. I *am* a homeschooler, too!
    The way I see my organizing addiction (ahem!): it's not OCD if it's productive ;-)