Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ark Prep 101 - Part 10: Conference Time Rotation!

So, when was the last time you ROTATED your
72 Hour Kit Food Supply?
Been a while . . . ?
If you're scared to open your 72 Hour Kit
because you're not sure what's in there . . . IT'S TIME!
Conference is the PERFECT TIME to
Get It Done!
We made rotating our kits a Fun Family Tradition
by letting the kids have a picnic with the food we are
changing out.
They have the picnic during conference and they
love getting to eat all the snacks.
(As you can imagine . . . the oatmeal packet isn't a big hit.
but the rest of the stuff goes in a hurry!)
If you used MRE's (Meals Ready to Eat), you won't have
to rotate the food as often.  MRE's can be a little bit more
expensive . . . but to some, it's worth it!
It doesn't matter what food you decide to store,
but it is VERY IMPORTANT that you:
Write the date for the next rotation,
and then . . . Follow Through!
Nothing worse than a rock hard piece of
petrified beef jerky!
Here's a List of Food Items for YOUR 72 Hour Kits:
Remember to Include:
Spoons, Hot/Cold Cups, Matches, a Can Opener
and most importantly WATER!
At least one 2-liter bottle.
Just a Few Things to Remember:
Fruit Snacks can be raisons, craisons, or
dried package mixed fruit.
You can also use fruit roll-ups, or real fruit leather.
Beef Jerky should be individually wrapped.
Cans with pop-top lids can burst and bulge more easily.
It's better to store the ones that need a can opener.
Here's the PDF:
Sounds like a pretty good picnic menu . . . It sure does
help the reverance factor during conference!
Our Challenge for the Week:
More NEW Conference Hints and Helps coming


Stacy said...

Love this blog! When I try to print the bunny and from awards the pdf for the chick comes up instead. My email is ralphie8@comcast.net. thanks.

Tricia Smith said...

It's fixed! Thank YOU!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know that I love your blog. It is so helpful. I was just wondering if I missed the lists that you had for the Ark Prep part 8 for the food storage inventory lists. I really need a better system for keeping track of my food storage. It seems I'm constantly needing to take another inventory of my supplies. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us.