It has been nice not to hear politics for the last two days.
We went from this
Snow is wonderful! Peaceful- until my husband decides to clear the place.
Before the storm began we cleared out all of our sheets and extra blankets
for the local shelter. Toilet paper, paper towels, some coats...
We had left over diapers from our family visiting.
Next time we will keep a few boxes on hand for
emergencies at the shelters.
This storm helped me see
what preparation really looks like.
We thought our pantry was in good shape,
but we need to stock up on certain items.
In general, we have always gone out to just get things
We had a tremendous pantry in both Kansas and Flagstaff
but we were much more isolated in both of those places.
Here is my list at this point.
Regular Canola oil (we cook mostly with olive- but we could use back up)
Milk bones (nothing worse then running out of fun dog treats)
black and white beans
LOTS of coffee!
Canned veggies (are there ANY good canned veggies?)
The order for spices will be done as soon as
the Spice House has another sale.
We are good right now---but we now know what we want a lot of
The cool thing about the Spice House is you can purchase
their amazing spices
in sealed pouches.
There is some consideration of the LDS storage foods.
My neighborhood is becoming a close society.
These might be good back ups.
We have a good mix of young and old families here.
Keeping people fed when cut off
could become important.
Off to figure more out.
Out in the snow
with the kids of the neighborhood.