There are a lot of things that can be done in the summer time to aid your preparedness efforts. I covered five of my favorite summer preparedness related activities in my recent newsletter, but when you’re not doing something, summer is a great time for calculating.
Now, when all the kids are home for the most part of the day, is the best time to figure out how quickly your family eats a case of green beans or consumes a jug of syrup. It’s also the best time to count how many rolls of toilet paper and other non-food products your family really uses. It may be more than you think, and those numbers will help you to more accurately know how many of what products you need to stock to have a 3 month or 6 month or 12 month supply. Remember to add a bit to your totals for any working members of the family who aren’t hanging around the house with the kids while you’re counting!