I’m going to include the super-awesome crank-turn can opener in my emergency supplies, but for now I’m just going to grab this P-38 to stick in my emergency kit. I don’t have any canned foods in my bug-out bag—mostly MREs and Milennium bars—but it may be helpful if I Replace canned food (or in some other application). 1 - MyChoice BBQ Sauce Mix ($8.99) No explanation needed. It’s delicious. You should get some. (BBQ chicken, pork, or beef in an emergency? Yuuuuuuum.) 1 - #10 Can Apple Cinn. Pancake Mix ($9.99) What is better than hot pancakes on a crisp morning while camping? Apple-cinnamon pancakes, that’s what! This tasty mix brings a fun flavor to your flapjacks, and all you need to do is add water and get the griddle going. 1 - Fox 40 Classic Whistle ($5.95) Since I’m at the office as I type this, I’m trying to remember if I have a whistle in my emergency supplies. I don’t think I do, but even if this Fox 40 Classic Whistle ends up being a duplicate, there are so many applications for a whistle, I plan to have several anyway. This particular whistle is going in my purse so I can use it for personal safety or emergency situations I may encounter every day (can you tell I’m building up my everyday carry?). So, that’s what I bought with my to-date November savings. I can’t wait for next month, when I’ll not only show you my December purchases (I’m eyeing a few things, but haven’t made any final decisions), but I’ll provide a recap of how much money I spent over the whole year and what I was able to get with just my spare change and extra cash I was able to set aside each month. What items have caught your eye this month? Anything you’re saving up for? Let me know in the comments! --Urban Girl
Great point. Having a ton of gear can only be so helpful if we don’t know how to use it!
—Urban Girl (Sarah)
Good post! There are a few things on that list that I still need to get. :)
Don’t forget part of preparedness is knowing how your equipment works and how to properly use it. It won’t do any good having that p-38 can opener and several cans of food if you can’t figure out how to actually get it to open the cans. :)
Looking forward to more posts!