I know, clothing is certainly not the first thing you think of when thinking of emergency storage, but it is something you ought to spend a little time on. Staying warm and dry - or cool and protected from the sun, may be the thing that keeps you well in an emergency.
It is important to layer. The air between the layers traps the heat and keeps up warm. Layers that you should store for your family members are :
1. An inside thermal layer
2. A wool sweater
3. A synthetic fiber light weight jacket
4. A Water-proof, wind-proof coat
5. Gloves, Hat, socks (wool), underwear
6. Lightweight, waterproof boots
A great place to find all of these layers is at a thrift store. For pennies on the dollar, you can clothe your family. Remember to store multiple sizes for children. And a great tip for boots - buy them out of season online. you will find great deals on name brand items.
Make sure to store items to wash and dry clothing - laundry detergent, a washing bucket with plunger, clothes pins and a clothes line.
Home-made laundry soap recipe
1 bar shaved or grated bar soap (Dr. Bronner's Castile, Ivory or Fels-Naptha)
1 C borax
1 C washing soda
Mix together thoroughly for several minutes. Store in a sealed container with a small scoop. Use 1 T per load.