72-Hour Kits Part 1

20170928_110545I’ve been meaning to revamp our family’s 72-hour kits ever since my mom and dad’s house fire. I remember the first night they were homeless. There were several things that they didn’t have – contacts, medications, C-pap machines, undergarments.

I realized that if I were swept quickly from my home, I’d need and want similar items.

It took me a couple years since their fire, but I finally dug out our old kits and started over.

I was so embarrassed to see what I had in the old kits – granola bars and diapers. I guess that would help. Sort of!

My boys and I made an extensive list of all the things we want to buy for our kits. We decided to start off with the food, then work toward other personal and survival items.

So, here is my part 1 of our 72-hour kits.

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We have enough food for our family of 6 for three days. I found ideas of what to buy online. I ordered my items online from Walmart.com. I spent about $63. I tried to buy items that were light weight, easy to open and high in protein. I also bought a few small bottles of water and some toothbrushes and toothpaste.

I also bought a Life Straw water purification device. I hope to buy one for each family member to have.

There are so many other things we want to get but I feel like this is a great start!

Here is the breakdown of the meals and food:

Breakfast: Granola Bar and Gogo

Lunch: Tuna pouch and Cracker Roll

Dinner: Ramen Noodles and Fruit Cup

Breakfast: Granola Bar and Gogo

Lunch: Animal Crackers and Peanut Butter

Dinner: Tuna pouch and Cracker Roll

Breakfast: Granola Bar and Gogo

Lunch: Animal Crackers and Peanut Butter

Dinner: Ramen Noodles and Fruit Cup

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