Saturday, October 13, 2012

72 Hour Kits

*Place backpack in an easy to reach place full of suplies
*Each member of your family should have their own pack
*Consider going through packs 1-2 times a year and updating them/exchanging out food
*Place items that get damaged by water in a ziplock bag
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Important Supplies
  • 72 hours water (approximately 1-2 gallons)
  • 72 hours food
  • First aid kit 
  • Extra pair clothing
  • Backpack to carry supplies in
  • Warm jacket and hat and gloves
  • Diapers/wipes, if applicable
  • Medications (allergy, pain, diarrhea, tums)
  • Child's Lovey, if applicable
  • Important documents (photocopy of birth certificates, license, passport, health insurance info, marriage license, will, credit card info etc, insurance documents, photo of each family member in parent's bag, doctor contact info, prescription list, health dx info, immunization records)
  • Money (at least $50), especially small bills
  • Flashlight (extra batteries if it isn't self-chargeable)
  • Plastic Whistle with neck cord
  • Toilet paper
  • Extra clothing- underwear, socks, shirt, pants, hat, flip flops (you can get cheap ones at old navy)
Semi-Important Supplies
  • Rain Pancho
  • Vitamins
  • Bedding (wool blend or sleeping bag)
  • Water purifier, water tablets, bleach
  • waterproof/windproof matches or lighter
  • Tent or tarp for shelter
  • Pocket knife
  • Radio with Batteries or alternate power source
  • Toiletries - soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, brush, tissues, mensuration supplies, razor, deodorant, hair elastics, bobby pins, wash cloth, chapstick, floss
  • Sun block
  • Extra eye glasses
  • Name on backpack with family picture and emergency contacts
  • Fun items like card games, small toys, crayons and notepad, books
  • Grocery sacks and garbage sacks
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Hand Sanitizer
Is Nice To Have
  • Secondary method to start a fire
  • Emergency reflective blanket, mylar blanket, space blanket
  • Hand and body warm packs
  • Glow in the dark light stick
  • Basic tool kit
  • Shovel
  • Hatchet or ax
  • Sewing Kit
  • Rope
  • Wet Wipes for sanitation
  • towel
  • Light weight stove and fuel
  • Sun glasses
Possible last minute items to grab
  • Bedding
  • Tent or tarp
  • Sleep pad
  • Heat source kerosene heater, propane heater, wood burning stove, heater buddy)
  • Porta-potty
  • cell phone
  • Child's lovey

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