Sample 72 Hour Survival Food Kit –
2 hot chocolate powder packets, 2 cereal bars, 4 granola bars, 2 beef jerky, 2 fruit roll-ups, 2 packets crackers, 1 can apple juice, 1 can chicken noodle soup or tuna, 4 soup based packets, 12 pieces hard candy, 1 spoon, 1 2 liter soda bottle filled with water.
Emergency 72 Hour Kit – cover all emergency needs – food, water, shelter, communication, and warmth, all items in each person back pack
Dry Pack – Whistle, flashlight, extra batteries, radio/walkie talkie, poncho, 12- hr light stick, 1 roll toilet paper, pocket knife, compass, pocket first aid kit, emergency blanket light weight (Costco has great ones in bags) water proof matches, soap, change of clothing (think ward you can always de-cloth you can’t warm up if not enough clothes) extra socks/undies
In a ziplock – information sheet, Childs name, age, bday, all families phone numbers, cash 50/100.00 each small bills. copy of ID and info about all of Childs health histories/surgeries/illnesses etc… do this for parents too.
Food/water – tuna fish, fruit cocktail, peanut butter/honey, granola bars, fruit snack, jerky, 2/3 water bottles
Other – Feminine hygiene needs, can opener, packing tent light weight and water proof, sleeping bag backpack style light weight and can go below zero degrees, sanitation kits, campers trowel, tool kit, diapers/infant needs
Pack each bag according to each Childs needs! Put in rooms on closet shelf if child can’t be trusted of if they can put under beds.
72 hour kit check list
Portable container located near and exit of your house. don’t over load it.
Each family member should have their own kit with food, clothes, and water. Distribute heavy item between the kits.
Enclose extra clothing, matches, personal documents and other items damaged by water or smoke in plastic to protect them.
Keep a light source in the top or your kit.
Personalize your kit. Made sure you fill the needs of each family member.
Inspect your kit at least twice a year. Rotate food and water. Check clothing sizes. Check expiration dates on batteries, light sticks, food, etc…
Consider the needs of elderly people, as well as those with handicaps of other special needs