Tuesday, May 27

*72 Hour Food Kits *

Hello friends! I have been meaning to put together 72 hour kits for ages. If you are not familiar with 72 hour kits please allow me to introduce you. The basic idea is to have food, water, first-aid, and toiletries to last for three days, in an emergency. Today I am going to show you what I have included in our food kits. I packed 6 kits (One for each family member) as well as a separate bag for our dog Daisy. Let's get to the bags!

1 Gallon of Water per person, per day. That is meant for drinking only. This doesn't include water for cooking, washing, etc.

Morning 1
2 Packets Instant Oatmeal
1 Packet Cocoa (1 Packet Chai Tea In My Personal pack for each day)
1 Fruit Leather

Lunch 1
1 Peanut Butter Cracker Pack
1 Fruit & Grain Bar
1 Granola Bar

Dinner 1
1 Packet Top Ramen
1 Fruit Snack

Morning 2
2 Packets Instant Oatmeal
1 Packet Cocoa
1 Fruit Leather

Lunch 2
1 Bag Peanuts
1 Granola Bar
1 Box Raisins

Dinner 2
1 Can Tuna/Salmon
1 Fruit Snack
1 Applesauce Cup

Morning 3
2 Packets Instant Oatmeal
1 Packet Cocoa
1 Fruit Leather

Lunch 3
1 Handi Snack
1 Granola Bar
1 Peanut Butter Single
1 Mini Candy Bar

Dinner 3
1 Can Ravioli

5 Butterscotch Candies
5 Jolly Ranchers
3 Powdered Juice Mix Singles
1 Fork
1 Spoon

Each meal is sealed in a zip-top sandwich bag and all of the meals are together in a gallon sized plastic bag with the extras. Each family member will have their bag of food in their own backpack. We also have a can opener in the "master" bag that either my husband or I would carry. This is just the food supplies. I will go over the other supplies in another post. You can see a video of what is in the bags over on my Youtube Channel.

There is also a lot of great information on Pinterest.

This isn't the fanciest food but it will keep us sustained in an emergency. I have small children and that was definitely a factor in some of my food choices. I selected things I knew they would eat and that didn't take up too much space or add too much bulk to the pack. The other thing I made sure of was that everything that went into our bags has at least a ONE YEAR SHELF LIFE. That way I will only have to rotate the packs once a year. It would be a shame to have only expired food in a crisis. That about covers the food portion. If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by!

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