72-Hour Bags Used To Be What You Needed For Survival

72-hour bags used to be what you needed for survival, or so we thought for a very long time. I can’t remember when I first heard about 72-hour bags or 72-hour kits, but it has to be over 40 years ago. I think the American Red Cross recommended them, then churches, city and county groups did as well. I remember telling you about the time Mark and I purchased a home in Farmington, Utah in 1983, and as we finished moving the rest of our belongings into the house, we knew the area was going to possibly be evacuated because of excess rainfall that caused the mountainside to slide down the hill. The city called Bountiful, Utah was starting to be flooded and they had evacuations as well.

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Quick And Easy 72-Hour Emergency Kit For Survival

This is a quick and easy 72-hour emergency kit for survival just about anyone can use to get started on their preparedness journey. (PRINTABLE below). I recently taught a very short class on being prepared with food storage and emergency preparedness items. I mentioned in the class that 72-Hour Emergency Kits are great, but we need MORE than just that bag to survive for an extended period of time. Here’s the deal, I bought Mark and I bags with wheels, I can’t throw that bag on my back and go walking or hiking. I wish I could say I’m physically fit for just about anything. No, I’m not. I’m working on making my body healthier and stronger, but it takes time and diligence. I’m doing it one baby step at a time. I started with swimming and walking. My decision to purchase bags with wheels works for Mark and I because we don’t want to put them on our backs because of the weight.

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72 Hour Kits-How To Have Food Ready For Survival

I’m asked all the time, “What food should I put in my 72 hour kits?” There are many ways to do this, but I like to add items I can just add water to or I can eat right out of the can or a bag. I bought smaller size pantry cans with foods that I like and will eat if I have to evacuate and go down to a school gymnasium or church facility. Please remember, you need water, lots of water. I recommend 4 gallons per day per person. The American Red Cross suggests 1 gallon per person, I’m already thirsty just typing 1 gallon.

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How To Tag 72-Hour Bug Out Bags For Survival

You may want to know how to tag your 72-hour bug out bags for survival, just in case you get hurt during or after a disaster. When I first started teaching food storage and emergency preparedness classes I designed a tag so every class member could attach it to their own 72-hour kit. I wanted a tag to remind people running out the door with their 72-hour bag to grab their prescriptions, their pet care materials if they have a pet and one card with names and phone numbers and their important documents binder. The “binder” stands for the binder contents that I designed for Food Storage Moms FREE printable sheets for an emergency binder. The binder would include your important documents you wouldn’t want to leave behind in case your home was destroyed. The reason for the name and phone numbers is if someone loses their bag, or is hurt and unable to communicate, or if you get separated from your 72-hour kit you still have some critical information with you that you more than likely will need. I used cardstock and laminated mine to protect the information on the tags, and then secured them to my 72-hour bags. I have two sets of cards to choose from, one with pets and one without pets.

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