September is National Preparedness Month in the United States!
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72 HOUR FOOD KIT
My main goal this month was focused on updating my family’s 72 hour on the go food kits! What is that, you ask? A 72 hour on the go kit contains mainly food that can be eaten on the go without much effort in the event you are in a situation where there is little to no resources.
The kits fit nicely into each family member’s backpack and is light enough to make it one of the most convenient ways to have food in an emergency situation.
There are numerous resources regarding 72 hour food kits all over the internet and even on Pinterest if you wanted to venture out there and take a look at what others have come up with in theirs! For now… let me share a few tips and also show you what is in ours !
- Use a 1 gallon Ziploc bag for all food items
- Pack food that your family normally eats and likes
- Make your kit with calories in mind (1 – 2 thousand calories a day)
- Consider others dietary needs
- Have water, can opener and sterno in a separate group backpack
- Make an extra kit (or two) to share with someone outside your family
- Check your kit regularly – when items are close to expire eat them and replace the items so you are always ready!
Pictured above is everything that is in a single 1 gallon Ziploc bag !
Note : After filming I ended up adding three items to each kit :
- Fruit Rollup
- Cereal Bar
- Protein Bar
Watch my YouTube video below :