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3 Day Emergency Kits

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3-Day Kits are composed of basic emergency items to last for 3 days. These kits are made to help you be more comfortable and to provide for your needs if you are forced to leave your home.

The thing that drives up the cost of emergency kits is trying to get so many things in one bucket or bag. In order to do this many people buy items that are compact and light. Those are nice but they are pricey.

You can make a frugal kit by using more bags and larger items that you already own. Below are the basic emergency items that you should have in a 3-Day Kit. Store these items in a portable container, backpack or duffle bag that is easy to carry and quick to grab.

Water

3 gallons per person (for drinking and hygiene)
Water purification tablets or water filter

Food

Options:

(1) Dehydrated or Freeze-dried food. Individual pouches are an easy way to pack food. Many of the products that you buy last for 20 plus years. You can put the food in your bag and forget about it. The  3-Day Food kits that you purchase usually have food sealed up in a plastic pail. If you have one of these pails, just add the pail to the things you need to grab when you leave your home.

(2) Meals Ready to Eat (MRI's)

(3) Food Bars. Some food bars have several thousand calories in them.

(4) Pantry Food. If you want to keep pantry food in your bat, keep it fresh by rotating it when it starts to get old.

Cooking

Bring what you need to cook your food. With dried food you are going to need to boil water. If you bring food from your pantry, you will need a propane stove or another way of cooking it. Cooking items include:

Can opener
cooking pans
Matches (waterproof)
Eating dishes and utensils

Hygiene

Garbage bags
Wipes
Medications
Soap (bacterial)
Tissue and toilet paper
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Towels and wash rags (rags)

Warmth

Blanket (preferably made of wool)
Change of clothing and shoes
Emergency blanket
Emergency Poncho (for rain)
Gloves
Hand Warmers
Sleeping Bags
Tent

Emergency Lighting

Candles
LED flashlights and batteries
Windup light
Communication
5-1 Survival Whistle

whistle
compass
match box (waterproof)
mirror
flint fire starter

auto cell phone charger
windup light
windup radio with batteries

Misc

Emergency tape or duct tape
Cash (large and small bills)
First-aid kit
Multi-function knife
Multi-function tool
Nylon utility cord
Tri-fold shovel

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