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3 Day Emergency Kits

or 36 Hour Emergency Supply Kits

 

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What is a 3-Day Kits and why do you need them. 3-Day Kits are also called as 72- hour emergency supplies or Bug Out Bags. 

3-Day Kits are composed of all the basic emergency items listed below, in amounts that will 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 the comfort of your home.


The thing that drives up the cost of 36 hour emergency kits is trying to get so many things in one bucket or bag. In order to do this, people buy higher priced items that are more expensive because weight less or take up more space.

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 have 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 Storage

Water; 3 gallons per person (drinking, cooking, washing)
Water purification tablets

Food: Options

 (1) Dehydrated or Freeze-dried food.  Individual pouches is 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.  Most of the commercial 3-Day Food kits that you purchase retail have the food sealed up in the plastic pail.  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.

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

Bring water to make your food.  At the very least you need to be able to boil water.

Can opener
Cooking pans
Matches (waterproof)
Utensils

Hygiene

Female supplies
Garbage bags
Handiwipes
Medications
Soap (bacterial)

Tissue and toilet paper
Toothbrush and toothpaste (softpics)
Towels and wash rags (rags)


Warmth

Blanket (preferable a wool blanket)
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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Emergency Preparation and  Prepping Articles

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Recipes Using Dehydrated and Freeze Dried Foods

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