We regularly hear tragic stories of people who are affected by hurricanes, floods, fires, tsuamis, and the list goes on.  A disaster can happen to anyone at any time, and it’s important to be prepared as much as possible. First, head to a thrift store to pick up backpacks for a couple of dollars, or if you have a school backpack that is no longer being used, then use it for a 72-hour kit. Begin adding the items below into the backpacks. If you want tips on how to store water, read this Emergency Preparedness on a Budget: Water Storage post. Remember that certain items will need to be rotated each year, so mark a date on your calendar to do this. Great tips but have you thought of getting a solar charger for mobile phone and a windup radio so you don’t need batteries? A solar charger for a mobile phone and a windup radio would be a great addition to a 72-hour kit. This blog does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit to this blog other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies.
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How would your family cope immediately following a disaster, especially when you won’t be able to rely on anyone to help out for days? I’ve picked up backpacks for each family member, added the essentials of food, water, shelter, warmth, light, and other items, and I’ve placed them where we can quickly grab them and go.  Below is a list of what I’ve compiled in my 72-hour kit, as well as some tips on how to do it on a budget. Include foods from your stockpile that you already have or that you can pick up inexpensively. The meals should be easy and simple such as just adding water, and they should be food items that you would eat. Since that would be too heavy to carry, add at least 3-4 bottles of water to your 72-hour kit. Something is better than nothing. This includes short and long sleeved shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear, etc.  Head to a thrift store to pick up second-hand clothes inexpensively that way you don’t have to add brand new clothes to the kits. Batteries do tend to breakdown after a while (plus they get used up quickly if you have the radio for example on all the time to hear alerts and information) and can damage the inside of torches etc if left in them so always remove batteries from items. I chose to place batteries in the 72-hour kit because it’s less expensive than the other options and most people have them in the house and can put them in their kits right now.
There are some items that are hard to find on sale, so I suggest setting aside a few dollars a month to purchase these items at a later date.

For our family, we also have jugs filled with water close to our 72-hour kit, so we can grab them and put them in the car if we need to leave quickly. And if you purchase the clothes 1 or 2 sizes larger than what your kids wear now, then they can grow into them and you don’t have to pick up more clothes for a few years. And with many of these items, if you watch for sales and use coupons, you’ll be able to pick them up for a better deal and not pay full price for them. Once a person has a basic 72-hour kit in place, then they can save up for and continue to add items to it like the charger and radio.
After you get these basics together, because something is better than nothing, then you can focus on adding other items to your 72-hour kits that you feel you and your family will need. For some of the products you might be able to find it for a better price, and some of the products could be divided into multiple 72-hour kits.

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  1. sevgi_delisi
    I then spent 1 hour hugging that might occur as a outcome.
    That finds you away from that gear...a.
    And use the time to plan that has some off road capabilities in case you you.