This section of the e-prep 101 course is all about kits! And one of the most “popular” emergency kits is a 72 hour kit.
Welcome to E-Prep 101 where we simplify the process of becoming prepared by breaking it down into weekly steps. This is the giveaway for section #4 (we have one giveaway every month or so). If you haven’t already, you can enroll in the course here.
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What You Can Win
This month, I will be giving away a basic 4 person 72 hour kit. This kit includes:
- 4.2 oz Water – 48
- THRIVE Fuji Apple Slices (Pouch) – 4
- THRIVE Peach Slices (Pouch) – 4
- Water Purification Powder (5pk) – 2
- Heat Pack (2pk) – 4
- Emergency Blanket – 4
- Poncho – 4
- Tube Tent – 2
- 36×36 Garbage Bag – 1
- Backpack – 2
- Waterproof Bag – 1
- Ziplock Bags – 4
- Bright Sticks – 4
- Dynamo Flashlight Radio W/DC Adaptor – 1
- Waterproof Matches (box) – 1
- 53 Pc First Aid Kit – 1
- Hygiene Kit – 2
- N95 Mask – 4
- 5 in 1 Survival Whistle – 1
- Can Opener – 1
- Duct Tape (10 Yard) – 1
- Emergency Preparedness Book – 1
- Multi-Tool Knife – 1
- Pencil – 1
- Rope 50ft – 1
How to Enter
Enter the giveaway below! Make sure if you enter by leaving a comment that your comment tells me what chapter you are working on in E-Prep 101. Only those enrolled in the course are eligible to win!
Chapter 1, Part 1
I hope to take inventory of everything I have so far and then organize it.
Good luck MElissa!
LOVE youir site and I am on the first of hopefully many new and educational chapters to help me PREPARE!!!!
Chapter 1, part 1
I hope to convince the wife to start looking into preparedness
Good luck Jeffrey and welcome!
I am just starting out… I’m in chapter 1.
Well then welcome Rhonda!
I think this course is great! I’m trying to carve out more time to get the assignments done. We are currently on the First Aid part. I’ve gone through your site and a couple of others to get ideas.
Since I am the designated carried of the BIG medical kit, I will be carrying the more serious supplies. I have decided if I want them in a molle bag on the outside of my pack or if I will have them inside of my pack. Simultaneously I am searching for the “right” case for my in home first aid kit. I don’t know why I’m so indecisive.
I’ve gone back and forth between a bunch of different options Bronwyn, so I get it! But I think I have finally settled into something I really like. I have my home kit it various bins in a closet. I’ll post a picture on the facebook prep 101 page today. Our car kit is in a tackle box. The hardest one for me has been teh kit in our 72 hour kit “go-bags” I’m actually working with a company right now (minutemanrx) to create a kit specific for my readers / this course that comes in an awesome bag! It should be available in the next month or so.
I’ve been meaning to ask you…what brand of tackle box. We didn’t see anything we liked at Cabelas OR Bass Pro Shop.
This is the tackle box I use Bronwyn: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EDPS3C/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000EDPS3C&linkCode=as2&tag=simplefamilypreparedness-20&linkId=ZKVHEBQXJV3H5NOQ
Sorry about the double posting… Thank you!
I keep forgetting to ask. What brand of tackle box? We have been to Cabelas and Bass Pro Shop and haven’t found anything we like.
Week 2. I’ve been trying to get myself organized for a while now but never really had a set plan. Now, I’m on my way. 🙂
So glad to hear that Gail!
Chapter 3! I’d love to see a first aid for pets section, or a section on prepping for furry family members in general
There are a few ideas here Amii: https://simplefamilypreparedness.com/survival-kit-ideas-week-22-prepare-for-your-pet/
I’m on lesson one. Hmm. Forgot about it being there. Sorry…..
Meaning you forgot it was in yoru email? I do that ALL.THE.TIME. With so many things. I have such great intentions and then opps…I forget. Don’t worry, you’ll get a new one each week!
I am on lesson one, just starting. I need to decide what I must do to even get started! We are about to enter six months of hurricane season (June 1 thru November 30), so I sort of know what to do to prepare for that. But I need to think about preparing for “other” disasters as well. Right now I am starting by doing EDC bags and BOBs. I do now carry in my purse a whistle and a small flashlight after being “trapped” in a very large odd-shaped room with no windows when someone accidentally turned off the light, not realizing I was still in the room! BTW–I wasn’t sure what “SHTF” meant so I Googled it. NOW I know! LOL One thing that is delaying my preparations is the lack of money. My “job” until recently was taking care of my mother, so I’m not working right now. DH is on disability.
SCARY!!!! Oh goodness! All the “kits” (BOB, EDC, INCH, 72 hour etc) are week’s 14-16 in the course. But in the meantime, I do offer an e-book all about building a 72 hour kit (3 day BOB). You can find it here: https://simplefamilypreparedness.com/your-own-72-hour-kit-plan-e-book/ YOu can also find the same info for free on my site here: https://simplefamilypreparedness.com/2011/09/survival-kit-ideas-week-by-week/ but it doesn’t include all the pictures and isn’t quite as detailed.
I am needing to update/add to our 72 our kits. I love your idea for a tackle box car kit…something we need to vamp up, along with our home medical kit.
72 hour kits will be week #16 in the course Sara, but in the meantime, I do offer an e-book all about building a 72 hour kit. You can find it here: https://simplefamilypreparedness.com/your-own-72-hour-kit-plan-e-book/ YOu can also find the same info for free on my site here: https://simplefamilypreparedness.com/2011/09/survival-kit-ideas-week-by-week/ but it doesn’t include all the pictures and isn’t quite as detailed.
I started this week. I have many components for disaster preparedness (water filter, water, food for 3 days, flashlights, lighters, portable stove, propane, medical kit and basic supplies, tarp, rip cord, utility knive, and many more things) but never have thought about it in a systematic way. Look forward to learning more.
I hope you learn some things along the way Hubert, but I also hope you will share some of your knowledge with us as well. Don’t ever hesitate to jump in and comment!
Just starting out. I enjoy receiving your emails and the course. I need to make it a priority and get with it!
It can be tough to find / make the time Theresa! I hope the course helps.
Just starting! There’s too much to do, but I must start somewhere. Thank you for this course!
Every little bit counts Linda! Glad to have you here.
Well then welcome!
I am working on Water Storage and Filtering.
Working on Week 14
Just starting chapter one. I’m going to learn how to be prepared for my family..
Just getting started…week one. I am so eager to get prepared in an organized fashion.
I’m currently working on water storage. Your tips for calculating how much we actually need, as opposed to the generic recommendation from the government sites, is quite useful!
We are working on the first chapter, though I’ve followed your blog for a while. We are trying to make realistic goals for how much we can do while starting over across the country soon.
I have good intentions to do this but didn’t know where to start. Now there are no excuses!
What a great idea, I just love reaing your post.
I just signed up for the course! 🙂
Well then welcome Fanny! Glad to have you here!
Oh, The chapter I’m working on is refreshing my CPR skills. I learned CPR and have been re-certified many times, but I’m due, so that’s where I am. We’ve always had a pool, so CPR and First Aid for children is something I’ve always taken seriously.
Smart. Not everyone does, so kudos to you!
I just received week #10 and I’m going to be rotating my water this week.
Good luck Kris!
I had a 72 hour kit in my car, to die for. Since I was always in dresses, I had a change of clothes for both me and my baby, emergency medical releases for the family, in state and out of state contacts, food and cash. I also would buy the kids hand held video games each Christmas. I took the old ones and put them in their 72 hour kits. Each year I would replace the old with the new until I had enough for each child in my 72 kit, in my car. Then…..my car was stolen and never recovered.. I was upset about the car, but cried over the kit. My kids are grown and I’ve not gotten around to replacing my kit. Funny, though, my church is working on those this month and I have a whole new list of ideas for mine.
Oh that is a sad story! I’m so sorry you lost such a great kit!