There are quite a few links that I mention in my eBook, Simple 72 Hour Kits. Some (like a water bottle) everyone knows where to find. Others are more unique.
I’ve created this page so you would have a resource of where to find some of these more unique things online. However, many can also be found at your local Walmart! Even if you choose to buy things elsewhere, this page can still be of use to you as it allows you to “see” what I am talking about in the book.
If you have a question about a specific link, just leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you!
If a chapter is not listed, it did not have any links in it.
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Chapter #2 - Making Water Safe
Chapter #3 - Plan Your Food
Chapter #4 - Purchase and Organize Food
My favorite “milk jug” method post: How to Make a Milk Jug 72 Hour Kit
Chapter #5 - Food Prep
Chapter #9 - Warmth
Chapter #10 - Sanitation
I like this article (from WebMD) about how to clean a wound. I would suggest printing it out and keeping it with your sanitation and first aid supplies: https://firstaid.webmd.com/tc/cleaning-and-bandaging-a-wound-topic-overview
Chapter #11 - First Aid
I get most of my first aid supplies at My Medic. They are extremely high quality, reasonably priced and I like that I can buy small packs of things like ibuprofen, gauze packs, burn gel etc. in any quantity I want.
Chapter #12 - Medicine
This post: https://www.thebusybhomemaker.com/ultimate-guide-prescription-medications-self-reliant-families/ from Lesslie (a Nurse) is the absolute BEST I’ve ever seen on the topic of stocking prescription meds. Go read it!
Chapter #13 - Hygiene
Chapter #16 - Tools
Chapter #17 - Important Documents
If you do not want to create your own forms, you can download a blank version of mine here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/mistysproducts/Grab+and+Go+Binder+Printables+Basic2.pdf If you want to go through a free evacuation e-course that also goes through in great detail about how to put together your important documents folder, you can do that here: https://simplefamilypreparedness.com/important-documents-binder-printable/
Chapter #20 - Kids
Chapter #21 - Pets
There are many fantastic suggestions and tips in the comments section of this post on my blog https://simplefamilypreparedness.com/survival-kit-ideas-week-22-prepare-for-your-pet/
Chapter #23 - Packaging
Search for a pack by capacity, size and weight HERE.
- The packs we use for my husband and I have a 75 liter capacity
- The pack we use for our boys (10 years old) have a 50 liter capacity. They use these every summer when they go backpacking with their Dad.
- The packs we currently use for our girls (7 and 8 years old) are just regular school sized backpacks