Welcome to week #22 in the “72 Hour Kit Ideas: A week by week approach” series.
This series is all about making it simple and do-able to get a 72 hour kit put together for you and your family.
Creating such a kit can be overwhelming and financially difficult to do all at once. But through this series, I’ve broken it down for you into 26 small steps! You can see all the steps here. Just take one small baby step each week and in 6 months you will have a well stocked, personalized kit!
You can even go through the series a few times over a year or two adding just the most basic supplies the first six months and then a few more “extra” supplies each time you cycle through it again.
This series is also available as an e-book. Purchasing the e-book gives you a few additional benefits over just reading the free series:
- Additional details and tips
- The ability to print the entire book!
- Pictures of my own kit showing just how I pack each week.
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I hope all of you were able to get what you will need for your pets last week!
In a true disaster, if the power is out, you will not be able to use credit card machines, ATMs, etc. You will need to have cash. This week, add cash to your kit!
Make sure that most of the cash you add is in very small bills. Others may not have change, so if all you’ve got is a $50 bill and you need $10 in gas, that $10 of gas is going to cost you $50! I suggest having mostly $1 bills with a few $5 and $10. I also suggest having a roll of quarters so you can use pay phones if needed.
What We Have Done in Our Family:
We have about $200 in our kits. $150 of it is in $1 bills. The rest is in $5 and $10 bills.
There is nothing magic about this number. That is just how much I have gathered and put into our kits so far. I will continue adding to it every month. Just do what you can! Anything is better than nothing!
How About You?
Do you already have cash in your kit? Does having that there make you feel a bit more secure?
|Week #21: Pets
|Week #19: Hygiene
|Week #1: Packaging Your Kit
|Series Into: Survival Kit Series, A Week by Week Approach
Becky is a wildlife enthusiast and pet and livestock care expert with a diploma in canine nutrition. With over a decade of experience in animal welfare, Becky lends her expertise to Simple Family Preparedness through insightful info about pets, livestock, bee keeping, and the practicalities of homesteading.