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Welcome to week #13 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.

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Last Week:

I hope all of you were able to add needed medicines to your kit last week.

Week #13: Personal Care & Hygiene

Hygiene is closely related to Sanitation (week #10), but there are many things that were not included in that week that you should consider having in your kit.

This week, add personal care and hygiene items to your 72 hour kit supplies.


  • Toilet Paper (take out the cardboard to smash it flat and keep it in a plastic bag to keep it dry)
  • Soap or Shampoo and Body Wash Combo
  • Conditioner
  • Washcloth(s)
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste and floss
  • Feminine needs (these also make great wound dressings)
  • Chapstick
  • Contact needs and / or an old pair (old prescription) glasses
  • Tissues
  • Wet Naps / wipesBuild a robust, personalized 72 hour kit one week at a time over 26 weeks
  • Waste Bags (completely biodegradable; neutralize odors, breaks down waste into Enviro-Friendly material)
  • Brush / Comb
  • Razor
  • Fingernail clippers
  • Sunblock
  • Bug Repellent
  • Plastic bag for soiled clothing
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant


What we have done in our family:

We have almost everything on the list above. I haven’t been able to find a travel size bug repellent, so for now we don’t have one. We also don’t have a razor. We figure we can go a few days (or even weeks) without shaving if we had to!

How About You?

Leave me a comment and tell me what you will be adding to your kit.

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