Survival Kit Ideas Week By Week

Need 72 Hour Kit ideas?

I have many people ask me for 72 hour kit, survival kit or three day bug out bag  suggestions.  In other words, you want something to help you and your family survive on the go for 72 hours (3 days).  Building such a kit is no simple task and can be quite overwhelming.  The organization, planning and prep can seem daunting and so can the cost.

Looking for an easier way?

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Here is the good news: I’ve made it easier for you!  I’ve broken down a portable 72 hour kit list into weeks that add up to 6 months.  So each week, you will only have to purchase and organize a very small part of your kit.  Sound more do-able?

Each week for 26 weeks in 2011 I addressed an overall topic / theme for you to focus on.  If you are new here, start at week #1 this week.  Work on just that one piece of your kit and leave a comment letting me know how it went.  Then come back next week and work on week #2 and the week after to work on week #3 and so on.  In 6 months, you will have a complete kit that is personalized to your family!

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.

Weekly Topics:

You can use the list below to work your way through the weeks.  Be sure to read all the comments each week as there are many pearls of wisdom there from my fantastic readers!  I’d love to have you add your own thoughts and ideas as well!

Even if you already have a 72 hour kit, you can use this series to add to it, or double check the items you have in that category one week at a time.


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.

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