Welcome!Week #4 in a step by step 72 hour kit series.  Makes building a robust, personalized 72 hour kit affordable and do-able!

Welcome to week #4 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.

Want even more help?Build a robust, personalized 72 hour kit one week at a time over 26 weeks

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  • Additional details and tips
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  • Pictures of my own kit showing just how I pack each week.
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Last Week:

I hope all of you were able to plan the food you will include in your kit  last week. 

Week #5: Purchase & Organize Food

Your food will need to be well organized so that you know what to eat when.  If you pack it today, you won’t remember tomorrow!   So this week, purchase and then find a way to organize your food in your packs.

Ideas / Options:

Consider the pros and cons of the following options as you decide which will work best for your family.

 Milk Jug / Other Gallon Container Method

  • All your food for your entire 3 days is in one place together with a label for what to eat when.

Bag Per Day Method

  • Put each person’s food in one bag or each day’s food in one bag.

What We Have Done In Our Family:

We use the bag method.  I found it easier that way.  I like having each day’s food together with a label on the bag telling us exactly what to eat for each meal.  Each bag also has someone’s name on it, hopefully making it simple to find food when needed.

I did not include anything that is too easy to smash (no Ritz or Saltine crackers, etc.), so I’m not overly concerned about that, but I do pack our food at the very top of our kits for that reason.

If you bought the same food I did, you can download and print the labels here:

How about you?

Leave me a comment and tell me how you’ve decided to add food to your kit.  What are you adding?  Why?  What will you be doing this week?

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