Making a 72-hour Kit

August 14th, 2007  |  Published in Preparedness  |  2 Comments

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It’s hard to justify preparing for a disaster if we’ve never been in one, but news of events such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes seem to come more frequently all the time. Preparing ourselves for these types of situations helps us focus on more important things during times of need and helps us rise above ourselves and help others. My wife and I have both experienced situations where we’ve been in extended power outages, and on a separate occasion my family had to evacuate our house because of a fire that came into our town. To help us prepare for situations like this, it’s important to put a some items together in a 72-hour kit. Below are some resources for putting together a 72-hour kit. If you are just getting started (like we are), I recommend buying some pieces of the kit each week so that the cost is spread out and the kit is easier to manage.


  1. Building Your Emergency Preparations » Above Yourself says:

    November 1st, 2007 at 10:51 am (#)

    [...] we wouldn’t have had any idea of what to do. In other situations, you might benefit from a 72-hour kit, or simple emergency preparations. Building up your preparedness isn’t something that happens [...]

  2. 72 hour kits says:

    April 23rd, 2008 at 10:22 am (#)

    As an avid member of the LDS church, we find that alot of our customers actually aren’t from Utah. There is a huge movement towards emergency preparedness, and 72 hour kits make up a large part of that plan. I agree 100% with this post.

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