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    72 hour kits

    Chef on the coast
    Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:21 pm
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    I recently went through our 72 hour kits only to realize it's been probably 4 yrs since I put them together. My boys obviously don't wear the same size they wore 4 yrs ago. As I was putting their backpacks back together - I realized after the clothes, etc. - there was NO room for food!

    What do you put your food in for your grab-n-go packs?

    This is what we did.
    I bought some very roomy lunchbags at the local store. They were on clearance. My only requirement was they were roomy and had a shoulder strap. They are insulated and with one for each person - I do believe in a true emergency situation - I can fit 5-6 days of food in there. It would need to be rationed so they wouldn't eat it all at once - but it is doable.

    I also have a small lunchbag for food, water and a blanket for our cat.
    Chubby Cook
    Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:43 pm Groupie
    I consider the 72-hour B.O.B. (Bug Out Bag) to be prepared for an emergency situation, not as a survival bag. There really is a difference. Mine has shoes, a change of clothes, bags of water, high protein food items, First Aid items, medicine if needed, and simple tools and items that might help in dealing with disaster situations. All, just enough to handle the basic needs for 3 days....until I can get back to the location where my survival stockpile is located or the emergency is over.

    In addition to the BOB, I have several tote bags and containers in various places that I hope I can grab if I can evacuate with a vehicle. Some contain more water and food items, others have cold weather items, etc. This gives some flexibility if time and circumstances allows since the BOB must be limited to a quick grab and be carried possibly for some distance or time.
    Chef on the coast
    Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:53 pm
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    Our backpacks and lunchbags are strictly for if we can't drive away. We live in a tsumani zone so I am thinking quick getaway. IF we have the luxury of driving away - that increases what we can take. Obviously all my food storage items would end up getting left behind. icon_sad.gif
    Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:57 pm
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    I so badly need to do all of that again...mine is at least as outdated as yours were... icon_redface.gif
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