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In this post, I go over putting together a 72 hour go bag… Already have a 72 hour go bag?
It is recommended that every person have 72 hours of provisions ready in case of emergency evacuations or just emergencies where you need to leave your home asap. Food, Water, Medications, Personal Care items such as Deodorant, Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Hair brush, Blankets, Warm & Cool Clothing, for each person in your household. Before you begin gathering your stuff, you will need to think about how you will carry all your provisions.
Number of Family Members: You will need a pack for each family member capable of carrying a pack.
Cost: In some cases you will not need to purchase anything new, you may already have what you need. When we were considering our packs we began by looking at a company that was recommended by another Prepper, the company was Maxpedition. Your bug-out bag is your sustainment load, or your gear needed to survive on the move for at least 72 hours. Food for your 72-Hour Bag or Bug-Out Bag needs to be easy to prepare, light weight, and able to be stored for long-term. If you find any of the following information helpful, please click on the "Follow" button below to receive blog update notices via email.
If you have any photos, charts, corrections, or constructive information, please feel free to comment at the bottom of each page, or feel free to submit it via the Contact Us page. Home Disaster Preparedness Checklist:The items on this checklist are important to have in your household for emergencies lasting more than 72 hours.
Blowout Kit Checklist:The blowout kit is intended to immediately control serious bleeding or other life-threatening condition in combat situation. Wilderness Survival Kit Checklist:This is a list of items that each person must have anytime they venture into the wilderness. Go-To Box Checklist:Go-to boxes are intended as “resupply” kits containing basic survival and fighting gear.
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We carry a full line of Tactical Gear, Survival Equipment and Camping Supplies from 511, Blackhawk, Wise Company, Datrex, Columbia River and many more. Having all your provisions in one bag or pack will make getting away much faster than trying to gather everything you will need at a moments notice. You will want to pack anything that you would need, keeping in mind that you may be carrying it yourself. Are you going to use what you have, or buy something new? You should choose a bag or pack that is unique one that when you see it, you will know right off that is your 72 Hour Go Bag. If you need to purchase new, what can you afford, will you need to spread out the purchases over several months?
It will need to withstand the wear and tear it might go though in an emergency evacuation, by car, on foot, or other. When you consider your pack, remember a shoulder carry would free your hands and many times is easier to carry than something you have to hold with your hands. I fell in love with the Vulture II 3-Day Pack, but because it was over $180.00 before shipping from their website we decided to try another brand. I also have small luggage with wheels and a handle.Got mine at a local thrift for 3 dollars Figured if i get worn out or tired i could handle it better this way. Your Bug-Out Bag is your sustainment load that will ensure that you will have enough drinking water, food, shelter, medical supplies, means of communications, and means of self-defense to sustain yourself throughout the emergency. MREs (discussed below), freeze-dried foods, and canned foods all fulfill these requirements. It is your sustainment load that will ensure that you will have enough water, food, shelter, medical supplies, communications, and means of self-defense to sustain you for at least 72 hours should you have to bug-out.
If you attach a spreadsheet on when it needs to be rotated and when it was last rotated, it will help you keep track. Here in Utah, we have four seasons, even if it is summer and you have sweat pants and long sleeves in your 72 hour kit, you can always cut the sleeves off your shirts as well as cut your pants into shorts.
If there is a disaster, your kids will already be in a traumatic state and having to eat weird or unfamiliar food might make matters worse.
This is just to give you an idea of how you can get the items cheaper and where I found them on sale over the past year or so. Something you might want to add is a small sewing kit with needles, thread, safety pins, etc. I lived in ny during September 11th and having any, form of emergency supplies can help you feel self reliant.
I now i need water and food and a blanket but is there any thing else that is needed for my little four legged family members? If you are living in the US outside this area, please contact us directly before placing your order.
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A bag that is unique will make getting away that much faster when you don’t have to think twice about which pack to grab. If we write a review of a paid ad or endorsement that review will be based on our personal opinions not on payment.
With all that in mind you still want to remember that the purpose of the bag is to get you someplace safe within 72 hours, and not to build a log cabin in the woods, start a militia or hunt bears.
EU regulations mean we have to point this out, hence the annoying message, which will only appear on this first visit. The idea is a little overwhelming in the beginning but if you can get one started and add to it here and there, then it won’t seem like such a hard task. Or pick two important dates during the year and associate them with your 72 Hour Kits- maybe your Birthday and your Anniversary that are about 6 months apart. When I teach classes on what to put in your 72 hour kits it is something I try to always include.
I would suggest that if you are keeping in your garage, to be aware of the weather … especially if you have crayons in there!! We also supply you with a list of additional item which you may want to consider packing in your bug out or get home bag. If we choose to incorporate your suggestion or comment into our bags we’ll send you the Deluxe Solar Charger for Cell Phones for FREE!
Paper and plastic bags could work temporarily but would not be very durable, and if you had to carry it for any length of time they would probably tear and fall apart. My Husband thinks it is perfect for him, but that I might need a smaller pack, I am not so sure it is too big for me, though. To make things easy we will assume that you're happy to receive cookies but you can change settings any time by using the Change cookie settings link in the Special menu. The rucksack features padded shoulder straps and a grab handle which can also be used to hang the bag in a convenient location. Sales typically come around every 3-4 months, so if you are in need of something that is unavailable, maybe wait it out and see if it goes on sale again. Just in case we ever get separated, they each have a pack with emergency supplies like wipes, first aid kit, whistle, glow sticks, hat, sunscreen, water, snacks — and they aren’t allowed to ride without their pack! The list contains items such as clothing, toiletries, walkie talkies, a firearm and much more. Remember that these bags may need to be carried, so keep that in mind when you are buying and packing things up. Click request total button before payment and you may benefit on combined orders.INTERNATIONAL BUYERS-SHIPPING INFORMATION MUST BE IN ENGLISH.

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