72-HOUR SURVIVAL KIT

Keep an exact list of what you have in your 72-hour kit with expiration dates and kids' clothes sizes, so you can update it easily.   *(This list was made to fit into 2 columns on a regular page, and will easily fit onto 3 pages if you do so.)

Basic Kit
(listed roughly in order of importance)

Wool blanket, real sleeping bag, or some way of
    really keeping warm (minimally a space blanket)
Infant care needs
Water (1.5 gallons per person)
Clothing, shoes, coat, gloves, & hat
Food for 3 days:, MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat) or
    survival food, tuna, can of chili, dried fruit...
    (include Pet Food)
Toilet paper & Trowel (to bury human waste)
Tarp or plastic sheeting to put under your sleeping
    bag and over you if necessary, or under a tent
Medications for family members (2+ week’s worth)
Flashlight and Batteries
Consecrated oil
First aid kit - and Handbook
Feminine hygiene needs
Sierra Cup and Utensil set
Matches (waterproof or waterproof box) and/or
    Lighter
Knife (swiss type preferably)
Soap (hand & dishwashing)
Work gloves


Regular Kit (Basic Kit + the following)

Addresses and phone numbers
Baby Wipes
Candles
Can Opener
Carrier (roll-out garbage can, back pack, wheelbarrow,
     army duffel bag, etc.)
Cash (include quarters & dimes for the phone & small
    bills)
Change of clothes:  warm hat, gloves, two pair of socks,
    underwear, thermals, sweatshirt, pants, shirt,
    coat, sturdy shoes, slippers for sleeping
Chapstick
Cheap, all-metal Coffee Pot (for boiling water) and a
     simple Pan
Check book and Credit Cards
Clorox (for water purification--Clorox has a shelf-life
    of 6 months)
Coloring books and crayons for children, ball, small
    games, small musical instruments, stuffed animal,
    doll, etc.
Comb and/or Brush
Dental Floss
Deodorant
Disinfectant (Lysol, etc.)
Fingernail file/clipper
Fishing line, hooks, and sinkers
Glasses, Contacts, Cleaning Solution
Hatchet
Insect repellant
Keys (extra set of all keys)
Kleenex
Notebook and pencils
Nylon Rope (100 ft.)
Paper Towels
Plastic Bags and ties (both small and garbage bag size)
Poncho
Porta-potty (can be just a plastic bucket with tear-tab
    lid;  include tall-kitchen garbage bags for liners)
Radio (hand-crank, solar, battery operated)
Razor and blades
Rubber bands
Safety pins
Salt and pepper
Scissors, needle and thread, and buttons
Scriptures
Shampoo
Sterno burner and 6 cans of sterno
Tetanus shot update
Toothbrush and Toothpaste
Toothpicks
Towel
Tube Tent (or some plastic sheeting like Visquine)
Vaseline
Wash Cloth
Water (1 quart per person per day - have some small
     containers also)
Whistle

Enhancements to the Regular Kit

Air mattress
Aluminum foil
Book
Lotion
Mirror
Pictures of everyone
Pillow
Strong box with critical documents
Sunblock
Sunglasses
Tarps (several)
Tent
Tools (pliers, hammer, small shovel, crescent wrench)
Vitamins
Water Purifier

Strong Box for Important Documents

Your strong box should be in a waterproof, fireproof box where it can be easily retrieved.  It should contain at least your will, trust, stocks & bonds, bank account numbers, insurance policy numbers, credit card account numbers and companies, birth and marriage certificates, social security cards, deeds to homes, cars, etc., passports, vaccination records, household inventory list and pictures of possessions, patriarchal blessings, genealogy, and important family photos.  It can't hurt to also have an electronic version of all this stored there too, but don't rely solely on that.  EMP's could destroy it.

Emergency Needs for the Home

Bungie cords
Crescent wrench
Crowbar
Fire extinguisher
Gas turn-off tool

Gas generator and gas (optional)
Hammer
Hard hat
Nails, screws, nuts and bolts
Pliers

Plywood
Saw
Screwdrivers (regular and phillips)
Tape (electrical, duct, masking)
Tarps

Twine
Visquine (plastic polyethylene sheeting)
Water turn-off tool
Whisk broom
Wire


Car Kit

Blankets (space & real)
Books and games for kids
Candles
Chains
Electrical tape

Empty can for gas or water
Fan belts
Fire extinguisher - ABC type
First aid kit

Fix-A-Flat (a can of)
Flares
Flashlight and batteries (stored separately)
Food or snacks
Fuses

Hose - spare radiator hoses
Ice scarper
Jack
Jumper cables
Lug wrench

Maps (road atlas)
Matches, lighter
Medium crescent wrench
Motor oil (2 qts.)
Plastic bags - garbage size & 1 gal. size for feet & hands

Pliers
Pocket knife
Pump (check spare tire frequently and keep inflated)
Reflectors
Rock Salt

Sand (small bag) or cat litter (for getting unstuck)
Screw drivers (regular & phillips)
Scriptures
Small shovel
Terminal cleaner device (for battery terminals)
    and some soda for the same reason

Toilet paper
Tow rope or chain
Water - for drinking
Water - for overheated radiator

White rag - if you need help
Wiper blades
Wire - for a broken exhaust pipe, etc.

KEEP TOP HALF OF YOUR GAS TANK FULL!!

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