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Make a 72-Hour Kit in 12 Steps: Step 12 – Additional Supplies

By April 14, 2009 5 Comments

In the event of a natural disaster, having additional emergency supplies would be worthwhile. These items are not the same items in our 72-hour backpacks, but additional items we may find useful. These will look like camping supplies to most of you which they are to us too.

You can separate these items into 5 or 6 gallon buckets, totes, or additional bags. Obviously you can’t carry all of these on foot by yourself, but you could load them into a vehicle if you could drive away. Or they are kept together in a closet for easy access at home. Having them ready to go if you had to evacuate would save a lot of valuable time. Here is a list of some emergency supplies our family is gathering.


5-gallon Bucket #1 –

  • List of items in bucket
  • Bucket lid (not Gamma lid if adding toilet seat)
  • Family-sized First Aid Kit (update every 6 months. Could be used to help others. Put near top)
  • Sun block
  • Insect repellant
  • Emergency flares
  • 50 Purification tablets
  • Water filtration bottle
  • Can opener
  • Large 30 gallon trash bags
  • Mess kits (if can’t fit in pack)
  • Paper plates, paper bowls, paper cups, plastic utensils
  • Paper towels, small roll
  • Foil
  • Small bottle of dish soap or camp soap
  • Small bottle of disinfectant
  • American Red Cross First Aid books

5-gallon Bucket #2 –

  • Leather work gloves (put near top or in 72-hour kit)
  • Large tarp
  • Folding shovel
  • Hatchet
  • Whet stone
  • 50 ft. nylon cord
  • Duct tape
  • Small folding cook stove with fuel
  • Small hand broom
  • Pliers and wrench
  • Crowbar/prybar
Additional Items:

  • Toilet seat lid made to fit on bucket
  • Cases of bottled water (*what you can’t put in your backpacks)
  • Water container to refill at evacuation shelter: tote, bucket above, or jug with spout
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Battery powered TV
  • Chainsaw w/extra blade
  • Extra fuel 5-gallon gas cans

72-Hour Kit in 12 Steps

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