The average bug-out bag is designed to help you survive a 72-hour trip to your bug-out location after SHTF. But why stop there when you can guarantee your survival for much longer with a 96-hour emergency kit? (h/t to PrepSchoolDaily.Blogspot.com)
There are many guidelines online on how to pack an emergency kit. While some offer practical information, others forget several important factors, such as:
Below are several checklists for your 96-hour emergency kit.
A tent that’s large enough for your whole family might be too big for someone’s bag. Keep it right next to the emergency kits instead.
Below are other items that you need in your kit:
When SHTF, you must protect yourself with your weapon of choice.
It’s important to keep your firestarting gear in a sturdy Ziploc bag so the items will stay dry even if your kit accidentally gets wet.
When choosing food that you’re including in your kit, consider several things: Men need at least an average of 2,500 calories on a regular day while women need 2,000 calories. In stressful scenarios, both will need at least 1,000 more calories to compensate for mental stress and moderate physical exertion. You may need more calories in cold weather or after strenuous physical exertion.
Prepare ready-to-eat foods or those that need only hot water. Food products also need to be lightweight if you have to travel for a long time.
Bring food that your family likes to eat, such as:
Maintaining proper hygiene when SHTF improves your mood and prevents the spread of bacteria that can cause diseases.
Make sure each kit contains:
Family members with health conditions will need medication. Consider food allergies when preparing food for each kit.
If you have babies and pets, they will need their own items. Children may need toys to keep them busy or their favorite pillow so they can feel safe.
Pets will need saddlebags that they can carry comfortably, dog shoes, pet food, treats, food and water bowls, medication or supplements, and toys.
The best time to prepare your emergency kits is now. Learn more emergency preparedness tips and tricks at Preparedness.news.