Monday, March 22, 2010

72 Hour Kits

I have recently discovered a new favorite blog...Sisters stuff. I think that these sisters are my kind of women. They share their weekly menus, recipes, organizing tips, crafts, etc. I just read a post of theirs about 72 hour kits and it inspired me to create my own. I know that it is good to be prepared, but with all that has happened lately in Haiti it reminded me to have them just in case of an emergency.

Day 1:
Breakfast: Hot chocolate, Pop tart, granola bar, spoon
Lunch: Juice, Tuna salad, applesauce, spoon
Dinner: PB sandwich crackers, Ramen noodles, fruit snacks, spoons

Day 2:
Breakfast: Hot chocolate, 1 pkg. instant oatmeal, small can of peaches, spoon
Lunch: Ramen noodles, PB sandwich crackers, forks
Dinner: Juice, applesauce, chicken salad, spoons

Day 3:
Breakfast: Hot chocolate, small can of juice, 2 pkgs instant oatmeal, spoon
Lunch: Sm. can of pears, trail mix, jerky
Dinner: Spaghetti O's with meatballs, animal crackers, spoons

Snacks: 3 cans of olives, trail mix, juicy fruit gum, peanuts
** use non-minty gum so that it won't effect the taste of everything else in the kit

I have not added my water (the most important element), cash (in small bills), toiletries, candles, a water heating device, hand warmers, hand sanitizer, solar blankets, flares, or a first aid kit. I plan on doing those in the near future.

On a side note, Trevor does worry that the kits are too heavy for long treks across desolate burned-out wastelands though. Also, when being pursued by radiation-mutants or leather-clad mercenaries of the apocalypse it might be important to include some mace at least too. I commented that Tom Cruise wished he had one of these kits while he was running from the aliens in War of the Worlds. Ha, ha, ha!!