Grab your 72-Hour Kit and Go!72-Hour Kit

In an emergency, many people may need to leave their home quickly. Are you prepared for that, too? Hopefully you have put together a 72-hour kit for each member of your family and have it ready to go at a moment’s notice.

If you haven’t put one together, this article will help you develop a menu for a 3-day food packet that can be easily put together for each family member.

Day 1 

Breakfast – Granola, hot chocolate

Lunch – Tomato soup, jerky,

fruit roll up, candy

Dinner – 1/2 Ramen noodle soup,

fruit bar

Day 2 

Breakfast – Oatmeal, apple cider

Lunch – Chicken noodle soup,

jerky, raisins, candy

Dinner – Peanut Butter/Jelly,

MRE Bread

Day 3 

Breakfast – Granola, apple cider

Lunch – 1/2 Ramen noodle soup, trail mix, candy

Dinner – Cheese & crackers, fruit cup

Feel free to add any additional items to this menu to help make your taste buds happy, as needed. If you are taking any medications, it is wise to include three days’ worth of those medications in your 72-hour kit.

Plan to rotate the food in your kit between six and 12 months. Anything that has oil or nuts will get “rancid” within a few months. Frequent checks will assure what you take is fit to eat.

NOTE: You also want to make sure you have the supplies to cook the food!

August 2011, Every Needful Thing                                                                 Jason M. Carlton

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