by Mountain House September 01, 2014

Mountain House 72-Hour Kit Checklist

72-Hour Kit Checklist

No one likes thinking about emergencies. Not only do they make us feel apprehensive, but most people’s lives are so busy that we never “get around” to putting together even a 72-hour kit. Some people don’t even know where to start. As part of National Emergency Preparedness Month, we’ve put together a list of things everyone should have at home as part of their 72-hour, earthquake or storm kit.

Peace of Mind

Like the name implies, a 72-hour kit should contain enough supplies to last each person in your family three or more days.
  • Copies of Important Documents (Birth Certificates, Insurance, Etc.)
  • Battery Powered AM/FM Radio
  • 3 Gallons Bottled Water Per Person
  • Water Filter or Purifying Tablets
  • Medicine Including Painkillers, Prescriptions and Antibiotics
  • Personal Hygiene Supplies
  • Compact Camp Stove with Fuel
  • Gum or Hard Candy
  • Extra Batteries for Flashlights, Radios and Phones
  • Reflective Emergency Blankets
  • First Aid Kit
  • Heavy-Duty Trash Bags
  • LED Flashlights
  • Easy to Prepare Food with a Long Shelf Life
  • Multi-Tool Knife
  • Whistle
  • Waterproof Matches
  • 25-50 Feet of 550 Paracord
  • $100-$300 Cash in Small Denominations

Downloadable Checklist

We’ve put together a downloadable form for you to print out and keep handy as you prepare your 72-hour or emergency kit. If you would like more information on preparing your family for an emergency, please visit Ready.gov and Redcross.org. Click the button below to download our 72-hour kit checklist.

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