72 Hour Kit Ideas Week #25: The List

Welcome! Week #25 in a step by step 72 hour kit series.  Makes building a robust, personalized 72 hour kit affordable and do-able!

Welcome to week #25 in the “72 Hour Kit Ideas: A week by week approach” series.

This series is all about making it simple and do-able to get a 72 hour kit put together for you and your family.

Creating such a kit can be overwhelming and financially difficult to do all at once. But through this series, I’ve broken it down for you into 26 small steps! You can see all the steps here. Just take one small baby step each week and in 6 months you will have a well stocked, personalized kit!

You can even go through the series a few times over a year or two adding just the most basic supplies the first six months and then a few more “extra” supplies each time you cycle through it again.

Want even more help?Build a robust, personalized 72 hour kit one week at a time over 26 weeks

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  • Additional details and tips
  • The ability to print the entire book!
  • Pictures of my own kit showing just how I pack each week.
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Last Week:

I hope all of you were able to organize and pack your kit last week.

Week #25: The List

So you now have three days’ worth of STUFF in a relatively small pack / bag. You likely will only open this pack occasionally to rotate through stuff. This will make it difficult to remember everything that is in it and just where you put it.

In the event that you actually need to use your survival kit in an emergency situation, it is likely that time will be of the essence. You may need to locate a certain first aid supply quickly or get a clean diaper or wipe for your child. Your family will be hungry and you don’t want to dig through / remove everything in your kit looking for the oatmeal packets you think you included!

So this week’s challenge is simple: make a list of everything in your kit!

Create an overall “master” list and note where each category is in your pack (front pocket? At the bottom? Near the top?). Then, put that list either at the very top of your pack or with your important documents folder.

How About You?

What thoughts do you have about creating a list for all the items in your kit?

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Week #24: Organize and pack Week #26: The List Week #1: Packaging Your Kit Series Into: Survival Kit Series, A Week



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100 Responses to 72 Hour Kit Ideas Week #25: The List

  1. house clearance June 21, 2013 at 7:22 am #

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  2. Tiffany W April 23, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    Made a list of everything we have and there is a ton of things on our wish list. Will keep following for another 6 months and upgrade where we can. Our first round was mostly just basics. Thanks for all the work you do on this blog!!!

    • Misty April 24, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

      Most people’s 1st (and often 2nd or 3rd rounds) are basics Tiffany! Way to go for keeping at it!

  3. Melanie Rasmussen April 23, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    So I haven’t read through all the post for your blog, but plan on it. However I read the documents one; and was thinking for the bags I am going to put together for my children, I am going to put some of those information pages in their bags. If my husband and I become unconscious or separated from them, I would want them to be able to help themselves and to have all the information they would need to find me or our extended family members at least. If you already had that idea in a post sorry, if not hope it is helpful. Great Blog with a great subject. Hope I really never have to apply the info, but if I do I feel a bit more prepared for it. Thanks!

  4. jennifer April 22, 2013 at 10:31 am #

    I’m loving this Blog. Husband and I are finally on the same page with planning. Only took 10 years, but better late than never. I unfortunatley found this on week 25 so I was feeling way way behind, but was still glad that I could have an actual plan. I was starting to feel overwhelmed trying to figure out how to get it all done as I’m one of those that wants it done NOW. So 26 weeks I can hopefully deal with. Was very excited when I read you keep posting this series over and over. So I’m in for the next 26 weeks.
    I do find myself coming back to your blog site every day several times a day. I’m afraid I’ll miss some wonderful idea.

    • Misty April 24, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

      So glad to hear you are enjoying it Jennifer! ANd I’m about to post Week #1 in just a few minutes. (-:

  5. Stacy April 21, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

    Thank you for this series. I have a lot left to do, but we have the basic supplies. I plan to work on my documents and list this summer when my son is gone to camp.

  6. Cath April 21, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    I just found your website and since I haven’t done anything with my 72 hour kit since before I got married…in 2009…no, I haven’t rotated anything lately!

  7. Rebecca April 19, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    ( i think my last comment got deleted) Thanks for all you do Misty!

  8. Rebecca April 19, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    Thank you for all your hard work in helping others. It is VERY overwhelming to start putting our kits together and the way e broken it down makes the task so much easier to manage. Thank yoy!

    • Misty April 24, 2013 at 12:27 pm #

      YOu are welcome Rebecca!

  9. Brigette April 19, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    Great post, Misty. You know how I love list and more list! Deb C. offered a great tip.

  10. Thomas P. April 18, 2013 at 8:18 am #

    If I might make a suggestion (or three):

    A notebook page is cheap — it’s, what, 33 cents for 100 loose-leaf pages — but time saved later is priceless, and so is peace of mind. In addition to a master list on top (and I’d suggest either a sheet protector or laminating it, just as a precaution), I’m doing smaller, individual lists in each compartment. Also, double-checking (and writing it down) will allow me to catch any previous errors.

    Can’t wait to catch the series from the beginning again!

    • Misty April 24, 2013 at 12:27 pm #

      Thanks Thomas!