Monday, May 18, 2015

72 Hour Kits

My friend Allison and I got together to make 72 hour kits.  This is our second time doing so.  She always makes them around April General Conference and has her kids eat the previous year's snacks while viewing.  I'm very glad she has included me in the tradition!  It definitely brings peace of mind having these on hand.  In the kits, there isn't a lot food, and it's not super healthy, but it would work to sustain someone in an emergency.  The cost for each kit comes to about $7.  It all fits in a gallon zip lock bag for each transportation.  Here's the menu with the included food items.  A copy of the menu and three spoons are added to each bag along with the food.

Day 1
Breakfast: 1 granola bar, 1 Capri Sun, 1 fruit snack
Lunch: Quaker cereal, 1 pkg. crackers, water
Dinner: Vienna sausages, 1 Capri Sun
Snack: 6 hard candies
(drink 1/3 of your water)
Day 2
Breakfast: cup of fruit, 1 pkg. cookies
Lunch: 1 Pop-tart, 1 fruit snack, water
Dinner: 1 granola bar, 1 fruit snack, 1 Capri Sun
Snack: 6 hard candies
(drink 1/2  of your water)
Day 3
Breakfast: 1 Pop-tarts. 1 fruit snack, water
Lunch: Pork and beans, 1 Capri Sun
Dinner: 1 pkg. crackers, 1 pudding, water
Snack: 6 hard candies
(drink remaining water)
 
We are planning to use up last years kits on an upcoming road trip.  Hooray for not having to buy snacks for the road!  And an even bigger hooray for being prepared as our prophets have implored us to do!

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