Emergency Kit

 

72-hour Emergency Kit in a Milk Carton
Menu
Day 1
Breakfast:
  • 2 granola bars
  • 1 can juice
Lunch:
  • 1 pkg soup mix
  • 1 pkg soda crackers
Dinner:
  • 1 stick beef jerky
  • 1 fruit roll
Snack:
  • 4 pieces candy
  • 3 sticks gum
Day 2
Breakfast
  • 1/2 of the trail mix
  • hot chocolate
Lunch:
  • 1 stick beef jerky
  • 1 apple cider mix
Dinner:
  • canned soup
  • 1 pkg crackers
Snack:
  • 5 pieces candy
  • 4 sticks gum
Day 3
Breakfast
  • 1/2 of the trail mix
  • 1 apple cider mix
Lunch:
  • 1 pkg soup mix
  • 1 pkg soda crackers
Dinner:
  • 2 granola bars
  • 1 fruit roll
  • 1 hot chocolate mix
Snack:
  • 4 pieces candy
  • 3 sticks gum
Water needed: 2 liters
label for outside of carton:
contents:
  • 2 pkgs chewing gum
  • 2 pkgs hot chocolate mix
  • 1-1/2 cups trail mix
  • 2 sticks beef jerky
  • 2 pkgs. apple cider mix
  • 1 small can apple juice
  • 4 granola bars
  • 14 pieces hard candy
  • 2 fruit rolls
  • 3 pkgs soda crackers
  • 1 can hearty soup
  • 2 instant soup mix packets
  • 1 two-liter pop containers filled with water

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PACKING 72 MEAL CAN
  • Place 2 juice boxes in bottom of can at right angles to each other.
  • Place 1 cup in the space between the juice boxes.
  • Inside the cup place: 6 hard candies
  • 1 package gum
  • 2 packages fruit snacks (may need to be folded)
  • 2 packages apple cider mix (may need to be folded)
  • Place 2 packages of granola bars beside the cup (I package on each side in the empty space).
  • Place 2 packages of hot cocoa mix in the spaces between the juice boxes and the cup (you will have to gold the cocoa packets in half).
  • Place 2 sticks of beef jerky in any spaces in the bottom of the can.
  • Place 3 plastic spoons across the top of the juice boxes/cup.
  • Place 2 packages of oatmeal on top of the spoons.
  • Place 2 packages of soup mix on top of the oatmeal.
  • Place 1 package of trail mix beside the oatmeal/soup packets.
  • Fold menu and place on top of food.
    Close kit with 1 plastic lid.
This is all the food that you will need for 72 hours. You will also need 3-4 liters of water per kit.
*****The beef jerky, trail mix, and juice boxes should be rotated every six months. (If you don’t rotate them, they could go bad and then they will not be of any use to you when you need them.) The other items in the kit will probably last 2-3 years.
REMEMBER TO DATE YOUR KITS AND ROTATE THOSE ITEMS.

 

Emergency Preparedness Kits
Mini First Aid Kit
Place the following in cleaned (with soap and water) 35mm-film container in this order. You can usually obtain these from 1-hour film processors
  • – 50 cents (for telephone call) – Stick of gum
  • – 2 Band-Aids – 2 sterile gauze patches
  • – 1 alcohol wipe (roll up with Guaze Patches around matches) – 2 matches (heads down)
  • – 2 safety pins – 1 needle threaded (stick in soap chip)
  • – 1 soap chip or 1/2 hotel soap sample, in foil – 2 Tylenol in foil
  • – sandpaper – fine (glue inside lid for matches)
  • – 12″ adhesive tape (wrap around outside of film canister)
I made a label on my computer with the contents of this canister and also placed a warning regarding small
and sharp objects plus any medication.

 

72 HOUR MEAL CAN

 

SUPPLIES:
  1. #10 CAN WITH PLASTIC LID
  2. 1 PLASTIC CUP (16 oz works best)
  3. 2 JUICE BOXES (BOXES, NOT POUCHES)
  4. 6 HARD CANDIES
  5. 1 PACKAGE GUM
  6. 2 INDIVIDUAL PACKAGES FRUIT SNACKS
  7. 2 INDIVIDUAL PACKAGES APPLE CIDER MIX
  8. 2 INDIVIDUAL GRANOLA BARS
  9. 2 INDIVIDUAL PACKAGES OF HOT COCOA MIX
  10. 2 STICKS OF BEEF JERKY
  11. 3 PLASTIC SPOONS
  12. 2 INDIVIDUAL OATMEAL PACKAGES
  13. 2 INDIVIDUAL PACKAGES OF SOUP MIX
  14. 1 PACKAGE OF TRAIL MIX
(SOME OF THESE ITEMS YOU WILL NEED TO BUY IN A LARGER PACKAGE AND THEN PUT IN A ZIP LOCK BAG OR SOMETHING OF THAT KIND)
YOU SHOULD DO ONE CAN PER PERSON IN YOUR FAMILY.
This 72 hour meal can will fit in the bottom of a backpack along with 3-4 liters of water. The following list contains suggested items you might want to put in your backpack. You will then be the happy owner of a “Complete 72 Hour Pack”.
  • Toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • hair brush
  • shampoo
  • hand towel
  • wet wipes
  • aluminum blanket
  • small flashlight or candle
  • hat or cap
  • extra pair of socks
  • 1st aid kit to include:
  • band-aids
  • tape and gauze
  • Tylenol
  • Ace bandage
  • Triple Antibiotic Cream
  • Chap stick
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • set of garments or underclothes
  • 1 pair of pants
  • 1 long sleeved shirt

 

For a Milk Cartons:
Menu (contents)
  • Breakfast: 1 can apple juice
  • 3 oz. trail mix
  • Lunch: 1 Granola bar, 1 fruit snack
  • Dinner 1 pkg. soup, 1 pkg. crackers
  • Snack: 1 pkg. raisins, 1 candy, 1 gum
  • Breakfast: 1 envelope hot chocolate, 1 pkg. oatmeal
  • Lunch: 1 beef jerky, 1 apple cider drink
  • Dinner: 1 pkg. soup, 1 pkg, crackers,
  • Snack: 1 pkg. raisins, 1 candy, 1 gum
  • Breakfast: 1 envelope hot chocolate, 1 pkg oatmeal
  • Lunch: 1 granola bar, 1 apple cider drink
  • Dinner: 1 pkg. soup, 1 pkg. crackers
  • Snack: 1 pkg. raisins, 1 candy, 1 gum
  • Pack into 1/2 gallon milk cartons, seal.
  • Mylar Pouch
  • Contents: 3 granola bars, 3 meat and cheese snacks, 3 trail mix
  • bars, 3-6 pks. Peanut butter & cheese crackers, 3 canned meals, 6
  • fruit roll-ups, 12 Jolly Ranchers, 9 mini chocolate bars, 10 pieces
  • of gum, 6 chewable multi-vitamins (you may want to omit gum~ I read somewhere that it actually causes hunger?)
  • Menu:
  • Breakfasts (3): 1 granola bar, 1 fruit roll-up, 1-2 multi-vitamins
  • Lunches: (3): 1 meat & cheese snack, 1 trail mix bar, 6 pb& cheese
  • crackers
  • Dinners (3):
    1 canned meal (chili, stew, turkey & noodles etc.) 1 fruit roll-up
  •  

  • Snacks (3) 4 Jolly Ranchers, 3 mini chocolate bars, 3-4 pieces of gum (spread throughout the day)
  • Pack and seal in mylar bags or in cans
  • Other items needed:
  • 3-2 liter bottles of water
  • 1 can opener
  • 1 spoon

 

72 Hour Kit
(This could be adapted to include things you want in yours)
Materials Needed
– 1 Clean Dried 1 gallon milk jug with lid – Scissors
– Duct Tape – Paper Back Bible or other scriptures
– Ball point pen – Emergency Candle (made from soup can)
– Clean empty vegetable can
Food Items needed:
  • – 2 packs Chewing gum
  • – 5 packages Hot Chocolate Mix
  • – 2 sticks beef jerky
  • – 6 granola or breakfast bars
  • – 14 pieces hard candy
  • – 2 fruit roll ups (Vit C fortified)
  • – 3 packages of soup mix
  • – 3 multi-vitamins
With handle of milk jug facing you, cut on each side of opening -O-, down about 3 inches and around toward
the opposite corner from handle leaving about 2″ at that corner for the front of fold open. make sure inside of carton is clean and DRY!
Place Scriptures in first, then insert emergency candle inside the vegetable can (this can be used for warming water and soup over the candle) add it to the jug next. Place the packages of hot chocolate around the edges of jug, then fill jug with remaining items as will fit. EVERYTHING WILL FIT!!! Trust me!!
Add the first aid kit last as this needs to be easily accessible. Other items such as money, medications and emergency numbers should be added if necessary. We made an emergency card to place inside with our name, name of family members in our home, each person’s ss#, blood type, medical needs, etc.
Also, a menu card was included which follows:
Day 1
Breakfast
2 granola bars
1 package hot chocolate
Lunch
1 package soup mix
Dinner
1 stick beef jerky
1 fruit roll up
Snack
5 pieces of hard candy
3 sticks of chewing gum
Day 2
Breakfast
1 granola bars
1 package hot chocolate
Lunch
1 stick beef jerky
1 package hot chocolate
Dinner
1 package soup mix
Snack
5 pieces of hard candy
4 sticks of chewing gum
Day 3
Breakfast
1 granola bars
1 package hot chocolate
Lunch
1 package soup mix
Dinner
2 granola bars
1 fruit roll up
1 package hot chocolate
Snack
4 pieces of hard candy
3 sticks of chewing gum
1 gallon jug with water should accompany this 72 hour kit to complete the needs. Flip the flap closed, tape shut with duct tape and screw lid back on. Tape lid on too. Date the jug and label with family member’s name.
These are also perfect for automobiles