Water and 72 Hour Kit Reminders

This is a friendly reminder from Food Storage Made Easy to take care of some of your “maintenance items” this weekend. If you are a member of the LDS Church we like to recommend that you take care of these things on conference weekend since it is a consistent event every six months. If you are not LDS, never fear, we will make sure to do a blog post around this time every six months as well. So make sure you are subscribed to our RSS feeds so you don’t miss a single post!

Step 2: Water

  • Empty out your water jugs, check for leaks or cracks
  • Refill the jugs with fresh water and add bleach if your water is not chlorinated
  • Purchase a new bottle of bleach for emergency purification if your current bottle is expired

Emergency Preparedness Plan

  • Change out the perishable food items from your 72 Hour Kit
  • Update seasonal or outgrown clothing in Disaster Kits for young children
  • Remind your family of your Family Emergency Plan

In case you missed the infamous 72 hour outtakes video 😉


  • Jason

    Thanks, I’d be curious if they’ve made them better since Y2k when I bought them. I just wanted to throw it out there with what I’ve found to occur with those jugs.

    If you look at those containers, the back ‘relief valve’ just pushes into the plastic behind the handle – at least mine did when I bought from Wally World. If you fill them up and they fall over, that little push in plug will pop out. These would NOT be good to store full under a bed.

    Keep safe.

  • Jason

    Thanks, I’d be curious if they’ve made them better since Y2k when I bought them. I just wanted to throw it out there with what I’ve found to occur with those jugs.

    If you look at those containers, the back ‘relief valve’ just pushes into the plastic behind the handle – at least mine did when I bought from Wally World. If you fill them up and they fall over, that little push in plug will pop out. These would NOT be good to store full under a bed.

    Keep safe.

  • I felt GREAT after watching your video. It really helps seeing other moms deal with exactly what I deal with every day.

  • I felt GREAT after watching your video. It really helps seeing other moms deal with exactly what I deal with every day.

  • Jennifer Knight

    Where did you get those plastic containers? I like how flat they are- would be good to store under beds.

  • Jennifer Knight

    Where did you get those plastic containers? I like how flat they are- would be good to store under beds.

  • jweiss08

    We haven’t found that with our jugs, we’ll keep you posted.

  • jweiss08

    We haven’t found that with our jugs, we’ll keep you posted.

  • Jason

    Just a note, I’ve gone through four of those water jugs shown in that picture. Every one of them had the seams begin to leak after approx a year of water storeage useage.

    So, word of caution if you have/use those types of water containers – the seams are VERY weak and are not ‘air tight’! I will never buy those types of containers again.

  • Jason

    Just a note, I’ve gone through four of those water jugs shown in that picture. Every one of them had the seams begin to leak after approx a year of water storeage useage.

    So, word of caution if you have/use those types of water containers – the seams are VERY weak and are not ‘air tight’! I will never buy those types of containers again.

  • Linda

    Loved your video! I’m keeping two of my grandchildren (3 & 4 years old) and they are LOUD and they don’t know how to talk in normal tones, they must think I deaf!!!! You young ladies how a wonderful website. Thanks a lot.

  • Linda

    Loved your video! I’m keeping two of my grandchildren (3 & 4 years old) and they are LOUD and they don’t know how to talk in normal tones, they must think I deaf!!!! You young ladies how a wonderful website. Thanks a lot.

  • Joyce

    Yes…I remember it well! Ah, the REAL life of a mother.

    Your son is so cute!
    Joyce

  • Joyce

    Yes…I remember it well! Ah, the REAL life of a mother.

    Your son is so cute!
    Joyce

  • Sally

    Thanks for showing us that you’re a *real* mom just like the rest of us.

  • Sally

    Thanks for showing us that you’re a *real* mom just like the rest of us.

  • Jamie

    I have to say I loved seeing that video. Its nice to know I am not alone. Its not just my kids. I`m sorry I just had to laugh. You are doing great. I love your site!! Keep up the good work.

  • Jamie

    I have to say I loved seeing that video. Its nice to know I am not alone. Its not just my kids. I`m sorry I just had to laugh. You are doing great. I love your site!! Keep up the good work.

  • gaby

    what a fun time I had watching your video!!!. l you are not the only one I just remembered when I have those moments with my kids.!!!! thank you so much for doing the video it was very helpful.

  • gaby

    what a fun time I had watching your video!!!. l you are not the only one I just remembered when I have those moments with my kids.!!!! thank you so much for doing the video it was very helpful.