72 Hour Kits Revisited: Part 2 of 2

72 Hour Kits, Disaster Kits, E-Prep Basics
In Part 1 of 72 Hour Kits Revisited, we talked about supplies to have in your 72 Hour kit, along with some great reader tips to think about when building your kits. Today we're talking about something we all LOVE....FOOD! We'll also be talking about things to consider for special circumstances or situations like pets, kids, and babies. We've been asked a couple of times for pre-made menus and each time we've gone to prepare them, we've stopped because we can't please everyone :) We decided the best way to help you plan the food for your kits was to do 2 things. The first is to give you a personal meal planner worksheet. The second is to give you a long list of foods people have suggested, then you…
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72 Hour Kits Revisited: Part 1 of 2

72 Hour Kits, Disaster Kits
Today we're sharing ideas about making your own 72 hour kits, and then some options for purchasing them at the end of the post. 72 hour kits are useful for the first 72 hours following some type of emergency/natural disaster. Often times they are used in scenarios where you have to evacuate your home. If you could stick around your home, I'd hope you have more then 3 days worth of food- but that's another story. 72 hour kits typically contain supplies for dealing with disasters along with food and water. Today we're sharing a list of supplies and some great tips we got from reader submissions. Thursday we will be sharing food ideas, along with a planning guide you can use to customize the food in your kits to…
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72 HOUR KIT IDEAS – CALL FOR HELP! (and a giveaway)

72 Hour Kits, E-Prep Basics
We had no idea the earthquake in Japan would strike when we scheduled to do this post a couple weeks ago. We are very humbled and saddened by the events that are happening over there -and also recently in New Zealand. We send our love and prayers to all those who have been affected by the recent earthquakes and storms. Having said that - it's time to get to work everyone. When we first started the blog, we made our Emergency Preparedness plans and lists. We suggested making a grab list of items you want to get, and Emergency Binders where you store all your important documents that you could grab in case of and emergency and go. We made a72-hour food kit whose contents could all fit in a…
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Disaster Kit Scavenger Hunt

Disaster Kit Scavenger Hunt

Disaster Kits, Emergency Preparedness, Just For Fun
Are you STILL procrastinating getting your disasters kit together? Well we thought of a fun way for you and your family to GET IT DONE! Presenting the Food Storage Made Easy.... Get your family together for a fun night. Whether you hunt for the items in your house or at a store, make it fun! Included in the scavenger hunt are strips of paper you can cut with the name and image of the item - that way young kids can get involved too! Cut up the strips and assign different family members different items. Make it a race and see how quickly and fun getting prepared can be! When you’re all done make sure you store your kit in a safe place you would have quick access to in…
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Food Storage Makeover: Disaster Kits

Disaster Kits, Emergency Preparedness, Extreme Food Storage Makeover
We're so excited about our Extreme Makeover: Food Storage Edition project we are working on with Grandma Lori. We decided to start with getting her Disaster Kits put together. Disaster kits consist of a 3 day supply of food, water, and emergency items). As we went through our Emergency Preparedness worksheets we realized that they might not be ideal for every situation (including Grandma Lori's). We came up with the following 3 options to discuss with her: Pros Inexpensive - if you have a lot of the first aid and emergency items on hand already and purchase food items in bulk at the grocery store Flexibility - Freedom to choose foods for your 72 hour kits that suit your family's needs and preferences Cons Time intensive - Inventorying your materials…
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Added Emergency Preparedness Pages

72 Hour Kits, Disaster Kits, Emergency Preparedness, General
As we promised on Tuesday, we have now added three sub-pages to the new Emergency Preparedness tab. To check them out, simply click on "Emerg Prep" at the top of our site. Then click on each of these three icons to learn more about each area of emergency preparedness that is covered in our comprehensive Emergency Preparedness Plan.      Don't forget that all of this information can be found in our Emergency Preparedness Plan Workbook which contains simple checklists to help you develop your family’s emergency plan (download in excel format or pdf format).
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More 72 Hour Kit Food Ideas

72 Hour Kits
One of the first things we teach you when you are getting started with your food storage is to get an Emergency Preparedness Plan in place. This includes having a Disaster Kit containing 72 Hour Food Kits for every member of your family. In our Getting Started section we have given a great example of how to make a 72 Hour Food Kit using a milk jug. We have always encouraged people to modify this kit to suit the needs of their own family and situation, but people have written asking us for more help with that. So we have come up with a few options which will hopefully be helpful for everyone. Pick the option that works best for you! Detailed Instructions: If you want it laid out for…
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Water and 72 Hour Kit Reminders

72 Hour Kits, Disaster Kits
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…
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72 Hour/Disaster Kits for Babies/Toddlers

72 Hour/Disaster Kits for Babies/Toddlers

72 Hour Kits, Disaster Kits, Getting Started
Due to popular demand, we have put together a comprehensive list of things you may want to consider including in your disaster kit if you have babies or toddlers at home. Remember these are only guidelines, and you should customize everything to suit the needs of your own family. Hopefully we will be able to get these ideas incorporated into our Emergency Preparedness Plan eventually so it's all in one place! If you have an infant or a toddler at home, consider including these items as you put together your disaster and 72 hour kits for your family: Instant formula. Make sure to buy the kind you do not need to mix with water. Also, track expiration dates and rotate through them frequently. 5 small bottles for the formula. You…
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