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We just wanted to share some different ideas about 72-hour kits.
You never know when you might need one.
Where we live people have been recently evacuated from their home for 2 days due to fires.
It never hurts to be prepared!
I realize this is NOT enough water. We have water storage to grab with this.
We have tried these a couple of different ways.
Right now we like the buckets.
They are easy to carry, they could haul water and they are a place to sit.
2 bottles of water
Can of soup ~ save the can for warm oatmeal & cocoa
Can of beans
Can of Spam
Can of Vienna sausages
Can of Sterno heat for cooking
Cup O Soup ~ save the cup to drink the cocoa
Playing cards to pass the time
Note book and pencil
First aid kit with super glue ~ Super glue closes cuts and it sterilizes
Trash bag ~ could be a poncho, small shelter or a dew trap to catch water
Flint and steel
Pitchwood and Popsicle sticks ~ both make good fire starter
The medicine bottle has cotton balls in it that have been covered with Vaseline. This is a good fire starter too.
To make these, put them in a large ziploc bag and work the Vaseline in the cotton balls to cover well.
Just a note a small ziploc baggie full of dryer lint is great to catch a spark from your flint and steel.
Here are a few more ideas:
Fire Starters ~ source American Hunter, July 2012
Pitchwood: When sap floods into a tree wounds the wood becomes heavy and brittle as pitchwood is formed. A few slivers of pitchwood stuck into a tinder bundle almost guarantees success
Bird's Nest: If you can find one, these are ready-made tinder bundles.
Dry Grasses: You can make your own tinder nest by twisting dry grass stalks together into a tight bundle.
Shredded Tree Bark: Some trees, such as juniper and cedar, have an inner-bark layer that can be shredded and also twisted into a tight tinder bundle.
Hope these idea's help you with your 72~hour kits.
Thanks for Buzzing by,