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We also put together a few very basic first aid supplies in a ziplock baggie and included it in the above kit.
Additionally each packpack contains a change of clothes, a couple of bottles of water, some snacks and granola bars, etc. These are the items we will have to be rotating every six months. I feel better knowing that they have three days worth of food in the green bags, and another full day of food as far as calories go in the foods we will rotate. The "grown up" pack also includes a water filter and water purifying tablets, so that we can get additional water if we need to. There are also additional supplies not included in the smaller kits.
Is there more I could do? Sure there is. I feel pretty good though that all the supplies for the kits above costed us around $18 including the purchase of the green bags. The additional water and snacks only amount to a couple dollars more so comparing what we have to the cost of some of the basic kits out there, I think we are doing pretty good. The kids' packs weigh around 8lbs including their water bottles, clothes and packs, and B's probably weighs less than five. We still have a few things to pull together, but all in all I am feeling pretty good about having what we need to survive for four days or more in the case of a natural disaster and evacuation. How about you? Do you have a basic 72 hour kit? I dare you to start one if you don't. Even if you just toss a few cans of food and some water in a backpack or bag, it's a start, and a start can save your life!