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72 hour kit rotation & DINNER

Mar 5, 2010 | Family Life | 6 comments

So these questions have helped me to do some NEEDED preparation. I didn’t rotate & update our 72 hour kits this past I did it TODAY (wednesday).

Rotating for adults is almost not needed – I rotate some of the clothes items because here in Hawaii…they tend to get that SMELL!!

But rotating for KIDS is so needed – so doing it on conference is perfect. But I had a hard time deciding what to put into their bag…because I don’t know if they can really CARRY the bag. I have one bag for Klai & Shae & one bag for Rykel & Wyatt.

Kids bags hold:

2 L water

2 changes of clothes/kid

small first aid kit w/toiletries

utensils / dishes

small snacks

either 2 MRE’s or 3 cans of food

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED? without making it too heavy

(remember: mom & dad bags hold all equipement needed, fuel & lighting, extra infant needs. And we have an extra bag for just FOOD – MRE’s, canned food, etc)

So because some items were outdated/expired….we decided these food packs we would eat for dinner. PERFECT TIMING because I got all wrapped up in this 72 hour kit thing I haven’t even thought about DINNER.

So we ate:

(review of Lasagna – not bad, actually better than some boxed meals like hamburger helper. I liked it)

(review of Chicken: I REALLY liked this one. The meat was actually pretty good, it could have used some extra spices, but it was still good & the potatoes were just like from potato pearls with extra flavorings. GOOD PURCHASE!)


  1. Leslie

    That's a fun idea to eat your expired stuff for dinner. We have a bunch of MREs I need to check and dinner would be a fun idea. Or the next time we camp.

  2. becky

    We are so glad you were safe–we were thinking about you constantly! Good ideas to get more prepared. You are awesome.

  3. The Bennetts

    make sure you put contact numbers in each pack – parents – grandparents – aunts or uncles even. We also put pertinent info on each card – blood type – name and address. We used to have these in CA for each of us. Do you still have the 6 person 72 hr kit in your car that we left? Probably needs some rotation?

  4. Stephanie

    i think we should have a preparedness mom book club night. i have my little binder i am working on but these meals- wow- i want in. i want in NOW!

  5. liko

    i am a HUGE mountain house fan!!

    we were camping and this is gourmet, man!!!

  6. Kristen

    Agree with the emergency number list/documents… laminate them in case they get wet. 🙂 Good job! Love mountain house too!


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