Doomsday Prepper Volume 2

Each spring we get our fair share of mother nature's wrath. This spring alone we have had hail storms, flooding rains, earthquakes (25 in one day!) and an ice storm. Crazy, crazy Oklahoma Springs! We never know when we will get more than we bargained for. We hope we will always be safe and snug in our home. But we are trying to be prepared for anything the earth has to give us. When we were hit by a tornado two years ago, we had wonderful people in the community come to our home offering food and bottled water and any other supplies we might need. It was so kind of them, but we were thankful to be able to tell them to share it with others because we had all that we needed. We had worked hard to be self sufficient and had plenty to share with others. Had our house blown away, that would have been a different story, but at least we would be prepared for 72 hours.

Each person in our family has an emergency pack. It contains the food kits we put together here and a change of clothes, underwear, socks, and shoes. Each member of the family also has a personal hygiene kit and a "fun kit." Every 6 months, we change out the clothes to make sure they are appropriate for the season and that they fit.

The personal hygiene kits contain:
  • Washcloth
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Comb
  • Lotion

Be sure to save those hotel soaps for this! It is about all they are good for! :)

The fun packs contain:
  • Playing cards
  • Paper and crayons
  • A book

I found various backpacks at goodwill that are just for the purpose of containing our 72 hour kits. We fill each child's bag with their essentials so they can carry it if we have to trek away from home in an emergency.
Food and supplies: Check.
What else do you find essential to add to your 72 hour kits?

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  1. I have never considered making a 72 hour kit, but now you have me thinking!

  2. This is a great idea. I'm going to do this soon. Thank you for linking up with Wildcrafting Wednesday!

  3. We have something similar to this in our van at all times but I think having a bag per person in the house that could be grabbed is a good idea too.

  4. All Preppers (and everyone else too!) should get Hand Held Bidet Sprayers for their toilets because then you don't need toilet paper anymore! And you'll smell better if you're locked up with other survivors! www.bathroomsprayers.com

    1. That's funny, where you getting your clean water for the Bidet? I'm not using my bottle of water, on my butt!

  5. hello darling!

    i'm featuring this post on the Wednesday Fresh Foods monthly feature round up this week - i hope to see you there! xo, kristy

    p.s. i LOVE preppers! haha.

  6. So wise to teach children to be prepared and to actually be prepared. We learned this lesson well last summer during the Waldo Canyon Fire in our neighborhood. Great post. Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. :)

  7. Being prepeared is a god plan! I like that each person has a 72 hr bag! Thanks for sharing with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday! Please join us again today!

  8. I think wet ones and tp are a great addition!

  9. I also think I'm going to be adding a few oils to my kit... oregano and lavender for sure.