72 Hour Kits – Emergency Preparedness 

Good Monday to you!  While no one ever wants to be in a disaster, it is always a good idea to be prepared for emergencies.  It is wise to have 3 months to a year supply of food on hand in case you lose your job.  It is smart to have money saved for times when the refrigerator breaks.


I have been working on our 72 hour kits for my hubby and I.  This is a natural disaster type of kit.  We can pick this backpack and these buckets up on a moment’s notice and live fairly comfortably for three days.

To be honest, I hope we will never use these.  But they are ready just in case.  Here is what we have inside:

Isn’t that fantastic?  I will give you the list at the end of this post if you want some ideas to get your kits started:)


I really like using the buckets that you can buy at your local hardware store to hold evertything. I have added a cushioned top on it so it can be used for a stool as well.  The cushion can also be a pillow if needed.  How cool is that?!

My husband cut out some wood in a circle that fit the top. I had some old foam that I made a cover for out of old upholstery fabric I had in my stash.   I stapled over the wood around the bottom.  My husband screwed it onto the lid.  PERFECT!!


Almost everything fit nicely in the buckets. A small backpack fit the rest.  

I am so glad that I have these kits done.  They are sitting on a shelf in my basement just waiting there in case we may need them someday.

Here is the list of supplies I put in our kits.  Please feel free to print out as many of these as you need for you and your family:)

And here is my bullet journal page where I brain stormed to get everything organized:)

I hope you are inspired to stock up on a kit for you and your family.  I would love to hear about it if you do:)

Have a super SWEET day!