Many people may wonder what are 3 Day Kits and why do you need them. 3
Day Kits are also known as 72- hour emergency supplies.
In a nutshell, 3 days kits are composed of all the basic emergency items listed below, in
amounts that will last for 3 days. These kits are made to help you be more
comfortable and to provide for your needs if you are forced to leave the comfort
of your home.
The thing that drives up the cost of 36 hour emergency kits is trying to get
so many things in one bucket or bag. In order to do this, people buy
higher priced items that are more expensive because weight less or take up more
You can make a frugal kit by using more bags and larger items that you
BELOW I HAVE LISTED THE BASICS EMERGENCY ITEMS THAT YOU SHOULD
HAVE IN A 3 DAY KIT. MAKE THE APPROPRIATE CHANGES TO PUT THE SAME
EMERGENCY ITEMS TOGETHER FOR LESS MONEY.
Store these items in a portable container, backpack or duffle bag that is
easy to carry and quick to grab.
Water; 3 gallons per person
Water purification tablets
Food to last 3 days. You can
purchase MRE's (Meals Ready to Eat), or 3600 Calorie Food Bars, or you can
store other food as long as you rotate it to keep it fresh.
Fuel fire starter, Sterno, small stove
or other way to cook food.
Utensils and cooking kit
Strike anywhere matches, and
Tissue or Toilet Paper
Toothbrush and Toothpaste
Change of clothing and shoes
Emergency or Regular Sleeping Bag
Hand and Body Warmer
Tube tent or tarp
100 hour candle
LED flashlight and batteries
5-1 Survival Whistle (has a whistle, compass,
waterproof match box, mirror and flint fire starter)
auto cell phone charger
windup radio with batteries
Emergency tape or duct tape
Extra cash, small and large bills
Nylon utility cord