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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

It's another GIVEAWAY - First Aid Kit! ****Contest Closed****

As we said yesterday, and last week, February just seems so long and dreary, so let's brighten up the day with another giveaway.

This week's giveaway is an awesome first aid kit from Survival Outpost! You can read all about the kit here, but let me tell you, it's got it all; I'm sad I can't just keep it for myself!

All you have to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment answering this question:

What do you keep your 72-hour kits in? Do you use backpacks? Suitcases? Big plastic bins? Buckets? Plastic WalMart bags (I hope not)?

Don't have your 72-hour kits yet? That's ok, just leave a comment all the same - and start with a first aid kit!

One comment per person, please. This contest will close at midnight on Friday the 27th, EST.

SurvivalOutpost.com is an Austin-based on-line business specializing in Preparedness Supplies and Survival Equipment for individuals, families and businesses. The SurvivalOutpost.com philosophy is to balance reason with readiness, and to encourage knowledge, independence and self-sufficiency as tools to survive in an increasingly uncertain, unpredictable and interdependent world.

Be sure to check out Survival Outpost for any of your emergency preparedness needs! And thanks to Survival Outpost for the great giveaway.

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Gen-IL Homesteader said...

Well, I'm one of those 'bad' folks who doesn't have a 72-hour kit! Is it denial if I think, "I won't have to leave my home. I'm staying right here."? (maybe?:-)) Okay, I'll think about it....lol I have lots of preps, but no 72-hour kit. Thanks for the chance to enter another great drawing!

Candy said...

My 72 hour kits are in rolling suitcases. The thought was that if we had to walk away and not drive, that we could roll them, however if we had to cross any terain other than concrete or asphalt, I would be in trouble. They are so heavy that they dont roll well in pinestraw for example. They just drag it all in the wheels of the suitcase. (Maybe I am too prepared) NEVER!

Noel said...

Mine are not complete. But what I have is in backpacks and army duffel bags.

I also have a smaller kit in each car trunk. I think of that as a get home bag.

West Family said...

One backpack for each of us. Six in all. Of course, the adults have bigger ones. Also a tub to hold the big extras. I need to get one with wheels!

Maryn said...

Mine are in a box in the garage right now...I need to start looking for backpacks for all of us now that I'm finished with getting all of the supplies together.

Heather said...

We have our 72 hr kits in backpacks for our four children and bigger duffle bags for the adults.

Carolyn said...

Ours are in backbacks and a couple of buckets (to be used as seats or pottys in the need arises).

cari said...

Ours are in backpacks but the supplies inside probably need some updating.

SHILLIG4FAMILY said...

Backpacks all the way!
I used to use a crate of sorts but my husband thinks backpacks are best b/c he could carry it all if necessary haha.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

We use backpacks. One for everyone to carry.

The Castillo's said...

We have one backpack per person all ready to go. Now the question is just where in our house to put them???

D R Zinn said...

Backpacks in the garage, ready to go.

Angela said...

I don't see the point at this time to do separate bags. For now we do a bucket.

Joanna said...

Our 72 hour packs are in backpacks for those who have them, and bins for those who have yet to get backpacks.

Anna Oman said...

We have backpacks just waiting for me to put our 72 hour kits in them. I do want to have a bucket for some extras too.

Melody Williamson said...

Well, I do not have my 72 hour kits put together yet, but I do have the backpacks (enough I hope)to put them in when I do do it! Just found the blog and love that there is someone to tell me what to do step by step and break it down in a doable time frame. THaNkS!

The Monkey Mama said...

Our are still being compiled, so for now they are in a basket in the basement. When complete, they will be in backpacks.

Emilee said...

backpacks and an army duffel bag; thanks for the change to win

Shelbee said...

Ours are in big laundry buckets. I'm contemplating adding backpacks also...that would give us a lot more options, I think.

Shanna said...

We have ours in duffle bags. I need some first aid kids, so I hope I win! :)

Maran said...

Ours are in backpacks in the garage. You have the best giveaways. Thanks!

Team Hanni said...

Great blog, and great giveaway! We have a backpack for each member of our family, as well as a waterproof bucket that is filled with items everyone will use (emergency stove, food, soap, etc.)

Natalie said...

We use backpacks so if we need to leave our home they are ready to wear and go. I try to continually update them depending on my kids ages and what size diapers the youngest is wearing!

Britanie said...

Our single 72 hour kit is in a bright colored rolling suitcase, your blog is inspiring me to do more. This first aid kit would be a great kick start for me.

Jane said...

I have a backpack and a small tub. I like Candy's idea of a rolling suitcase. Thanks for all the great ideas.

Ben Clark said...

I am currently a student in a major U.S. city, who doesn't own a car, which makes the whole "bugging out" thing a bit complicated. However, just in case, I have a sturdy hybrid camping/everyday backpack that I keep ready to go. It's stocked with the basics, including several days worth of MREs my ROTC roommate donated to the cause. The only real problem with weight is with water, so I have distributed it with water bottles, a camel back, and a side, hanging bottle.

Franny Frugal said...

The kid's are in backpacks. Mom and Dad's are currently in transition between backpacks/tubs to monster rolling backpack/suitcase.

Anna said...

Hi ladies! I keep my 72-hour kit in a huge, rolling duffel bag. The heavy food is in a separate backpack and 2 of the 4 kids have their own small backpacks with snacks, toys, and clothes. I also have a plastic crate that we could take if we didn't have to walk. Hopefully, all of this can go in the wagon or in the car if we need to leave. This is the most prepared I have ever been! Thanks to you guys! Keep up the great work!!! Anna

Give LDS Gifts said...

A backpack, but we need another and we still need our first aid kit! :)

Heidi said...

We have them in backpacks but I want to find some sturdy metal frame backpacks in case we actually have to lug these things around someday. :)

Thanks! I'm hthaden at gmail dot com.

Amanda said...

Ours are in older backpacks that we didn't have to purchase!

Anonymous said...

mine is a work in progress with the goal to complete the 72 hr kits with an extended first aid kit by Easter. I'm a nurse and sad to say, don't even have a regular first aid kit, so this would be a great start to win this. I have most of the stuff and the backpacks, just haven't organized the stuff together yet..it's on THE list! Thanks for all the ideas and for the giveaways and for the site, I'm gonna check out their products. Lorie

Linda said...

Ours are in buckets. They probably should be in backpacks so they can be carried easier, but the buckets stack nicely in the coat closet. We do have one bucket doubling as a car kit and part of the 72 hour kit. This kit looks awesome!

Jen said...

Backpacks on wheels with tons of pocket to keep things organized.

The Hamiltons said...

Ours are in backpacks, although I like the rolling suitcase idea (maybe the smaller version). I think I'll add a bucket as well for the toiletries, etc.

Amanda R. said...

I have yet to complete our 72-hour kits, but they are in the works! I have a backpack for each of us (and even a kit for our dog). Ours will contain water, food, wing stove and fuel pellets, first aid kit (don't have this yet, so winning would be SWEET!), flashlight and batteries, a space blanket, poncho, a change of clothing, a small amount of cash, pen and paper, small books and cards for the kids. The dog's kit contains food, water, a leash, a stake and rope (in case I need to tie her up somewhere), a chew toy, and a copy of her vaccination record.

Janelle said...

We are working on ours. Our first step was to get a bag to put our stuff in. We got a 38" (it is big) rolling duffle bag with an option of wearing as a backpack. We need a first aid kit for it so.... thanks for the giveaway. Maybe I will win.

tp1982 said...

My kits are currently in backpacks, although I fear that as I add more things to it, I might have to get a bucket!

S'mee said...

The car and office kits are kept in red back packs we got at the dollar store! Because the house kit is a bit more "detailed" ; ), I put "them" in two five gallon buckets!

Back in the day, when the kids were all at home I stored it in a 50 gallon lawn/leaf trash can on wheels. Let's just say when I have a bad 72 hours, I will sleep comfortably!

LOVE this blog!

Rachelle said...

What I have of my 72 hour kit (I'm still working on it) is in a backpack and some duffle bags.

Lisita said...

Backpacks in case we have an emergency where we need to get out quickly.

gloria said...

so far i only have 1 72 hour kit for 5 people! and it's in a backpack. i'm aiming at getting a kit per month together.

K P said...

We keep our 72-hour kits in backpacks and 5-gallon buckets. (No Walmart bags.)

Thanks for your blog and the giveaway!
Kathy

violyngirl said...

We just have ours in #10 cans. Food only so far, so we NEED a 1st aid kit. :)

TC said...

We keep our 72-hour kits in backpacks for mobility. We currently have 2 for the adults and intend on getting junior sized packs for our kids.

TC

Kim and Rio said...

I have a backpack with some supplies in it but its a far cry from where it should be. Better get working on that one!

Our Family said...

We just have the one in our bathroom. We need more for 72 hour and car kits.

Anonymous said...

Still re-building ours, but we use small suitcases with wheels. Easier on the back!

MorgAnnie said...

We keep our 72 hour kits in big camelbak backpacks and keep them in the coat closet by the front door for a quick place to grab them if we had to, and with the camelbak we can store a little extra water without taking up a whole lot of space.

Jenny said...

What we have are in backpacks, but I think that we are missing quite a few of the things we should have. Hmm... I will have to look into that again.

Lisa said...

Working on them!

Jennifer said...

Now that we live in a flat area, we use our old backpacking backpacks. And we use a plastic bin for our evacuation box.

CityRat said...

Ours are all in backpacks.

Angella said...

Our 72 hour kits are in prepared backpacks in the trunk of our car. We ordered ours off of emergencyessentials dot com, and we love them!!!

:o) Rachel said...

I barely started my 72 hour kits, so they are in my pantry at the moment. I was just thinking about this yesterday. We don't have backpacks for everyone, so I may start with our rolling suitcases to start.

kathirynne said...

Ours are in backpacks, as well.

What a fantastic giveaway!

Bethany said...

At the moment, ours is in one giant backpack. However, since it contains several size 3 diapers, and my youngest is 4 years old and fully potty trained, I think it's time for an update. The first aid kit would be a great place to start!

Anonymous said...

Another contest...how fun!

Right now our 72 hour kits are in backpacks and hanging on hooks right inside the basement door. I plan to add a 5 gallon bucket with gamma lid for each of us as well. We plan to carry bedding and clothing in them and possibly use them for stools in case there would be nowhere to sit. One could also be used as a toilet if necessary.
Thanks again for the chance to win a very nice gift.:)
Joyce

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

I'm still working on mine. But what I do have are in backpacks. Once I get all the basics in the backpacks, I'd like to get a rolling bin for the bigger stuff.

Marinik said...

I have a few duffle bags and a backpack that I store under my bed.
It would be nice to add a first aid kit to it!

Alyosha said...

Backpacks, but they're nowhere near complete.

Ware Family said...

We have ours in backpacks. However, that just means my husband and I. We now have added 3 kids to the family, and they don't have theirs yet. Definitely something to work on. Soon!

Candace said...

Each of our boys has their own backpack for 72 hour kits. We actually waited until school backpacks were super discounted last fall and they are very nice! I have a firefighter's backpack for myself and hubbie hasn't found one he likes yet.

Shayleen Lunt said...

Each family member has a back pack stuffed full...I might need to get an extra one for mom and dad...too much stuff!

Genny said...

I came in a little late on your 72 hour kit schedule, so I am waiting for the next go-round. I do have gas masks, though. Don't know if you included those at any point in your list, but they are a good thing to have, and unfortunately in this era of terrorist activity, a necessary emergency item. My father owned a military surplus store before he sold it and moved to Utah. I wish I had gotten all of my 72 hour items from him before he moved!

Aaron said...

Backpacks.

Leslie said...

We keep ours in a backpack and also those canvas grocery bags.

Becky said...

We have a heavy duty rubbermaid container in the trunk of our car that is holding everything nicely.

Tonya said...

We have part of our 72 hour kit started:)So far,we are keeping it in a plastic bin(from the corner store,with the top that flips up to open in the middle).But as we keep going(there are 6 of us)we will need to get another 1(or 3,lol).
tmw1223 at gmail dot com

Camille said...

We keep our main 72 hour kit in a rolling suitcase, and our individual ones in backpacks with our individual clothing, toiletries, etc.

Shelly said...

I have a big suitcase I want to put it in...haven't gotten to that yet...soon!

jonandsteph said...

I am gathering rolling backpacks for the kids. For hubby and myself we will be using the larger 'carry on' type of rolling suit-case.

We are working on gathering items signature to each person. (We have a child who is tube fed, and eats special food)

Thanks for the awesome site!

Michelle said...

Mine are in backpacks, but they really need to be updated!

Mom said...

mine are in backpacks too

Jen Allred said...

Backpacks!!

The Letterman's said...

I've got mine in backpacks. Right now I've just been collecting stuff so they are very unorganized but at least we've got something to grab!

Matriarchy said...

The personal kits are in assorted recycled backpacks and luggage pieces we found at yard sales and thrift shops. Then we also have a few 5-gal buckets for the car, if we have time to grab those in an emergency. Your blog helped keep me reminded to work on those - thanks! I'm working on a car kit to keep in the Jeep all the time.

Liz said...

72 hour kit.. my excuse is we still live in an apartment.

Jen said...

Ours used to be in back packs in the back of our car. After the ice storms we decided to just keep it all in the basement in big plastic bins with snap shut lids.

Rachel said...

a tool box

Diane said...

I have an emergency backpack in the car as well as two in the garage. But come to think of it....my husband needs one in his car as well!

Stacy said...

We have several backpacks and duffle bags. Now that I think of it, it's probably time to rotate some of that stuff. Thanks for the reminder.

erin said...

Ours have a few gaps contents-wise, but they're kept in buckets with the gamma lock lids. Also, we have our camping gear packed together so that we can grab that too.

Because we're in a condo, our buckets are insided in the laundry room, and the camping gear is in the carport shed.

ldspeyer said...

Each person in our family has their own backpack filled with the needed items. There is also a 4"x6" notecard attached to each for items that person to take as well. All backpacks are easily accessible on the floor of a hall closet leading outside.

Hilary said...

Seeing as we are just starting putting our 72 hour kits together we don't have a container. I am thinking that it will be backpacks, the kids love having bags, and that way our arms will be free. I've tried the bucket route before, I like the water proof nature of them, but it really hurts my hands to carry it.

tnt said...

Our goal was just to have something by October General Conference last year- we have it in a big Rubbermaid tub and a giant Ziploc bag, with a few water bottles next to it. We are working on improving it with better food, and more necessary items. We have our first aid stuff in a gallon size bag near the 72 hour kit. We also have water in the van. We want to do backpacks, but there are 9 of us and we're improving it gradual...

Jana said...

Our 72 hour kits are in a combination of backpacks (essentials) and a rolling plastic trash can (never been used for trash). That way if we had to carry them, we can, but if not, we have a few extra things to take with us too.

Ava Nielson said...

My husband and I have backpacks and we have 2 rolling suitcases for the kids. We also keep a plastic bin in our trunk. Thanks!

The Ridgeways said...

Ours are in progress but we have them in backpacks, your site has been a huge help in adding to them. Thanks for all the time you put into this.

Rebecca said...

Right now we have our stuff in big army backpacks...they are very heavy!

dancinfrandsen said...

Backpacks are the way to go, at least when we get them organized and out of the backets!

Shaylyn said...

Backpacks. They're not done yet but is a work in progress.

aLeXis said...

We have ours in backpacks. We probably need to get a rolling storage bin for a few of the bigger items too. It is a work in progress. :)

Laura B. said...

I'm just starting mine, but plan on doing backpacks...the big hiking ones like you showed a couple weeks ago.

misskp said...

Each family member (and one extra kit) has a backpack kit. There is also one tote that has "communal" items, like shovel, axe, etc. This first aid kit looks awesome! Thanks so much for offering the chance to win it!

miss_k_p@yahoo.com

Laurel said...

Our kits are in backpacks - old school backpacks and a couple really nice ones I found at D.I.

Morgan said...

we are still working on ours, but they will be in backpacks, preferrably ones that have wheels on them as well. we could definitely use a first aide kit!

SydneyMin said...

We keep ours in the backpacks they came with. Not sure how practical, but they are contained!

jello said...

we have 2 backpacks for 72 hours kits for 5 people. ideally each person will have 1 backpack and maybe a plastic bin for some larger items. and then a plastic wal-mart bag full of, what else, more plastic wal-mart bags? they always come in handy. ya never know!

Jacki said...

Ours are in backpacks. the backpacks are in plastic bins in the extra closet. We have a small kit int he car, too. Really need a first aid kit!

Stacy said...

My 72-hour kit is in a military-grade duffel bag in our front hall closet.

The military duffel bag is very durable canvas with shoulder straps for a backpack-style carry, or a handle for hand-carry. It holds a lot of stuff.

Here's a link to the seller I got mine from (brand new!) on Ebay - very reasonable, as they usually go for $25-$30.

http://tinyurl.com/czshsl

Stacy

Raysha said...

I only have like 4 things for my 72 hour kits and yes, they are still sitting in the Wal Mart sack. Pretty sad! This great first aid kit could be my kick start.

smittytnt said...

In backpacks, and they are complete.

Anonymous said...

Backpacks! Actually, I have the backpacks and I have a lot of the stuff needed, but have yet to put it all together and inventory. I have just been so preoccupied with food storage, but now that is in good shape, so on to the next project!

ncottington at hotmail dot com

Robyn said...

We have one in a backpack and one in a plastic case. I need to do more with it. You guys are inspiring! Thanks!

Lisa said...

Kids are in rolling backpacks I picked up on back to school clearance at target for $7-8. Good size and can roll around if too heavy for kids to carry. Still working on the grown-up/family kits, I do like the giant rolling duffle idea though :)

silvercityranch said...

We have ours in a huge rubbermaid bin as well as a backpack that is kept in our "safe" room. We also have a small once in each vehicle.

Andrea said...

Backpacks.

Keri said...

Mine is in a plastic tub.

Jenn said...

We use frame packs for the adult kits, backpacks for the kids, and a plastic tub to contain it all.

Damon and Marie said...

We have all 8 of ours in back packs. The stronger ones get bigger ones.

Thanks!

Debbie said...

We keep ours in individual backpacks (not complete yet) and add to them as we can. The kids get smaller lighter ones.
Thanks

FarmerMechanic said...

I have my kits stowed in 6 tall 20mm ammo cans. They Sealed tight and The can would withstand a house collapse I would think. Thanks for the oppertunity to enter the contest
FM

The Usletons said...

We have rolling backpacks for now. I have three boys under age 5, so I'm still working on what to do for them because for now, they won't be able to carry their own. They are far from complete, but we're dilligently working on them.

Andrea :) said...

Right now we have our 72-hour kits in back packs. But if we had to leave our home, I know my 2-year old wouldn't be able to carry hers, so I'm thinking about putting hers in a tiny suitcase with wheels.

Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

Kathy C. said...

We will be keeping ours in buckets and backpacks. (Still working on them). Thanks for the great giveaway!

Nikki said...

We have 4 out of 6 done. They are in backpacks. More are in the works. Thanks for you help!

Kate said...

We have our 72 hour kits in backpacks. At least most of our stuff. Right now I have a pile of things on the hallway floor and on the floor in my bedroom that I need to put in the kits and just haven't done it yet. Maybe that is my goal for today: finally put those things in my kits so they are ready to go in case of need.

Jacqui said...

Yup, got my kits, need to rotate them

Linda said...

I keep mine in back packs and plastic containers. I absolutely love your blog. Thank you tahnk you for all your efforts to help motivate us!!

Becky said...

We keep ours in backpacking backpacks. It does make them a little heavy, but I am working out!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Nikki said...

Mine is in backpacks stored in our hall closet.

Tiffany -- the mommy said...

We are still working on the backpack stuff but we have some totes with the start of our 72 hour kits....

Jen Bowen said...

Yeah for another giveaway. For now we use a big suitcase with wheels on it.

Ivan and Shelley said...

We use backpacks!

Kristine said...

Backpacks, but some are too heavy for the kids to carry, and they need updating.

Shanna said...

I have stuff for the 72-hr kits but it's not all in one place...yet. Would love to add the first aid kit to what I have!

Carolyn G said...

We keep it in a plastic bin. Not a big one but one that fits easily anywhere and that can be picked easily.

Grannie K said...

We keep our 72 hour kits in backpacks.

Adrienne said...

We put ours in a big plastic tub which also has backpacks in it with the most essentials. We have 3 little kids so us parents will be doing all the carrying (plus a kid or two) so we've got to keep it light if the car can't be used as a hauling device.

Michael and Emily said...

We have everything in backpacks.

jkribbit said...

My parents gave us all 72-hour kit backpacks for Christmas. Mine is in my closet. I need to start one for the car, now.

Tim said...

I am one of the greatest procrastinators. I have several kits, but not complete. I keep the one fin the car in rubbermaid container. The ones for the family are in backpacks. One of these days I will make them complete. Thanks for the great Blog.

gina said...

We keep ours in backpacks that family members have decided they don't need anymore!

I drive my tractor in pearls... said...

I keep a good part of our kits in our car - I need to finish them and keep them in the house....

But 1 plastic tub in the car and backpacks in the house.

Thanks for the blog!

angie j. said...

ours are stored in rolling suitcases.

Aubrey said...

Ours are in backpacks right now. We're planning on getting some bigger ones soon though.

Nikki said...

We keep ours in back packing packs. Each member of the family has one in their bedroom closets.

Jayne said...

we use back packs . I get the backpacks on sale about November when all the left over school stuff goes pretty cheap.

Jen said...

My kits are all in backpacks. Some are Winnie the Pooh ones, which will totally embarrass my older boys!

Rachel C. said...

I don't have a kit... yet. But if I did have one, it would be in a backpack in my coat closet by the door

Shara said...

We keep our kits in backpacks inside my husbands nice Ogio duffle bag. That way they are all together, yet inside there are separate things for each member of our family.

Ali-kat said...

If only!

Alicia said...

Hiking backpacks hanging in the garage.

Deb said...

Thank you for your wonderful and informational site! I appreciate your hard work and investment of time to educate and encourage so many of us.

Presently, my 72 hour kit is a rolling backpack. I have been very frustrated with this choice as it is stuffed, but I have more items that need to be included. Last weekend I purchased a rolling duffel bag. Hopefully, this will allow me more room to pack while keeping the ability to "roll."

Lauren L. said...

Right now everything is in a big plastic bin, but hoping to obtain backpacks for everyone, and expand... Thanks for another great give-away!

Robert and Hannah said...

We don't really have a full 72 hour kit, but we have pieces of it throughout the garage. SOme in buckets, some on shelves.

Ginger said...

We keep our 72-hour kits in backpacks made for backpacking.

Anonymous said...

Ours are in backpacks (not very good ones though) - I'd love a strong wheelie type bag as I'm not so young anymore !
Jeni

Natalie said...

Our 72 hours kits are in rolling backpacks. We also have a smaller regular back pack too. That first aid kit looks great!

Karyn said...

Still working on the 72 hr kits. Right now they are in a backpack though.

Jenny Webster said...

We have backpacks for our 72hr kits...though we are still working on completing them! The first aid kit would be one more thing to cross off the list! Thanks for the chance to win it!

deb stein said...

We have a rolling backpack, small rolling suitcase and a duffel. I also have a large plastic tool chest on wheels filled with "stuff" to make life easier.

"the" Muno said...

I have used buckets in the past, but presently am using a backpack. I am not sure which is best.

Amanda said...

I have yet to start my 72 hour kit. :( Winning the first aid kit would be a great way to start it. :)

Poulsen Family said...

We have one in a bucket, but I think after reading all the comments I may need to rethink that.

Brenda said...

My plan is to keep the 72-hour kits in backpacks so they can be carried. I am still in the process of collecting everything.

Jensen Family said...

We just updated ours from backpacks and put them in duffel bags that have handles and long shoulder straps. I like them because they have lots of different compartments to organize our stuff and are much bigger.

Brittany said...

We keep ours in backpacks. But we have some 72 hour food kits in our truck and they are in plasic bottles.

Brooke said...

We keep our kits in some backpacks we got from WalMart. I just hope they hold up since we didn't pay a ton on them.

silverhartgirl said...

We keep ours in a big duffel bag my husband won from work.

jmp4z7 said...

We keep ours in backpacks

Mary said...

dufflebags by the front door.

Veronica said...

Two are in backpacks, two are in messenger bags. We hope to upgrade to rolling duffles/packs but for now we make due with these in the closet.

Lorena said...

Wow! I just found your site through another blog--the more I read, the more I realized I am very unprepared--I have food storage etc for a couple of weeks (does that even count?), but although I'm good about stocking up for hurricane season, I'm NOT good about stocking up for anything else. Funny thing is, when I was a kid (in the 70s) my parents were huge proponents of food storage and long-term emergency preparedness. Maybe it's time for an early "2nd childhood".

Olivia said...

We keep ours in back packs.

Olivia

The Laris Legacy said...

We have 5 72 hr. kits (one for each of us) and we keep them in backpacks in everyones closets so they are easy to get to!! My kids think they are so big and prepared having their own, they LOVE it.

GypsyLaKat (Missy) said...

I'm unprepared right now (just switched into housing on campus at school) but when I was younger I was storm paranoid and had a small duffel/overnight bag packed with a flashlight, blanket and stuffed animal...

Anne said...

It's in a big ole duffle bag. Maybe it's too big? I need to update it and restock.

Donna said...

We keep ours in 5 gallon buckets. They can be used for so many things in and of themselves. Carry water or even use as a seat. If overland bugging out we have a garden cart that has big tires and is able to go most places.

Amy said...

Right now it's in a rubbermaid bin. But I'm thinking I better move it to backpacks!

vancouver49 said...

I'm single, no vehicle, living in a bachelor suite, and have actually collected quite a lot of the food things. However, the 72 hour kit eludes me. (I don't have a hall closet, either, and the water is stored at the bottom of the linen closet already). I would love the 1st aid kit, though, and that would be a great addition to the preps. Thanks for the opportunity!

Emma and John said...

We keep ours in duffel bags in my husband's study. All of the food inside has been placed in labeled ziplock baggies so I can grab Day 1Breakfast, for example, really easily. And, it won't ruin in case of water or spills.

Tanis said...

Our 72 hour kits are in tupperware bins. There is no first aid kit in there though...

Love your site!

SSBenjamins said...

Wow, this would be great, we are terrible and have not started our 72-hour kits though we have a list do to so.. I hope this can get me going..

Chelsey said...

Ours are in hiking backpacks. Thanks for the chance to win! Love your site!

HappYness said...

A couple of backpacks. I love, love this blog!

Ang said...

Ours are in backpacks and a duffle.

socks100 said...

Working on getting our 72 hr kits ready and someday they wil live in backpacks.

Diana said...

Our 72hr kits are in backpacks. They actually need some updating as we speak. I'm thinking I would rather have some type of luggage on two wheels with a lot of compartments that I can just pull.

QDman said...

Backpacks for us.

Chuck and Amy said...

Our 72-hour kits or in backpacks right now but we just bought rolling backpacks that are bigger.

Kristi M. said...

Backpacks are definately the way to go when we finally get in gear and put them together.

Dan and Melissa said...

We have ours in a big vinyl bag that snaps at the top. We need to get some backpacks as well to put things in.

Our Family said...

I am working on ours. I found some small rolling suitcases today at WAL*MART for $6 a piece!!!

John and Laura said...

We keep ours in our garage: the food in a big plastic bin, clothes in backpacks, miscellaneous stuff in a big bucket. Cool giveaway!

Skinners said...

We keep ours in backpacks. We also have our "emergency evacuation essentials" (i.e. my husbands backpacking stuff which includes a lightweight tent, sleeping bags, cooking essentials, etc and normal camping stuff, all the necessary stuff for outdoor living) next to them in big plastic tins so we can grab and go all at once if we need too.

Anonymous said...

Mine is in a small duffel bag and a back pack. -Jenny
jmojmo24 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Mine is in a small duffel bag and a back pack. -Jenny
jmojmo24 at gmail dot com

Reagan said...

Ours are in sturdy "backpacking" backpacks. We also keep one in the car that is in a regular size backpack.

Thank you for keeping such a useful and needed blog! You're saving hundreds. I've turned my family onto following this blog too, we can all use the education!

Anonymous said...

Our essentials are in backpacks, and we have a rolling duffel filled with "luxury" items...well, they'll feel luxurious in a crisis. :)

Thanks for a great blog and a great contest.

Beth
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Stacy said...

Ours are in backpacks in a closet by the front door. Time to check and make sure nothing is expired.
Stacy

Dionne said...

A toolbox. It has multiple layers and, while it can get heavy, the supplies inside do not get damaged. It's a great one to keep in the car for camping trips, etc. I'm sure we need a smaller one to go in someone's backpack.

Mommaroo2 said...

I'm just getting started with mine, but I plan to have a backpack for each person, hung in the coat closet. The baby's items will go in my pack, the extra water, etc., will go in my husband's, and the dog will carry her own pack in one of those doggy hiking packs...if I can find one second-hand!

Anonymous said...

We have backpacks, but need to add a few more items to complete them.

Sarah said...

Ours is in two small backpacks and a plastic tub. Not the best, but a least most of it is all in one place.

abby's photo shoppe said...

I don't have them but I need them! Send that first aid kit my way!

Andrea said...

In backpacks. The food is in #10 cans--supposed to last up to 10 years.

Lori said...

We have food in #10 cans.

Melanie said...

What little I have is in backpacks at the moment. . . this would be a welcome addition!

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