72-hour kits are essential. You should have a 72-hour kit for each person in your home, and if possible, one for your pet(s). Kits include basic necessities that you would need to survive for 72 hours - food, clothing, medications, and other emergency-related things like blankets, flashlights, and matches. For a complete list of items needed, check out our 72-hour kit list over on our "free printables" page.
Check out our other articles relating to 72-hour kits-
The LIST of things you need
Review: Adequate Nutrition During an Emergency
Keeping Your Kits Updated
How to Make Family T-Shirts (this would make a great Family Home Evening activity!)
72-Hour Kits: For Pets?
72-Hour Kit Distribution: Who Carries What?
My 72-Hour Kit Journey
Food for 72-Hour Kits
How to Use a Backpacking Stove
Open it up, try it out