A Happy Camper 72 Hour Emergency or Preppers List

Portable Container

  • Durable, Water-resistant Duffel Bag
  • Frame Pack
  • Day Back Pack = Bug Out Bag
  • Trash Can  (Put everything in it. Then add dolly = Portable! When the kids get tired you can put them in it and hall them around once you have handed out all the backpacks!)

Food & Water

  • 3-5 gallons of water stored for sanitation and drinking per person.
  • Method of water purification (Boiled or purification tablets)
  • 72 hours of food
  • Warmth & shelter
  • Windproof/waterproof matches
  • Second method of starting a fire
  • 3 day supply of food & water per person when no refrigeration/cooking is available
  • Protein /granola bars 
  • Crackers / cereals (For munching)
  • Canned tuna, beans, meat, vienna sausages, jerky, ect.
  • Canned juice (pop can may leak)
  • Candy / gum (Jolly ranchers can melt, and mint gum can flavor the other items)

Communications

  • Radio with batteries or radio with alternate power sources
  • Cell phone with chargers 12 volt and 110 volt
  • Solar cell phone charger
  • Whistle 
  • Pre-paid phone cards

First Aid
  • Make sure you have enough mediation for at least a week.

Money

  • At least $40 -$200
  • You would want $1 bills, $5 bills and $10 bills only!
  • Cell phones may be down for a while.

  • You might even need cash for the gas in your car for a few days and we have learned they do not give change back!

Important Papers

  • Copies of documents important papers to your family (such as birth certificates, marriage licenses, wills, insurance forms)
  • Phone numbers you might need, family and friends. 
  • Credit card info

Kids Things

  • Games, books, & hard candy
  • Small toys, paper, pen, favorite blanket etc...

Extra Clothing

  • Baby powder
  • Blanket and a spare
  • Bottles / formula
  • Diapers disposable
  • Lotion
  • Pre/moistened towelettes 
  • Teething ring
  • Toys
  • Extra cloths
  • Plastic bags for the bad stuff!

Equipment & Personal Items

  • Tooth brush / paste / dental floss
  • Razor
  • Deoderant
  • Soap
  • No-rinse shampoo
  • Toilet paper
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Towel / washcloth
  • Comb / brush
  • Foods
  • Snacks
  • Beverages
  • Emergency stove & fuel
  • Knife / fork / spoon
  • Sierra cup
  • Mess kit
  • Pad & pencil
  • Gloves
  • Duct tape
  • Flares
  • Emergency tent / shelter
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping bag
  • Emergency reflective blanket
  • Hand & body warming packs
  • Emergency poncho
  • Light sources
  • Flashlights
  • Candle
  • Light stick
  • Head lamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Shovel
  • Hatchet / ax / saw
  • 50 foot of nylon rope
  • Heavy duty rubber gloves
  • surgical masks
  • trash bags
  • Map of area
  • Emergency signaling mirror
  • Extra batteries

Pet Care

  • Food / food and water bowl
  • Leash & collar
  • muzzle
  • Toys / chew bone
  • 1 Gal. of water for dogs per day
  • 1 Pint of water for cats per day
  • Animal carriers!

Things to do long before the emergency

  • Take pictures of your home inside and out. Make sure you take pictures of all important things that you can not take with you. Like antiques, pictures, jewelry, guns, etc..
  • Put them on a CD or a memory stick! That way you will have a copy of what was in your home at the time