I find it gives a good rotation. Some posts on this blog contain affiliate links. I used this for an RS night meeting in January and my sisters really loved it. These are the must-have survival items that will keep you in tip-top shape for emergencies of any type, anywhere. It will save them a LOT of time (and hopefully money) while helping them create truly valuable kits for their families! I’m just a Baptist looking for a way to help my family get through a tough time. Second, you are more likely to rotate food you like! I can tell you’be put a lot of work into this and I appreciate it. The 72-hour emergency kit, 96-hour kit, or my favorite “bug out bag” is the first BIG thing to put on your emergency preparedness to-do list. This is especially true of children. But children are different. https://simplefamilypreparedness.com/build-first-aid-kit-7-items-really-work/. 1. Can I ask the weirdest question…can you email me so I can ask you some questions…like how many sisters need to order to “qualify” that price you set out/ kit? Chewy Granola Bars (Kirkland 60pk) your price $8.79/ NOW $17.49 Print by clicking HERE or on the image! Thanks! I am going to add individual Crystal Light flavor packets to my kits (I got a pack of 44 packets for $5.99 on Amazon.) What pan will you use to cook your soup in? If you have a vacuum sealer, you could repackage the dry goods for longer shelf life & smaller foot print. Add the drink and soup packets diagonally. Here’s to hoping that none of us will ever need to use this stuff! Different Costco locations do have price difference as well as stock variety. I was trying to think of small stoves to give them, but think I will go with this idea of not having to cook anything. Be sure to visit our sites and learn as much as you can about being prepared. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Blue-Diamond-Almonds-Nut-Thins-Nut-Rice-Cracker-Snacks-Hint-of-Sea-Salt-4-25-OZ/36335688?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&wl13=1671&adid=22222222228000000000&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=m&wl3=42423897272&wl4=aud-273067695102:pla-51320962143&wl5=9024585&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=local&wl12=36335688&wl13=1671&veh=sem. We have had several small earthquakes here in Utah over the past few weeks. The animal crackers I ordered are the same ones, but I got a box of 80 packages for $21.90. Ideally, since you may have to carry them, your packs should be as light as possible. If you make these, please tell me about your experience in the comments. Welch’s Fruit Snacks (60 pk) your price $7.99/ NOW $17.00 I rotate it every six months…or at least that is my goal. Also, the foods on this list have a long shelf life, so you know your food supply will last as long as you need! Download by clicking HERE or on the image! Having to buy three days worth of emergency supplies and emergency food all at once at the grocery store in addition to your regular spending can seem daunting, especially for large families. That prompted me to rotate my emergency stash today. [email protected]. Share it on Facebook or pin it to Pinterest (you can use the pink buttons below). My husband is allergic to all nuts, as well as fish (including tuna) so for his kit I have several individual serving packets of SPAM (not something we normally eat but good protein in a pinch plus they’re $1 at walmart) and chicken salad/cracker packages. We’ve got a peanut allergy so need to find another portable protein…. Good for you! I’m not lds, just been through a lot & know these are great things to do. PS prices have gone up and some items are not available on Amazon right now. Could it be the area? For example, in a house fire, you’d likely be able to go to a friend or family member’s home. So wonderful! That’s a great gift Gina! A few more questions…lol That may not regularly be a huge issue when tomorrow morning they will wake up and have pancakes, but in a true survival situation, they need to eat all they can. Use this as a general guideline. The prices listed are for ONE. I TRY to rotate it every six months (during general conference), but it often ends up being a year if I’m honest! Thank you for the great ideas! Current pricing may be different. . (as well as in my 72-hour bag). I set a goal to keep the cost for each meal at $2 or less per person, and I ended up beating this goal! But if the food in our kits is gross, we won’t likely rotate it. Thank you for taking a mintue to let us all know! You are amazing and really saved me. For ideas i’d search within vegetarian or paleo hiking good options. We’ve learned from the past so that you don’t have to make the same mistakes again. This means, you’d likely be expending a lot of energy and would need calories. They are dated 2021. Some things in my kit are things that I might not want my kids eating every day (sugary, salty, processed, etc), but it is stuff they really enjoy. Do you (or does anyone in comment-land) have any suggestions for a low-carb 72-hour kit? I made six for my family Kalli, but we made a lot more than that for our church congregation. Your email address will not be published. Tuck the gum and candy in the gaps wherever you can get them. Wash and air dry the milk cartons completely. If you would like, I can walk you step by step through what to include (and what not to include), in your 72-hour kit, how to make it fit your budget and your family’s individual needs. It should help them understand what it is you are trying to do and why you are building the kits this way! This year we have posted about food storage, 72-hour Kits & Bug Out Bags, and every aspect of preparedness, from water storage to cooking off the grid. Whether it be a natural disaster or a power outage, it is smart to have an emergency food supply for an emergency situation. I am not a doctor and the statements on this blog have not been evaluated by the FDA. This is AWESOME! I also ended up beating this goal! I just bought Kirkland granola bars last month and they weren’t anywhere near that. Also never forget canned tuna. What area are you in? Bummer!!! Any time we travel we try to check out different stores and take advantage of items not carried at our local store. Nuts are a great option. Also bags of seeds, like sunflower and pumpkin are good. Thanks Chelsea! Chelsea, Hey Chelsea! Then, it might not be usable when we need it. Whether it’s a natural disaster, political instability, or a viral outbreak, we can’t always rely on our governments or the good will of others to ensure our safety and that of our loved ones. In most disaster situations, you actually would not need your survival kit. are heavy and would add significant weight to your packs. That is a really big difference Chelsea! Have you checked Sams club? This would be an added expense to them and may again deter them from getting their kits altogether. Also, I try to update links in this post 2-3 times per year, but some may have changed. I am so glad it helped you have a successful activity! Note: these prices were accurate in the fall of 2013. They may not understand how serious the situation is and will react just like they would at the regular dinner table. Thanks for the input Jessie. I thought you might appreciate some more meal-like foods. As adults, if we know we need to eat, we are likely to eat most anything even if it doesn’t taste great. First, many items that need to be cooked (canned soups, stews, chilis, etc.) Preparedness Mama and its collaborators have created a one-stop shop of critical resources for families looking to prepare for disaster. We appreciate your help…but find your religious preference unnecessary.