Sunday, June 7, 2015

72 Hour Kit Challenge week 1

The first step is to start drinking juice, and collecting the containers.

I have washed and dried these bottles.  I have one per family member, and one extra to practice on.  They won't be for water storage, they'll be to store food in.

A friend showed me a very clever way of cutting a section at the top of the container and putting the stored food in there, then sealing it back up.  Brilliant.  More on that later.

You probably want to cut off the plastic ring just under the lid because we won't be needing those.

Saturday, June 6, 2015


I have given myself a new challenge, and you're welcome to join me on the journey whenever you wish.

Following the crazy flood I had at my place not long ago, it made me realise how underprepared I was.  What if I had to leave my home in a hurry?  What would I take?  If I had something that was ready just to grab and go, would that make things easier?

Why a 72 hour kit?

Because it usually takes at least 72 hours (3 days) for help to come after an emergency from the Government, depending on the emergency.

Hmmm...relying on the Government to help me out?  I think I prefer to be as self reliant as I can.  No offence to our Government ;D

Anyways, there's lot of info out there about why a 72 hour kit is a great idea, but this is my process in putting one together, step by step.

I'm going to keep it as simple as I can - after all, I do have a 9 month old and very little time to spare.