Emergency PreparednessHow to Build a 72 Hour Kit on a Budget

How to Build a 72 Hour Kit on a Budget

This simple outline of how to build a emergency preparedness 72 hour kit on a budget is just to get you started for preparing for a disaster.  Just because you may have limited funds does not mean you can not prepare, it just means you have to be more creative.

The human body needs food and water to survive. A human can go for more than three weeks without food but will perish after only three days without water. Even though water is heavy each person needs 1 gallon per person per day. You may be able to find water sources (although it may be contaminated ?) along the way but you should boil the water or use a LIFESTRAW FILTER to kill microscopic organisms that could cause serve diarrhea.

Here are a few more items that should be added to your 72 hour kits. You should update your 72 hour kits per season (Summer or Winter).

Flashlight and spare batteries

Rain poncho

Mylar thermal emergency blankets

First Aid kits (small ones should go in each backpack)

Bic lighters

Glow Sticks

Hand warmers

Complete change of clothes for each family member (if your backpacks are large)

Be sure to look below the ad banner to view the rest of the article.

How to Build a 72 Hour Kit on a Budget
saving cent by cent

Click here to read about how to build a 72 hour kit on a budget:



Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

Subscribe Today


Get unlimited access to our EXCLUSIVE Content and our archive of subscriber stories.

Exclusive content

Latest articles

Popular Articles

More articles