Such a great idea to have – I like to have a 72 hour kit in the trunk of my car as well as my house – in case of a fire, earthquake, snow storm and stuck in my car overnight or flood – if you have to leave home for a short while – it’s nice to know you aren’t going to be stuck looking for a way to feed your family. Most natural disasters will not receive outside help for about 3 days (hey! That’s 72 hours!) and I know I get pretty grumpy and am not much help after missing one meal.
These 72 hour kits for 2 – priced at $39 and shipped right to you, are a fantastic deal! That is just $6.50 for food per day for each person – which is a good price for food period! I normally make my own “72 hour kits” (which is still a good idea for all the other “extras”) but rotating out the food each year is really a pain – these kits are nice and compact (in a 1 gallon bucket) and will not expire for 25 years. Make sure you store a jug of water with it – and you still may want a box or two of energy bars – but what a great back up if you ever were in an emergency situation!
You can also purchase a 72 hour kit for 4 for $79 (same price / person / day). 2 Person Kits include:
- Five servings each of creamy vegetable soup and three-bean chili
- Five servings each of cheesy rice
- Eight servings of instant rice
- Five servings of honey-almond granola
- Five servings of whey milk
- Stored in compact one-gallon container
- See the full description here
Double the above for the 4 person kit.