Part 4 of our 72 hour kits for families is non-perishable items for a family bag. We have a giant duffle bag full of these random items. They are great to have, but they aren’t necessarily something that you need in every person’s bag. It’s also perfect for storing any extra non-perishable items that you have in your individual packs.
Alright, here is your list of items. Please note that anything “extra” I just happened to have an extra of some of the things and stashed them in there. However, I recommend having a few extras of certain things (tissues, sanitizer, etc.)
We used an extra large duffle bag
Extra non-perishable products (tissues, toothpaste, razors, soap, light stick, toothbrush, etc)
Large 1st aide kit
Flashlight (we have a crank one w/ a built in radio)
Whistle (you could get some for each pack if you’d rather)
9 hour candles
100 hour+ candle
Travel Can Opener
Water purifying drops/tablets
Paper products (plates/bowls, etc)
Size FIVE diapers**
Wrap/Sling/Carrier for baby/toddler
(If you’re having to grab and run or something similar, you’ll want something to carry a baby or small child in. You’ll probably be carrying their backpack as well, so if one adult can take the baby, and the other the baby’s bag, then it won’t be such a burden and you’re hands will be free to help other kids, or whatever else may be needed.)
*You could pack these in the individual bags if you have room. We put ours in gallon sized bags, and will switch them out when we rotate the food items if necessary. We also use clothes that they never wear. Such as a t-shirt they got from a random place, or whatever. Make sure to pack comfy shirt/pants/socks/underwear/jacket).
**Get a LARGE size. There are a few reasons. If there is an emergency, and it’s a scary situation, even some of your potty trained kids, might have problems. No matter the size of a baby wearing diapers, you could make a size 5 fit. Then you don’t have to keep changing sizes out of your bags. Diapers are also great for a lot of random uses, and could be used and kept in a bag even if you don’t have any young children.
|Our giant family bag|
Thanks so much for checkin’ out my 72 Hour Kit Mini Series! I’ve loved doing it!! I hope it’s been crazy helpful and that you’ve really enjoyed it!