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What Should I Put in My 3 day mission ready bag?

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By Michael Webster: Syndicated Investigative Reporter

72-Hour Kits (mission ready Bug out gear) are the most basic and best thing to start your emergency supply with for missions or bug out gear. It’s a basic item that’s a great starting point to prepare your family for any disaster that would cause you to evacuate your home. Everyone needs a 72-Hour Kit containing necessary supplies to immediately sustain oneself in the event of a natural or man made disaster for a minimum of 3 days.

It should be put together in a practical manner so that you can carry it with you on any USCDA mission Or if you ever have need to evacuate. It is also important to prepare one for each member of your family who is able to carry one. These kits can be purchased already assembled online at: www.thereadystore.com/?utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=pap&aid=4b5e43160feb5

If you build one yourself it should be put together in a practical manner so that you can carry it with you if you ever have need to evacuate or run an emergency mission. If you purchase a pre-made kit, there is usually room enough in the bag for you to add more of your own personal items, or just add its contents in your mission ready back pack.

When preparing your 72-Hour Kit it’s important to make sure that everything is up to date at any given time. A great recommendation is to mark your calender about once every 6 months to check to see that everything is current and up-to-date. When checking your kit, make sure your water, food, and medications haven’t expired, your clothes still fit, batteries are charged, and all personal documents and credit cards have not expired.

Below you will find a list of important items to keep in your 72-Hour Kit:

FOOD AND WATER (Remember that these items cannot be cooked or refrigerated.)

  • Protein/Granola/Calorie Food Bars
  • Crackers/Cereals (for munching)
  • MREs/Canned Food (Remember that cans can leak/explode)
  • Candy/Gum (These items could melt, so it’s best to keep them in a zip lock baggy)
  • Water (1 Gallon/4 Liters per person, drinking water can be found in water boxes or pouches)

CLOTHING/WARMTH/SHELTER

  • Change of Clothing (short and long
  • sleeve shirts, pants, socks, jackets, etc.)
  • Undergarments
  • Rain Coat /Poncho
  • Emergency Heat Blankets
  • Lightweight Tent

LIGHTING AND FUEL

  • Flashlights, Lanterns (Battery, Solar, or Crank powered)
  • Extra Batteries
  • Flares
  • Candles
  • Light Sticks
  • Water-Proof Matches

EQUIPMENT/TOOLS

  • Can Opener
  • Dishes/Utensils
  • Shovel
  • Radio (with batteries or solar or crank powered!)
  • Pen and Paper
  • Axe
  • Pocket Knife
  • Rope
  • Duct Tape

PERSONAL SUPPLIES AND MEDICATION

  • First Aid Supplies (make sure you know what it is in it and how to use it!)
  • Toiletries, Feminine Hygiene, Folding Brush/comb etc.(Roll of toilet
  • paper—remove center tube to easily flatten into a zip-lock bag)
  • Sanitary Supplies (mini hand sanitizer, soap, shampoo, dish soap, etc.)
  • Immunizations Up-to Date
  • Medication (Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, asthma inhalers, children’s medication, etc.)
  • Prescription Medication (for 3 days)

PERSONAL DOCUMENTS AND MONEY (Place these items in a water-proof container!)

  • Scriptures (Miniatures are lighter)
  • Legal Documents (Birth/Marriage Certificates, Wills, Passports, Contracts)
  • Vaccination Papers
  • Insurance Policies
  • Cash
  • Credit Card

MISC

  • Infant Needs (if applicable)
  • Small, Lightweight toys and games for Children (For calming effect, comfort, and entertainment)
  • For more related information go to: www.uscda.us click on “Mission Ready Gear” To order most items on the above list you should go to: www.thereadystore.com/?utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=pap&aid=4b5e43160feb5
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