Abrahamic / Middle Eastern Christianity How to Prepare a 72-Hour Kit Checklist for Emergencies Share Flipboard Email Print CatLane / Getty Images Christianity Latter Day Saints Beliefs and Teachings Scriptures Christianity Origins The Bible The New Testament The Old Testament Practical Tools for Christians Christian Life For Teens Christian Prayers Weddings Inspirational Bible Devotions Denominations of Christianity Funerals and Memorial Services Christian Holidays Christian Entertainment Key Terms in Christianity Catholicism View More By Rachel Bruner LDS Expert A.S., Computer Information Technology, LDS Business College Rachel Bruner is a writer, energy healer and active member of the Church of Latter-Day Saints. our editorial process Rachel Bruner Updated April 17, 2018 Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are counseled to have a food storage and be prepared for an emergency which includes having a 72-hour kit. This kit should be put together in a practical manner so that you can carry it with you if you ever need to evacuate your home. It is also important to prepare one for each member of your family who is able to carry one. Below is a list of items to store in a 72-hour kit to help you be prepared in the case of an emergency. You can also learn how to make a first aid kit to put into your 72-hour kit. Directions: Print the list below and check off each item that has been put into your 72-hour kit.Checklist: 72-Hour Kit (pdf) Food and Water (A three-day supply of food and water, per person, when no refrigeration or cooking is available) Protein/granola barsTrail mix/dried fruitCrackers/cereals (for munching)Canned tuna, beans, turkey, beef, Vienna sausages, etc. ("pop-top" cans that open without a can-opener are most convenient)Canned juiceCandy/gum (warning: Jolly Ranchers can melt and using mint gum might make everything taste like mint.)Water (1 gallon/4 liters per person) Bedding and Clothing Change of clothing (short and long sleeved shirts, pants, jackets, socks, etc.)UndergarmentsRaincoat/ponchoBlankets and emergency heat blankets (that keep in warmth)Cloth sheetPlastic sheet Fuel and Light Battery lighting (flashlights, lamps, etc.)Extra batteriesFlaresCandlesLighterWaterproof matches Equipment Can openerDishes/utensilsShovelRadio (with batteries!)Pen and paperAxPocket knifeRopeDuct tape Personal Supplies and Medication First aid kit and suppliesToiletries (roll of toilet paper -- remove the center tube to easily flatten into a zip-lock bag, feminine hygiene, folding brush, etc.)Cleaning supplies (mini hand sanitizer, soap, shampoo, dish soap, etc. Warning: Scented soap might "flavor" food items.)Immunizations up-to-dateMedication (acetaminophen, ibuprofen, children's medication etc.)Prescription medication (at least 3 days' worth) Personal Documents and Money (Place these items in a water-proof container!) ScripturesGenealogy recordsPatriarchal blessingLegal documents (birth/marriage certificates, wills, passports, contracts, etc)Vaccination papersInsurance policiesCashCredit cardPre-paid phone cards Miscellaneous Bag(s) to put 72-Hour Kit items in (such as duffel bags or backpacks). Make sure you can easily lift/carry it.Infant needs (if applicable) Notes: Update your 72-Hour Kit every six months (put a note in your calendar/planner) to make sure that all food, water, and medication is fresh and has not expired; clothing fits; personal documents and credit cards are up to date, and batteries are charged.Small toys/games are important too as they will provide some comfort and entertainment during a stressful time.Older children can be responsible for their own pack of items/clothes too.You can include any other items in your 72-Hour Kit that you feel are necessary for your family's survival.Some items and/or flavors might leak, melt, "flavor" other items, or break open. Dividing groups of items into individual Ziploc bags might help prevent this.