72-Hour Emergency Kit: Checklist #1

Checklist #1:

  1. Mess kits– This item is optional depending on what kind of food you plan to pack. Canned soups can be eaten out of the can and other foods on our list don’t require dishes. Think of it as a luxury you may want if you have room.
  2. Eating utensils
  3. Nonelectric can opener, utility knife
  4. Portable, battery-operated radio or television
  5. Flashlight
  6. Pliers
  7. Compass
  8. Matches
  9. Waterproof container for matches
  10. Lighter
  11. Aluminum foil/signal mirror
  12. Whistle
  13. 50-foot rope
  14. Needles and thread
  15. Duct Tape

Four of these items (compass, waterproof matches container, signal mirror, whistle) can be found in one item, the Coleman 5-in-1 Survival Whistle.

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