Survival Pack (72 Hour Kit)

The list below is for one person.  Please add additional items (probably in a second pack) for other people as needed.  Not all items need to be added if the pack is shared by a family. For example, the father could carry the complete pack, and other family members carry only the additional items that are needed (considering the physical ability of each family member to carry a pack.)
 
 1 - Nylon backpack  3 - 12 hour heat packs
 1 - 2 man tube tent  1 - bag of hard candy
 1 - wool blanket  1 - candle lantern with 3 candles
 5 - mylar water rations  6 MRE or other prepackaged meals
 1 - knife, fork, spoon set  1 - pack nylon cord (50 feet)
 1 - backpacker's stove  1 - poncho
 1 - box of fuel (trioxane) for stove  1 - mylar blanket
 1 - canteen  1 - sierra cup for cooking and drinking
 2 - large plastic bags  1 - roll of toilet paper
 1 - compass  1 - wash cloth (or towel)
 1 - box of hurricane matches or fire starting kit  1 - bar of soap with bag
 1 - bottle of water purification tablets or other water purification device  1 - first aid kit;
 1 - whistle  1 - long-burning candle
 1 - multi-purpose knife

Suggested Other Items

 Several silver coins  1 - toothbrush & 1 tube toothpaste
 1 - hand powered radio/flashlight  1 - comb or brush and mirror
 1 - tri-fold shovel  1 - small sewing kit
 1 - change of clothing  Appropriate personal medications
 For infants in the family add diapers, powdered milk, and other items as needed.

Fuel and Light

If possible, a reserve of fuel (coal, wood, oil, etc.) should be part of the storage plan, at least enough for cooking purposes.  Various supplementary heating and cooking units - some portable - are available. The best types can be used in an emergency both for cooking and heat.