The Importance of Having a 72 Hour Kit

Be Prepared - Emergency Kits

The truth is that you just never know when an emergency situation is going to happen. There truly is no downside to being prepared, and a 72 Hour Kit is the best place to start. We live in the Northwest where there are unexpected storms, falling trees, land slides, earthquakes, floods, power outages, and high density populated areas. All too often people are caught unprepared with no backup plan or emergency supplies.

November 2012, Flooding in Bothell – Komo4 News

These types of situations might not be preventable, but the outcome doesn’t have to be when you think ahead and make sure you have the appropriate 72 hour kit on hand. In fact, you should have one in your car and in your home!

What is a 72 Hour Kit?

A 72 Hour Kit is a bag or pack containing all the supplies and tools required to meet basic needs in an emergency situation. They include things like medical supplies, emergency food, warming blankets, water, tools, and protection.

How to Select the Right Kit for You:

When selecting a kit it’s best to consider how many people you’re preparing for, while taking into consideration of how to keep the kit easily accessible.  The pre-assembled kits from THRIVE Life help take out the guesswork and will likely include items that may be overlooked when putting a kit together on your own. Let’s take a look at some of our pre-assembled kits.

2 Person Providence:

Providence 2-Person 72 Hour Emergency KitThe Providence Kit from THRIVE Life is a basic 2 person emergency kit. It’s perfect to keep in your car or at work. It comes in a durable pack that is organized and ready to use. The back pack will come in black or red depending on supply. Color requests are not available at this time.

The Providence Kit Includes:

• Bright Sticks (2) • Emergency Preparedness Book  • 53pc First aid Kit  • Dust Mask N95 (2) • Work Gloves (1 Pair) • Hand Towel • Toilet Paper • Toothbrush (2) • Tooth Paste • Soap • Sewing Kit • Shampoo • Face Razor • Shaving Cream • Comb • feminine Pad • Multi Tool Knife • 10 yard Duct Tape • Rope 50ft • Backpack • Pencil • 3600 Calorie Bar (2) • 4.2oz Water pouches (12) • Heat Pack (2) • Waterproof Matches • Emergency Blanket (2) • Poncho (2) • Tube Tent (2) • Dynamo Flashlight Radio • Waterproof Pouch • Water Purification Tablets • 1 Liter Foldable Water Bottle (1) • GI Can Opener • Ziplock Bags (2) • Candles (6 pack)

2 Person Survival Pack

2 Person Survival Pack - 72 Hour KitThis 2 Person Survival Pack is a complete 2 person emergency kit. It also comes in a durable pack that is ready to use, and comes in black or red depending on supply.

In an uncertain world, few things are more comforting than knowing you and your loved ones are prepared for the future. Disaster usually strikes suddenly and unannounced, allowing little or no time to prepare. THRIVE Life has spent countless hours developing a comprehensive emergency pack to help meet your survival needs should such an occasion arise. With this ready pack, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you and your loved ones are prepared.

This kit provides the essentials you’ll need to weather any storm. With only the highest quality contents, this kit provides the supplies needed to exceed industry guidelines and keep your loved ones safe and comfortable in an emergency.

Make sure to have this emergency kit readily on hand in your home, office, school, and especially in your car. Because emergencies most often strike unexpectedly, having this kit on hand will give you and your loved ones peace of mind and protection no matter where you are.

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Kit Includes:

Essentials

  • 1 Heavy Duty Backpack (1 main compartment, 2 small top compartments, 1 medium compartment, and 2 zipping side pockets).
  • 1 Multi-function Knife (includes scissors, screwdriver, and nail file)
  • 2 (two) 3M®, N95 Deluxe Dust Masks
  • 1 Pair of Industrial Leather Work Gloves
  • 2 (two) 10-hour, Disposable Heat Packs
  • 10 Yards of 2” Duct Tape
  • 2 Bright Sticks (provides up to 24 hours of light, 12 hours each)
  • 2 name brand OB Tampons
  • 1 (one) 50-foot Rope

Shelter and Bedding

  • 1 Tube Tent with Rope
  • 2 Emergency Sleeping Bags – 84”x36” (windproof and waterproof)
  • 2 Ponchos with Attached Hood (one size fits all)

Communication

  • 2 Whistles
  • 1 Hand Crank Flashlight/Radio/Siren (no battery or electricity needed)
  • Universal DC Adapter for Portable Electronics (will charge cell phones, portable DVD Players, and any electronics with a DC plug in! Simply plug your DC device into the adapter, and plug the adapter into your hand crank flashlight. No batteries or electricity needed).
  • 1 Notepad and Pencil

First Aid

  • 1 First Aid Booklet
  • 1 Deluxe First Aid Kit Including:
    • 1 Pair of Scissors
    • 1 Ace Bandage
    • 1 Small Roll of Athletic Tape
    • 2 Iodine Pads
    • 2 Large Band-aids (4” x1.75”)
    • 20 Standard Size Band-aids
    • 4 Extra Strength Tylenol Caplets
    • 4 Pepto-Bismol Caplets
    • 2 Blistex Chapstick Pouches (.5g each)
    • 2 Antibiotic Ointment Pouches (.5g each)
    • 2 Sterile Alcohol Prep Pads
    • 1 Ammonia Inhalant Respiratory Stimulant
    • 2 (two) 3” x 2.25” Gauze Pads (2 ply)
    • 2 (two) 2”x2” Gauze Pads (12 ply)
    • 2 (two) 4”x4” Gauze Pads (12 ply)
    • 1 Pair of Tweezers (plastic)
    • 1 Pair of Disposable Vinyl Gloves

Food and Water

  • 12 – 8.45 fl. oz. Coast Guard Approved Emergency Water Servings
  • 2 Coast Guard Approved 3600 Calorie Food Bars
  • 1 Plastic, 8 Liter Emergency Water Bag (not pre-filled)
  • 8 Water Purification Tablets (1 liter per tablet)

Sanitation

  • 1 (one) 2-ply Toilet Paper Roll
  • 4 Tissue Packs (10 tissues in each pack)
  • 2 Toothbrushes
  • 1 Fluoride Gel Toothpaste (.6 oz)
  • 1 Hand Sanitizer(.5 oz)
  • 4 Wet Naps
  • 2 Cloth Wash Towels
  • 2 Re-sealable Storage Bags
  • 1 36” x 36” Heavy Duty Garbage Bag

The 4 Person Expedition Kit

4 Person Expedition KitIf you’re preparing for multiple adults or a small family, this 4 Person Expedition Kit is a great emergency kit with all the essential needs. Keep in mind that if you’re preparing for children or people taking prescriptions, you may need to add specific items to meet those needs, but this kit is a much better value since it has a few extra items you don’t get in the single 2-person kits. The back pack will come in black or red depending on supply.

The Kit Includes:

• Bright Sticks (4) • Emergency Preparedness Book  • 53pc First aid Kit  • Dust Mask N95 (4) • Work Gloves (1 Pair) • Hand Towel • Toilet Paper • Toothbrush (4) • Tooth Paste • Soap • Sewing Kit • Shampoo • Face Razor • Shaving Cream • Comb • feminine Pad • Multi Tool Knife • 10 yard Duct Tape • Rope 50ft • Backpack (2) • Pencil • 3600 Calorie Bar (4) • 4.2oz Water pouches (24) • Heat Pack (4) • Waterproof Matches • Emergency Blanket (4) • Poncho (4) • Tube Tent (2) • Dynamo Flashlight Radio • Waterproof Pouch • Water Purification Tablets • 1 Liter Foldable Water Bottle (2) • GI Can Opener • Ziplock Bags (2) • Candles (6 pack)

Other Pre-assembled Emergency Kits

We also carry other emergency kits just for school or automobiles. Click Here to see all of our pre-assembled kits.

Your Custom Emergency Kit

Emergency Kit Planner - Thrive LifePreparing yourself and your family with an emergency kit and plan will reduce anxiety and panic should you find yourself in a disaster situation.

Many emergencies don’t allow time for people to assemble even the most basic items, which makes it all the more necessary to own the supplies your family requires. Thrive Life offers first aid kits and outdoor gear that you can add to your own emergency kit with our Emergency Planner! Simply enter your family’s information and select a few personal settings, and the planner will provide you with a list of all the materials you need.

Let’s Get Started! Click Here to learn how to build your own!
We’re here to serve you and help you prepare for the unexpected. Contact me if you have any questions and you’re always welcome to attend an emergency preparedness meeting to learn more about how to take care of you and your loved ones!

Kaleb Houfburg
425-221-7173