A 72 hour kit... usually the 5 gal bucket... eventually reaches a point in weight, bulk and items that it really moves beyond its purpose of a quick grab item in an emergency. Do you plan on 1 bucket per family? 1 bucket per person? How much can your youngest child carry?
All of the things mentioned in this thread are great ideas... but again it comes back to what are you planning to use this kit for. 72 hours of survival at home with no services? 72 hours in the wilderness while the city burns to the ground? Or just a throw it in the truck on a camping trip "just in case" something unexpected happens?
Prepping is interesting to me (as people have noted lol), and its overall a GREAT idea... but there's a point of diminishing returns based on the expected usage of some of these kits.
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