5.17.2009

72 Hour Kits Done!

So, writing about doing the 72 Hour kits really motivated me to get it done! Here's what I put into it.

Day One:
Granola Bar, Tuna, Fruit Cocktail, Minute Maid, Various snacks
Day two:
Odwalla bar, Candy Bar, Chicken, minute maid, Various snacks
Day three:
Granola Bar, candybar, Beans, Oranges, Minute Maid, Various snacks
The 'snacks' are crackers, jerky, trail mix, sunflower seeds, banana chips 
And then, water of course. 
The food and drinks (-the water) all fit in two ziploc bags, and the cracker box in my bag, and the bananas in Richard's bag. He also has the toilet paper, but I have his toothbrush--so hopefully in an event, we are together. :)
I don't know if the candybars are going to last my chocolate cravings. I may just believe there is no chocolate in the house, until I remember those bags. :O

Also, before I bagged it up, I wrote down the items and their expiration. Some items we may have to recycle through in 6 months. I need to keep my eyes out for items that last longer than that. Although, would it really kill me to eat something 2 months expired?

And, on a completely different note look at this delicious lasagna I made for dinner today! I also used my food processor to grind up some brussell sprouts that I tried to eat yesterday, and decided they would taste better mixed and hidden in my lasagna meat sauce.


6 comments:

Marika said...

They look good! Both the kit, and the lasagna. And no, eating things past their expiration date is fine, unless they are showing signs of contamination- bulging or denting, discoloration, or, of course, mold or smell. You might want to cycle through them, though, just cuz they're yummy-looking!

Anna said...

wow DI! good job. you're such an inspiration to us all! mind if i copy?

Diana said...

No, Anna! Please do! That is one reason I wrote the post, to help others get started if they wanted to.

CIB said...

Hmm... that lasagna looks super good! You make super tasty food.

Katie Wood said...

Sorry, I missed a word. I meant to say we packed high calorie foods we like. Instead of buying a bunch of 100 calorie snack packs we bought a box of paydays, and a box of fruit leather and a box of jerkey and so on. We also threw in a can of chili for each day. Josh did the math, and we have enough for 2000 calories a day in food we like with pleanty of fiber and protein. I think that's a lot more effective than a wide variety of crackers that just leave you hungry, plus when they expire, we get to eat a whole box of payday bars!

Petrea said...

Good job. You've really done a lot of thinking on this one--I just threw out most of the stuff from my last 72 hour kits--they were about 5 years old. You have inspired me to try again--and maybe I can use your ideas when I teach about this in Relief Society.