Stocking a 72 Hour Kit and your long-term food supply doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Some of the most essential items are the least expensive and have multiple uses. Let’s take a look at some of my favorites. There are lots of links to fascinating sites coming up, so have fun learning and exploring!
Vaseline, aka petroleum jelly, is indispensable. This one product can do everything from healing chapped lips to loosening tight jar lids. For tons of other uses, check out this site.
Another product we rely on around here is vinegar, both white and apple cider. It’s a great neutralizer for doggie “accidents”, a natural disinfectant, and I’ve used it as a clarifying rinse on my hair. A small bottle of the stuff would be a good addition to your 72 Hour Kit, and several large bottles are an important part of your food storage.
Bleach, of all things, has been found to help clear up excema! It’s also an important part of my food storage since a few drops can purify water and has many other uses, besides. The only thing I don’t like about bleach is what it does to my fabrics when I accidentally spill it!
The manufacturer of WD-40 claims there are more than 2000 uses for their product. I remember my Nana using witch hazel for all kinds of things. Hydrogen peroxide costs less than 75 cents a bottle and has tons of uses, and don’t even get me started on all the great things baking soda can do!
These products are inexpensive but combined, can take care of hundreds of jobs around the house and in emergency situations. Small spill-proof containers of each would be a great addition to your 72 Hour Kits. Be sure to make copies of all their uses for your Survival Mom Binder. Don’t forget to include plenty of full-size containers for your long-term storage.
Save money, time, and space instantly with these practical, multi-use products!
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