72-hour Kits

POWER IN PREPAREDNESS! Week 7: 72-hour Kits

Family Home Evening—Choose what works for your family.


Called to Serve and I Want to Live the Gospel (Children’s Songbook, p. 174 and p. 148); Israel, Israel, God is Calling (Hymns, p. 7)

Book of Mormon Story

Lehi and his family leave Jerusalem.
Read 1 Nephi 2:1-7, 15-20.

Discussion Questions

  1. Why did Lehi leave Jerusalem and take his family into the wilderness?
    Because the Lord commanded him in a dream
  2. What did Lehi bring with him?
    His family, provisions, and tents—no gold, silver, or precious things
  3. Why did Nephi believe his dad?
    He prayed (cried) unto the Lord, who softened his heart through the Holy Spirit.


  1. We should be obedient and follow the commandments.
  2. There is safety in following the counsel of the prophets.
  3. We can prepare provisions in case it is ever necessary to leave our homes.

Activity Ideas

  1. Practice evacuating to your family meeting spot.
  2. Assemble a message jar with pencils and paper. Place it in a hiding place outside your home for family members to leave messages for each other in the event of an emergency that makes your house unsafe.
  3. Choose a location outside your neighborhood for your family to gather together away from home. Discuss routes from work and school to the family gathering spot. Call your out-of-state contact person.
  4. Make up a family code word to help children identify trusted adults.
  5. Assemble or update your 72-hour kits.

Treat Ideas

  1. Banana splits
  2. Trail Mix
    Mix equal parts:

    • chocolate chips
    • raisins, or other dried fruit
    • peanuts

72-Hour Kit
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72-hour Kit Challenge (a plan to assemble a 72-hour kit over several weeks or months)
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A Quick View of Flood Preparedness

Download 72-Hour Kits 2017Jun22
Download 72-hour kit 2017Jun22