Hi all so i am at the point where i am ready to start putting togther 72 hour bags for myself and my wife and 7 year old son. Its funny how i got into all this it started 5 or 6 years ago when i decided i was sick of carring crappy pocket knives and wanted to get a good knife. Started doing some research wich led me to bug out bags and bush craft. While makeing 3 separate 72 hour bags seemed a bit daunting and expensive at the time. So i kinda put in on the back burner and got into knife collecting and bush craft and hiking. Now im at the point where i have more than one of some things ie more than 1 canteen\water bottle cooking pot head lamp knives more than 1 pack and so on. That led me to thinking about taking the pots packs head lamps and sleepin bags i dont regularly use and setting up at least 2 72 hour bags for my wife and I. So back to the world wide web i went to read up on 72 hour bags. From alot of articles I read the theem I get is less is more you do not wanna be bogged down by gear you can get by without. Like bringing a tarp as opposed to a tent and learning to procure water and disinfect it instead of carrying it. Learning to build shelter instead of carring a big tent. Having a fishing kit and learning to forage instead of carring a bunch of food. So that got me to thinking I already have a bug out bag packed and ready to go its my bushcraft kit. It meets all the criteria of a 72 hour bag mabey depending on the time of year on the way out the door grabing some xtra clothes and food .Wich would not take too long if my bag was already packed. What are your thoughts on this. So instead of me makin another pack full of stuff i never use. That takes up space in my small appartment. I could out togther a buchcraft pack for her and that covers the basics water shelter fire food and some odds and ends. Plus my son is 7 so he can carry his own personal items . Any thoughts here?