Summer Survival Blast: Win a 72 Hour Survival Bucket

Gaye Levy Gaye Levy  |  Updated: February 16, 2021
Summer Survival Blast: Win a 72 Hour Survival Bucket

WOHOO! This week Backdoor Survival sponsor SurvivalBased is back with another chance for you to win a 72-Hour Survival Bucket.  This time around, the giveaway was put together specifically for the Summer Survival Blast plus, at my request, I was able to invite a handful of my best blogging friends to join in.

72 Hour Survival Bucket

Naturally, you want to learn about the prize, right?  The winner will receive the following kit full of all kinds of useful items as well as some great food!

The Food Fire Filter Bucket by Food Supply Depot

72 Hour Survival Kit

1 – Artisan Oatmeal 4 Serving Pouch
1 – Harvest 6 Grain Cereal 4 Serving Pouch
1 – Texan Sunrise Skillet 4 Serving Pouch
1 – Instant Low Fat Milk 4 Serving Pouch
1 – Instant Orange juice 8 Serving Pouch
1 – Rotini A La Marinara 5 Serving Pouches
1 – Nantucket Potato 5 Serving Pouches
1 – Rio Grande Beans 3 Serving Pouches
6 – InstaFire Paper Pouches
1 – Folding BBQ Grill
1 – Cooking Pot w/ Detachable Handle
1 – 8 oz. Drinking Cup
1 – 6-in-1 Detachable Utensil Set
1 – Seychelles 24 oz. Water Filter Bottle
1 – Plastic Container w/ 50 Waterproof Matches
1 – 23 Piece First Aid Kit

How to Enter the Survival Based 72-Hour Kit Giveaway – The Rules

All you need to do to enter the giveaway is to select one or more of the options on the Rafflecopter form below.  You can sign in with your email account or Facebook, the choice is yours.

There are many different ways to enter, including signing up for the Survival Based newsletter as well as a number of social media options.  Select one method or, even better, select them all to increase your chances of winning.

Please note that the winning item can only be shipped within the 48 continental United States.  The giveaway will end at midnight on August 3rd.  The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond.

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The Final Word

I would like to thank for once again coming through with a fabulous giveaway.  Right now, they are currently having a “Christmas is July” sale with something new going on sale each day of the month.  There are still a few days remaining so after entering the giveaway, you might want to browse on over and see what they are offering at a super bargain price:  SurvivalBased Christmas in July Sale.

Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!

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Bargain Bin: Today I share some tools and supplies for using a FoodSaver to vacuum can your emergency food. And in case you missed it, read How to Use a FoodSaver for Vacuum Canning.

FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer: As long as the unit has an accessory port (and this one does), and inexpensive FoodSaver will work just as well as the fancier models. That is my two cents, at least.

FoodSaver Wide Mouth Jar Sealer: Already have a FoodSaver? If so, check out this jar sealer which can be used to vacuum seal your Mason jars. This is a great option for short to mid term storage of items such as beans, rice, sugar and salt. Store your jars in a cool, dark place and you are set with the added advantage of removing a small amount for current use without having to disrupt your large Mylar bag or bucket of food.  There is also a version for regular sized jars.

FoodSaver Accessory Hose:  Most FoodSavers come packaged with an accessory hose.  If yours is lost or damaged, be sure to purchase a host to use with your Jar Sealer.

100-Pack Oxygen Absorber, 100cc:  I always have these available.  At less than 10 cents each, I consider adding a 100 cc oxygen absorber cheap insurance that ensures that my vacuum sealed food will remain nice and fresh – even five years later.

Mylar bags & Oxygen Absorbers: What I love about Mylar bags and oxygen absorbers is they protect against every single one of the food storage enemies. Prices do vary but for the most part, they are inexpensive and easy to keep on hand. And while you can seal them up with a FoodSaver, some tubing and a common clothes iron, I find it infinitely easier with a cheap hair straightening iron that you can pick up for very cheap.

Mylar Zip Seal Food Storage Bags: These are the zip seal bags that I used to package up my spices, herbs and butter powder. These are extra heavy, 5 mil bags. I found that the zip feature made packaging extra easy although I still seal the bags with my hair iron.

Sharpie Permanent Markers: Sharpies were invented for preppers! And without question, Amazon is the cheapest place to buy them.

VacMaster 3 1/2 Mil Vacuum Bags Combo Pack, 60 Count Box:  I prefer these over the make-it-yourself FoodSaver brand bags.  I have been using these for years with great luck.  To re-use them, I turn them inside out and wash them in the dishwasher.

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177 Responses to “Summer Survival Blast: Win a 72 Hour Survival Bucket”

  1. I don’t join many mailing lists. I don’t pin, facebook, or tweet.
    So I voted BDS on top prepper website // 🙂

  2. It’s tough to pin down any ONE thing I’m prepping for. Having experienced power outages during summer and winter, that would be at the top of my list. However, I can also read the writings on the wall and see our economy as a major contender for a top spot as well.

  3. YAY!!! This Bucket is exactly what I need to finish my in-home 72 hour kit. Our Go bags are just about done…

    • Finally found out what a “Zombie Apocalypse” is. Went to Wikipedia and looked it up. Have never seen the movie. More into vampires and werewolves myself — especially the oldie 30s and 40s b/w movies. 🙂 The b/w makes the shadowy creatures even more scarier than the color movies.

      I’m preparing for our next big earthquake and maybe a volcano or two erupting here in the Northwest.

  4. This is would definitely make me feel more prepared for me and my 3 kids when the SHTF. What an awesome giveaway. Good luck to all.

  5. Job loss, economic instability, supply chain issues, natural disaster, peace of mind having some control in time of need.

  6. I am preparing so I don’t have to rely on anyone else in the event of a collapse or disaster. I hate to worry, so I try to have my stuff together, so if I start to worry I can tell myself I’m read & prepared!

  7. I am trying to prepare for a possible natural disaster. I fI win it would take me one step closer to meeting my goals.

  8. I have survived an F5 tornado, but we were not prepared to survive afterwards, or honestly even to survive the tornado itself. I have since learned to be resourceful, and this would help add to my supplies. You never know what tomorrow will bring!

  9. I’m a little confused, I got here from Survival Mom. Prepping for whatever may come. I am responsible for eight people. A working pantry is a good place to start. Thanks.

  10. I am preparing, well, for everything. The future is uncertain, so it could be anything that threatens my family. Best to be ready to take anything on.

  11. What am I prepping for? Anything that disrupts normal day to day existence. – Hopefully! Especially if it is life threatening. (Family arguments don’t necessarily count) 🙂

  12. Too many possibilities to choose from with everything that is going on in this world!!! Financial collapse, severe weather emergency, complete shutdown of necessities, and the list goes on.

  13. Preparing for anything and everything. One never knows what tomorrow might bring. Trying very hard to get our family prepared for whatever might be. This would be awesome to have tucked away for that needed day.

    • Many companies have options for stored food that meets dietary restrictions such as gluten free, peanut free and more. My suggestion is to go to their websites to get an 800 number then give them a call so you can explain your needs and come up with a good match.

  14. I love that this is so complete and portable! Would love to win for my birthday. 🙂 I’m prepping for general power loss and “normal” weather emergencies, flood, tornado, winter/snow, etc. Thanks!

  15. Prepping for the future, my kids and our safety. Its overwhelming sometimes to put together the needed items and goods, but I feel its crucial, hope I never need the stuff but if I and my kids do we will be ready.

  16. I would love to win this! Just the right kit to have on hand in case of a total economic collapse, which is what we are fearing. I had never heard of this company, so I’m so glad to see there are more options out there! 🙂 thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  17. We are working towards a self sustaining lifestyle to enable ourselves to handle anything, but especially a event that would cause food to be in short supply.

  18. I believe in preparing for unforeseen emergencies. I’m not someone who interested in signing facebook, pininterest etc.

  19. This kit would be perfect to keep in our SUV. Hopefully we wouldn’t ever need to use it, but even if for just one night, my family and I would have light, heat, water, and something good to eat.

  20. I am preparing for life…always have. Life happens and if it’s a 3 month lay-off (3 years ago) or just a constant rise in food prices, it just make sense to me to be prepared. I could use this 72 hour survival bucket, mainly to help with any bug-out that may come.

  21. I have our Go Bag ready this would almost complete our disaster readiness plan, in case of any disaster (hurricanes-power outages, etc.) thanks for the chance to win

  22. I am preparing for any type of emergency…weather related or some unexpected societal breakdown. It doesn’t much matter….

  23. What a great 72 hour bucket! Our family could really use this in an emergency such as a Florida hurricane!

  24. I prepare when I am on hunting trips just in case something happens and me and my husband get stranded. I never leave home to hunt without bottled water, emergency food, flashlight and a fire starter. It’s better to be prepared and not need it than to need it and not be prepared.

  25. We’re trying to prep for a variety of situations. This 72 hour bucket would be great to give to our son going away to college. If anything happens this would help him get back to us.

  26. I want to prepare for war, permanent power outage, our solar flares…but my husband doesn’t go along with this idea that something might happen. He doesn’t even want to talk about it. So I hope I win this kit to get me started I feel something is coming soon 🙁

  27. I live in Utah, so I would say I’m preparing for a major earthquake..also, I think it’s only a matter of time before society and our economic system completely collapse. Scary to think about, but I want to be somewhat prepared!!!

  28. Being prepared was learned growing up. I plan for almost everything, because: “I’d rather have it and not need it, instead of need it and not have it.”

  29. This would be great to have on hand seeing that we live in the New Madrid Earthquake area. Thanks for the opportunity.

  30. I always like to be prepared. You never know when the power will go out or there will be a water shortage or a “do not drink tap water” due to contamination alert. Things like that I always like to be prepared for. This bucket would help. I also keep some stuff in the car but I need to replace some things.
    Plus a zombie apocalypse could happen and I want to be prepared 😉

  31. I am trying to prepare for pretty much everything. I know I’ll have a real good chance for survival and recovery from quite a lot of possible scenarios so basically I’m hoping to fall into a circumstance that lines up with my preps and trust in what I’m ready for.

  32. I’m preparing for the eventual “big one” in Southern California. No, not the earthquake that’s creeping up to us, but rather my husband’s
    (a born-and-raised-eastcoaster) reaction to it when it finally hits. If I can keep him fed and happy for whatever the duration of the emergency turns out to be, I’ll be a happy prepper.

  33. I’m prepping for food scarcity. I think it will result from economic collapse. I’m also prepping for medical scarcity. we’ll stay in town, we need to keep close to medical care, but I think access to care will become harder, so I’m reading up and stocking up on providing as much for ourselves as we can.

  34. My 16 year old son has taken on the role of making sure we are prepared as a family in case of any emergency. So I am helping him any way I can. Also, hurricane season is upon us and we live along the Gulf coast, so this would be helpful.

  35. There’s just not one thing that I am prepping for but all things. You never know when a natural disaster may take your town like just happened to our town in April or any number of things could happen in this day and age.

  36. We are preparing for being stuck in our homes due to whatever disaster may arise, the most likely of which would be man-made.

  37. I am a mother of 2 and a “MOM” (Make, Organize and Motivate) Prepper. My children are my world and I am motivated everyday by seeing them grow to keep them safe. I might be new to prepping but I am determined be prepared for those times when a mother has to do whatever she can for her children to survive.

  38. There are so many disasters to prep for. Food, water and heat cover a lot of them. But the one thing I see coming, not maybe but coming, is a financial and/or economic collapse. We are paying of the house asap and have no other debts. I hope things hold together for a couple more years…

  39. This is 1 area I am lacking in so far. Could really use this to get a jump start on things. I am preparing for a little bit of everything but mainly the collapse of the dollar. Great give – a – way and great info as always. Keep it coming

  40. I am prepping for whatever emergency shut-down comes first, natural or otherwise. All of us should be able to care for our own needs (and relative comfort) for at least a week, as a MINIMUM basic prep. Follow that with helping to provide the needs for our other family members in the area. After that “base” has been achieved, continue on to the next “time” level and add additional types of potential needs for the long term. Prepping should be a continuous process. ALL your supplies should NOT be kept in the same location.

  41. I don’t see an actual “enter” button. I hope my entries were recorded and count. It says I have 8/15 entries and bonus entries as well. Thank you for the opportunity to win this item.

  42. I am preparing for economic collapse “or” Obama declaring Martial Law…….witch ever comes first.

  43. Prepping should try to cover as much of the spectrum as possible. If you are committed to bugging in but must bug out quickly instead, if you are not ready for that it is the same as no prep at all. Likewise, if you are prepping for a social meltdown and get hit with a natural disaster first – how ready are you?
    Try to cover all the bases to some extent.

  44. We’re trying to get prepared for any number of problems that might arise – hurricanes, electrical outages, food shortages, economic collapse, political unrest, EMP, etc. The 72 hour survival kit would come in handy in any of these situations!

  45. Preparing for any disaster that may come our way ie weather disasters & for future financial difficulties!

  46. I love the give aways. That is the only way I will get many of the things I want or need. My biggest fears are economic collapse and power grid failure.

  47. Severe weather, people getting angry and causing civil unrest and financial collapse. Thanks for the chance to win!

  48. For whatever I can. Things like losing our jobs, or a natural disaster like a hurricane, since we are on the east coast.

  49. prepping primarily for food shortages and some basic medical needs. nothing extreme, just reasonable efforts to be able to take care of myself when supplies run low or out.

  50. I am prepping in a basic way. My philosophy of prepping is to expect the unexpected. I am not sure what will happen or when it will happen, but I am sure that things will go from bad to worse in the future.

  51. I’m preparing for bad weather, market down turn on my live-stock, one of us getting sick, or a tornado wiping us out.

  52. Thank you so very much for all the great giveaways you do….I haven’t won one yet, but I never give up hope. And I’m learning so much in the bargain!

  53. I am prepping for an emp or an economic collapse. Although with all the press on ebola lately, I’m beginning to stock up for a pandemic as well.

  54. Working in Montana for another year plus, but I am making good headway on preps to get home in the PNW if anything were to happen while i’m here. 5 routes home by driving, 2 if I had to walk part way (it would take a long time to walk to whole route, but the routes are away from people). All routes include picking up my oldest daughter and her bf on the way. Hired a personal trainer ($$$) to help me get rid of the extra weight (no lets call it what it is FAT) that I have gained in the last 5 years. 2 months with her and going strong. happy prepping Bill

  55. I have decided to start prepping because I don’t feel there is much time left before something happens and it’s too late. I want to be prepared!

  56. Gaye: I clicked on the 72 hour survival kit link at the top of the page and was taken to a “page not found” on the Survival Based website. It seems the link may be broken.

  57. I am preparing for earthquakes, possible disease, and volcanoes. I do this with the thought that I have disabilities and I also care for my mom who has multiple illnesses and disabilities and we have no other family. So it is 100% self-reliance.

  58. I’m prepping for a bad winter to come. I think a riotous society is further down the road. However, this kit is so well packed, I may just keep it in my car for any road emergencies!!

  59. I’m preparing for the usual emergency; a very hot day in which we declare an emergency and go to Dairy Queen. Zombie apocalypse seems the most likely thing or perhaps an infestation of vampires. I live in the north so typically a power outage, either due to snow or rain, is the emergency.

  60. I prepping for whatever happens, be it a natural disaster or otherwise. It’s always good to be prepared! 🙂

  61. I want to be prepping for Everything – just starting to read up and figure out what we might need to do/have. Seems like a good place to start!

  62. I’m preparing for all natural disasters, I want my family to be safe. I’m one of those people who rather be safe then sorry!!

  63. We’ve had to borrow a couple of long term storage already. At least it’s not so bad that we can’t replace the items. Sometimes, it doesn’t have to be a major emergency. It’s nice to know that if something….anything happens, we have somethings to fall back on. It’s a great feeling of relief, I can tell you that!!

  64. When I was growing up, this was called being “self-sufficient”. It’s been re-named and it costs a lot more, but it’s the same thing.

  65. For my birthday, this month, I bought ” Food Fire Filter Bucket ” This is great for car trips because who knows, right?

    I was putting away some things for my boyfriends’ … Deb ( basset ), but as I type, she is dying. We’re keeping her as comfortable as possible. Anyway, I’ll give the dog stow aways to our local rescue or a neighbor. I don’t want another dog. This is awful awful awful….

    • Oh my gosh. I am saddened for you. To help keep her comfortable, consider spraying a combo of lavender essential oil and witch hazel over her bedding. Very calming and soothing . . . perhaps spray some on yourselves, too.

    • Gaye; Thank you for the lavender suggestion. That didn’t even enter my mind. I think I have some left. That really makes sense. I noticed when her bedding is sprayed underneath her cushion, with air freshener, she seems to really like it, so ..yeah, Thank YOU!!
      Deb is not eating or drinking but we’re keeping her relatively comfortable….I think. Thank you also, for the reply!!

      Whoaaa, can you say “downpour”? Right now rain is coming down in sheets.

  66. I would like to try to win – check out what is in the package and be more prepared for whatever comes – thanks.

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