What is an emergency car kit?

  • By Lea Naiz
  • 28 Jun, 2017

Even in the modern world, when it seems like 24-hour businesses are everywhere, there are still untold miles upon miles of roads that traverse desolate areas. Even in more urban locales, an accident, a breakdown, a traffic jam, or even a heavy snowstorm or rainstorm could leave you stranded for hours. To be ready for any scenario, always carry an emergency car kit.

Everyone’s emergency car kit packing list is unique, but here is a rundown of the types of supplies you need.

  • Survival:  Water, blankets, sleeping bags, tarps, essential medications, flashlights, and small tools such as a knife and a shovel
  • Sustenance:  Non-perishable, energy-providing foods such as granola bars, nuts, crackers, and seeds
  • Sanitation:  Toilet paper, hand sanitizer, wipes, zip-top bags, trash bags, etc.
  • Security:  Pepper spray, whistle, cash and coins, emergency phone numbers, and perhaps a disposable camera
  • Sanity:  Anything you enjoy to pass the time such as cards, puzzle magazines, and paperback books, as well as things that make you feel more human such as lip balm and a fan

Strong and waterproof plastic containers are easy to find and come in all shapes and sizes. Put some thought into your emergency car kit based on this list. Be sure to stow your emergency car kit correctly so it won’t become a projectile during a wreck.

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