November 22, 2010

Emergency Car Kits

I have been asked to do a post about emergency car kits.  This is especially important now as the weather grows cold, and there may be snow in your area.

You can keep your car kit in a backpack or duffel bag in your trunk.  You may purchase a car kit, or you can create your own.  It should include the following items:
  • Jumper Cables
  • Water
  • Food
  • Radio
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • First Aid Kit (including medications)
  • Tools
  • Kitty Litter (in winter)
  • Shovel
  • Blankets
  • Emergency Candles
  • Matches
  • Extra set of clothes, boots
  • Diapers (if you have a young child)
  • Cloth in bright color (to attach to antenna if you are stranded)
  • Money 
Printable Version
    Do you store anything else in your car for safety reasons?

    My car kit.  I also put a shovel and salt in the car before long trips.


    1. Good information to have! Thanks for posting.

    2. You bet. Be safe in all your travels this holiday season.