Believe it or not, having a little emergency pack in your car for those ‘just in case’ issues can be a lifesaver. Make sure you’re ready for any situation with this starter kit.
While not all of these items may be essential for you, they are great to have on hand as a precaution in case you get stuck in the middle of nowhere. I learnt this the hard way when I got stuck on a country road for 6-hours waiting for help – disaster. So, if you want to avoid an experience like mine, I thought I would share with everyone what I keep in my car.
Top tip: Grab a durable canvas bag to store your supplies in ⬇️
Broken Down Car
- Jumper cables (be sure to get the right cords for your vehicle)
- Roadside flares/glowsticks
- Flat tire inflation canister (non-explosive)
- Make sure your car has a spare tire stored somewhere
- Car escape tool (incl. seatbelt cutter and window breaker)
If you are stuck, hurt or tired
- First aid supplies kit
- Always keep a bottle of water with you where ever you go!
- Granola / energy bars
- Small tool kit
- Flashlight and extra batteries or flashlight that doesn’t need batteries
- Paper towels, rags and wet wipes
- Pen and paper
If you get lost
- Seasonal supplies (rain gear, umbrella etc.
- Hand-held GPS unit
- Road maps
- Towing strap or chain
- Sanitation (hand sanitizer, towelettes, small trash bags)
- Cell phone charger (left in car at all times)
- Tooth Brush
- Coins and extra money
To some people this may be too extreme, but when you get stuck in the middle of nowhere you’ll thank me later.
What do you put in your emergency kit?
Written by Sophia Ivory
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