It’s important to have an emergency kit in your car in case you become stranded!
Article by Paul Laris
We get into our car, turn on the engine and drive expecting that everything will be just fine. But a car is a mechanical thing and it is possible that it could breakdown in the most inappropriate place. Your car could breakdown in the middle of a snowstorm, in the heat of the desert or in the middle of nowhere.
So what do you do?
It is very important to keep an emergency car kit in your car, in case of a breakdown, an emergency or a disaster.
The following guidelines will ensure that you have the proper survival kits and supplies in your car to prepare you and your family in case of an emergency:
Emergency FoodIt is recommended that you keep at least a 3-day supply of emergency food in your car to prepare in case of a long-term emergency. Regular store bought food does not store safely for more than a few months. Survival food such as food bars that are ready to eat, that can withstand extreme temperatures and have up to a 5 year life span are a good option.
Emergency WaterIt is recommended that you keep at least a 3-day supply of emergency drinking water in your emergency car kit. Due to the extreme temperatures that can happen inside your car, bottled water will not store safely for more than a few months. Since water is essential to your survival, each auto emergency kit should have long-term storage box water, such as Datrex, Aqua Bilox or a similar product.
Emergency Shelter SuppliesIf the weather is too hot or too cold and you get stranded in your car or need to walk to a different location for safety, you will need emergency shelter supplies. It’s a good idea to have thermal blankets for warmth, ponchos for weather protection and a tube tent for shelter.
Additional items to include in your car emergency kit:
FlashlightBooster cablesShovelGlovesMapsTire pressure gaugeTire repair kit and pumpFlares or LED FlasherToilet paperMoneyBattery powered radioExtra batteriesPaper and pencilPrescription medicationsWhite flag to hang on antenna to signal for help
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About the Author
Paul Laris is an author and advisor on Emergency, Disaster and First Aid information. His website EmergencySuppliesInfo.com, will give you up to date information and videos on what to do before, during and after an Emergency.