If you travel by car carrying a basic survival kit with you should be a top priority. Doesn’t matter what time of year, you should always be prepared in case of an emergency.
Most people would say well I have my cell phone so I can call and get help. Even when the weather has been beautiful out we have been in places that our cell phones didn’t work. Technology is wonderful when it works, but don’t count on it to always be available.
A simple car survival kit can help solve many of the problem a person might encounter if caught in an emergency situation.
Remember it makes a difference if you are travel along, with a baby, small children or even older children what you will want to add to your car survival kit.
The items listed will get you started, please add anything you think you or your family may need in an emergency.
Storage – Use a small backpack or small plastic storage container to hold all your items.
Blanket – Keep it in the car year round, just not for staying warm.
Lighter or matches – We store both just in case the lighter doesn’t work.
Flashlight or candle – Again we store both
Tape – Duct tape is wonderful to secure most anything.
Water – 1 gallon of water. In individual bottles or in gallon jug, your choice.
Clothing – Extra socks and jacket and if possible change of clothes.
Whistle – Let searchers know where you are.
Food – Energy bars, fruit leathers, instant meal that you can use with your water. Candy
Toilet paper – Self explanatory.
Pen, paper, book – Something to help pass the time.
Garbage Bag – A thirty gallon size bag can be used to protect you from wind, rain and can be used for shade if it is hot out.
Compass – Determine direction of travel.
Remember to add a shovel especially if it is winter.
Keep your family safe and always be prepared.