February 16, 2021 1 Comment
Many people have emergency kits and bug out bags for their home, which they keep in the event of a blackout, or a medical emergency, or some other unexpected event at home. People who have a mindset that prepares for situations that could arise should also think about an emergency kit for their vehicle. This is especially necessary when undertaking long trips that may take you far from help. So what should go into an emergency kit for your car?
A car emergency kit should contain items and equipment for personal safety and survival. As well as basic tools and gear that you could use to try and get your vehicle moving again. Extreme weather conditions will require modifications to these kit contents.
There are some basic necessities for a car emergency kit that should be non-negotiable. Other items can be useful but not crucial. Some of these items may vary depending on the weather or other environmental conditions that you generally experience on your driving route.
From a preparedness point of view, we recommend that you have a few kits in your vehicle to cater to different emergency circumstances.
It is worth having a mini-bugout bag for your car that will contain some basic survival gear that could help you be more comfortable or take care of yourself if you get stranded in a remote location without help.
This type of emergency kit would have items similar to a more well-equipped bug out bag that you would keep at home but would be cut down to the bare essentials. Ideally enough to keep your gong for a couple of days.
We would recommend that your car bugout bag would contain the following items as a minimum.
A bugout bag is a very personal piece of gear, and everyone will have some items that they feel they would need to include in this list. This is a basic needs list that you can build on to customize a bugout bag that can stay permanently in your car and be ready for any emergency.
We have covered the contents of a personal bugout bag for your car. Still, we can also build an emergency kit for your vehicle that specifically relates to vehicle emergencies that you may encounter on the road.
When you build up this kit, you should consider what you may need to not only survive but items you could include to help you work on your car to fix it or to get the vehicle out of a jam. So when you think car emergency kit, think safety, convenience, and vehicle recovery or repair.
These items should remain permanently in your car. If you remove items, you should replace them as soon as possible and check the kit every quarter to ensure everything is still in good working order.
The additional gear you should include in a winter kit for your car should be items that help keep you warm and comfortable in the event of a roadside emergency.
While an emergency situation is not something we like to think about or contemplate, it is worthwhile taking the time to prepare for it. It could mean more than simply being a convenience, but could save your life or your loved ones, or you could even help out a complete stranger!
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