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HOW TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY CAR KIT

We’ve talked before about the importance of having an emergency car kit in your vehicle in case of a roadside emergency. There are a lot of kits that you can purchase online, but they don’t all come standard with everything that you ideally need to keep you safe in an emergency situation. And many people forget about other smaller items that you can pack in your emergency car kit to make an emergency or being stranded on a remote road somewhere much more bearable.

Here’s what you should add to your emergency car kit list. We’ve broken them down into sections to make it easier to organize.

Tools

  • Jumper cables
  • Roadside flares
  • Pair of work gloves
  • Antifreeze
  • Brake fluid
  • Two quarts of oil
  • Screwdrivers (Phillips head and flat head)
  • Pliers
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Ice scraper
  • Funnel
  • Old rags
  • Pocketknife
  • Duct tape

Safety

  • First aid kit
  • Emergency numbers, including family and friends and AAA or roadside assistance

Food

  • Bottled water
  • Granola bars
  • Trail mix
  • Jerky
  • Peanuts, almonds, or other types of nuts

Survival

  • Blanket
  • LED flashlights and batteries
  • Sunblock
  • Bug repellent
  • Rain ponchos
  • Heavy duty trash bags or tarp

Sanitation

  • Small box of tissues
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Ziploc bags
  • Toilet paper
  • Roll of paper towels

Miscellaneous

  • Books/magazines
  • Books, toys or small road games (if you have children)

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