Emergency Car Kit Items You Need Today! This is just a list to start with in case you are stuck in your car on the road for whatever reason. I have a small Honda CRV and I only have 2 people in my family. You will need to gauge what you and your family need. Here’s the deal, we need to start somewhere with an emergency car kit. We all have seen how many storms, snow, wind, and ice have affected communities all around the country. This has been a very hard winter in many areas of the world. Remember, you might need these kits even if it is not a weather related circumstance.
A few months ago, there was a nine-hour standstill in the Southern Utah/Arizona Gorge caused by an accident. There was no way to turn around in that area. You are basically parked if an accident like this one occurs. The other dangerous situation was the fact that so many of these people did not have cell phone service because they were in a steep canyon environment. Some reported they were without water and food the entire time. Some had babies, toddlers, children of all ages. There were elderly people trapped too. No bathrooms. No way to turn around and go the opposite direction. Period. Trapped. Luckily we did not have freezing weather at that time. I know people mentioned they had to turn their cars on and off to keep warm and try to save on fuel. I cannot even imagine if it had been 110 to 115 degrees. You would for sure need your gas tank full to cool your self down.
The Emergency Car Kit Items-Husky Bag On The Left:
1. 4 cans of water ( I chose these because they have a 50-year shelf life-hot or cold). Yes, they are a little pricey, but I buy everything slowly….I do not want plastic bottles in my car where I live with 110-115 degree weather in the summer. Blue Can – Premium Emergency Drinking Water
2. Can opener-to open water or anything else if needed
3. Lemon packets to flavor the water if needed
4. 2 cans of dog food (for Boston my Shih Tzu)-dog dishes for food and water
5. 6 bags of freeze dried food – edible right out of the bag/pouches: corn, pineapple, mango, bananas, green beans, and apples.
6. Hard Tack Candy
The Emergency Car Kit Items-Husky Bag On The Right:
Names and phone numbers of who to contact in an emergency
Battery/crank powered portable radio/extra batteries
Flashlight/preferably one with solar/crank/LED – I prefer the Goal Zero solar flashlight/crank
Compass and maps; not everyone has GPS in their car and on phones
Can of motor oil
Fire Extinguisher (5 pound ABC type)
Flares and/or orange cones
Window scraper for ice
Necessities for survival:
Water – snacks
Emergency cash: approximately $50.00 in small bills
First Aid Kit
Scissors/pens/pencils (no crayons-they melt)
Here is what my car looks like with all three kits, and there is still room for luggage or golf clubs….Gotta love it! Let’s be prepared together with our car emergency kits! The ammo box I filled with every thing I think I may need in an emergency. Yes, it’s limited but I need Benadryl for sure.
Linda’s First Aid Kit or at least one of them