Emergency Car Kit Items You Need For Survival

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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.

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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

Jumper cables

Rags/paper towels


Pocket knife

Tire gauge

Tool box

Window scraper for ice

Tow rope

Duct Tape

Bungee cords

Waterproof matches

Necessities for survival:

Water – snacks


Jackets /sweaters

Emergency cash: approximately $50.00 in small bills

First Aid Kit

Baby Wipes

Hand Sanitizer

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.

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6 thoughts on “Emergency Car Kit Items You Need For Survival

  • February 19, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Hey Linda. Did you buy the bag separately? I wonder about Thrive. How does that work for you all? I am guessing most of the foods aren’t organic, are they? Too pricey? I’m curious.

    • February 19, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      Hi Adrienne, I know they have some that are organic. I would bet they are pricey. I decided to buy the smaller packages (pouches) because they last 5 years….not sure 5 years in the heat but I want something in my car that is sealed commercially. I can rotate them out very easily. Hugs! Linda

  • February 19, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Thanks for the reminder about car kits. We’ve been having a brutal winter where I live. Recently there was an accident on the turnpike (toll highway) and same thing as your story- cars were stuck with no where to go. People were bringing food, water and blankets to an overpass and passing them down to the stranded motorists. It was a great gesture, but it again strikes the need to have a kit in case you’re stranded in an unpopulated area

    • February 19, 2014 at 6:32 pm

      Andi, this has been a crazy winter everywhere! Oh my goodness, this is a sad story but it is happening more and more! Let’s get the word out to start with something in your car…we can’t all afford to totally make them 100% complete in the beginning. Just start with a little. Thanks so much for commenting! Linda

  • February 24, 2014 at 6:14 am

    I wouldn’t have thought of putting everything into the husky bags but I really like that idea it makes a lot of sense.

    • February 24, 2014 at 8:53 am

      Hi Sue, I was looking for a sturdy bag and I was at Home Depot…there it was!!! LOL! They are rugged and should last for years! They have all different sizes! Love it! Thanks for stopping by! Linda


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