Car ER Kit
Put together your own car emergency kit. Here is a list, compiled from several different websites, of items that would be useful to include. Some items you may already carry with you, others I never even thought of but now realize that they would be useful.
Auto escape tool
Warning light, hazard triangle, or flares
Jack and lug wrench
Foam tire sealant or a portable compressor and plug kit
Jumper cables or a portable battery booster
Flashlight and extra batteries
Gloves, hand cleaner, and clean rags
Auto-club card or roadside-assistance number
$20 in small bills and change
Pen and pad of paper
Coolant hose repair kit and tape
Extra clothes and small tarp
Water and nonperishable emergency food, water purification tablets/drops.
Gallon of antifreeze
a quart of oil
Roll of duct tape
1-2 day supply of necessary medications (heart medications, ext.)
Space blanket/ Emergency blanket
Winter: Special consecrations need to be taken for winter her are a few extras you need to throw into your kit.
Blanket and winter hat
Chemical hand warmers
Small folding shovel
Bag of cat litter
Emergency and non-emergency phone numbers
Emergency family contacts: phone numbers, addresses, and emails
(Home, work, school, ext.)
Local maps with marked evacuation routes, family meeting place
Currant copies of family photos/ ids
Personal medical information: blood type, allergies and sensitivities, vaccinations, medical conditions, medications, and health insurance information.
Got something you want to add to the list? Is there one thing you would hate to be stranded in you car with out? Comment and tells us about it.